There are numerous towns speckled throughout Ontario’s Highlands for you to discover. You can walk the town streets, explore the shops and restaurants, visit historic buildings, and stay at a wide variety of unique and comfortable accommodations. Choose from the list of towns below to learn more about the communities within our region.


Arnprior, where the Ottawa River meets the Madawaska, is a four-season vacation destination only 30 minutes from Ottawa, Ontario, and about a five hours drive from Toronto, Ontario. Visitors of this lovely… Read More


Any time of year is the perfect time to visit Bancroft, the Mineral Capital of Canada. Found halfway between Ottawa and Toronto, Bancroft is located in the York River Valley of North Hastings. A mecca… Read More
Barry's Bay

Barry's Bay

Barry’s Bay, is a small community of approximately 1,200 residents, located in the heart of Madawaska Valley. This town draws visitors from far and wide seeking a relaxing hamlet away from city life,… Read More


If you’re really looking to “get away from it all,” Beachburg is the place for you. Located in in beautiful Upper Ottawa Valley, Beachburg is one of four communities that make up the Whitewater… Read More


The town of Calabogie makes up part of the Township of Greater Madawaska and is located in Upper Ottawa Valley, just an hour’s drive from Canada’s Capital. Locals and tourists alike know the area for… Read More

Carleton Place

Carleton Place is conveniently located only 45-minutes by car from downtown Ottawa at the crossroads of Highway 7 and Highway 15 in Lanark County. The community’s historic architecture will awe visitors,… Read More


Deep inside a limestone-carved valley, you’ll find Eganville, a small community in Renfrew County along the Bonnechere River in Bonnechere Valley. This picturesque, riverside town offers tourists a taste… Read More


The village of Haliburton is a cultural mecca nestled in a landscape of lush forestland found on the edge of Head Lake. Whether sun or snow, there is no shortage of activities and sights to see in this… Read More


Located in the County of Lennox & Addington, northeast of Kingston where Highway 7 and Highway 41 meet, Kaladar and the neighbouring area make a nice, quiet spot for you to escape to for a few days of… Read More


Small-town charm, quaint local shops, and scenic streets are some of the great things that people enjoy about country towns. Madoc can give you all that – and more! Plan a weekend shopping in our unique… Read More


In Hastings County of eastern Ontario there is a little village called Marmora. Surrounded by water, this picturesque and quiet retreat is an equal three hours drive from Toronto or Ottawa. Come visit… Read More


The next time you think of swimming at a secluded beach, catching a pike, or enjoying a glass of wine as the sun sets over the lake, think of Maynooth. Located in Hastings Highlands just south-east of… Read More


Haliburton County, where you’ll find Minden, is your gateway to Algonquin Park and so much more. Only two and a half hours from Toronto and about a four hours’ drive from Ottawa, Minden makes a great… Read More


Along the shores of the Ottawa River in Upper Ottawa Valley is where you’ll find Pembroke. Visitors can expect to travel two hours from Ottawa or five hours from Toronto to reach Pembroke to experience… Read More


In Perth, nature lovers and outdoor recreationists can get their fill of the great outdoors and all the activities it has to offer. Getting to Perth by car from Toronto takes approximately four hours,… Read More


In Upper Ottawa Valley, you’ll find Petawawa where the Petawawa River and Ottawa River meet. Just east of Algonquin Park, off of the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 17), Petawawa can be easily accessed… Read More


Come see how town residents in Renfrew their town slogan into action: “We do things the right way.” This quiet town along the Bonnechere River is only an hour’s drive from Ottawa or about four and… Read More

Sharbot Lake

In the heart of the Land O’ Lakes region you’ll find Sharbot Lake, a stunning village that’s only an hour’s drive from Ottawa, Kingston, and Gananoque. Come for the solitude or the adventure of… Read More
Smiths Falls

Smiths Falls

The lovely and picturesque town of Smiths Falls is the Heart of the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in eastern Ontario, getting to Smiths Falls is easy from Toronto,… Read More


Located in the heart of “ComfortCountry,” Stirling keeps visitors coming back for year-round adventure, no matter what your definition of “adventure” may be. Found halfway between Ottawa and Toronto,… Read More


Tweed is proud to be found in Hastings County, which also is part of the popular vacation destination region known as “ComfortCountry.” On a map, you’ll find Tweed roughly halfway between Toronto… Read More


Wilberforce is one of several towns located in the heart of the Haliburton Highlands, where tourists flock to enjoy the great outdoors and the many amenities available in town and in the region. A short… Read More

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