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Southern Ontario's National Parks

by (author) N. Glenn Perrett

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Aug 2019
Ontario, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2019
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Southern Ontario is one of the most developed areas in Canada. It also has North America's busiest highway - Highway 401. In amongst this largely urban area are six gems in Canada's national park's system:

  • Point Pelee National Park,
  • Bruce Peninsula National Park,
  • Fathom Five National Marine Park,
  • Georgian Bay Islands National Park,
  • Rouge National Urban Park, and
  • Thousand Islands National Park.

These parks not only protect some of the most spectacular wilderness left in this part of the province, but they offer incredible nature experiences — everything from hiking, camping and canoeing to boating, bird watching and swimming. In Southern Ontario's National Parks, N. Glenn Perrett looks at these special places and why nature is important. He then takes the reader on some eco-adventures.

About the author

N. Glenn Perrett
is a writer and environmentalist who lives with his family in Mulmur, Ontario. Glenn grew up in Southern Ontario in Sarnia and Thornhill and spent cherished summers at the family cottage on Georgian Bay. Canoeing, hiking, walking the dogs and spending time in nature are some of the author's favourite ways to spend a day. His interests include protecting animals and the environment and living lightly on Earth and these beliefs are reflected in Southern Ontario's National Parks — Glenn's third book.

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Editorial Reviews

"Beautifully and profusely illustrated throughout with color photography, "Southern Ontario's National Parks" is an extraordinarily informative, deftly organized and presented introduction and guide to six scenic wonders, making it an ideal and highly recommended addition to personal and community library Canadian Travel Guide collections."
—The Midwest Book Review

"Perret's book Southern Ontario's National Parks provides insight into each park with engaging descriptions, vivid history, and practical advice on the many activities, such as hiking, camping, canoeing, bird watching, picnicking and swimming available in the surrounding national parks. Complete with map and loaded with colour photographs, this book is also replete with the personal experiences and inside information from this renowned nature writer."
Ottawa Life Magazine

"How lucky are we to live in the hills of Headwaters with not one, but six (count 'em, six!) national parks all within a day's drive? Bruce Peninsula National Park, Fathom Five National Marine Park, Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Point Pelee National Park, Rouge National Urban Park and Thousand Islands National Park all await hikers, campers and paddlers looking forward to experiencing nature at its best. N. Glenn Perrett's helpful guide, packed with information on the flora and fauna, as well as geological and historical facts, maps and photography, ensures visitors will get the most out of their experience. So put down your device and take a plunge into nature. It's good for your health!"
In the HillsMagazine

"At $34.95 a copy, the book is a treasure trove for park lovers and a terrific conduit to anyone interested in learning more about southern Ontario. . . With the Holidays approaching, Southern Ontario's National Parks is definitely a great gift idea"
Windsor Life Magazine

"Southern Ontario's National Parks is a beautiful book."
Vancouver Sun

"The photographs accompanying the details were taken by Lynn and Glenn Perrett. They have captured the beauty of the Parks through the photos. They describe them all precisely as well, talking about the high points of each park along with a detailed analysts of walking trails, birds, wildlife, vegetation. and so much more.
"Books like these act as perfect reference guides and travelogues for those looking for suitable destinations especially in the summer. If some remember these Parks from their youth, this is the Invite back to see how much they, have changed. And then you can visit and park yourself down for an entertaining time."
Shelf Life Magazine

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