Will you be able to visit them all?
A big red shoe, a TTC car, a giant logger: scattered around the Haliburton Highlands are an amazing collection of Local Landmarks. Some are so well known we use them daily; “Go past the train engine and across the bridge….” “Meet us at the rainbow bench.” Others are less well known and some are hidden gems that you need insider information to find. All of them are worth seeking out.
You can plan an entire road trip finding and experiencing our Local Landmarks. Whether you are a history buff, an outdoor art lover, or looking for a great Instagram photo our collection of Local Landmarks will lead you to explore the far corners of the Haliburton Highlands.
You are going to need a place to stay, and some great food to complete your road trip, so check out our listings of places to stay and places to eat. Happy Landmark hunting!
Plan your Trip
This itinerary for 24 hours take you you to many of our landmarks while giving you some exercise with lots of walking
Breakfast at Molly's
Molly’s Bistro & Bakery serves some of the best breakfast in the Haliburton Highlands. Priding themselves on sourcing as much local ingredients as possible and being Feast On® certified.
Minden River Walk
Located in downtown Minden, this unique pathway follows the Gull River and loops with a connecting foot bridge that brings you back downtown or allows you access to the Minden Boardwalk to continue on to the Minden Cultural Centre. You choose how long or short of a journey, the possibilities are endless.
Stop by the Lochlin Community Centre and see one of the original Visual Arts installations. This sculpture honours the importance of the Maple Syrup industry in the Haliburton Highlands.
Book a tour at Killara Station, an organic farm.
Haliburton Sculpture Forest
The Haliburton Sculpture Forest is a unique outdoor collection of sculptures by Canadian and international artists, located in Glebe Park near the village of Haliburton.
The Sculpture Forest experience, which is unstructured and unscripted, is ideal for families looking for an interesting outing, for those who enjoy outdoor trails, and for people looking for a unique artistic experience. A map is available here and at the entrance to the Sculpture Forest.
Self-guided tours are available through our PocketSights app. Guided tours are available with our tour provider, YoursOutdoors.
Haliburton Highlands Museum
If you still have time in the day check out the Haliburton Highlands Museum while you are at the Sculpture Forest.
The main museum building features a variety of exhibits, while Reid House built in the 1880s depicts everyday life over 100 years ago. Their log buildings, open in the summer months, include a working blacksmith’s forge and a variety of other structures.
One of the original Visual Arts installations. Located on the rock cut kitty-corner to the Eagle Lake Market.
Relax at Sir Sam's Inn & Spa
To finished the day, stay at Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa where you can relax and treat yourself. Their onsite Rrestaurant, Twin Fires, will be able to satisfy you culinary urges where they “treat food like art”.