Local Activities

Bowling

The Fast Lane Entertainment Center

http://www.thefastlane.ca/
705-286-3900
  • 5-pin bowling alley offering daily league play, game nights, lanes, and occasional live music

Bancroft Bowling Lanes

Hwy 62 S, Bancroft
(613) 332-1323

Health & Fitness

Exhale Fitness Studio

163 Highland St., Haliburton

  • Fitness classes and gym facilities

http://www.exhalefitstudio.com/

Haliburton Yoga

http://haliburtonyoga.com/haliburtonyoga/Home.html
(705) 457-3121

Holness Yoga

http://www.holness-yoga.com/
(705) 455-9294

Just Movement Fitness

http://www.justmovementfitness.com/
705-455-7270
  • Offers various classes in Minden, Haliburton, and Hall’s Lake area

Light Hatch Yoga

http://www.lighthatch.com

Physical Journeys Fitness

http://www.physicaljourneysfitness.webs.com/
(705) 457-3224
  • Fitness classes and studio with locations in Minden and Haliburton

Skye Cycle

Indoor cycle studio in Haliburton Village

http://www.skyecycle.ca

Restaurants

Casual

Baked and Battered
http://bakedandbattered.com/
(705)457-2252
128 Highland St., Haliburton
  • Offers Muskoka Roastery coffee, free wifi, baked goods and fish and chips
CC’s Suds ‘n Grub
5014 Haliburton Lake Rd. Fort Irwin, Ontario
(705) 754-2144
  • Ice cream parlour and casual food
Corner Café Ristorante
1008 St. Andrew’s Crt. West Guilford, Ontario
(705) 754-9141
  • authentic Italian cuisine
Dominion Hotel, Minden
http://dominionhotelpub.ca/Dominion/Home.html
705-286-6954
113 Main St. Minden, K0M 2K0
 
Gramma’s Fish & Chips, Minden
(705) 286-6365
At the corner of Highway 35 and 121
 
Gravity Coffee House & Café, Minden
http://gravity-cafe.com/
(705) 286-4804
2 Newcastle St., Minden  K0M 2K0
  • free wifi
  • impressive selection of loose teas, coffee, light and healthy fare
Haliburton Forest Cookhouse Restaurant
http://www.haliburtonforest.com/
705-754-2198
 
Kozy Korner
166 Highland St., Haliburton, K0M 1S0
(705) 457-2810
http://kosykorner.com/
 
Maple Avenue Tap & Grill
120 Maple Ave., Haliburton, K0M 1S0
(705) 457-2440
 
Mark's Chinese Restaurant
12626 Highway 35, Minden, K0M 2K0
(705) 286-1818
 
McKeck’s Tap & Grill, Haliburton
http://www.mckecks.ca/
705-457-3443
207 Highland St., Haliburton  K0M 1S0
  • Licensed, pub food
  • 14 HD TV’s
 
Mill Pond Restaurant, Carnarvon
http://www.themillpondrestaurant.com/
(705) 489-3353
  • At the corner of Highways 118 and 35
Molly’s Bistro Bakery
http://www.mollysbistrobakery.ca/
705-286-6988
  • 170 Bobcaygeon Rd., Minden
Pizza on Earth, Dorset
http://www.mypizzaonearth.com/
(705) 349-8827
  • Pizza On Earth features a selection of gourmet thin-crust pizzas prepared with quality ingredients.
  • All pizzas are cooked in a traditional wood-fired brick oven designed to replicate the flavour you would find at an authentic Italian pizzeria.
Rhubarb
9201 Highway 118 (corner of Hwy 35 & 118)
http://www.rhubarbhaliburton.com
 
South Algonquin Diner
2269 Loop Rd., Wilberforce
(705) 448-9777
 
SummerKiss, Norland
http://www.summerkiss.ca/
(705) 454-8000
 
Tower Bistro, The Nordic Inn, Dorset
http://www.thenordicinn.com/
(705) 766-2343
 
Trading Bay Dining, Dorset
http://www.tradingbaydining.com/
(705) 766-9777
 
Village Chalet Family Restaurant
105 Bobcaygeon Rd., Minden
(705) 286-2121
 
Wild Orchid Thai Cuisine
Located in Gambell's Antiques
3 Invergordon Ave., Minden
(705) 286-1532
 
Win Yeung Chinese Restaurant, Haliburton
http://www.winyeung.com/
(705) 457-9649

Fine Dining

Bonnieview Inn, Haliburton
http://www.bonnieviewinn.com/dining.html
2713 Kashagawigamog Rd. S., Haliburton, K0M 1S0
 
Grill on the Gull
115 Main St., Minden
705-286-3886
 
Hankook E Korean Cuisine
172 Highland St., Haliburton
705-457-1100
 
Oakview Lodge & Marina, Algonquin Highlands
http://www.oakviewlodge.com/dining.html
705-457-2350
 
Pepper Mill, Carnarvon
(705) 489-1939
http:://www.thepeppermill.ca/
  • Licensed
  • Steak and pasta house
Pinestone Resort
http://www.pinestone-resort.com/restaurant/index.cfm
  • Featuring casual dining in one restaurant and fine dining in the main dining room
The Rhubarb, Carnarvon
http://www.rhubarbhaliburton.com
705-489-4449
9201 Hwy #118
 
Sir Sam’s Inn, Eagle Lake
http://www.sirsamsinn.com/index.php/pages/show/dining
705-754-2188
1491 Sir Sam’s Rd., Eagle Lake, K0M 1M0

Summer and Fall Activities

Hiking & Biking

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve

www.haliburtonforest.com
(705) 754-2198
  • Over 300kms of walking, hiking, and mountain bike trails through the Haliburton forest
  • Observe a wolf pack in the wild at the Wolf Centre
  • Fabulous Outdoor Education program
  • Get a guided bird’s-eye view of the Haliburton forest on the Walk in the Clouds canopy
  • Features a world-class astronomical observatory, thanks to the site’s light-pollution-free location (self-tracking system, equipped with a 64,000-object database)

Haliburton Highlands Cycling Coalition

http://www.cyclehaliburton.ca/
(705) 457-1391

Sir Sam’s Ski Area

www.sirsams.com
(705) 754-2298
  • Extensive mountain biking and hiking trails (mountain bike rentals available)
  • Downhill racetrack
  • Pump track
  • Scenic chairlift rides overlooking the mountain

Township of Algonquin Highlands

http://www.algonquinhighlands.ca//?cat=trails&page=hiking
  • Links to hiking trails in Algonquin Highlands

Welcome Cyclists

http://www.welcomecyclists.ca/featured-cycling/item/69-haliburton-highlands
  • Links and information on places to cycle in the Haliburton County area

Water Sports

SUP North

www.supnorth.ca
(705) 754-0716
  • Stand up paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Call to arrange your own personalized paddleboard adventure.

Minden White Water Preserve

www.whitewaterontario.ca
(888) 322-2849
  • Located on the beautiful Gull River, one of Ontario’s natural wonders.
  • Offers 800m of whitewater featuring Class II to IV rapids.
  • A popular destination for recreational kayaking and canoeing.
  • Also hosts whitewater racing for the more competitive-minded

Ski-Mazing Water Sports School

http://www.skiwakefootschool.com/
(705) 457-8359
  • Ski, wakeboard, and barefoot water sports school also offers para-sailing and Waverunner rentals.

Outdoor Entertainment

Pole Position Kartways

www.polepositionkartways.com
(705) 286-3766
  • Go-kart racing for kids and adults.
  • The course has a few two-seater karts, so parents can ride with their children if they choose to.
  • The complex also features batting cages, miniature golf, a bumper boat pond, a golf chipping area, and a few pretty nature trails.

Carnarvon Family Golf

www.carnarvonfamilygolf.com
(705) 489-3473
  • This facility offers a variety of activities for the whole family including batting cages, driving range, miniature golf, jumping castle, and 9 hole par 3 golf course.
  • The many golf camps, clinics and lessons provide customers with a fun learning experience at all levels and for all ages.

Yours Outdoors

http://www.yoursoutdoors.ca/
(705) 754-3436
  • Yours Outdoors offers unique learning vacations and outdoor adventures that explore the rich natural and cultural heritage of Haliburton County.

Fishing

Ministry of Natural Resources – Fishing Info

http://www.web2.mnr.gov.on.ca/fish_online/fishing/fishingExplorer_en.html
  • Excellent website with detailed information on all our lakes, right down to depths and types of fish found, etc.

Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association

http://www.hhoa.on.ca/
(705) 457-9664
  • Visit our local fish hatchery for an interesting and informative tour.
  • This organization offers information and education on fishing and hunting while promoting sustainable management of natural resources.

Arts and Culture

Ethel Curry Gallery

http://www.theethelcurrygallery.com/
705-457-9687
  • Private art gallery, located at the corner of Maple and Highland Sts., Haliburton

Haliburton County Artist Studio Tour

http://www.haliburtonstudiotour.on.ca
(705) 489-3177

This tour provides an opportunity to visit the studios of dozens of local artists and craftspeople while enjoying discussions, lectures and demonstrations. The tour is scheduled in October each year, coinciding with gorgeous fall colour along the route.

Even when the Studio Tour is not operating you can still visit an artists’ studio and purchase a one-of-a-kind memento of your trip. Here’s a link to The Arts Council with directory listings of many of our local artists: http://www.haliburtonarts.on.ca/find-a-member/directory-listings/achh_tag/artists/

Haliburton Museum & Sculpture Forest

http://www.haliburtonsculptureforest.ca/
(705) 457-2760
  • Offers a unique outdoor sculpture gallery winding through wooded countryside.
  • The museum features authentic settlers’ cabins and a functioning blacksmith shop with scheduled demonstrations.

Haliburton School of Art and Design

www.flemingc.on.ca
(705) 457-1680 / (866) 353-6464
  • Courses are taught by friendly, accomplished artisans
  • Wide range of unique courses (twig furniture-making, glassblowing, raku pottery, etc.), many specific to historical Ontario

Minden Hills Cultural Centre

http://www.mindenculturalcentre.com/

This centre encompasses the Agnes Jamieson art gallery, Minden Museum, and Nature Centre.

Rails End Gallery

http://www.railsendgallery.com/
(705) 457-2330
  • The Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre, situated in the historic train station in the village of Haliburton, Ontario, offers exhibitions by local and regional artists.

Red Cross Outpost Museum

http://www.redcrossoutpost.org/
705-448-3000
  • The Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost & Historic House is the site of the first Red Cross Outpost Hospital in Ontario, as well as the first hospital of any kind in Haliburton County and surrounding area.
  • It was declared a National Historic Site of Canada in 2003.

Live Entertainment

The Forest Festival – Haliburton Forest

http://www.theforestfestival.com/about.html
(705) 754-2198

Haliburton Concert Series

http://www.haliburtoncs.blogspot.ca
(705) 457-3272

Highlands Summer Festival

https://www.highlandssummerfestival.on.ca/
(705) 457-9933

Razzamataz Kids Shows

http://www.razzamataz.ca/
(705) 854-0728

Horseback Riding

The Farm

http://www.thefarminhaliburton.com/

(705) 754-4224
  • Horseback riding
  • 100 acres of trails

South Algonquin Trails

http://www.southalgonquintrails.com/
(705) 448-1751
  • Horseback riding and summer camps for children.
  • located at the southern tip of Algonquin Park, near Harcourt

ATVing

Back-Country Tours

http://www.backcountrytours.ca/

  • ATV & Hummer rentals
  • 5,000 acres of trails to ride on
  • Private yacht tours

Haliburton ATV Association

ttp://www.haliburtonatv.com/
(705) 457-8780

Golf

Beaver Brook

http://www.beaverbrookgolfcourse.com/
(705) 286-1378
  • 9 hole golf course in Minden

Blairhampton

http://www.blairhamptongolf.com/index.php
(705)286-1315
  • 18 hole course and practice range located near Minden.

Carnarvon Family Golf

http://www.carnarvonfamilygolf.com/
(705) 489-3473
  • 9 hole par 3 course plus driving range, mini putt, jumping castle, and batting cages right at the stoplight in Carnarvon.

Haliburton Highlands Golf Club

http://www.haliburtongolf.com/
(705) 457-2233
  • 9 hole course near Haliburton

Lakeside Golf Club

http://www.lakesidegolfclubhaliburton.com/
(705) 754-2110
  • 9 hole course in West Guilford

PineStone Resort & Conference Centre

http://www.pinestone-resort.com/golf-en.html

(705) 457-1800

  • 18 hole course between Haliburton Village and Minden

Other

Greenmantle Farm Mineral Occurrence

http://www.mineraltours.net/
(705) 448-3948
  • Offers guided mineral eco-tours, near Wilberforce

Highland’s Cinemas

http://www.highlandscinemas.com/
(705) 488-2107
  • A must-see in cottage country – unique multi-plex theatre and film museum located in Kinmount

Winter Activities

Skiing

Sir Sam’s Ski Area

www.sirsams.com
(705) 754-2298
  • A fun community hub that offers downhill skiing, ski school, ski racing, and a regular schedule of events and performances
  • 100% snowmaking capability ensures optimum conditions throughout the season
  • Ski and snowshoe rentals available
  • Snowshoe trails
  • 12 Groomed ski trails for all levels of expertise

Haliburton Highlands Cross-Country Ski Club

http://www.skihaliburton.com/
  • An active cross-country skiing community that offers youth skiing (including instruction), seniors groups, races, events, and outdoor volunteering

Dog Sledding

Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve

http://www.haliburtonforest.com/
(705) 754-2198
  • Offers snowmobiling trails, dog-sledding and much more

Winterdance Dogsled Tours

www.winterdance.com
(705) 457-5281
  • Ride through the beautiful wilderness alongside Algonquin Park behind a team of purebred Siberian huskies
  • Child- and family-friendly dogsledding
  • Featured on The Rick Mercer Report, The Toronto Star, City TV’s Breakfast Television, YTV’s 2008 Adrenaline Project, Canada Day Special 2003, Country Women Magazine, and numerous television commercials

Haliburton County Snowmobile Association

www.hcsa.on.ca

(705) 457-4263
  • A great source for maps, permits, trail conditions, and riding buddies
  • Snowmobiling courses scheduled throughout the winter riding season

Wintergreen Maple Syrup & Pancake Barn

(705) 286-3202

  • A charming converted barn along a pretty stretch of road, Wintergreen has hundreds of homemade foods and preserves on offer (specializing, of course, in the characteristic maple delights of rural Ontario.)
  • Watch through the glass wall as maple syrup is made, and then taste the results when you settle in to enjoy the classically French Canadian menu

Beatty’s Sugar Bush

(705) 457-2176
  • A family-owned maple syrup operation in the Drag Lake area, Beatty’s Sugar Bush invites the curious to come in and learn about the process
  • Be sure to call ahead!
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