They look straight out of a Hallmark movie.🍁
If you are craving cozy vibes, it is time to escape the bustling city. These adorable small towns near Ottawa are dreamy fall road trips.
Just a short drive away, you can visit spots that look straight out of a Hallmark movie or even Gilmore Girls. So this harvest season, it is time to put on your cozy sweater and start exploring.
Address: Wakefield, QC
Why You Need To Go: You can visit the eye-catching red bridge, get pampered at The Wakefield Mill Hotel and Spa, and fill up on treats at the many cafes.
Address: Almonte, ON
Why You Need To Go: This adorable town has been the filming location of several Hallmark movies. While here, you'll want to satisfy your sweet tooth at Hummingbird Chocolate and get a coffee at Equator Coffee Roasters.
Address: Merrickville-Wolford, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can spend the afternoon searching for treasures at their adorable shops and then visit the Merrickville Ruins.
Address: Perth, ON
Why You Need To Go: There is something here for everyone, like art galleries, museums, and walking trails along the water. Or you can go on a self-guided culinary tour and try some of the incredible restaurants and cafes.
Address: Chelsea, QC
Why You Need To Go: There are so many things to do in Chelsea; you'll need multiple days to try everything. Some top picks are hiking in Gatineau Park, spending a relaxing day at Nordik Spa-Nature, or dining at L'Orée du Bois.
Address: Westport, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can hike to a stunning lookout at Foley Mountain Conservation Area, cycle along the many trails, and then explore the beautiful architecture around town.
Address: Gananoque, ON
Why You Need To Go: It is a cozy weekend getaway where you can go on a boat tour of the 1000 Islands or see the fall foliage on a helicopter tour.
Address: Vankleek Hill, ON
Why You Need To Go: For the perfect autumn day, you can get lost in the giant corn maze at Ouimet Farms Adventure, then go on a boozy tour at either Beau's Brewery or Vankleek Hill Vineyard.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.
In Ontario, a vaccine passport is required to access some events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.
In Quebec, a vaccine passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.