100 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario
The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild PlacesBook - 2016
100 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario is a reader-friendly guidebook that explores the remarkable splendor and diversity of the province named after the Iroquois word for "beautiful water." True to form, many of the hot spots feature water.
Organized by region, each hot-spot entry includes a descriptive destination profile, a sidebar of at-a-glance information about special features, location details, and a color photograph. Some of these locations are surprisingly close to towns and cities; some are hidden city treasures; and many are ideal for a day trip.
Here are a few examples:Southwestern Ontario -- Rock Glen Conservation's fossil beds, trails and Carolinian forest; Luther Marsh Wildlife Management Area's northern flying squirrels, Butler's garter snakes, and spotted turtles; Pelee Island's breeding marsh birds and world-renowned annual songbird migration Niagara Region -- City of Waterfalls in the Devil's Punch Bowl; passerine bird watching in the Woodend Conservation Area; Niagara Glen Nature Reserve's unique microclimate and plants South Central Ontario -- the Scarborough Bluffs' rock formations; the Minesing Wetlands' network of sensitive flora and fauna North Central Ontario -- The towering cedars and cliffs of Bruce Peninsula Park; Flowerpot Island's orchids; Huckleberry Rock, the oldest in the world; the primeval Barron Canyon Eastern Ontario -- Wintertime sightings of snowy owls, hawks and coyotes on Amherst Island; geological eras collide in Frontenac Provincial Park; the largest known concentration of Aboriginal rock carvings in Canada at Petroglyphs Provincial Park Northwestern Ontario -- Agate Island Beach, one of Travel and Escape Network's natural wonder beaches; Ouimet Canyon with rare arctic plants growing at its base; spectacular 130 feet (40 m) plummet of Kakabeka Falls.
These family-friendly destinations will appeal to naturalists, budding botanists and biologists, photographers, hikers, campers and paddlers.
From Library Staff
CatherineG_1 Sep 09, 2017
Have a day off and not sure what to do? This book has the answer for places to visit throughout Ontario. Each page has beautiful photographs and tells the reader what makes this place significant. The editor has also included a list of amenities, when it is open and in some cases, best time of... Read More »
AntheaB Mar 01, 2017
This is a very handy quick guide to some of the most beautiful spots in Ontario. Many of them are close enough for a day trip and well worth exploring.