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“Kids will love it”

Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Haliburton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Ontario's hidden outdoor recreation, education and entertainment gem.Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Ltd., or simply Haliburton Forest, is a unique, privately owned forest located on 70,000 acres of rolling hardwood forests, beautiful lakes, meandering rivers and extensive wetlands in the Haliburton Highlands of central Ontario, 3 hours north of Toronto.An outdoor lover's paradise, Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd, features wilderness adventure activities including the Wolf Centre, the Walk in the Clouds forest canopy tour, groomed snowmobile trails, mountain biking, dog sledding, fishing, hiking, astronomy, wildlife observation, wilderness camping and accommodations, and an array of educational programs.
Reviewed 17 June 2012

We took our 8 year old son, whose favourite animal is the wolf. I had read the reviews on tripadvisor and new what to expect. Although the wolves have 15 acres or so to roam in, it is an enclosure and they are fed at the viewing platforms (although the staff did say if anything manages to get into their enclosure they will hunt it, like squirrels and a porcupine once)

Very reasonsonable price, good educational films on wolves and bears, nice exhibits and very knowledgable and friendly staff, who were willing and around to answer any wolf question you had.

We arrived and found the whole wolf pack sunbathing by the viewing platforms, including all four new female pups, which were soooo cute! I am not one for zoos and I think some of the reviews are unkind, when would a zoo offer a 15 acre enclosure?!?

We personally loved it and it is one of my son's highlight of the whole holiday, he exhausted the batteries on the camera taking pictures and really did not want to leave after 3 hours.

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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Just a georgious area with tonns of bikeing and hiking trails, etc.

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

It is just an amazing setting and in the fall when the leaves change colour it is simply beautiful.

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Reviewed 13 March 2012

Well worth the visit, seeing the wolves interacting with each other.

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Reviewed 12 January 2012

This place has something for everyone that enjoys the outdoors. Whether you like to ride a bicycle in the summer or fall or snowmobile or fourwheel in the winter. You can learn about the stars, the trees and flowers and even take up birdwatching. If you ever wanted to talk to experts about wolves and see them up close in their natural surroundings then please visit the Haliburton Forest.

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