Staycation Guide Promotes Local Travel

August 5, 2020
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall Tourism has published a Staycation Guide to help guide people looking to get out and explore their own backyards.

Cornwall Staycation Guide

The 16-page fully bilingual guide includes information on which businesses are open and encourages safe outdoor activities such as fishing and golfing. The centrepiece of the guide is a cycling map that promotes bike routes on the Waterfront Trail.

“There has never been a better time to explore our region and discover what’s in our own backyards,” says Kevin Lajoie, Tourism Officer with Cornwall Tourism. “Most of the amenities and destinations in our region are available into the fall and in some cases the early winter. The guide can be used by local residents and visitors alike.”

Every home in Cornwall and the United Counties of SDG will receive copies of the Staycation Guide along with an updated Discover Guide from SDG Tourism, courtesy of Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry MP Eric Duncan’s office.

“The coronavirus pandemic means many of us are choosing to spend some time getting reacquainted with some of the fantastic tourist destinations and visitor amenities right here,” said Mr. Duncan. “These guides can be used for the balance of 2020 to help families and others plan activities closer to home.”

An army of municipal staff and volunteers spent several days packing more than 46,000 envelopes with the guides and a message from Duncan.

“Our guides were created earlier this year before the pandemic and represent a significant investment by residents and businesses in the United Counties,” said SDG tourism coordinator Karina Belanger. “As the province slowly and prudently reopened different economic sectors this summer, it was felt that distributing these guides locally would be of great importance to businesses who rely on tourism dollars.”

You can view both guides online at the following links, or request a free copy using the Contact Us form.

Additional tourism information, including the latest news and other resources such as downloadable maps, can be found on the following websites:

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