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.
If you can’t beat winter, join it with an epic dog sledding excursion through some of the most beautiful forests in Ontario.