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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.

Wheelers Maple, in the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario

Sweet Escapes

It’s time to throw off the parkas, leave the wool at home, and celebrate spring; and there is no better place to celebrate the season than a maple sugarbush in Ontario’s Highlands. The warm days and cool nights of spring mark the sweetest season as sap flows from our maple trees and fresh maple syrup can be found around almost every corner. Discover ideas for truly sweet escapes.

Two stand up paddle boarders

Sun's Out, Fun's Out

The spring sun’s inviting rays make us want to shed our jackets, breathe in the fresh air, and get our blood flowing a little faster – and we can’t be the only ones. If you’re looking for ways to get outside to tap your toes, paddle hard, stretch your legs, and satisfy a need for speed this spring, check out a high-energy event taking place across Ontario’s Highlands.

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