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Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley


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Deep inside all of us is a wanderer. It's the little voice that tells us to follow our own path, trust in ourselves and embrace the unknown. Follow that voice to Ontario’s Highlands, a place where your imagination and authentic sense of discovery are the only compass you need. Ontario’s Highlands is only 2.5 hours east of Toronto and a half an hour west of Ottawa, but a world away from it all.

Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley sub-regions

Ottawa Valley

Ottawa Valley

Hold tight and paddle hard in the Whitewater Capital of Canada as you experience a world of adventure and discover the unique heritage behind it all.

Lanark County

Lanark County

Indulge in moments of true sweetness during a visit to the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario as you discover urban inspired eateries, small town festivals, and community theatres.

Haliburton Highlands

Haliburton Highlands

Explore a land rich with natural beauty and a community filled with artists and friendly locals, who welcome you as family.

Hastings County

Hastings County

Uncover the unique geology beneath the surface and discover a rich history of mining and agriculture, set against a backdrop of natural beauty.

Frontenac

Frontenac

Discover your perfect adventure while paddling pristine waterways, wandering scenic trails, pitching a tent for back country camping, or making memories together at the cottage. 

Lennox & Addington County

Lennox & Addington County

Expand your mind as you discover Indigenous pictographs, and feel your breath taken away by views found along trails through small towns, countryside, and sparkling lakes.

A bridge at the Mill of Kintail surrounded by fall colours

Best Spots for Fall Colours

Every year when autumn arrives, we are treated to a spectacular display of colours all across Ontario’s Highlands. Discover some of the best lookout spots and forest hikes where to soak up the fall colours across the region.

Feet walking through fall leaves

Embrace Autumn with Open Arms

As Summer slowly slips away, Fall swoops in with the most magnificent colours taking us on one more glorious and fiery whirlwind before Winter arrives. The season is fleeting, so its time to make the most of it. Discover one wanderer’s favourite, and totally unique, experiences to embrace Autumn and all its glory.

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