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What do the Haliburton Highlands look like to you?
Jumping off the dock with your kids? A serene hike through the woods? Enjoying local food and drink with your friends?
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Stories from Haliburton Highlands
Savour Snowdon Park's slow Adventure By Darren Lum - Adventurer. Biker. Freelancer. Former Dogsled guide, and long-time “newspaper guy.” Come for the lookouts, but stay for the discovery. Snowdon Park offers an approachable trail for beginner hikers and a...
Escape to Ritchie Falls By Darren Lum - Adventurer. Biker. Freelancer. Former Dogsled guide, and long-time “newspaper guy.” Bask in everything Ritchie Falls can offer with a visit to tantalize the senses. It's where you can forget your troubles for however...
Plan your trip to dark sky areas for better chances of viewing meteor showers. Did you know that New Moons provide the best time to view the stars and celestial objects. Sep 29: Harvest Moon In many Native American cultures, September's Full Moon is called...
Where the Stars Hang Out By Kimberly Strong-Knight Pat Monaghan is no stranger to the Haliburton Highlands. A well-known radio personality on Canoe.FM with his Buckslide Blues Cruise on Tuesday nights, he has been calling this area his home off and on for more than...
A loop trail with all the fixings By Rick Whitteker - Nature writer & outdoor guide If you are looking for a looped hiking trail in the Haliburton Highlands that checks off all the boxes, I have a suggestion. Moderate terrain, lakeside vistas, mature forest, well...
Abbey Gardens- Trails and more! By Rick Whitteker - Nature writer & outdoor guide I like hiking. It is the best way I can find to move the body, exercise the heart, and calm the mind. At Abbey Gardens, everything is anchored in a philosophy of sustainability and...
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The drive alone is worth it
“…one of the most scenic highway in Ontario.” – Wikipedia
- 2.5 Hours Drive from Toronto
- 3.5 Hours Drive from Ottawa
- 4.5 Hours Drive from Buffalo
- 8 Hours Drive from Quebec City
We respectfully acknowledge that the region currently know as the Haliburton Highlands is located on Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory, and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which are Curve Lake, Rama, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Beausoleil and Georgina Island First Nations.
As well, we acknowledge a shared presence of Indigenous nations throughout the area, and recognize its original, Indigenous inhabitants as the stewards of its lands and waters since time immemorial.