Eastern Ontario Road Trips

BarronCanyon-smallEastern Ontario destinations include areas to the northeast including the Ottawa Valley, Algonquin area, Ontario Highlands, Land O’ Lakes,  Kingston and the 1000 Islands. A variety of routes and highways including Highway 400, Highway 401 and Highway 60 will take visitors on a spectacular circle tour around Eastern Ontario.

Discover Eastern Ontario with the following suggested Travel Routes:

Rural Ramble Ottawa Valley Highway 400 to Highway 60 to Highway 417 
Land O’Lakes:  Highway 401 to Napanee Land O’Lakes
Algonquin Park East Side Via Highway 60

Ottawa Valley Rural Ramble
The annual Rural Ramble – a free self-guided driving tour from September 1  to October 31.  Explore, agriculture, culture and history. The rural celebration begins with the Adventure & Exploration weekend  followed by the Agriculture and Food and wraps up with the Arts & Culture and History & Heritage weekend.  Book your hotel and resort accommodation in Barry’s Bay

Land O Lakes:  Lennox & Addington County Fall Colour Road Tour 

L&A County is located in the midst of beautiful Eastern Ontario. It covers a sprawling area of 2,777 square kilometers stretching from the shores of Lake Ontario to Canadian Shield land north of Denbigh. Lennox & Addington is a rich mix of rugged terrain, farmland, open spaces, forests and lakes dotted with thriving communities, villages and hamlets. Fall4

Start in Greater Napanee:   This tour  will give you a snapshot of the natural beauty, the rural charm and proud heritage that make L&A County unique. The guide provides the information you’ll need to navigate a wide range of highways and roads – and learn more about sites and attractions along the way. Instructions are plotted in both kilometers and miles with tulip diagrams for ease of reference. Click here for more information on the Lennox & Addington County Road Tour.

Algonquin Park East Side Drive Fall colours (colors) Route

Barry’s Bay to Algonquin East Side-Barron Canyon
After visiting the Highway 60 corridor, this side trip is a ‘must see’ for the Barron River Canyon and the Tom Thomson location for his famous ‘Jack Pine/ painting. See more detail on Tom Thompson view over the beautiful hills of Algonquin

Driving Time: 90 minutes of straight driving (with a stop to buy your permit) will put you at the Barron Canyon Hiking Trail after leaving the junction of Highway 60 and Highway 62 in Barry’s Bay.

Driving Direction from Barry’s Bay: Travel east along Highway 60 to Renfrew County Road 58 at Killaloe. Follow 58 through Bonchere, Road Lake Centre and Alice and make a left turn on County Road 26. Follow 26 and make a left turn on County Road 28. Follow 28 to the end and continue on the Algonquin Park Road (changes to gravel).

Highway60EastAbout Highway 60.
Highway 60 starts in Muskoka at Huntsville Ontario and proceeds east to Dwight, Oxtongue Lake, Algonquin Park, Whitney, Barry’s Bay, Wilno, ending in Renfrew and joining Highway 17 South to Ottawa, or north, to North Bay. Highway 60 takes you through the heart of the northern tip of southern Ontario into eastern Ontario towards Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. Vice-a-versa, Renfrew via Highway 60 will take you you west to Algonquin Park and Huntsville.See links along the Highway 60 Way to towns, cities, villages for your northern and eastern Ontario outdoor experiences.