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Boat Safety When Renting a Cottage in Haliburton

Water activities and boating are a huge part of summer fun in Haliburton County, especially at the cottage! But taking precautions should be an integral part of the process to keep everyone safe and avoid tragic accidents. Those who are new to cottage rentals in Haliburton, and who have never partaken in water activities before, may be unsure how to keep safe.

DO always make sure you…

5 Best Hiking Trails in Haliburton

Silent Lake (1589 Silent Lake Park Road, Bancroft, ON)  Difficulty: easy-moderate to difficult

Silent…

5 Fun Things to Do in Haliburton

1)  Local Produce at the Farmers Market - every Tuesday 12-4 at Head Lake Park in Haliburton, every Friday in Carnarvon 12-5.  Local produce, flowers, cheeses, and meats.  Baked goods, crafts, hot lunches.  Support Haliburton farmers.  https://haliburtoncountyfarmersmarket.wordpress.com/

2)  Catch a movie at Highlands Cinema - a historic relic, this movie theatre is a museum and a theatre…

The Value of Feedback

Guest Blog:  by the owners of Towering Pines

My wife and I have been cottage owners in Haliburton for coming up on two years and have just completed our second season of cottage rentals.  The original plan was for the acquisition of a cottage to be the end game of a sequence that was to begin with my retirement, proceeding to sale of home, and then downsizing to a new and smaller residence.  Owning a cottage for rental to others did not fit anywhere into this…

Fishing in the Haliburton Highlands

Fishing is excellent in the fresh water lakes of Haliburton and Minden.

Haliburton’s fresh water lakes are a natural home to several species of fish.  Trout, both lake and brook are plentiful.  An aggressive stocking programme has small mouth bass populations naturally regenerating.  

In fact, both largemouth and smallmouth bass are common in Haliburton…

ATV Haliburton Highlands Extensive ATV Trail System

Haliburton Highlands offers 3,000 km of marked, mapped, and signed ATV trails.

Here is what "All Terrain Vehicle Magazine" recently wrote about the Haliburton ATV Association:  ATV owners interested in an exceptional place to ride should check out the Haliburton ATV Association website. (www.haliburtonatv.com)  The Haliburton ATV club is among the most active and well organized groiups in Canada.…

Kurt Browning to MC Winter Senior Games in Haliburton

Senior Games - Sir Sams SkiHaliburton County will be hosting over 1,000 athletes, officials, and spectators from February 17 - 19, 2015 as part of the 2015 Ontario 55+ Winter Games.  Kurt Browning, a Canadian figure skater, choreographer and commentator will MC the event.  He is a four-time World Champion, four-time Canadian National Champion and three-time Olympian, earning the priveledge of carrying…

Family Vacations with the Dog

Dogs love being included in the family vacation when you rent a cottage just as much as the rest of the family. Playing in the lake, taking exciting walks in the forest with all the wonderful new smells and relaxing at the end of the day surrounded by family all contribute to your pet's positive cottage vacation experience. But just because you've escaped the daily grind, doesn't mean…

Minden White Water Preserve hosts Pan Am Kayak/Canoe Events in 2015

The Minden White Water Preserve will be hosting the Pan Am Kayak/Canoe races from July 10-26, 2015. Will this impact cottage rentals in Haliburton for 2015?

The Minden White Water Preserve hosts a number of weekend events throughout the summer but in 2015 it will be part of the Pan Am Games as the site for the Whitewater Canoe/Kayak Slalom event.  These events haven't been included…

What extra items should you bring to your Haliburton cottage rental?

When renting a cottage in Ontario, it is traditional to bring your own sheets, pillow cases, towels, dish cloths and tea towels.  In addition, you are expected to bring anything you will consume.  This would include non-perishable products such as paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, soap, and dish detergent.  Most Haliburton cottage rentals are also used frequently by their owners so you'll find…

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