There's something about packing the car before heading out on a road trip that speaks to the adventurer inside all of us. A good road trip invites you to set off into the unknown on an adventure that will bring surprises around each corner (and that's a good thing).
When it comes to road trips, there are some folks who like to plan their route and stops ahead of time while others like to play it by ear. Whatever your style, Ontario's Highlands's winding roads will penetrate dense, lush forests, and lead you past scenic farmer's fields, not to mention into charming small towns just perfect for exploring on foot.
For the adventurer, it's the unknown that keeps you pushing forward with each mile of the road. So whether you’re taking advantage of the weekend to escape weekday stress, or planning a mid-week (or longer) break from the everyday hustle and bustle of life, a road trip to Ontario's Highlands will mean many things, like laughing so hard your belly hurts, trying to find a way to fit all your purchases in the car at the end of the day, or sorting through pictures years from now saying "Remember that trip? That was the BEST."
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Communities to Explore
On the Road
In rural areas GPS can be patchy - consider printing out driving directions or saving them to your phone before leaving home.
Limit fuel consumption by renting bikes to explore a community gas-free.
Check out a local farmers' market on a Saturday road trip to find local, fresh and sustainable treats.