Day Trips | Ontario Highlands Tourism

Arts, Culture & Heritage Itineraries to Ontario’s Highlands


Become a Part of "the Rock Cycle" in Perth

With so many beautiful routes for touring and historic sights to see along the way, Heritage Perth has long been a favoured destination for cyclists. The Perth Chamber of Commerce has taken this a step… Read More
Credit: "The Fourposter", August 2011

Catch a Classic Play in Perth

Plan a trip to Perth during the months of July and August and you can catch The Classic Theatre Festival. This annual theatre festival showcases plays from the Golden Age of Broadway and the London Stage,… Read More
Ontario's First Gold Mine

Experience Ontario's Highlands Gold Mining Heritage in Eldorado

Travel back in time almost 150 years to relive Ontario's Highlands very own gold rush! In 1866, local division courthouse clerk, Marcus Powell, stumbled upon a cave twelve feet long, six feet high, and… Read More

Head Out on a Heritage Tour

Driving through the countryside can often be the best way to experience a region. Now with ComfortCountry’s self-guided Heritage Tour, you can enhance your trip and ensure you see and take part in Madoc,… Read More

Learn the Algonquin Way in Golden Lake

Of course, the main reason to visit the Algonquin Way Cultural Centre near Eganville, is to follow in the footsteps of a people whose history in Ontario's Highlands predates our European ancestors by many,… Read More

Make it a Museum Day

From Smiths Falls you can have a fun day of learning while touring the town’s three museums. Start with the Rideau Canal Museum for a closer look at how the canal was built, with interactive displays… Read More

Maple Syrup All Season Long

There’s no need to wait for March to try a taste of sweet maple; pay a visit to Wheeler’s Pancake House and Sugar Camp for a true maple syrup experience all season long. While production of the… Read More
Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre

Music, Art, and a Walk in the Clouds

Mark August on your calendar as a great time to visit Haliburton. The Forest Festival is a summer highlight in the region, where you can catch musical performances at an amazing amphitheatre on the lovely… Read More
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Ramble Through the Valley

Make the most of your fall trip to Ontario’s Highlands by taking the Rural Ramble. This self-guided, free driving tour provides themed destination sites throughout the Upper Ottawa Valley for you to… Read More
Marmora Mine - a 75 Acre Man-made Lake

Relive Ontario's Highlands Industrial Heritage on the Miner's Loop

What do Ontario's First Gold Mine, one of North America's largest iron deposits, and a Nationally-significant ore-processing plant all have in common? You'll see them all on the Miner's Loop! The Richardson… Read More

Ride to the Top in Style, then Wind Down with a Water Spa

Setting out on a trip to explore the Haliburton Highlands wouldn’t be complete without a day or two of downhill action at the public ski hill known province-wide for its cutting edge “people mover”… Read More

Something Sweet at Fulton’s Sugar Bush

Satisfy your sweet tooth this spring at Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush, located 45 minutes west of Ottawa in the heart of Lanark County, the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario. From mid-February… Read More
Rough perthite from the type locality with silver jewelry crafted by Stephen Clark. Michael Bainbridge photo.

On a Hundred-Mile diet? Try Hundred-Mile Decor!

As the long and illustrious mining boom in Ontario's Highlands fades from memory, it can be easy to forget some of our most extraordinary treasures that lie just out of sight - hidden amongst and buried… Read More

The Land Between... What?

Maybe you've seen the signs as you're entering the Haliburton Highlands, "Welcome to the Land Between," and wondered, "the land between what?" Excellent question! Download the app and find out! The… Read More

Tour a Living Museum of Heritage and Nature

There lies a secret gem of a destination where old growth forest still grows and rare species of birds feel free to roam. This special place where the magic of winter will always be found, welcomes nature… Read More

Tour Street Art in Pembroke

Come see the vibrant and thriving artistic talent in Pembroke as you tour their Heritage Murals. The Murals cover the city’s downtown walls with bright, large-scale paintings that depict scenarios from… Read More
Local Mineral Display at the Bonnechere Museum

Visit the Bonnechere Museum

Written in stone, carved in wood, silvered in water; geoheritage, logging, and trade. Come to know the three pillars of life along the historic Bonnechere River in quaint, downtown Eganville. The Museum… Read More

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