This book is written to help anyone interested in getting outdoors and enjoying the wonderful hiking trails that Ontario has to offer. The author focuses on day hikes, typically 2 - 4 hours in length, within a two hour drive of Toronto. It offers suggestions of not only where to go, but what to take with you and what other attractions you might find as part of an outing, such as local art galleries, good restaurants, vineyards and wineries, country markets or privately owned or municipal gardens. Getting outside need not be simply a hike, but the hike might be part of a longer day spent in the outdoors at fairs, on farms, picking your own vegetables or just sitting by a well-stocked trout pond,dangling a line in the water.
The author includes tips on outdoor photography, trail etiquette, trail ratings, how to get to the hikes, site facilities, first aid concerns, how to avoid and treat insect bites and avoiding and managing bears.
this is a perfect compendium to the authors book, The Family Camping Guide.