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Backroads of Southern Georgian Bay

The Best of the Region, Revealed

by (author) Lynne Barnes

text by Keri Lockhart

illustrated by Beverley Smith

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Jun 2022
Ontario, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2022
    List Price

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Backroads of Southern Georgian Bay features the best daylong excursions in the southern Georgian Bay area. Whether you hike, bike, cross-country ski or drive, there are plenty of routes, sites and activities to find in this geologically diverse corner of Ontario.

Authors Lynne Barnes, Keri Lockhart and Beverley Smith have lived in and around southern Georgian Bay for many years and combined have hiked, biked, skied and driven down nearly every trail and road in the area. Backroads of Southern Georgian Bay is their selection of the 11 best day trips off the beaten path. You can bike along a path that was once an Ojibwa hunting trail, drive along an explorer's trade route and visit intriguingly named places like Little Egypt, Rob Roy and Hurlburt's Landing.

Full of historical facts, hand-drawn maps, over 40 illustrations and delicious recipes for power snacks and picnics, Backroads of Southern Georgian Bay has everything you need to pack your bag, turn off your phone and get lost in the wonders of Ontario's backroads.


About the authors

Lynne Barnes' profile page

Keri Lockhart's profile page

Beverley Smith has covered figure skating for The Globe and Mail since 1980. She has written commentary and stories about the sport at 16 world championships and 22 Canadian figure skating championships and is the author of three previous books about figure skating.

Beverley Smith's profile page

Other titles by Beverley Smith