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Hawk Lake Log Chute

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Neat stop off

Visited and loved the chute. Some information when you arrive and a little place you can walk. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Can be great tubing

It is a place that is cool when water levels are high. The best part of it though is just going... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
Cristina P
Toronto, Canada
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Big Hawk Lake Road, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited and loved the chute. Some information when you arrive and a little place you can walk. We stopped off about 1km before the chute by the river which was lovely to.

Thank Wade76
Reviewed October 14, 2017

It is a place that is cool when water levels are high. The best part of it though is just going down the river on an inner tube. Relaxing normally but if water is high can be a trill.

Thank Cristina P
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Site is well presented and maintained. Fun for kids plus they learn a bit about the area's history and how logging worked in the 'old days'.

1  Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

The only functioning log chute in Ontario. Note there's a nice but somewhat steep hike for those that want it across the dam.

Thank Dafydd K
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

This location is picturesque! The nature surrounding the log chute is calm and enjoyable. There are picnic tables and trails to hike that can be large 5 to 10km and short in a couple hundred meters. The log chute also has a podium of historical...More

Thank Lana S
Reviewed July 10, 2017

THis site brings to reality what a darned hard life it was to make a living. The chute is in spectacular shape. The picnic area is very well maintained and very pretty. The information board is fascinating.

Thank MsBesos
Reviewed July 4, 2017

It was nice to see but my expectations were high. The interpretative station with history lessons was interesting. Maybe better if you take the longer hike but we had been murdered by bugs on an earlier hike that day.

Thank JP2516
Reviewed May 18, 2017

I was expecting something different after this trip. Simply another chute with more water and water!

1  Thank Nader G
Reviewed January 23, 2017

The Hawk Lake log chute is something to see no matter what the season. Especially impressive in the spring when the water is flowing quickly. Information on the log chute's history, a picnic area and an easy hiking trail are close by. Visiting in the...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed October 21, 2016

What a beautiful Spot! The only remaining log Chute in Ontario is a wonderful piece of history with an interpretive kiosk which details the history of the logging industry in Northern Ontario. Take a picnic and hike the trail. It was worth the drive.

Thank farmgirl821
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taunya m
July 30, 2017|
Response from MsBesos | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know about docking. the lake comes right up to the chute dam but I don't know what is on the lake side to dock at. Sorry. Katherine
May 2, 2016|
Response from mydogspud | Reviewed this property |
No, it's definitely not a ride. It's a historical site that wouldn't be of interest to smaller kids but, as the reviews say, it's a great piece of Canadian history that's well worth the drive. But then, I'm biased, since I... More