Stretching from the wild waters of the Ottawa River in the Ottawa Valley and heading westward through the counties of Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, and Hastings before ending deep in the forests of Haliburton Highlands, Ontario’s Highlands is where the adventurers head to unwind and restore or gear up for the next adrenalin-spiking challenge.

Only two-and-a-half hours east of Toronto and a half hour west of Ottawa, Ontario’s Highlands offers a unique blend of smalltown life and rugged backcountry. From acres of forests inviting you to pitch your tent and stay awhile, to charming small towns where life moves at a slower pace, this region will never cease to surprise. 

Ontario’s Highlands is road trip country at its best. Wander hundreds of kilometres of winding roads and trails on two wheels or two feet and explore the best of Ontario’s vibrant communities. Explore fine foods, award-winning breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries. Stop to browse farm stands overflowing with local bounty and boutique shops for one-of-a-kind artisan finds.

Discover the wonder of reconnecting to disconnect and wander Ontario’s Highlands.

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