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Discover Ontario Wildflowers in Haliburton

Spring has sprung, and colorful Ontario wildflowers will soon dot our landscapes and nature trails. All-Season Cottage Rentals offers the perfect setting for spring exploration, with easy cabin access to paddling, hiking, and fishing. Plan your trip to cottage country and explore the blossoming nature trails around the Haliburton Highlands.

Common Wildflowers to Look For in the Haliburton Highlands

There are hundreds of wildflower species throughout Ontario, but some are more common to the Haliburton Highlands, including:

  • Trillium: Ontario’s floral emblem can be found almost everywhere during the spring. White trilliums are the most commonly seen in our region.

  • Water Lily: Also known as Beaver Root, these white flowers grow on lily pads and are found in calm shallow waters. Keep an eye out for them as you paddle this spring!

  • Blue Flag Iris: This is one of two native iris found within Ontario. Look for blue and purple flowers in shallow bays or wetlands.

  • Trout Lily: These are common yellow flowers usually found on the floor of deciduous forests. 

  • Spotted Jewelweed: These bright orange wildflowers are a member of the impatiens family and are found in moist areas.

Where to See Ontario Wildflowers in the Highlands

  • Barnum Creek: Located five km from Haliburton, Barnum Creek offers 7km of hiking trails through forests, open fields, and wetlands. 

  • Abbey Gardens: There is plenty of ways to see Ontario wildflowers at Abbey Gardens. Explore vegetable, shade, pollinator, perennial, and herb gardens. There are also 140 acres of trails to explore, blossoming with wildflowers in the spring. 

  • Dahl Forest: Located in Minden, this nature preserve features 5km of hiking trails through forests, wetlands, and open areas. 

  • Stanhope Museum Heritage Gardens: Discover the history of Haliburton at this local museum, including the Heritage Gardens. The on-site perennial garden is dedicated to the flowers first planted in the region, like peonies and hollyhocks.

  • Algonquin Provincial Park: Make a day trip to Algonquin and explore endless interpretive walking trails within the park to spot beautiful wildflowers. 

Book Your Cottage in the Haliburton Highlands

All-Season Cottage Rentals offer over 120 cottage rentals in the Haliburton Highlands. Many of our properties provide easy access to hiking trails where you can look for Ontario wildflowers right out your front door! All of our vacation rentals also have private lakefront access, equipped with watercraft and water toys to explore our waterways. Plan your spring getaway in cottage country today!

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