It's now July 2nd and we are officially into summer. The kids are out of school, camps are up and running and cottagers are enjoying their time at the cottage. This is a great time to be in the Haliburton Highlands with SO many things available to do both inside and outside.
As I look out the window today, it seems to be gray and overcast- threatening rain at any point actually - however, I know that I could still find lots to do in the Highlands! :)
If you are touring in and around the Village of Haliburton these are a few notable destinations in these areas that might be of interest to you and your family.
The Haliburton Highlands Museum has been recently renovated and boasts a small "pioneer village" which features "Reid House," a locally owned and built family home moved to the museum location as an example of typical family life at the turn of the century.
Located very close to the Haliburton Highlands Museum is the very cool Haliburton Sculpture Forest. This is a great spot to amble around and check out the creativity which abounds in the highlands. As a parent with younger kids, this is a favourite destination for my family as the kids can easily navigate the paths and the sculpture spotting gives them something to anticipate as we round the next bend.
For the fisher people in the group, the Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association - Fish Hatchery located on Gelert Rd. just a few kilometers past the hospital offers tours Monday-Saturday for people interested in learning about how the local lakes are stocked in the Haliburton Highlands with several fish species such as lake trout and walleye.
Our downtown merchants are also always glad to see you and have you browse the collection of shops that the Village of Haliburton has to offer. We have everything from ice cream to antiques to sports equipment (winter and summer) to clothes to craft supplies and everything else in between. And once you're here, should you find yourself hungry - we have many local restaurants/snack bars to chose from depending on what you are craving. Should you have any questions please stop in to our office and allow us to give you some suggestions to make your stay even better!
On days, when the sun is shining and you can't wait to be outside you can grab your bike or ATV, some friends or your favourite dog and your running shoes and take a long tour on the Rail Trail. Following this trail will take you from Haliburton Village all the way down to Kinmount where you can rest and catch a new movie at the Highland Cinemas.
If you'd rather be on the water, we have stores which offer you the opportunity to try canoe or kayaking before you invest in your new watercraft. Of course, we also have marina's where power boats and canoes and kayaks can be rented for days or weeks to get out and enjoy the water.
As the summer progresses a different village and the amenities it has to offer will be highlighted. Hopefully you've enjoyed learning about things to do in the Village of Haliburton.