Ontario’s Highlands

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Sometimes the best way to reconnect is to disconnect, slow the pace, and just wander, letting every new discovery along the way become its own opportunity to stimulate the senses and nourish the soul. Ontario’s Highlands is only 2.5 hours east of Toronto and a half hour west of Ottawa, but a world away from it all.

Delight your inner foodie with local flavours and mouth-watering dishes you’ll never forget. With food and drink experiences covering everything from sampling craft brews, savouring local spirits, and sipping wines; to connecting with the Earth by foraging for ingredients, or dining below its surface; to indulging in quaint cafe treats and spoiling yourself with delectable fine dining, Ontario’s Highlands is a land rich with fresh ingredients and incredible flavours.

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Start your wandering by picking a home base. We recommend heading off the grid, planning a cottage escape, or getting to know some locals at a B&B off the beaten path.

We’re really excited about the craft drink scene in Ontario’s Highlands. The farm to table movement has been taken one step further with craft drink makers across the region  incorporating local resources into mouth-watering beverages, and one innovative distillery in Almonte turning milk sugars into a vodka-like substance they’re appropriately calling vodkow. Combine these makers with the craft breweries dotting the region and making countless beers perfect for summer (or really, anytime) sippin’ and you’ll quickly see what all our excitement is about.

Between farm fresh finds at markets across the region, tea time treats, and delectable doughnuts, you’ll never be far from something delicious. Indulge at mouth-watering brunch spots and celebrate summer by biting into golden fries at an iconic chip truck, but make sure to leave room for summer treats that are well worth the drive.

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HERE ARE JUST SOME OF OUR FAVORITE DELICIOUS DESTINATIONS IN THE AREA.

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