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- Stopped here on the way through town, am I ever glad I did. What an interesting and exciting little gem! We took an interesting walk through the woods to review the sculptures, all unique, and a lot of fun to review. This is a must see if you are in the area and like to do different things.Written November 27, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- My husband and I toured the wolf centre at Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve. It was very informative, and we learned a lot about how wolves are such an integral part of the ecosystem.
Unfortunately, we did not see any wolves. There is no guarantee that you will see them, but I was really hoping for a glimpse.
We will just have to plan another trip - and there are lots of other activities to check out at the reserve.Written October 18, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- DEFINITELY GET A RESERVATION FOR THIS ATTRACTION BEFORE YOU GO....especially in the summer tourist season. There is a LOT to see (...and read...)
here so I would NOT suggest this for pre-school children if you want to spend the time needed to FULLY appreciate all the exhibits.
At the end of your roller coaster rally ride on the KENNISIS AND REDKENN ROADS into the Wolf Centre (BE CAREFUL and PAY ATTENTION TO THE SPEED SIGNS ON THAT ONE!!!!) you will see a group of buildings of the HALIBURTON FOREST RESERVE.
But there is a much-too-small sign on the tree pointing to the right side road which you need to take a little further down to the WOLF CENTRE. Once you enter there is a MASSIVE number of interesting and educational exhibits about nature in general as well as the actual wolves' histories in the preserve. (I NEVER would have thought that deer and moose scat/poop was so small compared to their size!!!)
A shout out to the friendly and very professional Jenn (I hope I got that right!!!) who was a font of knowledge and answered all of the guests' questions no matter how trivial. (Ask the staff about how the wolves use the one-way glass as a rear-view mirror!!!!) There is another viewing gallery near the entrance which I did not see too many people visiting ....and it leads to the "SCAT EXHIBITS".
There is also a small theatre with interesting (and quite unique) wolf-related movie posters on the walls. They also have a variety of informative films about their canis lupus residents.Written May 1, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Parking is before your get to the chute. (Sign re what parking is acceptable needs to be reworded). We walk through the trail to get to the Log Chute which provided some excellent views down river plus the chute itself. Informative set of boards lets you learn the history and reasoning behind the log chute. No cost. Recommend walking across the dam and trying the trail on the other side.Written October 8, 2022
- Came here in the fall to view the colours . The parking spaces are few but the view is awesome . Its a short drive from Haliburton villageWritten October 9, 2022
- Went with my family and had a fantastic time! We hiked the Beaver Pond Trail, Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail, Bat Lake Trail, The Lookout Trail, and Mizzey Lake Trail. The streams, beaver ponds, bogs, hills, and lakes were beautiful, along with the abunance of small water falls throughout the park. The views from elevated places, such as the top of The Lookout Trail were incredible. Heard about people seeing animals like bears, moose, and wolves here, but I only saw a herd of White-Tailed Deer and a Pileated Woodpecker. Trails were great and well maintained, except for the Mizzey Lake Trail which was muddy after a storm the night before, we had to create bridges over deep puddles with sticks. Didn't bother me as an outdoors person, as I think it just added to the experience. Overall, 5/5 experience, and I would highly recommend heading to Algonquin Provincial Park for some outdoor adventures!Written September 13, 2022
- Many acres to explore and lots to see! BUT the dream of gardens like Butchart has not materialized!
The Food Hub- market and deli with local vegetables and Red Fife flour.
The Hoop Gardens - there is one for demonstration purposes.
The Abbey Gardens Retreat house by the lake - fall foliage was gorgeous!
The Ojibwe Spirit horses - they are brothers!
Several kms of trails in the woods - we found all kinds of fungus and evidence that outdoor survival is taught here ( shelters made of sticks and leaves)
Stop at the Haliburton Highlands Brewery for a cold one. They also have hard cider and covered outdoor seating!Written October 23, 2022
- Had an awesome time. Beautiful here! Can't wait to go back. So sucluded. It's about a 10 minute paddle to the site on the other side of the lake,but I'd recommend a small motor if you plan on bringing lots like we did. Lol.Written September 16, 2019
- We've had several amazing days out at Glebe park in Haliburton Nordic skiing.
The trails have been groomed really well, conditions are great and the ski is fun and challenging - lots of fun hills, a good workout to go up and a fun thrill to go down! Not to be missed for the intermediate skier!!
Trail conditions are updated regularly on their website. You can also ski a route around the outdoor sculptures in the Sculpture Garden - very cool!Written February 14, 2018
- I wanted a unique gift for her 70 th birthday and choose a photograph , mounted on a plywood board of a Great Gray Owl, wings spread, clutching a hare, flying towards the photographer. It was taken in Algonquin Park in 2012 by renowned photographer, Dan Busby.Written October 22, 2018
- Admission by donation.
Curator was wonderful- very well informed.
Interesting to see items in a museum that I grew up with- pick up sticks and a metal National cash register that stores copper pennies!
The ad for a local hotel quotes rates at $1 per night!
A little bit of everything from the area. Interesting displays.Written October 15, 2021
- Located in big barn like structure on the expansive grounds of Abby’s Gardens.
Tons of parking. Covered outdoor tables.
Out going helpful staff.
I enjoyed their Wheat beer on recommendation from server after I stated my preferences! Adult daughter is not a beer drinker BUT they had hard cider available which pleased her.
Sitting on stools in their outdoor patio was an enjoyable fall break from The Studio Tour- very relaxing!Written October 17, 2022
- Went out on a Friday and easily able to social distance. Did two hikes one easy and the other, Firetower hike at moderate level. Took snack for break time by the water.Written September 20, 2020
- We stopped by as we cycled through the area, had coffee, hot chocolate, muffins and a square (with a berry filling). Delish!!! Relaxing environment, fun and checked out some cool antiques.Written September 18, 2022
- This trail is long which is great but it's also quite bumpy along a large portion (we rode from Haliburton to about Gelert). On the way back to Haliburton, we left the trail and rode on the road that runs parallel to the trail for a bit (there is a nice bike lane) just to get a break from the bumpy ride.Written July 22, 2021
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