Fall is the best time of year to be outdoors. Cooler temperatures and less bugs make the experience more pleasant. Plus, who doesn’t love all those gorgeous forest colours?
When you visit Haliburton Forest this fall, why not combine all the amazing forest activities with a few others in the Haliburton Highlands? Use Haliburton Forest as your home base, and then plan a day trip.
The Beautiful Haliburton Highlands of Ontario Has Lots to Offer
Here are our top 5 picks for fall.
1. Take a Studio Tour to Discover Local Artists
The Haliburton County Studio Tour takes place on Sept 29–30 and Oct 6–7. Tour local studios from Haliburton to Tory Hill, and Minden on this self-guided tour. Meet the local artists, who provide demonstrations, and discussions. Finished artwork is also available for purchase.
2. Get a Bird’s Eye View of the Fall Colours
Take in the stunning views from the Skyline Lookout Park. Not surprisingly, autumn is the great season for these gorgeous views that will appeal to nature lovers and photographers. Access the park just east of the Village of Haliburton at 196 Skyline Road, off of Highway 118.
Or explore the Panorama Park Lookout in Minden, offering a view of the village of Minden and surrounding area. The park is a great spot to enjoy a picnic among the changing leaves and enjoy the view of the Haliburton Highlands’ fall colours.
3. Take in a Local Concert
Enjoy some local music with a highland flavour. Concert listings are available year-round. This fall, two of our favourites include:
- Treasa Levasseur & Tragedy Ann
This musical performance is a blend of folk, roots, and blues, with an edge. CBC notes that Treasa Levasseur is a versatile artist who’s “been compared to Laura Nyro, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King and Marcia Ball.” Tragedy Ann recently received two awards from Folk Music Ontario. See them both on Friday, October 19 at Minden United Church.
- Highlands Festival Singers
The Haliburton Highlands Festival Singers is a mixed-voice choir made up of approximately 60 singers from the local Haliburton area. Melissa Stephens and Lauren McInnes provide the musical direction for their seasonal performance, “Deck the Halls with Songs & Laughter.” Enjoy a performance on December 2 or 4 at Haliburton United Church.
4. Sample the Bevvies at the Local Craft Breweries and Winery
Experience a Sip, Swill, and Savour Tour. Visit the local breweries and winery on Highway 118 between Haliburton and Carnavon. A designated driver is provided so you can fully enjoy the tastes and tales., Your tour is approximately 3 to 4 hours long; you can select your own date.
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5. Golf Until the Snow Flies
Admire the fall colours as you play the links at Haliburton Highlands Golf Course. This 9-hole course is nestled among the rolling hills of the beautiful Haliburton Highlands. Dating back to 1932, it is one of the area’s oldest golf courses. The mixed terrain in this scenic golf course makes it challenging for golfers of all skill levels.
Bring your camera to capture the impressive scenery. Then enjoy some refreshments at the licenced clubhouse and patio while continuing to enjoy gorgeous views. Bring the whole group!
Start Your Group Adventure at Haliburton Forest
To enjoy all the above activities and more, make Haliburton Forest your home base. Book accommodations and stay with us while you explore.
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