We want to let you in on a little secret: beyond the city lights, a scenic drive less than 3 hours from Toronto, awaits an outdoor enthusiasts winter paradise. Whether you’re looking for a panoramic view of fall colours, a relaxing break in the spa or the chance to create wonderful family memories — Haliburton Highlands “A Natural Work of Art” in the Canadian Seasons.
Experience Spectacular Falls Colours
Explore our forests through the transition of the season with over 160 kilometres of hiking trails through the Haliburton Highlands, offering panoramic views of lakes and forests. Without a doubt, the best opportunity to capture the true beauty of fall is from the Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower. Should you challenge the 82 foot climb, you are rewarded by a 310 square mile view.
Ride on over 600 kilometres of two unique trail systems, with excellent wide groomed trails featuring spectacular scenery; a destination that embraces the needs of the avid snowmobiler. Many accommodations are available for your stay and you can find great hearty meals at local restaurants along the way.
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
Slap on a pair of skis and enjoy the winter wonderland of the rugged Canadian Shield, majestic hardwood forests over the rolling hills of the Haliburton Highlands. With over 90 kilometres of skiing available you can enjoy hours of trails with your family — and maybe even get a glimpse of wildlife along the way. Why not try night skiing and take in the starlight sky and crisp fresh winter on our lite trails.
Carve it up … Downhill
Try one of the 14 groomed hills for every skill level with a view at the top that is unforgettable. Mother Nature supplies us with good amounts of fresh powder. First class snowmaking equipment guarantees great conditions all winter long.
Become a Musher … Dogsledding!
What a great way to get your adrenaline rushing and get a blast of fresh winter air! Adventures in dogsledding is a must do! This activity is great for families as you can explore the thrill of driving your own team or relax in the basket for a scenic ride through the beauty of the snow-covered hills.
Car Ice Racing
Ice racing is exactly what it sounds like — cars racing wheel to wheel on a track of glare ice. As winter sets in,
a track layout is plowed into a field, over and over, until the track is bordered by banks of snow several feet high, and ten to fifteen feet deep. Then the track is flooded with water repeatedly until a layer of ice a foot or more thick is built up. Bring out the cars and we’re off to the races!