Come Wander
Getaway in Ontario's Highlands

When the weekend started with a treacherous drive through thunderstorms, bloggers Lauren of Justin + Lauren and Lindsay from I’ve Been Bit, didn’t let that dampen the mood affect their girl’s getaway. They quickly put the drive behind them when they arrived in Lanark County and were greeted by vegan brownies, friendly hosts (including a picture-perfect cat), and cozy beds. Read the full story to discover how these two indulged in some European-style comforts, got up close to a celebrity chicken, learned the patience needed for basket weaving, sampled garlic beer, and embraced the calm after the storm during their weekend in Ontario’s Highlands – a region full of surprises.

Stories

Where Am I?

Visit the Petawawa Heritage Village, where you can step back in time and explore the lives of those who wandered long ago.

Where Am I?

Discover a rich history and an even richer geology at the Beryl Pit in the Ottawa Valley.

Where Am I?

Discover breathtaking beauty blasted from the Earth at Marmora Mine in Ontario’s Highlands.

3 Ways to See 5,000 Stars

Escape the city lights and venture into Ontario’s Highlands and pick one of these 3 of the stargazing locations in the region.

Where Am I?

Discover the story of the earth at the Bonnechere Caves in Eganville, Ontario.

Hidden Gems

Charming museums in Ontario’s Highlands.

Video: The Creative Cruiser

I’m a Creative Cruiser. I wander with a desire to feed my curiosity, to follow my passions, and to grow from my discoveries.

Locals Know Best: Art & Culture

When it comes to finding the best spots for satisfying your wandering mind and learning about the vibrant culture in Ontario’s Highlands, there’s no better way to uncover hidden gems than to turn to the locals.