Check out the Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve.
Here you will find a research facility and an education centre. It is a property where members of the community make their livelihood, and thousands of visitors make their day. It is a major force in the hardwood lumber industry, with three operating sawmills. It is 100,000 acres, 100 lakes, and millions of trees, and it is home to countless creatures.
The Haliburton Sculpture Forest is a unique outdoor collection of sculptures by Canadian and international artists. The trails in the Sculpture Forest—for walking and bike riding in spring, summer and fall and walking, snowshoeing and skiing in the winter—provide changing perspectives of the forest and the sculptures in each of the seasons.
Abbey Gardens is a not-for profit charity providing economic and recreational opportunities for our community. Everything they do on site helps further their mission to create opportunities to learn about living more sustainably. If you want to learn about local food, gardening, energy, sustainable construction techniques, heritage agricultural animals, land restoration or cooking techniques, this is the place to visit!
Take a right out of our driveway and head toward Minden to visit the Minden Hills Museum & Heritage Village. This picturesque museum invites visitors to imagine what life was like 150 years ago back when Minden was a rough and tumble logging town.
The Heritage Village is made up of five historic buildings, moved here to preserve and celebrate Minden’s history. Come and explore Bowron House, a log cabin from the 1860s with a working woodstove, practice your spelling at Stanhope Schoolhouse from 1898 or view exhibits in the Stirling Bank building. Costumed interpreters run daily activities from June – August and the museum is open with displays and self-guided activities from May Victoria Day long weekend to October Thanksgiving weekend.
Take a left out of our driveway, drive for about 12 km and here you will find the sleepy little village of Kinmount right along the Burnt River where you will see the historic sawmill, train station, cinema (closed due to covid), park and other histrocial features.
The Haliburton ATV Association (HATVA) is an all volunteer, non-profit, Ontario member association that boasts over 1,700km of ATV trails that are user friendly for all ATV’s and Side by Sides (SxS).
There trails are signed, mapped and insured for HATVA and associated club member riders and is the fastest growing ATV association in Ontario. They offer a full slate of events and rides.
The HCSA has 370 kilometers of trails for you to discover. We have a bit of everything; an abandoned rail line, portions of our trails older than Canada, dense forests, open spaces, the only recognized trail through Algonquin Provincial Park, lake travel that’s staked, and lots of vistas on the way. It’s all signed and ride ready. Don’t forget your camera.
The Ontario Federation of 4 Wheel Drive recreationists (OF4WD) are a Provincial umbrella organization comprised of 4×4 clubs and individual members. Our mandate is to represent the interests of the 4×4 community and ensure the long term sustainability of 4 wheel drive recreation in the province of Ontario. We work to achieve this through user education, advocacy work and cooperative trail management and maintenance programs.