Catch of the Day
Feb
18
Mar 28

Catch of the Day

A great way to enjoy a true Canadian winter experience ... ice-fishing on the lake! Right on our doorstep, your ice-fishing experience will get you set up in a heated ice hut, with a hole dug, bait and a rod.  Advance notice required to reserve your spot

Cost: Starting at $50/person/day

Fire and Ice - Adults Only Event
Feb
19
7:00 pm19:00

Fire and Ice - Adults Only Event

FIRE AND ICE is an adult (19+) evening event which is part of the day long Winterfest Celebration, taking place on Sunday February 15 in Minden. FIRE AND ICE involves a number of activities including a spicy food challenge to local restaurants, wood-fired pizza, and slushies. A scotch, ice wine, and local beer tasting event will also be offered. Tickets for the tastings are $25 per person for 4 one ounce tastes of your choice. These tickets are only necessary for the tasting and need to be pre-purchased.  Combine this all with challenging games of snowshoe races and an obstacle course, a giant bonfire and a dance party, and you're sure to have some laughs!

Call or visit the Agnes Jamieson Gallery 705-286-3763 to secure your tickets.

Where: Minden Hills Cultural Centre

SNOWSHOE & WOOD-FIRED PIZZA LUNCH
Feb
25
11:00 am11:00

SNOWSHOE & WOOD-FIRED PIZZA LUNCH

Enjoy the beauty of the Highlands winter landscape with a guided snowshoe at Abbey Gardens, learn how to make wood-fired pizza from scratch with Into the Blue Bakery and then enjoy your pizza . $25 per person. Do this on it's own or sign up for the afternoon Brewing or Coffee Roasting workshop at Abbey Gardens to create a full-day outing! Contact Cara at cara@abbeygardens.ca or 705 754-4769 for more information or to register.

Workshop also running March 25, 2017.

Abbey Gardens: Coffee Roasting Workshop
Feb
25
1:30 pm13:30

Abbey Gardens: Coffee Roasting Workshop

Learn how coffee is grown, traded, roasted and brewed for the best taste, and with concern for sustainable and equitable practices. Join County Coffee roasters for a workshop that includes tasting and hands-on roasting. Sign up for the snowshoe & wood-fired pizza lunch offering in the morning to create a full-day outing!

For more information or to register, please contact Cara at cara@abbeygardens.ca or 705 754 4769.

Workshop also running March 25, 2017.

Abbey Gardens: Brewing Workshop
Feb
25
1:30 pm13:30

Abbey Gardens: Brewing Workshop

Join Haliburton Highlands Brewing for an overview of the brewing process. Explore the malts and hops that make up your favourite brews. Workshop includes a guided tasting and souvenir glass to take home. $25 per person. Pair this workshop with the morning snowshoe & lunch offering for a full-day outing! For more information or to register contact Cara at cara@abbeygardens.ca  or 705 754 4769.

Workshop also running on March 25, 2017.

Abbey Gardens Full Moon Series: Sound Bath Symphony
Mar
12
7:00 pm19:00

Abbey Gardens Full Moon Series: Sound Bath Symphony

Join Brahn of Yoga North for a soothing Sound Bath Concert at  Abbey Gardens.  A sound bath uses harmonious, vibrating sound energies generated from quartz crystal bowls to cleanse and relax the body. Be sure to bring a relaxing chair or yoga mat! Cost is $10 per person. For more information or to register, please contact Cara at cara@abbeygardens.ca.

Reptile Road Show
Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

Reptile Road Show

This is of our most popular events of the year! The knowledgeable folks from Scales Nature Park will bring their highly acclaimed outreach program to Haliburton once again, with a selection of interesting snakes and turtles for us to see, touch, and learn about. It’s a fascinating presentation, and a chance to get up close and personal with some amazing reptiles that most of us would never encounter in the wild. The show starts right at 10:00 am. Arrive before 10:00 for registration please. Tickets must be purchased before the event either online at www.haliburtonlandtrust.ca or in person at our office at 739 Mountain St. Haliburton.

Cost:

General Admission – $15 per adult, $10 per child, Family Pass (up to 2 adults & 2 children) $30 (pre-paid ticket please, see above)

Location:

Haliburton Outdoors Association’s Fish Hatchery, 6712 Gelert Rd., Haliburton

Teddy Bear Picnic
Aug
24
10:00 am10:00

Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic

Ramble and sing your way through the lovely Dahl Forest with singer/songwriter David Archibald!  David regularly performs with Ontario Parks and has a wonderful way of teaching through music.  Learn some fun facts about bears and enjoy the trails and music! 

Pack a picnic lunch and we will all gather for a Teddy Bear picnic after our ramble.  You are welcome to bring along your favourite Teddy Bear to picnic with the group!

Location: Dahl Forest

Admission: by donation, your generosity ensures that we can continue providing these exciting and fun events! Donations can be made at www.haliburtonlandtrust.ca Please register online to help us plan our event.

Leader: singer, songwriter David Archibald

Tree Identification
Sep
16
10:00 am10:00

Tree Identification

Tree Identification        Saturday September 16, 10:00 am to noon

 

Have you ever wondered how to tell a balsam from a spruce?  You can learn to identify the trees of Haliburton County from expert Peter McElwain. Spend some time on the trails at the Haliburton Museum and hone your tree ID skills.

Cost: By donation

Location: Haliburton Museum

Leader: Peter McElwain


Fire and Ice (Arrowhead Provincial Park)
Feb
18
6:00 pm18:00

Fire and Ice (Arrowhead Provincial Park)

  • Arrowhead Provincial Park

The 1.3 km Ice Skating trail winds through the thick Muskoka forest and is a winter experience like no other. If you get to skate the loop after a fluffy snowfall, consider yourself in luck. Being surrounded on all sides by snow-covered evergreen trees is an absolutely stunning sight, and one that you won't soon forget. Bring your family and watch your kids whip around the track with the perfect backdrop, or surprise your loved one with a romantic 'hand-holding' skate through the forest.

Weather permitting throughout the winter, the Arrowhead Provincial Park hosts Fire & Ice nights at the Ice Skating Trail on select Saturday nights in January and February. As if a skating trail through the forest wasn't awesome enough, this is an experience you have to try first hand! Once the sun goes down and the stars come out, the Ice Skating Trail is illuminated by hundreds of tiki torches lighting your way as you carve through Muskoka's beautiful evergreens

  • Future Dates:
    • Sunday February 19, 2017
    • Saturday March 4, 2017
    • Thursday March 9, 2017- expected to be less busy
       
  • On Fire & Ice Nights, the Ice Skating Trail will be open from 11am - 3pm, and from 6pm - 9pm.
     
  • Skate rentals available at the park for $10
     
  • Helmets are recommended on the trail, but not mandatory
     
  • Admission is $17 per vehicle
Sip, Swill and Savour
Feb
18
1:30 pm13:30

Sip, Swill and Savour

Tingle your taste buds on this guided tour of the craft breweries and winery 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 wine places and personalities of the Haliburton Highlands. You will enjoy great tastes, the stories, and some special surprises.

Location:  Along Hwy 118

For more information or to reserve your spot, please call Barrie Martin at 705-754-3436 or 705-457-7557.

 

High on Ice!
Feb
18
11:00 am11:00

High on Ice!

Scale new heights with this exhilarating introduction to ice climbing. This fun and safe adventure will test your limits.  You will climb a 15 metre man made wall that presents two faces offering different challenges.  All climbing equipment, a warm hut, snacks and hot beverages are provided. Suitable for beginners and experienced climbers who want to get ready for other climbs. 

Location: Medeba Adventure Learning Centre , 1270 Kennisis Lake Rd, West Guilford

Price per person: From $69.00

Rates: Rates include 2 hr of instruction and climbing with two guides, all gear, and snack and beverage. Advance booking required.

This event is also available on Mar. 4, 5, 11. 

 

 

Ski Like a Canadian
Feb
18
9:00 am09:00

Ski Like a Canadian

Canadians love to ski.  It 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.

This adventure is suitable for beginners and those looking to improve. Bring your own skis or rent them.  Advance registration required at info@yoursoutdoors.ca

Duration: 3 hours or custom

Rates: 

$40.00 for a half-day session per person based on a group size of six plus HST.

$70.00 per person with equipment rental. Transportation and lunch available at extra cost.

Winter Tracks and Signs
Feb
4
10:00 am10:00

Winter Tracks and Signs

Where:  Nature’s Place, Minden (Bobcaygeon Rd, just behind the library)

We will begin inside Nature’s Place where we will have a chance to observe and learn about various animal tracks.   We will even make our own animal prints in plaster, and have an opportunity to make animal track crayon rubbings and sponge prints. What fun!

If conditions allow, we will venture outside and explore a nearby path where we will use our observation skills to find and identify animal signs and tracks.  Otherwise, you are welcome to use your new skills independently after the program and be an animal track sleuth.  Dress for the weather. Please register at www.haliburtonlandtrust.ca as there are limited spaces and craft supplies for this fun workshop.

Cost :  Admission by donation.  

Leader: Wildlife Biologist Irene Heaven, Education Coordinator of Abbey Gardens.

 

Fur and Flintlock
Feb
4
9:00 am09:00

Fur and Flintlock

Discover the fascinating world of Canada’s and Haliburton County’s oldest industry – the fur trade. This intriguing, thought provoking adventure takes you back into history with an 18th century fur trader. On snowshoes, follow Mike Buss to a trading post, a log cabin along Ten Mile Creek. You will hear stories of the fur trade as it was conducted in the late 18th century, and observe and handle reproduction trade goods. Mike will also demonstrate the use of some of these artifacts including flint and steel fire making, flintlock firearms, and traps. The biology and ecology of fur bearing animals is interpreted in light of Native technologies and lifestyles and the European economy.

Enjoy a traditional lunch of baked beans, bannock, wild rice and hot rum toddies.

The round trip snowshoe hike is approximately 2 km.

And the rest is history.

Duration: 6 hours

For more information, or to reserve a spot, please call Barrie Martin at 705-754-3436 or
705-457-7557

 

Stray Cats Tour
Jan
30
9:30 am09:30

Stray Cats Tour

Explore the back roads of the Haliburton Highlands. This tour will take you through forests, farm and hamlet, and along the shores of rivers, lakes, and wetlands. You will discover the rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage of the Highlands. Who knows where we will go and what we find and do? The possibilities are endless - waterfall, art studio, historic site, hiking trail, good food, taste of local wine or beer, gardens, sculptures, home or farm visit, local characters, warm hospitality, and more.     

This was one of our first outings with Barrie Martin from Yours Outdoors and we were thrilled with what we experienced. Spots of interest vary depending on the season. You won't be disappointed!

To find out more about this adventure, or to reserve a spot, please contact Barrie at 705-754-3436 or 705-457-7557

 

Abbey Gardens Winter Workshop Series: Off-Grid Living
Jan
28
1:30 pm13:30

Abbey Gardens Winter Workshop Series: Off-Grid Living

Off Grid is a liberating lifestyle.  It increases your own resilience in an ever changing world, makes you more self reliant and provides you with your own energy security all at zero cost (post capital cost recovery).  Off Grid systems today are affordable and more reliable than ever.  The equipment options are extensive and with good system design can accommodate any lifestyle.  Brian (the owner) lives Off Grid and would like to share his knowledge of Load Analysis, Off Grid Equipment, and the installation process. Cost is $25 per person. Register for the Snowshoe & Lunch offering in the morning for a full-day outing!

To Register visit Abbey Gardens website

Sleigh Bells Ring
Jan
25
1:00 pm13:00

Sleigh Bells Ring

Enjoy the winter with a dash through the snow on a two horse open sleigh. Local character Irvin Holland and his horses will take you through forest and field.  You will also get a chance to visit a charming  family of donkeys.

Cost is $20/adult; $10/children under 16; children under 3 free

Location: 1251 Essonville Line, Tory Hill

This event can be specially booked to fit the needs of your group. 

To book this experience, please call Barrie Martin at 705-754-3436 or 705-457-7557