Come Wander
Couple sitting on a rock on a date night

Autumn is pretty synonymous with cozy to us; a season of thick knits, soft scarves, steaming mugs, and warm spices. It’s the perfect time to slow down from a busy summer, spend time with the one you love, and hold hands as you ward off the newly crisp air together.

Whether you’re looking for a day trip, or to escape together and hide out amongst fiery forests; the sparkling lakes, breathtaking views, and vibrant trees across Haliburton County make the perfect backdrop for a romantic road trip.

So throw on your biggest blanket scarf, grab the hand of that special someone, and make the beautiful drive to Haliburton County to experience one of the following together.

Strengthen Your Trust

Trust is an important part of any relationship. Push the limits of gravity, and put your trust in your harness as you travel high above the ground during a High Five! ziplining and high ropes experience with Yours Outdoors. Get your adrenaline pumping and watch the fall colours whiz by as you climb up, and zip down at the Medeba Adventure Learning Centre. Not a fan of heights? Enjoy the view from the ground instead as you cruise the rolling hills of Harburn, stopping at art studios along the way, during a Pedal Your Arts tour. Trust your legs to push you forward, or opt for an e-bike and let the scenery and artistic talent be the only things taking your breath away.

Sustain Your Relationship

Celebrate fall, cozy up in a horse drawn wagon, and pick your perfect pumpkin during the Fall Festival at Abbey Gardens on Saturday, October 20; or work on your communication and problem solving skills together with the help of an adorable pony during their APPLE Date Night on October 26. Prefer to wander on your own? Visit this sustainable site to meet heritage breed ponies and chickens, explore the trails onsite, load up on local food, and pop in for a tasting at Haliburton Highlands Brewing.

Unleash Your Creativity

Watch the sunlight sparkle off the lake as you work together to paddle your way to gorgeous fall scenery during a Paddle, Plein Air and Dine workshop with Deep Roots Adventure. Let a local artist lead you in a plein air art session and watch the beauty that comes from blending warm reds, rich oranges, and vibrant yellows to depict the scene in front of you.

Discover the Right Balance

Relationships require the right balance – of time together and apart; laughter and seriousness; and give and take. Test yours out by balancing atop a stand-up paddle board from Algonquin Outfitters. Rent a SUP and head out on one of Haliburton County’s sparkling lakes, or set out on the Algonquin Highlands Water Trails and take in the incredible fall colours from your board.

Escape the Every Day

There’s no need to fight over who’s turn it is to take out the garbage or wash the dishes when you’re cozied up lakeside at Heather Lodge. Let the rich flavours served up in the lakeside dining room delight your palette while the brilliant fall colours sparkling against Twelve Mile Lake delight your eyes. Snuggle up in front of your in-room fireplace or grab a key from the front desk to take advantage of exclusive use of the sauna.


Stops to Algonquin Park

Stretch your legs and fill your belly at these easy stops along three routes headed to Algonquin Park.

Summer Music Festivals

From rock to folk, these Ontario’s Highlands summer music festivals will keep you coming back year after year.

Art in the Summer

Celebrate creativity at art festivals across Ontario’s Highlands this summer.

Unique Festivals & Events

Embrace the incredible spirit and wonderfully ‘different’ themes at events across Ontario’s Highlands this summer.

3 Cheers for Mom

Discover ways to give a mom a Mother’s Day to remember, with gift ideas that go above and beyond.

An Escape into Nature

Find your connection with nature and each other during a cabin getaway at Deacon Escarpment in Renfrew County.

Pause for Pi Day

Celebrate PI Day with the best pie at these bakeries in Ontario’s Highlands.

A Winter’s Break

Sometimes what we need is a little technology detox to spend a little less time with the screens in our lives and a little more time with the people who matter most.

Valentine’s Day Treats

Treat that special someone this Valentine’s Day to a gift of sweets at one of these top places.

New Year, New You

Winter events across Ontario’s Highlands that will help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions.

Hit the Slopes This Winter

Discover the ski and snowboard hills in Ontario’s Highlands that both beginners and pros will appreciate.

Winter? Bring it!

Discover your love for the season with a classic Ottawa Valley winter.

The Best Baked Goods

Discover some of the best bakeries in Ontario’s Highlands and their tasty treats.

Where Am I?

Visit Winterdance in Ontario’s Highlands and discover a love of winter from some of its biggest fans.

Where Am I?

Discover Calabogie Peaks Resort, a well-known gem, through new eyes.

Alight in the Night

Discover the best Christmas lights and celebrations across Ontario’s Highlands that make this season the most wonderful.

Concerts with a Community

In September each year, the spirit of community comes alive all across Ontario’s Highlands when the Festival of Small Halls rolls in.

Buffalo Thrills

Discover good food and great memories at the Ontario Water Buffalo Company.

Where Am I?

Stand tall and marvel at the views from the top of historical attraction, the Dorset Lookout Tower.

Autumn Jubilee

Celebrate fall with these can’t-miss festivals and events in Ontario’s Highlands.

Where Am I?

Step back into nature at the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve to celebrate sustainability in this unique place.

The Memory Maker

I’m a Memory Maker. I wander to celebrate traditions with loved ones and create lasting memories. I enjoy visiting the same place, annual festival, or seasonal tradition year after year.

Where Am I

Explore the sweet moments and ageless beauty of Perth, Ontario.

Where Am I?

Mazinaw Rock, a hidden gem in Ontario that’s ironically, hard to miss.

Parks Worth the Admission

Visit these 8 Ontario Parks’ campgrounds in Ontario’s Highlands and discover why they are worth the admission.

Where Am I?

Make memories as you discover one of the Province’s most intimate hidden gems, The Haliburton Forest Festival.

Finding Imperfect Moments

Sometimes it is the imperfect moments that matter the most. Become inspired to roam without the burden of worrying about everything going according to plan.

A Different Kind of Detour

Take the road less traveled through Ontario’s Highlands to these unique festivals that are sure to leave a lasting impression.