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Connect with Water

Beachside Bliss in Burnstown
2-day Sip, SUP, and Swim in Hastings County
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Staycation Inspiration

Find inspiration for staycations ideal for families, relaxation and wellness, getting back to nature, or getting your heart racing (and more).

Secret Swimming Holes
Accommodations for the Adventurous
Respecting the Waterways
Hastings County
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Day Trip Destinations

The towns of the Highlands make perfect day-trip destinations from Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.

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Local's Takes

Insider tips from the people who both live and take their vacations in the Highlands.

25 Awesome Places to Claim Your Ontario Staycation Tax Credit in 2022
5 Wild Staycations to Get Back to Nature
Local's Take: 3 Cabin Nights & Rafting in the Ottawa Valley
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Longer Cycling Routes & Trips

Rolling on the Rail Trail: Cycling the K&P from Sharbot Lake to Calabogie
Bring Your Dog: 5 Ontario Getaways for Pet Lovers
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Cycling Adventures

Rolling on the Rail Trail: Cycling the K&P from Sharbot Lake to Calabogie
Boat, Sun and Play: 5 Family Staycations for All Ages
3 Fun Itineraries for Water Play
Perfect Picnic Spots Near Ottawa
2-Night, 3-Day Couple's Road Trip for Maximum Fall Colours
Local's Take: 2 Day Cycling Staycation #InFrontenac
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Stretch your legs and work up a sweat with one of these Ontario hikes.

Bikepacking in North Frontenac
Local's Take: Paddle, Cycle and Stargaze in Lennox & Addington
Chris the Wandering Caveman
Epic Ontario Whitewater Thrills and Spills
Cycling the OVRT: Smiths Falls to Arnprior
5 Relaxing Wellness Staycations to Find Your Bliss