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Go Hiking in Ontario’s Highlands this Winter

Winter Hiking in Ontario's Highlands

As the winter weather rolls in and Ontario’s Highlands begins to see a dusting of white, there’s no better way to get out and enjoy the early winter scenery than embarking on a hiking adventure within this region. After all, they don’t call us “Snow Country!” for nothing!  Wander the many winding trails that we… Read more

Couple’s Vacation Destinations in Ontario’s Highlands this Fall

This fall, head out to Ontario’s Highlands for a one-of-a-kind couple’s vacation. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, or a full week’s stay, the region has a wealth of activities and attractions for you and your loved one to choose from. From Haliburton to the Ottawa Valley, there are countless things to do, places to… Read more

Plan an Adrenaline Filled Motorcycle Vacation in Ontario’s Highlands

With winter just around the corner, now is the perfect time to gear up, hit the road, and take a motorcycle trip through Ontario’s Highlands. Light up your senses with the beauty of autumn atop your bike as you cruise through some of the most scenic roads this province has to offer. With over 2.4… Read more

5 Fantastic Places to Shop in Ontario Cottage Country

vamos store

When traveling through Ontario cottage country, you’ll want to take in the region’s natural beauty, adventure into the unknown, and experience the great outdoors to its fullest. Ontario’s Highlands brings countless tourists to the region each year, all of whom look to experience the sights and culture in their own way. Aside from experiencing the… Read more

Four Things to Do in Haliburton Highlands


As the summer comes to a close, the kids return to school, the days get shorter and the nights become cooler — you may find yourself itching for one last weekend getaway before the end of the season. If this sounds like you, you should truly consider a trip to the Haliburton Highlands very soon!… Read more

Why Ontario’s Highlands Offers Some of the Best Cottage Rentals in Ontario

Couple sitting on cabin patio looking at a map

Why the Highlands Offer Some of the Best Cottage Rentals in Ontario Ontario’s Highlands is a beautiful and picturesque region that spans from Haliburton in the west, to the Ottawa Valley in the east, northward to Hastings, and as far south as Lanark County. The region covers the area between the GTA and the City… Read more

Jaw-Dropping Outdoor Adventures in Ontario’s Highlands

Outdoor Adventure in Ontario's Highlands

Jaw-Dropping Outdoor Adventures in Ontario’s Highlands As summer comes to a close, we find ourselves looking back and reminiscing about the many adventures and memories from the past few months. It’s also a time start looking forward to new adventures for the upcoming autumn months. Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean there isn’t lots… Read more

Camping at Bon Echo Park: Why Everyone Needs to Go At Least Once

Maznaw Rock

Located in the heart of Ontario’s Highlands, Bon Echo Provincial Park is one of Ontario’s most visited, and most talked about parks in the province. Each year tens of thousands of families, friends and outdoor enthusiasts venture to Bon Echo Provincial Park to experience the great outdoors and take in the park’s sheer beauty. Bon… Read more

5 Ontario Museums You Didn’t Know Existed

Unique Museum Ontario

Ontario’s Highlands is a travel destination that is rich is heritage, culture and many forms of arts. Museums are a great way to immerse yourself in the unique histories of inventions, transportation and different areas and townships. From unique to quirky, there are tons of museums throughout Ontario’s Highland’s; some are well known, and some… Read more

Plan a Girls’ Weekend in Ontario’s Highlands

Girls Trip

Are you looking to plan a weekend getaway with your girlfriends?  Whether you’re looking for a place to celebrate a birthday or a bachelorette, or just looking to get some much needed R&R away from the city with the special ladies in your life, Ontario’s Highlands is the perfect destination for your next weekend getaway. In… Read more


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