The Haliburton Highlands is a county of abundant lakes, rivers and untarnished wilderness. With four seasons of outdoor attractions, more & more visitors are making Haliburton their vacation destination. Bordered by the famous Algonquin Park and the Muskokas, Haliburton is a paradise quickly being discovered.
The history of this area dates as far back as 1590, however first settlers came in 1854. Originally a town used mainly for logging, now tourists are continuously being drawn towards the natural stunning beauty of the highlands. There are numerous hiking trails, antiques & art galleries, downhill skiing, extensive cross-country trails, just some of the wealth of activities offered. The Haliburton Highlands is your best value for Ontario vacations just two hours north of Toronto.
Keep Busy & Have fun in the Sensational Highlands…
Haliburton Forest is one of the most popular attractions. A fabulous wilderness adventure awaits…at any time of year you’ll find an abundance of activity. Visit the Wolf Centre, take a “Walk in the Clouds”, snowmobile, mountain bike, dogsled, hike & more. 705-754-2198
Art Studios & Art Galleries
Haliburton is famous for it’s Annual Studio Tour, displaying some of the best pottery, framed floral art, jewellery, stained glass, fabric art, birdhouses, ironworks, twig furniture, sculpture paintings, woodworking & more. Check out more here:
Rail’s End Gallery, Haliburton (705) 457-2330
Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden (705) 286-3763
Haliburton County Studio Tour
The Ethel Curry Gallery, Haliburton, OntarioThis wonderful piece was done by Haliburton’s own Rose Pearson
Haliburton Trails & Tours…
The Highlands is a natural environment to get outdoors & get active. You’ll find over 20 trails to choose from, for every level.
ATV TOURS with Back Country Tours
The “YOU-DRIVE ADVENTURES” experience is about you being in control of where the fully automatic ATV, Military H-1 HUMMER or snowmobile tour takes you. Everyone from families to corporate can participate. No experience Necessary!!! Located 20 minutes from Halimar Resort, you’ll find the largest ATV trails in Ontario over 1,700 KM. Guided tours are offered, ATV rental tours and HUMMER rentals that you drive OFF-ROAD. Guided ATV adventures are available for ATV Owners and guided tours for 4 X 4 OFF-ROAD TRUCK Owners. OFF-ROADING is a sport the entire family can enjoy with our knowledgeable guides and fully equipped recovery Hummer.
MORE…interesting things to do & see, & places to go
The Highlands Summer Festival… You will find incredible live on stage entertainment minutes from Halimar during July & August at the Northern Lights Pavilion. From comedies to musicals, 6 weeks of arresting performances. A date……At the Movies
- Highlands Cinema – Kinmount (705) 488-2107
Golfing…a memorable experience in the Highlands
You’ll find excellent golfing in the scenic Haliburton Highlands, golf courses are located between 2 & 20 kms from Halimar. The Haliburton Highlands Golf course is a 9 hole, that is less that 2 minutes away, it is short & hilly & offers a spectacular view of the lake.
- Haliburton Highlands Golf Course – Haliburton (705) 457-2233
- PineStone Golf Club – Haliburton
- Blairhampton Golf Club – Minden
- Beaverbrook Golf Course –
Minden (705) 286-1378
- Cedar Meadow Golf – Harcourt
- Lakeside Golf Club – West
Guilford (705) 754-2110
- Highlands Driving Range and
Minigolf – Carnarvon (705) 489-3473
Winter Wonderland Activities
The Haliburton Highlands is a dream come true, offering every winter activity you can possibly imagine. From ice fishing to dog sledding, come & experience a true winter wonderland.
- Haliburton Nordic Trails
You will find over 80 kms of high quality cross-country ski trails, a delightful treat for the cross country ski enthuisast. Halimar is a member of the Haliburton Nordic Association, with direct access to the trails. (705) 457-1640
- Haliburton County Snowmobile Association
Snowmobiling adventures can be found on the Highlands almost 600 kms of excellent wide groomed trails, & you can sled right from your cottage at Halimar unto trail # 7. (705) 286-1722
- Sir Sam’s Ski Area
For fantastic downhill skiing, these hills await, PLUS… snowboarders are welcome on all hills! It is located approximately 20 minutes from Halimar, with discounted trails passes available. (705) 754-2298
- Ski for Life
An organization design to promote active living through the love of cross country skiing. A comfortable learning environment from beginners to intermediate.
- Haliburton Snowmobile Rentals
Kennisis Lake Marina is Ontario’s largest snowmobile rental company offering current year sleds from multiple locations in the Haliburton and Muskoka regions. Located in Dwight on HWY 60 and Kennisis Lake at the Marina. From Halimar, you can sled right from your cottage at Halimar unto trail # 7.
- Moose Woods Trail Centre – Haliburton, for Hiking, Biking and cross-country trails (705) 754-3559
Super Seasonal Activities and information….Discover Ontario Here!
- Pole Position Kartways
The excitement begins with go karting, batting cages, bumper boats, mini-golf & more, just 20 minutes from Halimar. – Minden (705) 286-3766
- Enjoy Horsebacking Riding through the scenic Highlands Briarwinds Farm – Minden (705) 286-6155
South Algonquin Trails Inc. – Harcourt (800) 758-4801
- Airplane Rides…Get on board & experience the Haliburton from above. A pick up can be made right off the Halimar dock, how convenient.
- Wilderness Beyond Adventure
For an experience, a challenge, remote or scenic, bike, hike, canoe or kayak, the choice is yours with guided adventure tours.
- Haliburton Highlands Museum
- Ontario Resorts
If you haven’t found what you are looking for,please contact the Haliburton Chamber & they would be happy to help. 800-461-7677