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Day Tripping. Travel Local. Call it what you want, more and more people are discovering the joys of vacationing closer to home.
Ottawa Road Trips: Your 100-Km Getaway Guide is the most comprehensive guide ever published to day-tripping around Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. From the Bell tower in Almonte to the log-palace splendor of Chateau Montebello (yes, Hemingway stayed there); the Victorian, stone-house shops of Merrickville to a quiet picnic spot along the Rideau Trail -- this book is your go-to resource for travelling around the national capital region.
Laid out in 10-kilometre grids expanding from the base of the Peace Tower, it is easy to plan any trip, from a one-hour cycling excursion to a full-day road trip. Or use it to plan a theme trip – Girl’s Day Out; Historic Taverns: Gardens along the Rideau.
Author Laura Byrne Paquet has written the popular Ottawa Road Trips blog since 2014, and these are her favourite local travel destinations. Many are accessible to both cyclists and motorists. None or more than 100 kilometres away. All are worth the trip.