Paddling and Hiking the Georgian Bay Coast

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Thirty-eight inspiring trips in Ontario's ruggedly beautiful Georgian Bay country.

Wildlife author Kas Stone explores the coastal landscape of Lake Huron's Georgian Bay, often called the "sixth Great Lake." She presents accessible adventures -- via kayak, canoe or on foot -- through the ruggedly beautiful Ontario terrain.

These 38 excursions include hiking routes ranging from scenic hour-long strolls to more breathtaking -- and strenuous -climbs and multi-day (but portage-free!) paddling expeditions in four distinct regions:

  • The Northern Shore: Killarney and the French River
  • The Eastern Shore: the Thirty Thousand Islands
  • The Southern Shore: Severn Sound and Nottawasaga Bay
  • The Western Shore: the Bruce Peninsula.

To whet the appetite of any adventurer, the book has plenty of tantalizing photographs and tales from Georgian Bay's fascinating history. Each chapter includes important information on access points and trip planning; a list of maps and charts for the area; and suggested websites and useful publications.

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About the Author:

Kas Stone is the author of Paddling and Hiking Ontario's Southern Shield Country. A seasoned paddler and hiker, as well as a mapmaker and photographer, she writes guidebooks and articles about wilderness destinations. She lives near Toronto.

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This is it. A guidebook that you have to own!... An instant classic. A guidebook on how to really access Georgian Bay. Kas Stone's new book Paddling and Hiking the Georgian Bay Coast has set the new bar in regional guidebooks. The route information is good to excellent. The background history is wonderful, and the photos just want to make you go paddling. ((wire story) Blue Mountains Courier-Herald (Thornbury ON) 2008-08-13)

This is it. A guidebook that you have to own!... The route information is good to excellent. The background history is wonderful and the photos just make you want to get up off the couch and go paddling.... My only criticism is that it is not printed on waterproof paper! You'll want to take this book with you! (The Express (Meaford ON) 2008-08-13)

Kas Stone's new book, Paddling and Hiking the Georgian Bay Coast has set the new bar in regional guidebooks. (The Stayner Sun (Stayner ON) 2008-08-13)

Gives both hikers and paddlers a great idea of what there is to visit.... Highly readable and contains a wealth of information for the beginner or a seasoned adventurer. (Grand Magazine (Kitchener ON) 2008-08-31)

Colour photos and clear maps of each area complement each description, with access routes and points, historical notes and interesting features to be aware of. Up-to-date references to sources of information will lead you to anything you need that is not covered in this guide. (Diana Mumford Wavelength)

Routes range from hour-long strolls to strenuous hikes. [Stone] also includes enough of the bay's history of logging, mining and fishing to make it an enjoyable read for armchair travellers. (Laszlo Buhasz The Globe and Mail 2008-05-03)

Sets a new standard for type of adventuring book. Stone...returns with one of the most approachable, useful and informative guides of this year or any other... Packed with historical and natural information accompanied by terrific maps and photographs, this is a book for both the armchair traveller and the intrepid hiker.... An essential buy. (Andrew Armitage Owen Sound Sun Time 2008-06-06)

Stone's new book sets itself a part for a few reasons. For one, it combines two of the most popular ways of getting around the bay, giving equal space to each.... The book also stands out for its photography [and] for the great historical details she brings to her descriptions of different outings. (Brad Holden Creemore Echo 2008-06-06)

Who can resist Georgian Bay in the summer? The book is a thorough guide to the whole bay...but it's more than an excursion guide.... Author Stone Kas has created a guidebook that will surely prompt many people to head to the bay for rejuvenating summer breaks. (Escarpment Views)

Highly readable and contains a wealth of information for the beginner or seasoned adventurer. (Grand Magazine)

If you like your vacations to be environmentally friendly nature experiences then you might want to check Paddling and Hiking the Georgian Bay Coast by Kas Stone.... This is a good place to start for those thinking of exploring Georgian Bay. (N. Glenn Perrett Lake Wah-Wash-Kesh Conservation Association)

Well organized by region, lavishly illustrated and with accurate maps, this is a handy guide for many summers of exploration. (Beyond the City (Muskoka & Georgian Bay0)

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