40 Days and 40 Hikes: Loving the Bruce Trail One Loop at a Time by Nicola Ross (Loops and Lattes), ECW Press

40 Days & 40 Hikes: Loving the Bruce Trail One Loop at a Time

Ross, Nicola

  • Travel the Bruce Trail in day hikes with Loops & Lattes author Nicola Ross

    Best known for her detailed Loops & Lattes hiking guides, Nicola Ross has inspired tens of thousands of people to lace up their boots and explore Ontario’s trails. In 40 Days & 40 Hikes, this adventurer, author, and environmentalist sets herself a new challenge: to hike the Bruce Trail from Niagara to Tobermory in her own creative way. In 40 cleverly crafted day-loops, Ross covers over 900 kilometers mostly following Canada’s longest marked trail, taking you with her on an insightful journey to the Niagara Escarpment’s remarkable sights.

    As Ross walks, she reveals stories of the trail’s flora and fauna, geology and history. The Bruce Trail becomes the central character as she ponders her role in protecting the fragile corner of the planet that, she contends, is entwined in her DNA. Despite long days on the trail, encounters with bears, ticks, and a deadly derecho, her passion for her beloved Niagara Escarpment mounts as she explores Ontario’s “ribbon of wilderness.”

    Perfect for hikers, non-hikers, and anyone who loves an adventure, 40 Days & 40 Hikes is both a captivating travelogue and a useful companion for those who Ross will undoubtedly inspire to follow in her footsteps.


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  • Nicola Ross is a National Magazine Award–winning journalist and the bestselling author of six Loops & Lattes hiking guides, with over 50,000 copies in print. She lives with her partner, Alex, in a converted sawmill (circa 1857) in Caledon, Ontario.

  • Published: April 2024

    ISBN: 9781770417779

    Dimensions: 5 x 8 in.

    Pages: 384

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“Casual and experienced hikers alike will enjoy this unconventional memoir/travelogue/nature guide. Also ideal for readers who seek out opportunities to champion conservation and are curious about Canadian natural wonders, history, and landmarks.” — Library Journal