Ottawa Citizen

SCENIC ROUTES

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The Rideau Canal Heritage Route A varied landscape featuring urban developmen­t at north and south ends; extensive agrarian lands throughout; historic towns, villages and hamlets; undisturbe­d Canadian Shield wilderness and modest cottage developmen­t. Opeongo Line Opened in the 1850s, the Opeongo Line follows a westward climb from the Ottawa River to the Madawaska Highlands. The once-harvested forests have reclaimed many of the primitive homesteads. The remnants of the great hardwood forest still cloak the hills and stand cheek by jowl with areas of cultivated land separated by stone fences. And while many of the once- bustling communitie­s are now relative ghost towns, the spirit of adventure that attracted the pioneers remains. Prince Edward County Taste Trail Situated on an island in Lake Ontario, the Taste Trail follows meandering back roads featuring unique wineries set in pastoral or storied settings, with historical, loyalist style, or high-tech modern buildings; charming country inns and B&Bs; inviting shops and cafes, bistros and resorts.

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