Come Wander
Girls Weekend in Ontario's Highlands

When Candace Derickx, writer for Life in Pleasantville, needed some time away, she turned to her group of girlfriends. As a busy mom living in Ottawa, she was looking for a nearby weekend escape that would allow her to reconnect with her friends, fit in some “adult” time, and explore a new place. A true Memory Maker, Candace found her perfect escape in the charming small towns of Almonte and Perth, where the group took in local culture, antique shopping, a walking tour, and more, all within a short drive from home. Read her full itinerary for ideas on how to create lasting memories with your pals without the hassle of long-distance travel.

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Buffalo Thrills

Discover good food, and great memories at the Ontario Water Buffalo Company.

Where Am I?

Stand tall and marvel at the views from the top of historical attraction, the Dorset Lookout Tower.

Autumn Jubilee

Celebrate fall with these can’t-miss festivals and events in Ontario’s Highlands.

Where Am I?

Step back into nature at Haliburton Forest and celebrate sustainability in this unique place.

Quirky Festivals & Events

Embrace the incredible spirit and wonderfully ‘different’ themes at events across Ontario’s Highlands this summer.

Video: The Memory Maker

I’m a Memory Maker. I wander to celebrate traditions with loved ones and create lasting memories. I enjoy visiting the same place, annual festival, or seasonal tradition year after year.

Fun with Music Festivals

From rock to folk, these Ontario’s Highlands summer music festivals will keep you coming back year after year.

Where Am I

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

New Year, New You

Winter events across Ontario’s Highlands that will help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions.

Bring on the Blizzard

A grown-up’s guide to falling in love with Snow Days again in Ontario’s Highlands.

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Discover Calabogie Peaks, a well-known gem, through new eyes.

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Mazinaw Rock, a hidden gem in Ontario that’s ironically, hard to miss.

Parks Worth the Admission

Visit these 8 Ontario Parks in Ontario’s Highlands and discover why they are worth the admission.

Where Am I?

Make memories as you discover one of the Province’s most intimate hidden gems, The Forest Festival.

Finding Imperfect Moments

Sometimes it is the imperfect moments that matter the most. Become inspired to roam without the burden of worrying about everything going according to plan.

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.