Winter in Haliburton – Popular Activities in Cottage Country

Winter in Haliburton – Popular Activities in Cottage Country

Getting out in the Great Outdoors: 4 Fantastic Activities for the Whole Family in Haliburton

Spending some time at your cottage this winter? You’ll need to plan a special trip to do so once you know about all of the fun things to do in the area! From Skiing to Dog Sledding, you can find it all in Haliburton County. Below are our top recommendations for winter activities in cottage country!


Sir Sam’s Ski Hill
If you’re an avid Skier or Snowboarder or even just a beginner Sir Sam’s offers options for all ages and skill levels. Don’t miss the new restaurant Rhubarb on the Hill for an Apres-Ski snack or drink.

Trail Use

Snowmobiling, ATVing, Dog Sledding, and Hiking
No visit to Haliburton is complete without a visit to Haliburton Forest ( 100,000 acres filled with trails for snowmobiling, ATVing, dog sledding, or hiking you can find an option for everyone here! Or just stop in for breakfast or lunch at Truss Foodworks Cookhouse!
View Haliburton Forest on Google Maps

Go Ice Fishing

With the abundance of lakes in the area one can always find a good spot for ice fishing. Cut a hole right off your own waterfront property or venture out to a new lake just make sure to check the ice levels first! Read: How to Know When the Ice is Safe for Ice Fishing.

Go Skating

With the newly renovated arena in Minden, you can spend your Sunday afternoon out for a public skate on the Olympic-size pad, or for a more intimate setting visit the Dawson Hamilton Memorial Rink at the Minden Cultural Center.
View Minden Cultural Center on Google Maps

Go Ice Climbing

Feeling adventurous? Try out ice climbing on this local tour hosted by Yours Outdoors! (

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