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Backroads of Ontario
     

Backroads of Ontario

by Ron Brown
 

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Explore Ontario's historic roads, each with unexpected side trips and a fascinating story.

In his relentless quest for the unusual in a world of the mundane, modern-day explorer Ron Brown has traveled nearly every backroad in Ontario. This guidebook features 22 trips, each illustrated with photographs and accompanied by an easy-to-follow

Overview

Explore Ontario's historic roads, each with unexpected side trips and a fascinating story.

In his relentless quest for the unusual in a world of the mundane, modern-day explorer Ron Brown has traveled nearly every backroad in Ontario. This guidebook features 22 trips, each illustrated with photographs and accompanied by an easy-to-follow map.

These trips range in length from afternoon outings to weekend excursions. And all lead to fascinating out-of-the-way places within easy driving distance of major cities in Ontario.

Backroads of Ontario features:

  • Ghost towns
  • Charming villages
  • Century-old mills and farmhouses
  • Architectural curiosities
  • Prime picnic spots
  • An amethyst mine, and more.

This completely revised and updated edition mixes new information with the old, including new attractions and new information on existing attractions as well as the most current routes and directions. It reveals an Ontario many of us scarcely know exists.

Editorial Reviews

Community Voices
Compiled by Ron Brown, who must know more about Ontario's towns, past and present than anyone else.
— Joanne Bury
Community Voices - Joanne Bury
[Review of a previous edition] Compiled by Ron Brown, who must know more about Ontario's towns, past and present than anyone else.
Shelf Life
[Review of previous edition:] There are twenty-two places featured in the book, and we dare you not to take Brown up on his offer to visit at least one of them. Once you do, you will be setting aside days to visit many more... These destinations are impossible to resist either alone or with family and friends.
Gone With The Family Blog - Lisa Goodmurphy
I was surprised by the number of interesting drives in regions of the province that I know very little about.
Cottage Country Reflections Blog - JB
Get the book, and plan new overnight adventures or make that long trip slower but a lot more fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770853928
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
07/25/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

An authority on rural Ontario, Ron Brown has written over a dozen books on Ontario's ghost towns and roadside attractions. The recently published third edition of his popular Top 115 Unusual Things to See in Ontario was featured in Canadian Geographic's online travel newsletter. Ron is a frequent contributor to CBC Radio, and his travel articles have appeared in numerous North American newspapers and magazines. He lives in Toronto.

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