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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.

Runners in the Perth Kilt Run

Quirky Festivals & Events

There’s a wonderfully fun feeling in going against the norm and embracing something just a little ‘different’ and the communities across Ontario’s Highlands are doing just that with festivals and events planned this summer. So hop in your VW bus, get All Shook Up, don your tartan, pack your breath mints and fall in love with the quirks and charm of these unique events.

Girl eating an ice cream cone

Mouth Watering Summer Treats

Summers are made for road trips, and there’s nothing more indulgent than finding a new treat on your travels. Thankfully, delectably sweet and savoury treats can be found around every bend of the twisty roads in Ontario’s Highlands. Discover the Top 4 Summer Treats across the region.

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