About the Area
What impresses most visitors to Haliburton County is the spectacular scenery provided by the contrast of the many pristine lakes against the forested highlands set off by the stunning huge rocky granite outcroppings.
This is the backdrop for Haliburton’s reputation for thrilling outdoor adventure opportunities. Whatever your pleasure, you can find it all here.
The Haliburton ATV Association promotes responsible ATV use on crown land trails during the spring, summer and fall. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs offers more than 500km of sophisticated groomed trails exploring dense forest and meandering along lakes, rivers and streams.
Nestled in some of Ontario’s most beautiful landscape there are 5 golf courses for golfers of all skill levels; Delta Pinestone, Blairhampton, Haliburton Highlands, Lakeside and Beaverbrook.
Haliburton Forest is the largest privately owned forest in Canada with some 60,000 acres of rolling hardwood forest, pristine lakes, meandering rivers and extensive wetlands making it a nature enthusiast’s dream. The Forest offers unique outdoor experiences throughout the year, be it dog sledding, snowmobiling or ice fishing in winter or mountain biking, hiking and canoeing in summer and fall. Specialized outdoor education programs are available for all seasons. Other amenities include the Wolf Centre, the Astronomy Centre and the Walk in the Clouds.
Sir Sam’s Ski Centre offers alpine skiing and is Haliburton’s best kept secret. The Trails and Tours Network boasts hundreds of kilometres of trails for hiking, Nordic skiing and mountain biking. The Minden Whitewater Preserve is the location for World Cup class kayaking competitions.
Many of Ontario’s best camps are located in the Haliburton Highlands providing youth, adults and families the opportunity to participate in activities that emphasize fun, friendship, challenge, creativity, adventure, leadership and learning. Camps such as Onodaga, YMCA, Wanakita, White Pine, Kilcoo, Medba, Northland, Kandelore, Timberland, Adelaide and Towhee are just a few of them.
Haliburton is Where It’s Art! Haliburton is renown for its arts community with their many studios and several galleries including the Ethel Curry Gallery, the Rail’s End Gallery and the Agnes Jamieson Gallery that host many special shows and events. Fleming College and Haliburton School of the Arts offer over 300 art programs. The Performing Arts Pavillion is the location of many dance, concert and theatre performances throughout the year. The Sculpture Forest in Glebe Park is another area to wander through.
For accommodations there are over 100 lakefront resorts, country inns, lodges, housekeeping cottages and Bed & Breakfast properties. Whether you are looking for a family oriented vacation full of exciting activity or a relaxing and romantic getaway, you will find the perfect place for your needs right here in Haliburton.
There are plenty of good restaurants such as Domain of Killian, Sir Sam’s Inn and the Grill on the Gull that boast fine wine lists and menus that are sure to please the most discerning palates.
A unique experience awaits you whether enjoying the breathtaking scenery, the thrill of an outdoor adventure or just relaxing by the water. Come and capture the splendour of the Haliburton Highlands.