It’s shaping up to be a fantastic year for fall colours in the Haliburton Highlands. One of our classic autumn road trips to is a driving tour of the artist’s studios that make up The Studio Tour. For 33 years this group of studio artists has been welcoming visitors that want to see original art in the place that it is created. Studios will be open the first 2 weekend of October, with full COVID-19 safety protocols in place.
Every great road trip deserves great food and the Haliburton Highlands has no shortage of stops to accommodate your cravings. Mid-day stops for coffee and a baked treat are always welcome. Cooler weather also means heartier comfort food. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch or a lovely dinner to finish off your day our area restaurants offer a wide range of options.
The stunning colours of autumn connect all of these stops. Each road and viewpoint has its own mix of colours as the leaves turn. Find the best views and vistas on our Fall Colour page as well as an updated fall colour report that will show you the when and where in regard to the colours on the trees. Panorama Park in Minden and Skyline Park in Haliburton offer stunning viewpoints to enjoy the show.
For a truly unique experience, get out of the car and tour the Haliburton Sculpture Forest: a collection of 37 sculptures scattered through the forest of Glebe Park. Fresh air, the crunch of leaves underfoot, and fascinating outdoor art will awaken your senses and your appetite!
One last thing, DYK: You can get a breathtaking view of the Haliburton Highlands at Sir Sam’s Ski & Ride? There’s a 5 km hiking trail which is open from May to October and which is accessible 7 days per week using their ‘honour box’ system.