Haliburton Highlands

Club Contacts

President: Charlene Cooper, g47pick@hotmail.com

Club Info

We are an active group of people, both couples and singles who enjoy travelling and hosting. The club was started in 2007 and we strive to have 2 outbound and 2 inbound journeys annually hosting preferably in February, June and September/October. We are an enthusiastic club and we take every opportunity to make every Highland experience memorable.

Area Info

The Haliburton Highlands is located midway between Toronto and Ottawa and a bit further north. The area is known as “Cottage Country” and offers 4 seasons of outdoor splendour. With Algonquin Park (http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/) on the northern border and Muskoka Ontario (http://www.traveltomuskoka.com/) on the west, the Haliburton region is quickly being discovered by nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

The area has an abundance of lakes and rivers, trees and rocks and is the perfect spot to attract cottagers and retirees. With the surge of interest in winter outdoor recreation and popularity of the magnificent fall colours the Haliburton Highlands has become a 4-season destination.

The County of Haliburton has two major villages; the Village of Haliburton and the Village of Minden. There are over 600 named lakes and plenty of trails for hiking/walking in the summer and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Typical Journey

Our journeys usually begin with a welcome lunch, breakfast or potluck. Tours of the fish hatchery, wolf centre, artisan studios, the sculpture forest, and the white-water canoe/kayak preserve are a few of our highlights. In the warm weather boat rides, canoeing, kayaking and swimming in one of our lakes are favourites. Small group dinners and large group get togethers round out the visit. Our winter journeys usually include dog sledding, tobogganing, a horse drawn sleigh ride, curling and lessons in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Some have even tried ice fishing and playing in the snow.