Top 160 Unusual Things to See in Ontario

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Praise for the 4th edition:
"The sights stand out for their splendor or quirkiness. Some are natural wonders, others are man-made. They might be tricky to find, or perched so close that you'll wonder how you missed them."
-- Toronto Star

This new edition has 160 attractions for more Ontario fun.

Top 160 Unusual Things to See in Ontario gives readers, local travelers and out-of-province visitors -- all 10 million of them -- even more to see and do. The previous editions of this book have sold more than 100,000 copies.

Author Ron Brown is an expert on the unusual. In his relentless quest to discover yet more of Ontario's rarities, Brown has traveled nearly everywhere in the province, and since this book's previous edition he has been on the road again. From the many new destinations he has found, he has selected 10 new ones for this edition:

  • The Huron Fishing Weirs
  • Muskoka's Torrance Barrens
  • The Log Heritage of the Ottawa Valley
  • The Ruins of Fort St. Joseph
  • Toronto's Graffiti Alleys
  • Ontario's Alligators
  • Trenton's Ad Astra Stones
  • The Stoney Creek Pillar
  • The Coldwater Mill
  • Almaguin Highlands' Field of Screams.

     

    Thoroughly researched and written in an inviting style, Ron Brown's descriptions offer fascinating stories with background, location and accompanying color photographs. Most places are easy to reach from Ontario's major population centers and border American cities and towns.

    All destinations are updated with detailed maps that pinpoint every location and the entries are grouped by general location. Ontario is an exciting travel destination filled with beaches, cities and major tourist destinations, but for those who want to see the heart and soul of the province, it takes a knowledgeable guide with a passion for the unusual. Ron Brown is that guide.

Review

[Review of a previous edition:] [Brown] has the gift of finding lots of things interesting and of them being able to write beautifully about those things. (Linda Turk Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay) 2007-10-07)

[Review of a previous edition:] Thoroughly researched and written in an inviting style, Ron Brown's descriptions offer fascinating stories with background, location and accompanying color photographs. (R. Legault Fifty-Five Plus Magazine 2017-10-01)

[Review of a previous edition:] The table of contents alone will make you curious to see such places as Ontario's Taj Mahal. (Jon Fear Guelph Mercury 2012-12-15)

[Review of a previous edition:] Most places listed in this indispensable guidebook for daytrippers, shunpikers, and Ontario loving travellers are free to enjoy... Brown's enthusiasm for storytelling shines brightly and provides almost a lifetime of exploration of treasured spots near and far from home. (Wayne Newton London Free Press 2016-08-06)

[Review of a previous edition:] Thoroughly researched and written in an inviting style. (Midland Mirror 2012-12-13)

[Review of a previous edition:] Brown's books are always interesting and bring to mind adventures. (Lois Cooper Muskoka Today 2007-12-13)

[Review of a previous edition:] Most locations are easy to reach from Ontario's major population centres, and a few are for more adventurous explorers. (Northern Life 2007-11-16)

[Review of a previous edition:] While the book includes some of the adventures from the author's previous books on sightseeing in Ontario, there are also new destinations. (ProtoView 2015-03-19)

[Review of a previous edition:] Ron Brown continues to impress and entertain with his amazing finds and why you should visit them, and soon. (Shelf Life 2014-11-01)

[Review of a previous edition:] [For] travellers who want to stay close to home but still enjoy an adventure. (The Ottawa Citizen 2007-12-15)

 

About the Author

Ron Brown, an authority on rural Ontario, has written over a dozen books on Ontario's ghost towns and roadside attractions. He is a frequent contributor to CBC Radio, and his travel articles have appeared in numerous North American newspapers and magazines. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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