Haliburton is located in central Ontario’s highlands on the rugged Canadian Shield, with cottage rentals scattered amongst hundreds of lakes shrouded by birch, maple, and pine forest.
The region’s 600 lakes and rivers are hotspots for canoeists, kayakers, anglers and water sport enthusiasts while thousands of kilometres of scenic trails attract hikers, bikers and horseback riders in the summer and cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and snowmobilers come winter. Nearby Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area and Sir Sam’s Ski & Snowboard provide opportunities for alpine adventure and the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve - 70,000 private acres of undeveloped land - provides Siberian Husky dogsledding tours and an astronomy observatory. On a clear night, visitors can actually see the Andromeda Galaxy thanks to the Reserve’s remote location free from light pollution!
With plenty of restaurants, cafés, pubs, and spas in Haliburton, there’s no shortage of places to retire to after a day out on the water, trails, or slopes. Be sure to sample wines made with maple syrup at Moon Shadows Estate Winery and stroll through the Sculpture Forest, which showcases the work of Canadian and international artists.
Less than three hours’ drive from both Toronto and Ottawa, Haliburton offers natural, outdoor, and cultural attractions and is a popular place to rent a cottage in Ontario.+ More