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Hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine West: Aurora to the Forks of the Credit

(SideRoad GuideBooks 1)

Hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine West: Aurora to the Forks of the Credit (SideRoad GuideBooks 1)    
Format Stapled Softcover
Catalogue No. 0-9686805-0-X
Pages 22
Language English only
Price $5.95
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Written by Peter DeMille and David Rawcliffe.
Published by RawMille Publications, 2000.


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 West starts in Aurora and travels through sections of the Oak Ridges Moraine, west of Yonge Street. The full tour is about 170 km long. It may be driven without stops in about 5 hours.

Table of Contents:
  • Using the maps and how to get to to this tour/Points of Interest
  • Map 1 - Aurora to Lloydtown
  • Map 2 - Lloydtown to Tottenham
  • Map 3 - Tottenham to Lockton (Gore Road)
  • Map 4 - Lockton to the Forks of the Credit
  • Map 5 - Forks of the Credit to the 11th Concession
  • Map 6 - 11th Concession to Aurora
  • Map 7 - Side trip to Bolton, Kleinburg and 'Old Thornhill
  • Map 8 - Side trip to Alton, the Hockley Valley and Orangeville
  • List of Services and Events, Associations, Hiking Trails etc.
  • Other Tour Routes
  • List of Websites
Hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine West - coverage area  

Background information:

The Oak Ridges Moraine is a 150 km long ridge reaching a height of 125 metres (425 feet). It runs from the Niagara Escarpment to eastern Lake Ontario in the county of Northumberland. A Moraine is made from material deposited at the side or terminus of a glacier or ice sheet. The Oak Ridges moraine was created between two lobes of ice, one to the north and one pushing westward along the valley of lakes Ontario and Erie. In the Moraine there are several kettle lakes; these were formed where large chunks of ice were entrapped in the glacial deposits after the glaciers had receded. The sediments of the Moraine are an important means of naturally purifying our water supply.


SideRoad GuideBooks series:

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