If you’re looking for a great summer getaway, look no further than the Haliburton Highlands. This beautiful region in Ontario is home to some of the best attractions in the province. From swimming and fishing to hiking and biking, there’s something for everyone in the Haliburton Highlands. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the top attractions in the area. So pack your bags and get ready for some fun!


The Haliburton Highlands has it all, whether you prefer road cycling, gravel routes, or mountain biking trails! There are plenty of options for everyone, and you’re sure to find a route that’s perfect for you.

  • For road cyclists, we have a vast road network that allows you to explore at your leisure, with low traffic volume, amazing natural scenery, and a variety of routes!
  • For those that prefer adventurous gravel routes, we have over 20 to choose from!
  • Finally, for the mountain bikers out there, there are a plethora of different trails. Ranging from businesses like Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike, to provincial parks like Silent Lake!

Be sure to check out Haliburton Highlands page on cycling for an interactive map, and further suggestions!


The Haliburton Highlands offers some of the best swimming in the province. With over 600 lakes to choose from, you’re sure to find a spot that’s perfect for you. Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to relax or want to jump into the cool water with some swimming and diving, the Haliburton Highlands has it all!

Check out beaches such as Sandy Cove on Drag Lake, or stay close to Haliburton at the Rotary Beach on Head Lake.

If you’re feeling like having a lazy lounge day, but still want to be near the water, try floating down the Gull River in Minden. This gentle flowing river is perfect for a relaxing float. You can even bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors.

Visit the Haliburton Highlands ‘Beaches‘ page for more information!


If swimming and cycling aren’t up your alley, perhaps teeing off will be! If you best enjoy a sunny day by being on a golf course, the Highlands can provide. With a mix of 18 and 9-hole golf courses, any avid or casual golfer should be able to find a new favourite place to play.

We will warn you, however, that courses in the Haliburton Highlands certainly aren’t flat. Instead, you’ll be playing amongst lush forests, rolling hills, rocky outcrops, and at the Gull River Golf Club, rivers!

For directions and descriptions, head over to Haliburton Highlands page on golfing!

The Rest is Yours to Discover

This blog barely scratches the surface of things to do in the Haliburton Highlands this summer. We consistently referenced the Haliburton Highlands tourism website as a resource for recommendations, and trust us, there’s lots more on there!

If you’re in the Highlands every summer, or plan on being in our neck of the woods more often and need a place to stay, check out our website for cottages and homes that are perfect for the summertime!