The town of Haliburton is the hub of what is known as the Haliburton Highlands. Named by its original settlers because of the area’s geographic resemblance to certain parts of the Highlands in Scotland, scenic views and beautiful lakes tantalize the avid outdoorsmen. Originally built as a logging base, the town now thrives on quaint shops and friendly restaurants to accommodate the passing travelers and vacationing cottagers. The town is also host to Haliburton Highland games in mid-July...a delight for the whole family whether it’s spectating or participating.
Most accommodations are situated on the local lakes, known for good fishing and beautiful scenery. For those with a year-round active lifestyle, the highland forests are mapped with Nordic skiing trails.
To the North of Haliburton is the picturesque town of Dorset near the entrance to Algonquin Provincial Park. A quick drive in the opposite direction is Minden, also rich with heritage and boasting a good selection of accommodation.
The highlands are great for both the active outdoorsmen and for those looking for someplace to just sit back and enjoy the view.