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I am a rugged, mysterious landscape with a welcoming atmosphere. A day spent wandering my trails, exploring my towns, and laughing with my locals is as close to perfect a day as one can get. Where am I?

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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.

Puppy lounging on the dock at the cottage

Cottage Like a Pro

The warm rays of summer sun signal one thing: cottage season. For many, this is a season filled with annual trips with friends and family, big floppy hats, comfy cottage clothes, lazy afternoon naps, and refreshing swims. Not to worry if you’re not a seasoned cottager, with these three helpful tips, you’ll be well on your way to cottaging like a pro.

Jams and baked goods displayed at a farmers' market

Food Festivals & Events

It’s the perfect time of year to celebrate an abundance of local flavours and there are food-focused events taking planned across Ontario’s Highlands. You never know what you’ll come home from after one of these scrumptious food festivals – a trunk full of garlic, jars of golden honey, rich coloured veggies, creamy cheese, or flaky baked goods – but no matter what you choose, you’re guaranteed to have your taste buds jumping for joy.

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