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Recommended Reading: Top 100 Unusual Things to See in Ontario by Ron Brown

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Recommended Reading: Top 100 Unusual Things to See in Ontario by Ron Brown

Boston Mills Press, 2007

Uncovering the unexpected in Ontario - from floating mansions to the province's very own Taj Mahal.

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 best-selling "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.

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, and a few are for more adventurous explorers. Locations include:

  • North America's longest wooden bridge
  • Ontario's Stonehenge
  • The dune that ate the town
  • Ghosts of the gold fields
  • Boats in the air
  • Holleford meteor crater
  • Strange serpent mounds of Rice Lake
  • The swamp that feeds the world
  • Hell holes of Eastern Ontario
  • Ontario's Taj Mahal
  • Birdhouse City
  • The floating mansions of Lemonville
  • Magical Cyprus Lake grotto
  • The country's smallest jail
  • The eight-sided Main Street
  • The mud church of Shanty Bay
  • The telltale grave
  • The world's shortest railway.

Ron Brown has written over a dozen books on Ontario's ghost towns and roadside attractions (both natural and unnatural). 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.

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