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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.

Summer 2021

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: $198/2 people + HST

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

Mushrooms & Wild Edibles Tour (August & September 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: $435/2 people + HST

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: $144/2 people + HST

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: $435/2 people + 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: $300/2 people + HST

Winter 2022

Available for January, February & March reservations

Ice Climbing

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: $TBD

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: $TBD

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: $TBD

Canadian Maple Tour (March & April 2021)

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: $TBD

Spring 2022

Available for April, May & June reservations
Canadian Maple Tour (March & April 2021)

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 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

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