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Muskoka Adventures

Muskoka Adventures

Available exclusively at our Muskoka cabins

Itching to learn a new skill and experience the thrill of exploration in Muskoka? From fireside cooking, stargazing to forest bathing, these adventure experiences with local guides at The Trip Shed will bring you closer to the natural world. Browse below to learn more about our seasonal offerings.

*All Trip Shed guides are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.*

Spring 2022

Available for April, May, June
Fireside Cookout

There are so many ways to get warm! This four hour guided experience will deepen your relationship with fire as a professional guide teaches you how to stoke a flame with anything from a lighter to two sticks rubbing together.

Together you will wander to gather materials, build a proper cooking fire and enjoy a gourmet meal over an open fire. You are free to either lend a hand and learn, or kick back and relax while your guide cooks an outdoor meal to remember.

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  • Appetizer | Charcuterie Log (cured meat, cheeses, olives, bread/crackers) & local craft beer
  • Main Course | Steak with fire roasted vegetables (vegetarian option also available)
  • Dessert | ‘Tripping Balls’ with Bourbon Apple Cider (A Trip Shed Classic, consisting of marshmallows, rice krispies, chocolate, and a whole mess of other goodies)

Cost: $215/2 people + tax

Great Canadian Canoe Trip

Learn the skills necessary to portage and travel confidently in the incredible Ontario wilderness. From paddling and navigation, to cooking over an open fire, this experience will help you prepare yourself for backcountry bliss.

This adventure starts at your Cabinscape cabin, where a skilled guide will teach you canoe basics. From there, you and the guide will travel to one of the neighboring lakes in Limberlost Forest or to the world-renowned Algonquin Park to start your journey.

The Limberlost Forest adventure is a half-day trip (approx. 4 hours), and includes a snack. The Algonquin Park adventure is a full-day trip (approx. 8 hours), and includes a hearty lunch. Both trips feature a paddling lesson, safety tips, a local hike and a cold beverage for each guest.

Half Day Cost: $250/2 people + tax

Full Day Cost: $415/2 people* + tax

*A vehicle permit for Algoniquin Park is not included, but can be purchased for $10 at the park if required.

Summer 2022

Available for July, August & September

COMING SOON.

Autumn 2021

Available for October & November
Forest Meditation

Join a skilled forest guide on a restorative walk in the woods. This journey is focused on becoming more present with your surroundings and gaining a new awareness for the incredible world around us.

Drawing on traditional forest bathing techniques, this experience will leave you feeling refreshed with a new appreciation for natural spaces. Not only will you deepen your connection to the forest, you will also renew your relationship with yourself.

This experience includes a private two hour hike with an experienced forest wanderer and a delicious cup of “Wild Tea” made with ingredients sourced from the forest.

Cost: $145/2 people + HST

Great Canadian Canoe Trip

Learn the skills necessary to portage and travel confidently in the incredible Ontario wilderness. From paddling and navigation, to cooking over an open fire, this experience will help you prepare yourself for backcountry bliss.

This adventure starts at your Cabinscape cabin, where a skilled guide will teach you canoe basics. From there, you and the guide will travel to one of the neighboring lakes in Limberlost Forest or to the world-renowned Algonquin Park to start your journey.

The Limberlost Forest adventure is a half-day trip (approx. 3 hours), and includes snacks. The Algonquin Park adventure is a full-day trip (approx. 6 hours), and includes a hearty lunch. Both trips feature a paddling lesson, safety tips, a local hike and a cold beverage for each guest.

Cost: Limberlost $180/2 people + tax or Algonquin Park $290*/2 people + tax

*A vehicle permit for Algoniquin Park is not included, but can be purchased for $10 at the park if required.

Stargazing Tour

Join a professional star gazer for guided night hike in the forest. This is the perfect opportunity to peer up at the night sky, and learn more about the stories behind the incredible constellations that are only visible to those that take the time to look.

After a short journey through the trees, your guide will prepare hot chocolate and delicious treats while discussing the wonders of nature, allowing you to sit back, relax and consider what it means to be a part of it all.

This experience includes a private experience with a professional guide, locally sourced treats and a warm drink.

Please note: in the event of overcast, this experience may be altered to focus on night hiking.

Cost: $155/2 people + tax

Fireside Cookout

There are so many ways to get warm! This two hour guided experience will deepen your relationship with fire as a professional guide teaches you how to stoke a flame with anything from a lighter to two sticks rubbing together.

Together you will wander to gather materials, build a proper cooking fire and enjoy a gourmet meal of freshly prepared bannock over an open fire. You are free to either lend a hand and learn, or kick back and relax while your guide cooks an outdoor meal to remember.

Cost: $155/2 people + tax

Winter 2022

Available for December, January & February
Guided Snowshoe Adventure

Discover the joy of winter adventure while traversing the snow covered trails of Limberlost Forest. A knowledgeable guide will join you on your 4 hour trek into the wild, where you can expect to learn about wildlife tracking, and even have a chance to see some of the wild animals that call this place home. The area is well known for deer, elk and even moose sightings!

After a restorative trek in the woods, you’ll have chance to sit back and relax while your guide prepares fresh hot chocolate, a warm lunch and snack of local goodies to finish off your journey.

Cost: Limberlost $250/2 people + tax (snowshoe rentals included)

Fireside Cookout

There are so many ways to get warm! This four hour guided experience will deepen your relationship with fire as a professional guide teaches you how to stoke a flame with anything from a lighter to two sticks rubbing together.

Together you will wander to gather materials, build a proper cooking fire and enjoy a gourmet meal over an open fire. You are free to either lend a hand and learn, or kick back and relax while your guide cooks an outdoor meal to remember.

MENU

  • Appetizer | Charcuterie Log (cured meat, cheeses, olives, bread/crackers) & local craft beer
  • Main Course | Steak with fire roasted vegetables (vegetarian option also available)
  • Dessert | ‘Tripping Balls’ with Bourbon Apple Cider (A Trip Shed Classic, consisting of marshmallows, rice krispies, chocolate, and a whole mess of other goodies)

Cost: $215/2 people + tax

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Haliburton Adventures

Haliburton Adventures

Available exclusively at our Haliburton Forest cabins

Whether you are burning to learn something new or want to explore every corner of the Haliburton Highlands, we have partnered with local guides at Yours Outdoors to bring exclusive adventure experiences to Cabinscape guests. Browse below to learn more about our seasonal offerings.

Spring 2022

Available for April, May & June reservations
Canadian Maple Tour (March & April only)

Join the team at Esson Creek Maple for private and unique sugar-ing experience in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands! This family run maple operation shares their love of minerals and nature with their passion for making syrup by hosting a guided tour of their farm and facilities located near Wilberforce, ON.

Each tour will begin with a leisurely hike through the forested trails that constitute the Sugarbush while your guide shares their expert knowledge on maple production, species diversity in the area, local minerals and the incredible connection between them all.  The hike will bring guests to the Sugarhouse, where there will be a tour of the production process, and the tour conclude with a maple treat of “Sugar on Snow”. 

Each adult guest will receive a bottle of Esson Creek Maple syrup as a gift to take home.  This personal tour is approximately 60 – 90 minutes and adheres to Health Regulations with respect to COVID-19 safety protocols.  

Cost: $99/couple OR $130/family (maximum of 2 adult, 2 children) + HST

Highland Brewery Tour

Tingle your taste buds on this guided tour of the craft breweries and eateries located along Highway 118 between Haliburton and Carnarvon. An entertaining guide will be your designated driver as you step behind the scenes to meet the beer and food places and personalities of the Haliburton Highlands. You will enjoy great tastes, the stories, and some special surprises.

This experience includes a designated driver, behind-the-scenes tours of each facility, samples of food and drinks at each establishment, and gratuities for each stop.

Please note: As per government regulation, guests must show proof of vaccination to enjoy the indoor dining space at each establishment.

Cost: $220 + HST (for two people)

Additional Guest Cost: $110 + tax

Make Your Own Paddle

In this unique and artistic adventure, you’ll get a chance to witness the plan of the paddle, from start to finish. Join skilled woodworker Corey Pietryszyn for a detailed tour of the Haliburton Forest Paddleshop, learning about the art, science, and beauty of paddle craftsmanship. After workshop tour, you’ll get a chance to add your unique laser engraving to a paddle of your own; a usable piece of art that will hold the memories of the day!

If you have a design in mind, please bring it along and you can try to get it laser engraved.

This memorable experience includes guidance, direction, laser engraving, and a unqiue and usable paddle for you to bring on your next adventure!

Cost: $400 + HST (for two people)

Additional Guest Cost: $200 + tax

Highland Minerals – Guided Hike (May & June only)

The Haliburton Highlands is an area known for its rich biodiversity, but what lies underneath? Enjoy a guided hike through a Sugarbush with local experts from Esson Creek Maple as you explore the rare mineral deposits and untouched geological anomalies hidden just beneath the forest floor.

Each tour is approximately 3.5 hours and features a brief geological history review, a tour of the minerals on property, as well as a discussion about indicator plants and the connection between the minerals and maple syrup.  Finish your tour with a sample of Esson Creek Maple syrup – a perfect compliment to the beautiful setting. 

The hike takes place on well maintained forest trails which include hills and valleys, and adheres to Health Regulations with respect to COVID19 safety protocols. 

Cost: $99/couple OR $130/family (maximum of 2 adult, 2 children) + HST

Summer 2022

Available for July, August & September reservations
Canoe Excursion

Paddling a canoe is a truly Canadian experience. In this half day introduction you will learn the basics – strokes, techniques, and safety – and go for a shoreline paddle to practice your new found skills. Suitable for beginners and those looking to improve under the guidance of an expert certified instructor. Bring your cabin canoe (waterfront cabins only) or rent one.

This experience includes an expert certified leader, 3 hours of instruction and paddling, a canoe, paddles, and PFD (if required).

Cost: $240 + HST (for two people)

Highland Minerals – Guided Hike

The Haliburton Highlands is an area known for its rich biodiversity, but what lies underneath? Enjoy a guided hike through a Sugarbush with local experts from Esson Creek Maple as you explore the rare mineral deposits and untouched geological anomalies hidden just beneath the forest floor.

Each tour is approximately 3.5 hours and features a brief geological history review, a tour of the minerals on property, as well as a discussion about indicator plants and the connection between the minerals and maple syrup.  Finish your tour with a sample of Esson Creek Maple syrup – a perfect compliment to the beautiful setting. 

The hike takes place on well maintained forest trails which include hills and valleys, and adheres to Health Regulations with respect to COVID19 safety protocols. 

Cost: $99/couple OR $130/family (maximum of 2 adult, 2 children) + HST

Rock Climbing in the Highlands

While the hiking is great in the Highlands, why not take the most direct route to the top with an introduction to rock climbing! Never rock climbed before? No problem! Let us get you outdoors and out into nature to reach new heights. We are pleased to offer rock climbing in partnership with
experienced instructors, who will set you up with all the necessary equipment, teach you the basics of climbing and guide your fun and safe climb.

No belaying experience required, participants will be belayed by guide.

Cost: $300 + HST (for two people)

Wild Edibles Tour

Learn about the ins & outs of wild edibles with a knowledgeable guide, who will explore the property around your cabin and provide in-depth knowledge and information about medicinal plants and trees. Wild teas will be available for the journey to keep your hands and bellies warm!

Cost: $180 + HST (for two people)

Autumn 2021

Available for October & November reservations
Scenic Fall Colors Guided Hike

Explore the incredible fall colours of the Haliburton Highlands on this exclusive hike through Haliburton Forest to what locals and travelers alike rave as the best lookout in the County! On this guided tour, you’ll have
the privilege of wandering through the wilderness with a trained naturalist, who will identify birds, trees, plants, and animals along your journey.

Cost: TBD

Mushrooms & Wild Edibles Tour (October only)

Learn about the ins & outs of wild edibles with a knowledgeable guide, who will explore the property around your cabin and provide in-depth knowledge and information about medicinal plants and trees. Wild teas will be available for the journey to keep your hands and bellies warm!

Cost: TBD

Rock Climbing in the Highlands

While the hiking is great in the Highlands, why not take the most direct route to the top with an introduction to rock climbing! Never rock climbed before? No problem! Let us get you outdoors and out into nature to reach new heights. We are pleased to offer rock climbing in partnership with
experienced instructors, who will set you up with all the necessary equipment, teach you the basics of climbing and guide your fun and safe climb.

No belaying experience required, participants will be belayed by guide.

Cost: TBD

Winter 2022

Available for December, January, February & March reservations
Ice Climbing (late-December to early-March)

A half day adventure geared towards getting a taste of what this sport has to offer. No experience, no problem, you will learn the basics and get in your first swings! You’ll learn safety first, have a short lesson, then lots of climbing! Lorne Foisy of Elements Guiding will be your guide and instructor at the West Shore climbing site; a short drive from Haliburton Forest.

Cost: $410.00 + tax (for two people)

Additional Guest Cost: $145.00 + tax

Ice Fishing

With over 100 lakes and healthy fish populations Haliburton Forest is the perfect ice fishing destination for the adventurous angler. You will travel by snowmobile to one or more remote lakes to catch lake trout, brookies and rainbows.

A professional guide will work with you to plan an adventure of a lifetime including what species to target, what lakes to visit and what routes to take. You will have the option of a half day or a full day adventure. The full day adventure includes a hearty and nutritious hot lunch prepared and served directly on the ice, providing a great opportunity to sit back and take in the surroundings as well as the energy to get through a full day out in the elements. If all goes well the lunch may feature the fish you have caught that morning!

Cost: $660.00 + tax (for two people)

Additional Guest Cost: $30.00 + tax

X-Country Skiing

Skiing is a quiet way of exploring the natural wonders of winter. Come glide into winter with this half day introduction to cross country skiing. If you are new to x-country skiing, we will teach you the basics in either skate or classic style and guide you along scenic trails that are suited to your level of ability. If you have skied before let us help you refine your technique and take you through some rugged and beautiful terrain. You will find your stride under the guidance of an expert ski instructor. The Haliburton Highlands is known as one of Ontario’s best x-country ski destinations, and boasts more than 100 km of groomed nordic trails.

This experience is offered in cooperation with the Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trails Association, and is suitable for beginners as well as those looking to improve their technique.

Bring your own skis or rent them with us.

Cost: $190 + tax (for two people & rentals)

Additional Guest Cost: $70 + tax

Canadian Maple Tour (March & April 2022)

Join the team at Esson Creek Maple for private and unique sugar-ing experience in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands! This family run maple operation shares their love of minerals and nature with their passion for making syrup by hosting a guided tour of their farm and facilities located near Wilberforce, ON.

Each tour will begin with a leisurely hike through the forested trails that constitute the Sugarbush while your guide shares their expert knowledge on maple production, species diversity in the area, local minerals and the incredible connection between them all.  The hike will bring guests to the Sugarhouse, where there will be a tour of the production process, and the tour conclude with a maple treat of “Sugar on Snow”. 

Each adult guest will receive a bottle of Esson Creek Maple syrup as a gift to take home.  This personal tour is approximately 60 – 90 minutes and adheres to Health Regulations with respect to COVID-19 safety protocols.  

Cost: $99/couple OR $130/family (maximum of 2 adult, 2 children) + HST