Hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine East: Aurora to the Ganaraska Forest
(SideRoad GuideBooks 2)
Written by Peter DeMille and David Rawcliffe.
Published by RawMille Publications, 2001.
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This is an area of the Moraine which is not so well known as the western part. You will travel through hilly farmland interspersed with woodlots and small settlements. It has been the subject of much recent controversy. STORM (Save the Oak Ridges Moraine) was founded in 1989 to direct development away from the Moraine. The Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act was passed in 2001. This legislation defined what could be developed; this was followed in 2005 with the Greenbelt Act.
Public land on the Moraine is generally administered by one of the nine Conservation Authorities. Other land is held by the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust. This land has been willed or gifted to preserve it.
The Oak Ridges Trail Association has developed and maintains a 250 km hiking trail along the Moraine.
SideRoad GuideBooks series:
Hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine West: Aurora to the Forks of the Credit
Niagara Escarpment SideRoads: Orangeville to Bruce Peninsula
Niagara Escarpment SideRoads: Orangeville to Hamilton
SideRoads to Cottage Country: Simcoe, Kawarthas, Haliburton, Muskoka, Huronia
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