Top 100 Unusual Things to See in Ontario
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Top 100 Unusual Things to See in Ontario

by Ron Brown
     
 

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Uncovering the unexpected in Ontario — from floating mansions to the province's very own Taj Mahal.

In his relentless quest to discover the unusual, Ron Brown has traveled nearly every road in Ontario. This book features 100 of the very best trips from his three best-selling "50 Unusual" collections: 50 Unusual Things to See in Ontario,

Overview

Uncovering the unexpected in Ontario — from floating mansions to the province's very own Taj Mahal.

In his relentless quest to discover the unusual, Ron Brown has traveled nearly every road in Ontario. This book features 100 of the very best trips from his three best-selling "50 Unusual" collections: 50 Unusual Things to See in Ontario, 50 Even More Unusual Things to See in Ontario, and Ontario's Secret Landscapes: 50 More Visits to Unusual Ontario.

What's an unusual thing? "Anything that is unexpected. Something that shouldn't belong where you found it." Most locations are easy to reach from Ontario's major population centers, and a few are for more adventurous explorers. Locations include:

  • North America's longest wooden bridge
  • Ontario's Stonehenge
  • The dune that ate the town
  • Ghosts of the gold fields
  • Boats in the air
  • Holleford meteor crater
  • Strange serpent mounds of Rice Lake
  • The swamp that feeds the world
  • Hell holes of Eastern Ontario
  • Ontario's Taj Mahal
  • Birdhouse City
  • The floating mansions of Lemonville
  • Magical Cyprus Lake grotto
  • The country's smallest jail
  • The eight-sided Main Street
  • The mud church of Shanty Bay
  • The telltale grave
  • The world's shortest railway.

Editorial Reviews

Muskoka Today
Brown's books are always interesting and bring to mind adventures.
— Lois Cooper
The Toronto Sun
Few people know more about Ontario's oddities than Toronto-based author Ron Brown... [and] they're almost all here
— Diane Slawych
Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal
[Brown's] efforts to celebrate Ontario's past and present wonders will attract a new generation of readers and travellers.
— Linda Turk
Northern Life
Most locations are easy to reach from Ontario's major population centres, and a few are for more adventurous explorers.
Shelf Life
A great gift for the traveller who wants to see impressive sights close to home.
— Joan Sutter
Toronto Sun
Few people know more about Ontario's oddities than Toronto-based author Ron Brown.... They're all here in this new revised edition.
— Diane Slawych
The Ottawa Citizen
[For] travellers who want to stay close to home but still enjoy an adventure.
— Canwest wire story
Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay)
[Brown] has the gift of finding lots of things interesting and of them being able to write beautifully about those things.
— Linda Turk
Muskoka Today - Lois Cooper
Brown's books are always interesting and bring to mind adventures.
The Toronto Sun - Diane Slawych
Few people know more about Ontario's oddities than Toronto-based author Ron Brown.... They're all here in this new revised edition.
Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal - Linda Turk
[Brown] has the gift of finding lots of things interesting and of them being able to write beautifully about those things.
Shelf Life - Joan Sutter
With 100 places to see, along with facts, figures, and photos, this would definitely offer a great gift for the traveller who wants to see impressive sights close to home.
The Sun Times (Owen Sound, ON) - Andrew Armitage
[Brown] collects the very best trips from the most unexpected and surprising sights in the province.
The Ottawa Citizen - Canwest wire story
[For] travellers who want to stay close to home but still enjoy an adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550464757
Publisher:
Boston Mills Press
Publication date:
10/12/2007
Edition description:
Revised and updated
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Ron Brown has written a dozen books on Ontario's ghost towns and roadside attractions (both natural and unnatural). He is a frequent contributor to CBC Radio, and his travel articles have appeared in North American newspapers and magazines. He lives in Toronto.

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