Come Wander
Almonte Falls

There are many occasions that can be marked with a weekend away. Friendships, milestones, and new beginnings are often celebrated with girlfriend, birthday, and bachelor(ette) trips. But have you ever devoted a weekend to yourself? Imagine a mini-trip full of pampering and relaxing, with extra time to disconnect from the digital world and focus on charging your own batteries.

Vanessa and Ryan from Turnipseed Travel spent a three-day weekend in Lanark County doing exactly that. While testing out the Serenity Seeker Wandering Route, they found contentment through a variety of activities: a spa pampering, indulgent meals, riverside strolls, and basking in the solitude of an off-grid cabin. Starting with a visit to Mahogany Spa, they ventured through Carleton Place at a slower pace, leaving time to find new hidden gems along the way like the appropriately named restaurant, The Good Food Co. Their wandering brought them through Almonte and Pakenham, where they discovered how easy it was to connect with the nature that surrounded them. Read about their experience and you might find yourself checking the calendar for your next free weekend.

Stories

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