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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…

Generate income by renting your cottage

Generate income by renting your cottageHaliburton cottage owners are facing challenges if they need to sell.  It can take time to find the right buyer for your property, sometimes years.  Many cottage owners in Haliburton are turning to rentals as an alternative.  If you have tried selling your cottage without success, or are not prepared to lower your asking price and want…

Opening Your Haliburton Cottage For The Season

Opening Your Haliburton Cottage For The SeasonSpring is fast approaching. Can you smell the cedar? Yes, it's almost time to open your Haliburton cottage for the season. We hope you'll find this list of Top 10 "to dos" when opening your Haliburton cottage useful - whether you're new at opening or a seasoned pro:

1. Stake out the scene. Find a long weekend - usually…

The Benefits of a Cottage Rental Home-Cooked Meal

cottage rental home-cooked mealBudgeting for food expenditures during your vacation to the Haliburton Highlands can be almost as difficult as forecasting the week's weather. When staying at a traditional hotel or resort, the challenge is multiplied as travelers face the added expense of dining out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While the majority of quality hotels do not offer full kitchens,…

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