The Area

Haliburton Forest

forest-canopy-tourHaliburton Forest is located 10 min by car from the cottage, and features wilderness adventure activities including:
  • The wolf centre
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Astronomy
  • Wildlife observation
  • "A Walk in the Clouds" guided tree-top forest canopy tour
  • Snowmobiling
  • Dogsledding
  • Cookhouse Restaurant - open all year
*the "walk in the clouds" is especially popular, and books up very quickly. We suggest that if you are interested, you book it at the same time that you book the cottage, in order to avoid being disappointed! Contact (705) 754-2198     [gallery link="file" columns="9" ids="614,615,616,617,618,619,620,621" orderby="rand"]

Blairhampton Golf Club

blairhampton-golfBlairhampton is a premier 18 hole golf course. We are located in the picturesque Haliburton Highlands. Golf amid the natural beauty of the Highlands or relax and enjoy our licensed club house. Blairhampton offers varied terrain, lush fairways and excellent greens-keeping, as well as a fully equipped pro shop, cart rental, rental clubs, and driving range.   [gallery link="file" ids="639,640,641"]
40 km
(705) 286-1315

Haliburton Golf Driving Range

driving-rangeA fun driving range about 38 km drive from the cottage.
38 km

Haliburton Highlands Golf Course

haliburton-highlands-golf-courseOur Haliburton golf club is nestled amongst the towering pines and rolling hills of beautiful Haliburton Highlands. This 9 hole golf club is one of the area's oldest golf courses (dates back to 1932). The course's short yardage (2,425) causes golfers to make the mistaken assumption that this is an easy track. Those familiar with the golf course know that the uneven terrain, hidden hazards and often obscured greens combine to create a challenge capable of testing the lowest handicap golfers.
43 km

Pinestone Golf Course

pinestone-golf-panorama Carved from the mineral rich glacial till of the Haliburton Highlands, Pinestone Golf Course has established itself as one of Ontario’s most challenging and rewarding golf destinations. Built in 1974, our 18 hole, par 71 measures 6,024 yards and was designed by prominent golf course architect Jack Davidson.


kayaking For an opportunity to do something different visit the minden wildwwater preserve for some whitewater kayaking.

Kennisis Power Sports

boatingBoat rentals available at the marina on Kennisis Lake at: or call (705) 754-2000 (for boat & motor rentals, be sure to book at least one month in advance)
(705) 754-2000

Downhill Skiing

sir-sam-ski-hillSir Sam's offers activities in the winter and summer:
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Terrain Park
  • Snowshoeing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skill Camps
  • Bike Racing
  • Trails

Equipment Rentals (Snowshoes, cross country skiis, snowmobiles)

snow-mobile-1Snowshoe rentals and crosscountry ski rentals are available in Haliburton at Sharpley's Source for Sports, 705-457-3933, you can pass right by it on the way to our cottage. With respect to snowmobile rentals, there is a rental operation 5 minutes from our cottage at the Kennissis Lake Marina. In addition, the Haliburton Forest (see above) rents snowmobiles for use on their trail system.

Ice Fishing

ice-fishing-hutIce hut rentals available on Little Kennisis Lake through Kennisis Lake Lodge
4 km

Pole Position Kartways

go-kartingGo-carts, mini-golf, batting cages & bumper boats
54 km
(519) 942-0220

Snowmobile Trails

snow-mobile-3Our cottage is in very close proximity to the major trail systems including trail #11 (, as well as the Haliburton Forest (

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing

snow-shoeingThe are plenty of snowshoe and crosscountry trails in the area. You can find information for cross-country ski trails, weather conditions, etc. at the websites below. The closest snowshoe trails are the Kennissis Crest and Circuit of 5 Viewpoints (within 10minute drive), although there are many others within a reasonable driving distance. The closest crosscountry skiing would be Moosewood (?~20min away) and Gliebe (~30min).

Tobogganing Hill

tobogganingEnjoy a day of tobogganing in Haliburton at Glebe Park
32 km

Haliburton Highlands Sculpture Forest

Sculpture-ForestThe Haliburton Sculpture Forest, in Glebe Park near the village of Haliburton in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario, Canada, is a unique outdoor collection of sculptures by Canadian and international artists. The trails in the Sculpture Forest for walking and bike riding in spring, summer and fall and skiing in the winter provide changing perspectives of the forest and the sculptures in each of the seasons.

Norah's Island

norahs-islandPaddle over to Norah's Island for a day of camping, swimming and exploring. Visit the Kennisis Lake Cottage Owners Association at to learn more about this 22 acre island conservation area.

Outdoor Adventures

dog-sleddingFind adventures all year round such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, hiking, etc.

Paint Ball

paintballTreat yourself to outdoor paintball in Ontario, Canada and enjoy the unique thrills of paintball competition at Screaming Eagle Paintball. Paintball has never been more exciting as we customize your experience by offering an array of different games to best suit the type of outing that you are looking for. Throw a distinctive party that all guests will remember by taking them on a thrilling escapade at Screaming Eagle Paintball.
38 km

South Algonquin Trails - Horseback riding

horseback-ridingSituated at the very southern tip of Algonquin Park, South Algonquin Trails, offers you a horseback riding experience, that you just can't get, anywhere else. Conveniently located between Haliburton and Bancroft, the area provides a natural environment for seeing rock outcroppings, ponds, beaver dams, streams, rivers, rugged hills, huge pine trees, and bear claw marks on the beech trees.

Yours Outdoors - Unique Experience Packages

YoursOutdoors offers a number of interesting experieces ranging from ice climbing to pottery making. ice-climbing

Local Eateries

mckecks-barFor a lively atmosphere, occasional live music and good food, visit Mckecks. Reviewed favourably on tripadvisor.
38 km

Spa Services

spa-servicesA facial, a pedicure, a massage - why not entirely pamper yourself while staying at Bliss? Haliburton County offers a number of different day-spa services for soothing and relaxation. Visit the Haliburton Spa Directory for a listing of the various spas in the area: