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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a relaxing day trip or memorable weekend getaway to Ontario’s Highlands. Located just 2.5 hours east of Toronto and 30 minutes west of Ottawa, we are a premier travel destination offering unique, made-for-you adventures that are close to home, yet far away from it all. From a quaint small town escape, to a quirky road trip, or even venturing off the beaten path into the wilderness, embarking on a white water adventure or expanding your horizons with a visit to a historic site, there's always something new and brag-worthy to try in our rural region.
Experience whitewater rafting thrills, ride top snowmobiling trails and enjoy excellent skiing at Calabogie Peaks.
Customize your own craft beer, visit a modern day sugar shack, and the largest orchid colony in Canada all just a short drive from our Nation's Capital.
Take a walk in the clouds, interpret a wolf howl and go on a dogsledding adventure.
Discover geological history and mining heritage, enjoy art studio and boutique shopping.
View aboriginal pictographs, take to the water for great fishing, rafting, paddling or cruising.
There's a special energy in spring. With the snow melting away, buds poking through the ground, and sap flowing from the trees, it's the time to shake off the chill of winter and step into the sunlight to celebrate the beauty of the season. Follow along with our favourite, and totally unique, experiences to embrace the excitement of spring at www.comewander.ca.
Enjoy the unmistakable scent of sugar bushes cooking up sweet maple treats across Ontario's Highlands this spring. Indulge your sweet tooth during Maple Weekend, taking place the first weekend of April at sugar bushes across the region, and embrace your inner child during the Festival of the Maples, taking place April 29th in Perth. Travel to the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario, where maple syrup is celebrated with unimaginable delight.