The former tourist region "Ontario East" was and is one of our other favorites because it can be reached in a reasonable time by car.
A colleague from work had purchased a cottage resort there and we gained our first taste of wonderful cottage vacations there.
Unfortunately, working and taking care of the resort put too much strain on the family and they had to sell it.
However there are numerous nice resorts in this area. Just check the Internet.
Lakes with clear water are always an attraction for me!
Certainly also a refuge for many animals
Even on business trips we pulled off the highways and used smaller roads to experience the beauty of the scenery.
We avoided to stay in large hotels or motels whenever possible and used B & B places as acccomodation for a single night. This he;ped us to lean much more about this area by having nice talks with our host or other guests as well a healthy and good breakfast.
We normally did not save too much money by doing so, but it was always a good which we do not forget.
Especially, the breakfast was always something I loved. Being from the continent, I dismiss what many places offer as a "Continental Breakfast"! Better a real Candian breakfst or a breakfast buffet which becomes more and more standard in Europe. You cannot compare it with a Candian brunch - it offers strictly good breakfst items.
The offered breakfast is normally healthy and very good.
Once we stayed in a house which was over one hundred years old. I assume the renovation was more expensive than to built a new home, but it was lovely and we missed nothing.
After the breakfast in this place we could skip lunch!
Use our tourist guide and follow us through "Eastern Ontario". We will add more information as soon as we can revisit this beautiful part of our province again.
Be aware that this part of Ontario is not as highly populated as others. Very often the attraction of smaller villages is the surrounding nature, parks or offered activities.
Visit Ottawa the capital of Canada. Reserve enough time to explore it.
Highway 401 in "East Ontario" back on a business trip from Montreal.
You cannot see the other side of Highway 401 in above picture - it is divided in this section.
When you come closer you to Toronto, please be alerted. More and more drivers act that you must assume that they never passed a driving test and I never have seen police catching one of those. The only thing I saw was controlling the speed limit. These nerds pass you on the right side pull to the left lane right in front of you and from there across the center lane again in a gap on the right lane. One time one of these cars became airborne.
Almost nobody allows you to merhe into the traffic when you want to enter the highway. Also this can cause dangerous situations. When the war in Afghanistan is over (I still hope that) Ontario should send some police officers to Europe instead to get a good training on traffic control.
They should have a good time over there, it is less dangerous and much more beneficial for us who live here.
Now enough of my warnings and complaints. Just enjoy this tourist region.
Travelling along the St. Lawrence River is much more relaxing
Don't miss a trip along the St. Lawrence River. It connect the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean and is therefore a major shipping route.
Avoid the mistake which we did - plan enough time for a boat trip to the "Thousand Islands". We only got a little impression of what we missed when we came from the USA back to Ontario on the "Ivy Lea Bridge" which is better known as the "Thousand Island International Bridge".
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