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It’s the time of year that you’ve been daydreaming about every single Monday morning since November – booking a week or two off for the summer (insert pop-up confetti)! In this article, writer and Perth local Cathy James, shares her own Bucket List of places to stay close to Ottawa in Lanark County, which she’s made conveniently available for everyone to steal. From cozy B&Bs perfect for a girls’ escape to RV-friendly campgrounds made for families and reunions, think of this list as your guide for making memories this summer, no matter who you’re traveling with (and even if you’re going solo). Read Cathy’s story here for summer planning inspiration.

Sneak Peek: One of the locations includes two of our favourite words: Unlimited. Spa.

Stories

Life is a Highway

Two wanderers explore 135 kilometres of hidden gems in Hastings County.

Maple Mania

Discover one writer’s quest to discover what makes Lanark County so sweet with Maple Mania.

The Ultimate City Escape

Explore these three ways to escape the city, slow down, and absorb rural life in Ontario’s Highlands.

My ‘Farm Life’ Day

Read the story of how one traveler discovered her authentic, farm-to-table experience at Blue Hen Farm.

My Hometown: Haliburton

After years of travel, read the story of why Emily returned to Haliburton to officially call it her home.

Journal of a Foodie

Take a journey through Ontario’s Highlands through food festivals that will satisfy your inner foodie.

Video: The Rustic Roamer

I’m a Rustic Roamer. I wander to discover authentic moments, to embrace the spirit of locals, and to understand the stories of the communities and countryside that I visit.

Summer Brews

Take a trip around Ontario’s Highlands to these micro-breweries to discover your perfect summer beer.

A Different Kind of Detour

Take the road less traveled through Ontario’s Highlands to these unique festivals that are sure to leave a lasting impression.