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Top 160 Unusual Things to See in Ontario

by Ron Brown

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publisher: Boston Mills Press
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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.

 

About the Author

Ron Brown is a geographer and heritage writer. He has authored more than twenty books, including Rails Over the Mountains and The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore. A past chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada, he also conducts tours along Ontario’s back roads. He lives in Toronto.

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Contributor Notes

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.

 

Editorial Reviews

[Review of a previous edition:] Whether you currently live in Ontario, Canada or are just visiting our beautiful and "unusual" province, this book is a must have.

— Amie's Book Reviews

[Review of a previous edition:] [For] travellers who want to stay close to home but still enjoy an adventure.

— The Ottawa Citizen

[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

[Review of a previous edition:] Few people know more about Ontario's oddities than Toronto-based author Ron Brown...[and] they're almost all here in this new revised edition.

— The Toronto Sun

[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.

— Fifty-Five Plus Magazine

[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.

— Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay)

[Review of a previous edition:] We can hope that [Brown's] efforts to celebrate Ontario's past and present wonders will attract a new generation of readers and travellers.

— Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal

[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

[Review of a previous 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.... If your holidays are over and the budget is maxed out, the dog days of summer may be a perfect time to go exploring unusual spots close by.

— Toronto Star

[Review of a previous edition:] The table of contents alone will make you curious to see such places as Ontario's Taj Mahal.

— Guelph Mercury

[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.

— London Free Press

[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

[Review of a previous edition:] [Brown] collects the very best trips from the most unexpected and surprising sights in the province.

— The Sun Times (Owen Sound, ON)

[Review of a previous edition:] Thoroughly researched and written in an inviting style.

— Midland Mirror

[Review of a previous edition:] Brown's books are always interesting and bring to mind adventures.

— Muskoka Today

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