Haliburton County

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Haliburton County is also know as the Haliburton Highlands because it is one of the higher points on the Canadian Shield, reaching its peak at Sir Sam’s Ski Resort in Eagle Lake at 1,450 feet (440 m) above sea level.

The Haliburton Highlands has a thriving arts community, with galleries offering events, programs and workshops to the public. Artists’ studios can be found in almost every community, many offering public demonstrations, small galleries, and classes. There are murals and public sculptures in the downtowns of most communities, as well as in park settings.

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Annual Events

The main festivals include:
. February – Frost Festival
. June – Timberfest
. July – Haliburton Art & Craft Festival
. July / August – Highland Summer Theatre Festival
. August – Wilberforce Agricultural Fair
. September – Colourfest
. September/October – Haliburton County Studio Tour

Attractions & Entertainment

HALIBURTON SCULPTURE FOREST
Haliburton / Haliburton County
Special Park
Located in Glebe Park, this unique outdoor collection of sculptures by Canadian and international artists is ideal for families looking for an interesting outing, for those who enjoy outdoor trails, and for people looking for a unique artistic experience. The trails in the Sculpture Forest—for walking and bike riding in spring, summer and fall and skiing in the winter—provide changing perspectives of the forest and the sculptures in each of the seasons.
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POLE POSITION KARTWAYS
Minden / Haliburton County
Amusement
A variety of adventures including go-karting, batting cages, mini-golf, bumper boats, a unique golf chipping area or a leisurely stroll along nature trails.
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Outdoors

SIR SAMS SKI / RIDE
Eagle Lake / Haliburton County
Alpine skiing, golfing, Adomo Estate Winery, accommodations.
Whatever your pace of play, the Highlands terrain and views at Sir Sam’s Ski / Ride offer a unique place to bring the family for authentic fun and excitement, year round.
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HALIBURTON FOREST WILDLIFE RESERVE & WOLF CENTRE
Haliburton / Haliburton County
Treetop Canopy Walk, Biking, Dog Sledding, Fishing, Hiking, Snowmobile Trails
Haliburton Forest, is a unique, privately owned forest located on 80,000 acres of rolling hardwood forests, beautiful lakes, meandering rivers and extensive wetlands in the Haliburton Highlands. An outdoor lover’s paradise, it features wilderness adventure activities including the Wolf Centre, the Walk in the Clouds forest canopy tour, groomed snowmobile trails, mountain biking, dog sledding, fishing, hiking, astronomy, wildlife observation, and wilderness camping and accommodations.
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Eating

THE MILL POND RESTAURANT
Algonquin Highlands / Haliburton County
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Great family food, known for their Mill burger and prime rib, homemade pies and tarts, and breakfasts.
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THE COOKHOUSE RESTAURANT
in Haliburton Forest
Algonquin Highlands / Haliburton County
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Ice Cream
Comfort food, with a cottage-country ambience. Kawartha Dairy ice cream for dessert.
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Shopping

Rest & Relax

SIR SAM’S INN & SPA
Haliburton / Haliburton County
Inn / Spa
Once the Haliburton estate of Sir Samuel Hughes, the 10-bedroom stone and timber mansion along Eagle Lake combines comforts with a respect for nature. The sight now includes 16 lakeside accommodations, the WaterSpa, a conference wing and many other amenities.
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PINESTONE RESORT
Haliburton / Haliburton County
Resort / Spa / Golf
A premier golf and spa Rresort, overlooking 160 acres of lush “Cottage Country” landscape in the scenic Haliburton Highlands. The area’s only full-service hotel with a golf course and spa, this tranquil countryside getaway features 101 well-appointed rooms, suites, villas and chalets; the indulgent Wind in the Willows Spa and 18 holes of championship-level golf at Pinestone Golf Course.
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Maps

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Key Locations

Municipality
. Dysart (Dysart, Burton, Clyde, Dudley, Eyre, Cuilford, Harburn, Harcourt, Havelock)
. Highlands East

Township
. Algonquin Highlands
. Minden Hills (including the commercial centre of Minden, and the smaller communities of Blairhampton, Brady Lake, Buller, Carnarvon, Deep Bay, Dutch Line, Gelert, Hindon Hill (abandoned community), Howland, Ingoldsby, Irondale, Kilcoo Harbour, Lochlin, Lutterworth, Miners Bay, and Moore Falls)

Communities
. Haliburton
. Minden
. Wilberforce
. Gooderham
. Irondale
. Cardiff
. West Guilford
. Eagle Lake
. Fort Irwin

Visit the Official Regional Site of Haliburton County

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