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Top 100 Unusual Things to See in Ontario

by (author) Ron Brown

Boston Mills Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2005
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2007
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2005
    List Price

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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 bestselling 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. This is the first time these bestselling books have been updated and compiled into a "best of" format.

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, a few are for more adventurous explorers.

Trips include:

  • North America's Longest Wooden Bridge
  • Ghosts of the Gold Fields
  • Holleford Meteor Crater
  • The Swamp That Feeds the World
  • Ontario's Taj Mahal
  • The Floating Mansions of Lemonville
  • The Eight-Sided Main Street
  • The Telltale Grave
  • Ontario's Stonehenge
  • The Dune That Ate the Town
  • Boats in the Air
  • Strange Serpent Mounds of Rice Lake
  • Massacre at Reesor Siding
  • Hell Holes of Eastern Ontario
  • Birdhouse City
  • Magical Cyprus Lake Grotto
  • The Country's Smallest Jail
  • North America's Longest Stone-Arch Bridge
  • The Mud Church of Shanty Bay
  • The World's Shortest Railway


About the author

Ron Brown is a freelance travel writer and photographer. He has published twenty books on the visual heritage of Ontario, including The Lake Erie Shore: Ontario's Forgotten South Coast; Behind Bars: Inside Ontario's Heritage Gaols; The Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More: An Illustrated History of Railway Stations in Canada; Ontario's Ghost Town Heritage; and Top 100 Unusual Things to See in Ontario. He is past chair of the Writers Union of Canada, and is active with the Travel Media Association of Canada, Access Copyright, where he sits on the board of directors, and the Book and Periodical Council. He lectures and directs bus tours based on his book topics. He lives in Toronto.

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