Most of the cottages on our site are within a few minute’s drive from the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve. www.haliburtonforest.com Adults and kids are equally enthralled by the Wolf Centre and Observatory. There is also an astronomy observatory, canopy tour, dog sledding and 70,000 acres of groomed hiking, biking and snowmobile trails and lakes and rivers to explore. And while you’re near the Forest gates , why not take a stroll over to the barn to see the pigs and horses, the donkey and the moose? — Yes, moose. Hershe was rescued after his mother was hit by a car in Petawawa. He arrived at Haliburton Forest when he was two weeks old and has been hand-fed and lovingly cared for since. Hershe was introduced into the herd in the Fall of last year.
The animals may greet you through the fence, but please do not feed them as they are on strict diets and have very sensitive digestive systems — well…except for the pigs. They’ll eat just about anything in the way of fruits and vegetables. Even so, be sure to inquire at the Forest office before letting the hogs do your composting for you! And on your way to the landfill site (best place to encounter a bear!) drop in at the Haliburton Forest Wood shop.
Haliburton Forest hosts the Forest Festival each August. This summer Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo will be among the entertainers performing at the outdoor amphitheatre at Bone Lake and the historic logging museum. Details to follow.