Come Wander
Haliburton-Forest

I am a sanctuary for animals and a playground for humans. Spanning over 100,000 acres, I offer the chance to walk beside the birds, swim amongst the fish, and howl with the wolves. Where am I?

Get closer to nature and explore a space where the land comes first and business second as you wander through this outdoor lover’s paradise.

…I am Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd.

As a sustainably managed forest, Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve is a place to immerse yourself in nature, expand your mind, and discover countless surprising moments that fill its 100,000 acres.

Wander past millions of trees and 100 lakes as you explore more than 300km of trails by bike or by foot. Take a moment to listen to the sounds of the forest around you along an easier trail, or hear nothing but the sound of your own heart pounding along one with more difficult terrain.

Walk amongst the treetops and have your breath taken away by the incredible views from the top during a Canopy Tour; discover wolf pack dynamics and the importance of these creatures throughout history before engaging the resident pack in a round of howls during a Wolf Howl Experience, or go beyond the beauty of the night sky to discover more about the stars above by booking an Astronomy Program.

Be amazed by the craftsmanship displayed in the Forest Products that line the showroom and main office. With the timber used in these products harvested exclusively from the centre’s property, you can bring a piece of the forest home with you to remind you of your visit each time you dip your paddle, marvel at the way your new piece of furniture completes a room, or serve up something delicious in your handcrafted bowl.
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Ontario’s Highlands Insiders

Knowledgeable in uncovering hidden gems, making fresh tracks, embracing new perspectives, and disconnecting from the everyday, this group of experts is happy to share their wisdom with you. With a passion for local stories, a love of delicious food, and a thirst for unrehearsed days, this team is made up of creative minds and wandering souls.

Stories

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.

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

Where Am I?

Discover Calabogie Peaks, 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 Haliburton Forest and celebrate sustainability in this unique place.

Quirky Festivals & Events

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

Video: 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.

Fun with Music Festivals

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

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

New Year, New You

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

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.