Centuries ago the forces of nature created the Niagara
Escarpment, a ledge of limestone spanning from New York State, through Canada, to
Michigan. Most people, if theyve heard of it at all, know it only because the
escarpment creates Niagara Falls as the Niagara River spills over its edge.
The Bruce Trail follows the Niagara Escarpment from its Canadian / U.S. border at Niagara
until it dips under Lake Huron at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. A walk along this unique
corridor passes through three distinctly different regions. The southern segment is a
narrow green corridor through a populated area in southern Ontario. Its a wonderland
of waterfalls with fields of Touch-me-nots and panoramic views of ships plying their way
along Lake Ontario. The central section becomes remote and hilly. The escarpment often
disappears into the hillsides, only to pop dramatically out again when least expected.
Through the northern section, the walk is along azure blue waters of Georgian Bay, often
high on the escarpment ledges.
Join the adventure, even from a comfy chair, as experienced backpackers Rich and Sue
Freeman take you on their five hundred mile trek along the Bruce Trail. Their daily
journal will make you feel the blisters and savor the views. Help them identify an evening
camp visitor and cool off with them as they dive into the icy waters of Georgian Bay.
Learn trail tested wisdom from a couple who have worn over 2,700 miles of trail dirt into
their hiking boots in under two years.
Whether the reader is planning a long distance hike of their own or merely dreams of big
adventures, theyll enjoy this ramble along a truly unique part of North America.
Along the way theyll learn about the history, the flora and fauna, and the people
who populate the Niagara Escarpment.
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3 Maps, 52 pictures
Size - 5.5" X 8.5"
ISBN# - 0-9656974-3-6