Haliburton County, Ontario
About Haliburton County, Ontario
Haliburton is located in central Ontario, Canada, 2.5 hours north east of Toronto and just south of the famous Algonquin Park. It is well known as a popular tourist destination and cottage haven - primarily because of its spectacular scenery and thriving arts community.
Things to Do in Haliburton, Ontario
Whether with the family, friends or on a romantic vacation, there is plenty to do in Haliburton - from exciting outdoor adventure to golfing, shopping, gallery-hopping and, of course, relaxing by the lake.
Adventure enthusiasts will enjoy hiking, snow hiking, biking, or cross-country skiing along the myriad wilderness trails in the region, snowmobiling, horseback riding, downhill skiing, tobogganing, lugeing, and more. The many pristine lakes and rivers in the region offer great opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming, and other water sports.
For a little history, check out the recognized museums in Minden, Haliburton, Wilberforce, Dorset and Carnarvon, as well as the smaller museums and heritage sites all over Haliburton County.
The arts community is thriving in Haliburton - with a number of artists residing in the community. Public and private galleries and artists' studios abound. Many of these places feature events, demonstrations, workshops and programs in which you can partake. There are also parks, like the Haliburton Sculpture Forest and Minden's River Walk, that combine natural beauty with the arts. Well worth a visit!
If you're in Haliburton in the summer, don't miss the Highlands Summer Festival, which features an array of live theatre shows all summer, and showcases the local actors, musicians and bands.
Accommodations - Private Cottage Rentals, Bed & Breakfast, Hotels, Inns
There are a range of accommodations in Haliburton. Stay at a hotel, motel, bed & breakfast, or sleep under the stars in one of Haliburton's campgrounds. There are also many resorts in the area that offer plenty of lakeside fun for the family.
Q. After whom is Haliburton County named?
A. Haliburton County is named after Thomas Chandler Haliburton - the first chairman of the Canadian Land and Emigration Company. He was also an author and statesman.