Come Wander
alpaca ontario

Travelling with kids isn’t always glamourous. Ask Tammy, the writer behind In R Dream blog, who knows perfectly well all the ins and outs of hitting the road with four children – like being able to fill up a hotel’s entire luggage trolley without even blinking an eye. But, as Tammy has learned through her travels, staying at home is not the answer, especially for families looking to create lasting memories together.

“Now is the time to grab hold of them and step outside of routine, explore, wander and make moments together that make you laugh and reminisce about 10,20 years from now,” she writes.

Packing up the car and heading for Ontario’s Highlands, the family found the perfect itinerary close to home, spanning across the Ottawa Valley, Lanark County and Hastings County.

There were fudge nuggets and adorable bakeries; tours of a maple sugar bush; impromptu games of “Pirate” and pond hockey under the moonlight; opportunities to both ski and swim at the same destination; and – who will ever forget – alpaca selfies?

“Our kids are their happiest when they get the opportunity to wander, explore and learn,” writes Tammy.

Click here to read the full story for some March staycation inspiration of your own.

Photo courtesy of: In R Dream

Stories

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.

Where Am I?

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

Autumn Jubilee

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

Where Am I?

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.

Oh Canada

Canada Day celebrations throughout Ontario’s Highlands to help you celebrate the big 150 birthday bash.

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.