Discover the great outdoors.


If you love the great outdoors, the Algonquin Highlands is the place to vacation. Oakview Lodge is close to Algonquin Park, the Haliburton Forest and is nestled right in the heart of the Haliburton/Minden lake district. Clean clear lakes, abundant wildlife, tranquil forests and fresh country air guarantee you will return home feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Regardless of which month of the year you chose to visit the Algonquin Highlands, you will be in awe of the natural beauty of the landscape and the wide variety of activities and events that are at your door step. Each of the four seasons offers its own unique combination of activities.

Winter in the Algonquin Highlands is picturesque and fun-filled. During your stay at Oakview Lodge and Marina, you can participate in a variety of activities including dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and Nordic and downhill skiing. 

Springtime is the perfect time to witness the forest awakening. Our forested trails and rolling hills are especially vibrant in the spring. Visit local shops, tour artist studios or tee up for your first golf game of the season, then return to Oakview for a gourmet dinner.

Summer on Little Hawk provides weedless swimming in a crystal clear lake, a variety of water sports, great fishing, golf, sunbathing, sightseeing,  and campfires on the beach. The possibilities are endless! Please review our Attractions Gallery for a sample of the experiences and activities available.

Fall in the Algonquin Highlands is a great time of year to enjoy this truly stunning Ontario destination. The awe-inspiring beauty of the Algonquin Highlands during the peak weeks of the fall colour season can't be surpassed anywhere. Every September and October sightseers, photographers and nature-lovers take an Ontario road trip that leads them to this central Ontario lake region. The vibrant colours of fall inspire artists and artisans to share their creations with tourists and locals alike. The Fall Studio Tour opens the doors to the Haliburton, Ontario art community. Oakview Lodge lends itself perfectly to a traditional Thanksgiving celebration. Your hosts prepare a delicious feast each Canadian Thanksgiving which has attracted hundreds of tourists and locals over the years. The vibrant colours and fresh, autumn air makes this a favourite time to explore the splendour of the Algonquin Highlands.

Oakview Lodge can provide upon request, delicious gourmet box lunches for guests who choose to spend the day exploring the Highlands.