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Hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine East: Aurora to the Ganaraska Forest

(SideRoad GuideBooks 2)

Hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine East: Aurora to the Ganaraska Forest (SideRoad GuideBooks 2)    
Format Stapled Softcover
Catalogue No. 0-9686805-1-8
Pages 24
Language English only
Price $6.95
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Written by Peter DeMille and David Rawcliffe.
Published by RawMille Publications, 2001.


Want to gain enough confidence to turn off the beaten track? Then turn to SideRoad GuideBooks for inspiration. These self-directed guides are designed for people wishing to experience the beauty and charm of rural Ontario. The books are small enough to keep in your glove compartment.

Each GuideBook includes pictures and tourist information about the countryside travelled through. While all tours start and finish in towns or at major intersections, you decide whether to complete the suggested tour in one day or do only part of the journey.

Designed for a driver and a navigator, your confidence to explore will develop through the use of the Guidebook's handy Number System. Numbers appear both in driving instructions and on the map. Each number refers to the same intersection. Thus the driving instructions in the text are united with the maps.

With any Number you will be provided with:
  • a turn instruction
  • location on a map ... and possibly local tourist information, nearest gas, general store, ATM and restaurant
  • extensive websites are provided as well as enlarged maps for circular hikes
Hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine East starts in Aurora and travels through sections of the Oak Ridges Moraine, east of Yonge Street. The full tour is about 270 km long. It may be driven without stops in about 6 hours.

Table of Contents:
  • Using the maps and how to get to to this tour/Points of Interest
  • Map 1 - Aurora to Stouffville
  • Map 2 - Stouffville to Purple Woods (Simcoe St.)
  • Map 3 - Purple Woods to Hwy 35 (short turn at Tyrone)
  • Map 4 - Hwy 35 to Carmel Corners
  • Map 5 - Carmel Corners to Hwy 35
  • Map 6 - Hwy 35 to Port Perry
  • Map 7 - Port Perry to Musselman Lake
  • Map 8 - Musselman Lake to Aurora
  • List of Events
  • Other Tour Routes
  • List of Websites
Hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine East - coverage area  

Background information:

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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