Come Wander
Driving the Backroads

It may seem like an oxymoron to see a brand new Mercedes-Benz E 400 Cabriolet winding down the remote and rugged countryside of Ontario’s Highlands, but for writer Christopher Korchin, the trip was all about the unexpected. From serene vistas featuring “staring cows and summer foliage”, to old logging and mining roads that were built with pride “and often a contempt for straight lines”, Christopher discovers why the Ottawa Valley and Lanark County have become a mecca for driving enthusiasts, or just anyone looking for a change of pace. Read his story about staying in a boutique hotel, buying fresh eggs, uncovering local stories and eating the best chips from a truck. You never know what you’ll happen upon on a road trip in this surprising region.

Stories

Batter up!

Get a behind the scenes look into the world of baseball at Sam Bat.

Just Show Up

Hit the water and take advantage of these easy kayaking and canoeing opportunities in Ontario’s Highlands.

Where Am I?

Climb to new heights at the Medeba Ice Wall and enjoy the unique view from the top.

Where Am I?

Make fresh tracks along premium snowmobile trail, the RAP Tour Loop.

Hit the Slopes This Winter

Discover the ski and snowboard hills in Ontario’s Highlands that both beginners and pros will appreciate.

Winter? Bring it!

Discover your love for the season with a classic Ottawa Valley winter.

One Last Ride

Watch JR Alli’s video and see what he discovers when he allows himself to just wander.

An Action-Packed Weekend

Read how Will Tang from Going Awesome Places raced muscle cars and experienced thrills on the rapids with whitewater raftering in the Ottawa Valley.

Whitewater Rafting as a Family

Read about how one family took on whitewater rafting on the Madawaska River and why they can’t wait to do it again.

The Freedom Finder

I’m a Freedom Finder. I wander with speed! I seek out opportunities to make fresh tracks, blaze new trails, and get my adrenaline pumping.

Where Am I

Explore the sweet moments and ageless beauty of Perth, Ontario.

Recharge in the Snow

Disconnect from the everyday with a snowmobile trip through Ontario’s Highlands.

Winter Bucket List

Unique winter experiences in Ontario’s Highlands that will give you something to brag about.

All Terrain, All the Time

Pack your saddle bags and press the throttle for an ATV adventure like no other in Ontario’s Highlands.

Raging the Rapids

SUP Instructor Courtney Sinclair takes her passion for paddle boarding to the whitewater.

Hair-Raising Drives

Explore roads of Ontario with these drives that make you reach for your hairbrush.

Why To Choose the Backroads

Writer Christopher Korchin takes a backroad road trip full of surprises on the long and winding roads of Ontario’s Highlands.

Roads Worth Riding

Plan your next motorcycle ride along the hand-crafted roads of Ontario’s Highlands. Wind around vast lakes, to fill up on culinary delights, and converse with friendly locals.