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2018 HIKE HALIBURTON FESTIVAL PROGRAM Hike Haliburton Festival is offering over 100 guided & themed hikes and festival events for all ages, interests and abilities. Bring your friends and family for 4 days of adventure and fun. All hikes are free of charge. Donations are welcome. Descriptions on this map are brief due to the vast amount of information, please refer to our website for all details.

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Haliburton Highland’s Biggest Picnic Ever Event G Join us for the Haliburton Highlands’ community picnic and closing ceremonies for 2018 Hike Haliburton Festival. A celebration of food, art, and outdoor living. Featuring local food, demonstrations, exhibitors, entertainment by the famous Canadian reggae band, the Sattalites, and a fashion show featuring outdoor clothing and gear. Bring your picnic blanket and lunch or buy your picnic ingredients from local food vendors on-site. Prizes for the best picnic blanket. Sunday, Sept 23, 12-3 pm, Head Lake Park, Haliburton Lipbone Redding in Concert Event E Start the Festival off on the right note with a concert featuring Lipbone Redding, who has been described as “One-Man Orchestra. Unplugged. Unexpected.” Join Lipbone for an evening of roots & blues music at 8 pm Thursday, Sept 20 at the Dominion Hotel, Minden. Tickets are $15/pp plus HST/service and are available online at dominionhotelpub.ca Fall Equinox Sacred Fire Event A Celebrate the Fall Equinox with Karen Moon Beam of Gaia’s Den. You will sing, dance & drum at the Sacred Fire beside Turtle Waterfall. Rain or shine, bring warm, comfortable attire, a snack, water bottle & flashlight. Friday, Sept 21 at Gaia’s Den, 5012 Elephant Lake Rd, Harcourt, ON. The fire will be lit at 6:30 pm and will go until the fire goes out. Good Lovelies JUNO and four-time CFMA award winners Event B The Good Lovelies return once again to the Haliburton Highlands. Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore, & Caroline Brooks – immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right; however, it’s their voices interwoven in harmony – powerful and pure, organic and inspiring – that elevates the Good Lovelies from impressive to peerless. Presented by the Haliburton County Folk Society. Friday, Sept 21, 7:30 pm at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, Haliburton. $30/members & youth, $35/non-members,& $40/door including HST. Available online at haliburtonfolk.com or at The Source/Halco Electronics, Haliburton or Organic Times, Minden. Family Harvest Festival (Irondale) Event C Saturday, Sept 22 11am - 4 pm Vendors, food, games, gardens, and a chance to explore history with various tours. Free admission. For more information irondaleontario.ca or contact Carol at historical@irondaleontario.ca or 705-457-8438. Fall Harvest Pork Dinner Event D Enjoy a home cooked pork dinner prepared by the volunteers of the Haliburton County Historical Society. Entertainment by Beth Johns, Norris Turner and friends. Proceeds to the Historical Society. Saturday, Sept 22, 5:30 pm at the Stanhope Firefighters’ Community Hall. Cost is $25 /pp Call Larry J. Giles 705.754.0427 to save a spot. Chris Smith Band in Concert Event F Evening of smooth jazz with one of Canada’s top talents, Chris Smith and his band. Chris has been nominated for nine Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards including Best Album, Best Song and Best Male Vocalist. You may even want to hit the dance floor! Saturday, Sept 22, 8 pm. Tickets available at DominionHotelPub.ca

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SPECIAL FEATURES Festival HikeQuarters Looking for more information or need to register for your hike? Visit one of six information and activity centres located in each municipality throughout the Haliburton Highlands during July, August and September. HikeQuarters for the 2018 Festival are Minden Hills Cultural Centre in Minden, Algonquin Outfitters in Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands Water Trails Office & Dorset Recreation Centre in Algonquin Highlands, Deep Roots Adventure Hub in Wilberforce, and Abbey Gardens near West Guilford. Food Stops Tasty meals, picnic items, lunches, snacks and beverages can be found in restaurants and stores across the County. The Festival is a perfect time for a picnic. Please buy your items from local food providers. The Festival is a great opportunity to taste local food and visit local farms. Featured Accommodations Stick around for awhile and stay at one of our featured resorts, lodges or B&B’s. You will need a good night’s sleep after an active day on the trails. Featured Retailers There are some great shopping opportunities in the Haliburton Highlands. Be sure to drop by to see what treasures are in store. Wild About Arts Hike Haliburton is a celebration of performing and visual arts. In addition to the concerts happening, be sure to visit the many studios and galleries located throughout the Highlands and watch for special exhibits at Festival events. Trail Tunes Canoe FM radio show host , Kris Kadwell, will feature songs related to hiking, trails and the great outdoors on his “Paddling Beyond the Mainstream” radio show 7:00-9:00 pm on Thursday, September 13th and the 20th . Tune into 100.9 Canoe FM if you are in the area or online at canoefm.com Mystery Celebrity Hikers Several celebrities including artists, athletes, and media personalities have been invited to hike but we are not telling you what hike they will be on! Watch for the famous faces and the opportunity to rub shoulders with some very interesting people.

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FESTIVAL HIKES DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th Star Trek Hike 43 Space, the final frontier. . . for hikers. Walk with the stars along the IB&O Railway. Astronomer, Brian Mould will introduce you to the night sky. You will meet a lot of famous stars. After the hike, visit Artech Studios for a night time glass blowing demo. If the skies are not clear, there is a plan B. Adults, teens & children. Bring your flashlights! Hiking will be along the rail bed trail. Sponsored by Crystal Image Studio. Start: 8 pm (2 hrs, 2 km) | Parkett, Tory Hill-Hwy Hwy 118 & CR 503 | guide Brian Mould | GPS: N44.9728 W78.2750

DAY TWO: THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 20 Walk in the Clouds Hike 25 Get high in the Highlands! Experience the majestic beauty of Haliburton Forest while strolling along 26 suspended bridges on this beautiful canopy tour. Hiking and canoeing. Adults, teens, & children 10+ 9 am (4 hrs, 1 km) | Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve, 1095 Redkenn Rd | guides Haliburton Forest Staff GPS: N45.2216 W78.5933 | Special Note: not recommended for those with a fear of heights Hike the Hills Hike 61 Get in shape with this hike in the rugged hills and scenic ridges of the Frost Centre area. This hike will include the Lakeshore Trail, Vista Trail and High Crest Trail. There are several fabulous viewpoints so bring a camera the capture the autumn colours. Sturdy footwear with lugged soles recommended. Bring snacks and beverage. Adults & youths 12+. 9:30 am (3 hrs, 7 km) | Haliburton Highlands Water Trails, 20130 Hwy 35 N | guide Susan Rivett | GPS N45.1591 W78.8448 Wild Woods Walk Hike 24 Join professional forester Thomas McCay for a tour of one of Haliburton Forest’s most popular trails, with stops to discuss forest ecology, forest management, and the balance between recreation, wildlife, and logging. We’ll even stop at a woodland art gallery! Be sure to grab lunch at the Cookhouse after the hike. Adults & teens. 9:30 am (3 hrs, 5 kms) | Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve, 1095 Redkenn Rd. | guide Thomas McCay GPS: N45.2216 W78.5933 In Search of Park Wildlife Hike 81 Join us as we trek through Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park in search of the wildlife that hops, swims, slithers, scurries, runs, and flies across this impressive landscape. It is not a long route but it is challenging footing and requires crossing wet spots and climbing. Frequent stops to look for wildlife. Adults, teens, children over 5+. 9:30 am (2.5 hrs, 6 km) | Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park. Access Point, Devil’s Lake. 1115 Devil’s Lake Rd guide Phil Careless | GPS: N44.8600 W78.8192 Salamander Saunter Hike 17 See what lies beneath the forest floor! This casual stroll will introduce you to some of Haliburton’s salamanders and their habitats. We will visit coverboard monitoring stations located along the trail in search of these secretive amphibians. Join us as we have fun searching for these elusive creatures! Adults, teens, & children. 10 am (2 hrs, 3.5 km) | Abbey Gardens, 1012 Garden Gate Dr | guide Irene Heaven | GPS: N45.1080 W78.6184 Wetlands and Climate Change Hike 86 Snowdon Park is part of a large wetland complex in Minden Hills. Join us for a walk through the park to observe a variety of wetland types; including marsh, fen and swamp. Learn about the importance of wetlands and how they help mitigate the negative effects of climate change. Adults, teens & children 10+. 10 am (2 hrs, 3 km) | Snowdon Park | guide Sheila Ziman | GPS: N44.9190 W78.6453 Can-Aqua Maple Walk Hike 45 Join us for a leisurely walk through camp, around our lake and through our maple sugar bush - we tap over 3000 trees! (Optional tour of our Sugar Shack after the hike) Families, adults, teens & children. 10 am (2 hrs, 2 km) | Camp Can-Aqua, 503 Beaver Lake Dr, Cardiff | guide Scott Graham | GPS: N44.9861 W78.0092 Hike & Write: Inspiration Trail Hike 94 Join author Ruth E. Walker to look for inspiration, take away ideas, and create new work. This is a hike meant for anyone interested in finding inspiration in the landscape; there will be observations made that relate to the five senses and guided note-taking stops along the way. Adults, teens & children 8+ 10 am (1.5 hrs, 2 km) | Dahl Forest, 1307 Geeza Rd, Minden | guide Ruth E. Walker | GPS: N44.8529 W78.6167 Hal High Hike Hike 1 Take a hike around the forest at the school. Students will tell stories about the history of the property, complete a tree identification activity, and provide a small snack and tea break. Adults, teens & children. 11 am (1 hrs, 2 km) | Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, 5358 Haliburton CR 21 | guides Sam Little & students GPS: N45.0430 W78.5233

THURSDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 20 The Grand View Hike 38 On the far east boundary of Haliburton County. tour this unique facility, then cross the boardwalk at Moffat Pond for a hike to a beautiful lookout, high above High Falls, Algonquin Park. Wear sturdy footwear, bring your lunch and water. Adults, teens, & children 10+. 1 pm (4 hrs, 12.5 km) | Algonquin Eco-Lodge, 3594 Elephant Lake Rd, Harcourt | guide Robin Banerjee GPS: N45.19425 W78.1329 Head Lake Explorer Hike 4 Paddle by canoe or kayak across Head Lake to Glebe Park, hike the trails, visit the Haliburton Sculpture Forest and paddle back. Bring your own canoe or kayak or rent one from Algonquin Outfitters at Head Lake Park. Adults, teens, & children 8+. 1 pm (4 hrs, 5 km) | Rotary Beach, Haliburton | guide Randy Pielsticker | GPS: N 45.0488, W 78.5123 E-bike and Hike Hike 95 Ride effortlessly on electric assisted bicycles along the Haliburton County Rail Trail, stopping for short hikes to explore historical ruins, the natural beauty of rivers, wetlands, wildflowers & native plants. Start at abandoned junction of the Irondale, Bancroft, Ottawa (IB&O) & Victoria rail. Adults & teens 16+. Bikes & helmets provided. 1 pm (3 hrs, 20 km (on bike) 1 km (hiking) ) | 1225 Howland Junction Rd, Minden | guide Don Schlosser GPS: N44.8128 W78.6516 Beyond the Gardens Hike 18 Hike from the Food Hub at Abbey Gardens through the gardens, along the Transition Trail. Involves diverse and some hilly terrain, and possibly a few wet spots. Stick around for a local treat in the Food Hub or a tasty micro-brew at Haliburton Highlands Brewing. Adults, teens, & children. 1 pm (2 hrs, 4 km) | Abbey Gardens, 1012 Garden Gate Dr | guide Cara Steele | GPS: N45.1080 W78.6184 At the Water’s Edge Hike 3 An art walk with artist, Marguerite Easby. Sketching demo and introduction to the delights of painting outdoors (plein air). Hikers will have the opportunity to create a series of field studies. Materials provided. Adults & teens. Wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by Studio Rose. 1 pm (2 hrs, 2 km) | Rails End Gallery , 23 York St, Haliburton | guide Marguerite Easby | GPS: N45.0464 W78.5110 Leave it to Beaver Hike 10 Explore the natural wonders of YMCA Wanakita’s backcountry trails to discover the amazing work of a very industrious animal and its impact on the ecosystem within which it lives. Adults, teens & children. 1 pm (1.5 hrs, 1.5 km) | YMCA Wanakita, 1883 Koshlong Lake Rd, Haliburton | guide(s) YMCA Wanakita Staff GPS: N44.9808 W78.4894

HIKE AMENITIES SYMBOLS

Dog Friendly on a Leash

Portable Toilets or Outhouse

No Dogs Allowed

Water Available

Parking Available

Shelter Available

Washrooms

Food & Drink Available

PRIVATE LAND

Many hikes during the festival are on private property. We are very grateful that the landowners are willing to share their properties and stories. Beyond the festival the properties remain private. Please respect private property and do not trespass.

HIKE RATINGS Easy

Level to gently rolling terrain. Light hiking suitable for children and anyone preferring a more leisurely stroll. Usually 1-2 km in length.

Moderate

Rolling terrain with longer climbs and descents (some may be steep). Usually 2 -5 km in length.

Challenging

Rough or uneven terrain with many steep climbs and descents. Suitable for experienced hikers only. Usually more than 5 km in length.

A Taste of Minden Hike 77 Jack and a pair of Jeans help you discover the culinary and cultural flavours of Minden. Stroll along the Gull River and beyond, enjoy a variety of tasty food experiences and sharing stories along the way. No calorie loss on this walk. Adults & teens. 2 pm (3 hrs, 2 km) | Minden Hills Cultural Centre, 176 Bobcaygeon Rd, Minden guides: Jeanne Anthon, Jean Neville & Jack Brezina | GPS: N44.9297 W78.7275 Earth Mysteries Walk Hike 40 A Shamanic Journey into the forest of Gaia’s Den. Gently open & deepen your connection with the Earth Mother, the Standing Ones, the Creature Teachers, the Elements of Earth, Water, Fire & Air, and ultimately, your Self. Adults & teens 13+. 2 pm (2 hrs, 2 km) | Gaia’s Den, 5012 Elephant Lake Rd, Harcourt | guide Karen Warner| GPS: N45.1583 W78.1570 Hike & Write: Inspiration Trail Hike 94 Join author Ruth E. Walker to look for inspiration, take away ideas, and create new work. This is a hike meant for anyone interested in finding inspiration in the landscape; there will be observations made that relate to the five senses and guided note-taking stops along the way. Adults, teens & children 8+ 2:30 pm (1.5 hrs, 2 km) | Dahl Forest, 1307 Geeza Rd, Minden | guide Ruth E. Walker | GPS: N44.8529 W78.6167 Can-Aqua Maple Walk Hike 45 Join us for a leisurely walk through camp, around our lake and through our maple sugar bush - we tap over 3000 trees! (Optional tour of our Sugar Shack after the hike) Families, adults, teens & children. 2:30 pm (2 hrs, 2 km) | Camp Can-Aqua, 503 Beaver Lake Dr, Cardiff | guide Scott Graham | GPS: N44.9861 W78.0092

DAY THREE: FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 21

FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 21

Forest Bathing and Sunrise in the Redstone River Valley Hike 22 Meet before dawn and savour the silence and sounds of early morning, while hiking to a lookout on this private property, watch the sunrise, enjoy some deep morning breaths, gentle stretches, fresh coffee and tea in ‘Lotus Belle Cafe’. Adults & teens 12+. Sponsored by Bonnie View Inn. 6:15 am (2.5hrs, 2 km) | 1473 Binscarth Trail | guides Abby Hagerman & Greg Luck GPS: N45.1358 W78.6314

Koshlong Creek Hike Hike 9 Follow Koshlong Creek through its varied terrains - around a large swamp, and across waterfalls. Enjoy some breathing exercises & meditation. Bushwhack through some new places, relax and “smell the roses”. Adults & teens. 5 pm (2 hrs, 2.5 km) | 1160 Koshlong Lake Rd, Donald | guides Mike & Gail Holnes | GPS: N44.9817 W78.5246

The Devil Made Me Do It Hike 82 A full-day trek along the wilderness section of the Ganaraska Trail through the Queen Elizabeth Wildlands (Moore Falls to Devil’s Lake). Terrain is rugged & challenging, hikers must have sturdy-soled, closed-toe, hiking shoes/boots. Hiking poles recommended. Bring a day pack with at least one litre of water or more, light lunch, snacks, spare dry socks and suitable clothing. We will cross at least one beaver dam. Adults & teens. Sponsored by Haliburton Highlands Trekkers. 8:30 am (7 hrs, 19 km) | Ganaraska Trailhead, 1115 Devil’s Lake Rd | guide Rob Halupka | GPS: N44.8600 W78.8192 Viewpoints Galore Hike 57 Guides will get you high on this hike, along the ridges of the Crest of Kennisis & Circuit of 5 Viewpoints trails, visiting amazing vistas. Rugged terrain w/steep climbs. Bring water, snacks & lunch. Hiking poles recommended. Adults & youth 12+. 9 am (5 hrs, 9.5 km) | 2029 Little Hawk Lake Rd, Algonquin Highlands | guide Wally Ozog | GPS: N45.1331 W78.7232 Walk in the Clouds Hike 25 Get high in the Highlands! Experience the majestic beauty of Haliburton Forest while strolling along 26 suspended bridges on this beautiful canopy tour. Hiking and canoeing. Adults, teens, & children 10+ 9 am (4 hrs, 1 km) | Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve, 1095 Redkenn Rd. | guides Haliburton Forest Staff GPS: N45.2216 W78.5933 | Special Note: not recommended for those with a fear of heights Trail Blazer’s Treat Hike 36 Learn how to map out a route & follow it from start to finish with a compass. Expect a bushwhacking good time. Sturdy hiking boots, a backpack with water, emergency equipment and insect protection. Bring along your own compass and pacing beads or we will provide some to borrow. Adults & teens. 9 am (3 hrs, 3-4 km) | Deep Roots Adventure Hub, 2307 Loop Rd, Wilberforce | guide Corina Mansfield GPS: N45.0391 W78.2234 Up and Around Green’s Mountain Hike 28 Hike Green’s Mountain for a “heart stopping” view from the site of an old fire tower, and to gain insights into the challenges and opportunities involved with developing a multi-use recreation area. Be prepared for rough, rocky terrain with long steep inclines. Adults & teens. 9 am ( 3 hrs, 3 km) | guide Mike Peters | Greens Mountain Trail, Gooderham | GPS: N44.8553 W78.4200 Ski Fit Hike 51 Get ready for ski season with some brisk Nordic walking! Stretch, work on strengthening and waking up your ski muscles for winter! Bring along classic length ski poles, or hiking poles, running shoes and water. Fit adults & families that are able to keep up at a swift walk/run pace. Bring ski/walking sticks. 9 am (2 hrs, 4 km) | Twin Lakes Ski Trails, Twelve Mile Lake | guide Joleen Thomas | GPS: N45.0031 W78.7074 If a Tree Falls … Hike 62 Gain insights how forests provide us with important products and services while sustaining or improving the life processes on the landscape. Invasive diseases are affecting Haliburton County more than ever and this hike will focus on how managers are dealing with this. Adults & teens. 9:30 am ( 2.5 hrs, 4 km) | Frost Centre, 20130 Hwy 35 N | guide Ernie Demuth | GPS: N45.1591 W78.8448 Way Back in Wilberforce - Part 1 Hike 33 Stroll along Wilbermere Lake, original location of Wilberforce, learn its history and discover why the settlement moved. Visit the old school house, blacksmith shop, dairy, South Wilberforce Cemetery est 1879, and the United Church. Adults & teens. Sponsored by Algonquin Gateway Business Association (AGBA). 10 am (2 hrs, 4 km) | 1537 South Wilberforce Rd, Wilberforce | guide Joan Barton | GPS: N45.0082 W78.2152 Spirit of the Waterfalls Hike 41 Experience the energy of mesmerizing waterfalls and lush, enchanting forest guided by Shaman, Karen Moon Beam. Disconnect to reconnect with the Heart of the Earth Mother and her realms through Spirit! Adults & teens 13+. 11 am (2 hrs, 2-3 km) | Gaia’s Den, 5012 Elephant Lake Rd, Harcourt | guide Karen Moon Beam | GPS: N45.1583 W 78.1570 Hoofin’ it: Pony Time Hike 19 Meet brothers, Akoozi and Wawasum (aka Maple & Sammy), and their companion FlapJack, a miniature Appaloosa. Learn about them and how they are being trained as teachers. Get some hands-on ‘pony time’. 11 am (1.5 hrs, 1 km) | Abbey Gardens, 1012 Garden Gate Dr | guide Lesley English  | GPS: N45.1080 W78.6184 Hal High Hike Hike 1 Take a hike around the forest at the school. Students will tell stories about the history of the property, complete a tree identification activity, and provide a small snack and tea break. Adults, teens & children. 11 am (1 hrs, 2 km) | Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, 5358 Haliburton CR 21 | guides Sam Little & students GPS: N45.0430 W78.5233

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 21 Dibaajimowinan of Algonquin Park Hike 71 Walk 11,000 years of Algonquin Park’s unique cultural and natural history along the current and ancient shorelines of Rock Lake. Hike through several different ecosystems, taking moments to pause overlooking beautiful vistas and learning the special significance to the Algonquin people. Bring water and a snack. Sturdy shoes are required. Adults & teens. 1 pm (3 hrs, 5.1 km) | Trailhead of Booth’s Rock Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park | guide Christine Luckasavitch GPS: N45.5185 W78.3998 E-bike and Hike Hike 95 Ride effortlessly on electric assisted bicycles along the Haliburton County Rail Trail, stopping for short hikes to explore historical ruins, the natural beauty of rivers, wetlands, wildflowers & native plants. Start at abandoned junction of the Irondale, Bancroft, Ottawa (IB&O) & Victoria rail. Adults & teens 16+. Bikes & helmets provided. 1 pm (3 hrs, 20 km (on bike) 1 km (hiking) ) | 1225 Howland Junction Rd, Minden | guide Don Schlosser GPS: N44.8128 W78.6516 Wild Woods Walk Hike 24 Tour of one of Haliburton Forest’s most popular trails, discuss forest ecology, forest management, and the balance between recreation, wildlife, and logging. Visit woodland art gallery! Grab lunch at the Cookhouse. Adults & teens. 1:30 pm (3 hrs, 5 kms) | Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve, 1095 Redkenn Rd. | guide Thomas McCay GPS: N45.2216 W78.5933 Salamander Saunter Hike 17 See what lies beneath the forest floor! This casual stroll will introduce you to some of Haliburton’s salamanders and their habitats. We will visit coverboard monitoring stations located along the trail in search of these secretive amphibians. Join us as we have fun searching for these elusive creatures! Adults, teens, & children. 1 pm (2 hrs, 3.5 km) | Abbey Gardens, 1012 Garden Gate Dr | guide Irene Heaven | GPS: N45.1080 W78.6184 Stouffer Mill Strut Hike 59 Explore this neat, natural 136-acre forest including a very large, active beaver pond. After the hike you will be treated to some goodies, refreshments, and a tour of the remarkable Stouffer Mill B&B. Adults, teens, & children 8+years. 1:30 pm (2.5 hrs, 4.5 km) | 17359 Hwy 35, Algonquin Highlands | guides Don & Jessie Pflug | GPS: N45.1077 W78.7637 Hidden Gems Hike 35 Visit the Schickler Occurrence for gemmy purple fluorite. A short hike into the site, and lots of time for collecting. This is a collecting trip, and you will get dirty. Please dress accordingly – no open toed shoes. Adults, teens & children. Sponsored by The Dock Spot. 1:30 pm ( 3 hours, 2 km) | Deep Roots Adventure Hub, 2307 Loop Rd, Wilberforce | guide Michael Bainbridge GPS: N45.0391 W78.2234 Decades of Dysart Hike 6 Celebrating the 50th birthday of the Haliburton Highlands Museum! Start near the site of the museum’s original location, explore the changes that Haliburton Village has seen and tour the museum’s current site. Adults, teens & children age 10+. 2 pm (2 hrs, 5 km) | Park Lane Apartments 1 Victoria Street Haliburton | guides Kate Butler& Andrea Mueller GPS: N45.5185 W78.3998 Way Back in Wilberforce - Part 2 Hike 34 A heritage walk in Wilberforce. Step back in time when cows wandered the street and the I.B.&O. railroad whistled through. Visit original homes, boarding houses, the school, a church and a genuine general store. Tour the first Red Cross Outpost Hospital in Ontario. Adults & teens. 2 pm (2 hrs, 1.5 km) | Red Cross Outpost Historic House, 2314 Loop Rd, Wilberforce |guide Cathy Agnew GPS coordinates: N45.0391 W78.2234 Uranium Boom, Bust and Rebirth Hike 44 Discover the importance uranium mining had on Haliburton County. Explore the community of Cardiff and its historical sites. Walk along the original colonization route, historic Monk Road, to the ore processing sites. Adults & teens. 3 pm (2 hrs, 5 km) | Cardiff Country Store, 23233 Hwy 118, Cardiff | guide Steve Kauffeldt | GPS: N44.9925 W78.0153 Community of Hiking Hike 14 Walk your way through a world of art starting at Haliburton Sculpture Forest, then roam the hallways of the Haliburton School of Art and Design to explore the new Centre for Making and the surprises that live there. Adults, teens & children. 3 pm (2 hours, 1 km) | Haliburton Sculpture Forest, Glebe Park, Haliburton | guides Emily Stonehouse & Jim Blake GPS: N45.05154 W78.52186 SAR Safari Hike 54 Take a walk with a Botanigal to learn more about our local Species at Risk and their habitats. If not a SAR we will surely see neat natural things! Enjoy wild tea tasting. Bring your camera & binoculars. Adults, teens & children 10+. 3 pm (2 hrs, 1 km) | Historic Log Chute, 1584 Big Hawk Road (CR 13) | guide Rebecca Krawczyk GPS: N45.1425 W78.7422 Dog Gone It Hike 11 Enjoy the dog assisted sports of Canicross or Scooter. If your dog likes to pull on the lead and is in good health it should love this activity. You should also be in good health! Canicross is walking running with your dog pulling. Similar idea with the Scooter (give it a short try with or without your dog). Explore the trails at Killara Station. Adults, teens & children 10+. 4 pm (2 hrs, up to 3 km) | Killara Station, 5205 Gelert Rd (CR 1) | guide Karen Koehler | GPS: N44.9568 W78.5616 Ghost Walk (Minden) Hike 76 A costumed narrator will tell spooky tales of ghosts interspersed with bits of local history, both real and imagined. This hike is suitable for reduced mobility including wheelchairs, strollers, and carts. Adults, teens & children. 4 pm (1.5 hrs, 1.5 km) | River Cone, 119 Bobcaygeon Rd, Minden | guide Amy Brohm | GPS: N44.92563 W78.72586

A Wild Night Hike 92 Explore the darkness of night through a number of fun activities that highlight the ways night creatures survive and thrive in a world without light. Adults, teens & children. Sponsored by Terry Carr, Remax. 8 pm (1.5 hrs, 1 km) | Dahl Forest, 1307 Geeza Rd | guide John Etches | GPS: N44.8529 W78.6167

DAY FOUR: SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 22 Forest Bathing and Sunrise in the Redstone River Valley Hike 22 Meet before dawn & savour the silence and sounds of early morning, while hiking to a lookout on this private property, watch the sunrise, enjoy some deep morning breaths, gentle stretches, fresh coffee & tea in ‘Lotus Belle Cafe’. Adults & teens 12+. 6:15 am (2.5hrs, 2 km) | 1473 Binscarth Trail | guides Abby Hagerman & Greg Luck GPS: N45.1358 W78.6314 Uranium Boom, Bust and Rebirth Hike 44 Discover the importance uranium mining had on Haliburton County. Explore the community of Cardiff and its historical sites. Walk along the original colonization route, historic Monk Road, to the ore processing sites. Adults & teens. 8 am (2 hrs, 5 km) | Cardiff Country Store, 23233 Hwy 118, Cardiff | guide Steve Kauffeldt | GPS: N44.9925 W78.0153 The Devil Made Me Do It Hike 82 A full-day trek along the wilderness section of the Ganaraska Trail through the Queen Elizabeth Wildlands (Moore Falls to Devil’s Lake). Terrain is rugged & challenging, hikers must have sturdy-soled, closed-toe, hiking shoes/boots. Hiking poles recommended. Bring a day pack with at least one litre of water or more, light lunch, snacks, spare dry socks and suitable clothing. We will cross at least one beaver dam. Adults & teens. Sponsored by Haliburton Highlands Trekkers. 8:30 am (7 hrs, 19 km) | Ganaraska Trailhead, 1115 Devil’s Lake Rd | guide Rob Halupka | GPS: N44.8600 W78.8192 Paddle & Hike Hike 63 Now this is an adventure! Start with canoe in Margaret Lake and paddle a series of small lakes and the Black River. Includes several portages (or short hikes with a canoe on your head!). You will hike to a scenic waterfall on the Black River. No paddling experience necessary. 9 am (6 hrs, 12 km) | Frost Centre, 20130 Highway #35 N | guides Val Bishop & Steve Thompson GPS: N45.1591 W78.8448 In Search of Old Growth Hike 23 This favourite trek into the Clear Lake Conservation Reserve offers a rare opportunity to explore one of the few remaining stands of old growth white pine and hemlock left in Ontario. Panoramic views of Black Cat & Clear Lakes along the way. You will also visit Larry’s Hunt Camp. Adults & teens. Sponsored by Hawk River Construction. 9 am (5 hrs, 8 km) | West Shore Road, Kennisis Lake | guides Larry Hewitt, Jim Redner | GPS: N45.20774 W78.67775 Gems Beneath Your Boots Hike 29 Haliburton rocks! Come see undisturbed quartz, orthoclase, tremolite, apatite, actinolite and fluorrichterite on this extraordinary site. Find out how rocks and minerals below can influence the plants and trees. Adults, teens & children 6+. 9 am (3 hrs, 3km) | 1984 Essonville Line, Wilberforce | guide Mark Bramham | GPS: N45.0104 W78.2481 Koshlong Creek Hike Hike 9 Follow Koshlong Creek through its varied terrains - around a large swamp, and across waterfalls. Enjoy some breathing exercises & meditation. Bushwhack through some new places, relax and “smell the roses”. Adults & teens. 9 am (2 hrs, 2.5 km) | 1160 Koshlong Lake Rd., Donald | guides Mike & Gail Holnes | GPS: N44.9817 W78.5246 On Bonnie’s Pond Hike 47 Explore the northern portion of Silent Lake Provincial Park, hiking Bonnie’s Pond Trail. Perfect for the nature lover or explorer, your family will love it as you wind your way past many unique and interesting features. Adults, teens & children. 9:30 am (3 hrs, 3 km) | Silent Lake Provincial Park, Hwy 28 |guide Ruby Mansfield | GPS: N44.9232 W 78.0712 Mayor’s Meander Hike 87 Uncover the natural treasures to be found in Snowdon Park, a wetland and forest preserve and enjoy conversation with the Mayor of Minden Hills. Adults, teens,& children. 9:30 am (2.5 hrs, 5 km) | Snowdon Park, 1111 Snowdon Park Rd | guide Brent Devolin | GPS N44.9190 W78.6453 Fish Afoot Hike 7 Take a tour of the Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association’s Resource Centre with interpretive displays, a tour of the fish hatchery and hike on trails through the wetlands. Adults, teens, & children. 9:30 am (2 hrs, 2 km) | HHOA, 6712 Gelert Road , Haliburton | guide Mike Mardus | GPS: N45.0200 W78.5367 Finding Harburn Wells Hike 15 Somewhere off the Harburn Road lays a unique geological phenomenon called the Harburn Wells. Many people have asked about it; very few have been there. Join John, geologist & adventurer in search of it. Adults, teens, & children. 9:30 am (2 hrs, 2 km) | Across road from Camp Gan Israel, Harburn Road | guide John Etches | GPS: N 45.1246 W 78.4237 Winding through Whip-Poor -Will Hike 90 Explore Whip-Poor -Will Farm and Forest with Cheryl Bathe for a brisk hike through mixed forest, meadows, wetlands and remnants of past pioneer activity. An opportunity for birding and wildlife sightings. Adults, teens & children. 10 am (4 hours, 9 km) | 1425 Francis Rd. Minden | guides Cheryl & Eleanor Bathe | GPS: N44.8971 W78.5946 Sir Sam’s Hill of History Hike 16 Hike on the property once owned by Sir Sam Hughes (Minister of Militia in WW1). Hike through hardwood forest and mature apple orchards to some of the most breathtaking views over Eagle Lake and Moose Lake. Learn some history and hear the stories of the Bishop family who purchased the property in 1965. Adults & youth. 10 am (2 hrs, 6 km) | Sir Sam’s Ski & Ride, 1054 Liswood Road | guide Chris Bishop | GPS: N45.1301 W78.4817 Walk with Peter Hike 93 Hike the trails of Dahl Forest. Peter will reflect upon his reasons for donating the forest to the HHLT in 2009, histories of forest stewardship & the transformation of abandoned farmland into natural ecosystems over the last 60 years. Adults & teens. 10 am (2 hrs, 5 km) | Dahl Forest | guide Peter Dahl | GPS: N44.8529 W78.6167 Beyond the Gardens Hike 18 Hike from the Food Hub at Abbey Gardens through the gardens, along the Transition Trail. Involves diverse and some hilly terrain, and possibly a few wet spots. Stick around for a local treat in the Food Hub or a tasty micro-brew at Haliburton Highlands Brewing. Adults, teens, & children. 10 am (2 hrs, 4 km) | Abbey Gardens, 1012 Garden Gate Dr | guide Heather Reid | GPS: N45.1080 W78.6184 Through the Eyes of A.J. Hike 68 Group of Seven member A.J. Casson painted many scenes of Oxtongue Lake. This hike will explore easily accessible sites to view vistas painted by Casson and compare them to the painting. Adults, teens, children & individuals in wheelchairs. Sponsored by Oxtongue Lake Arts & Culture. 10 am (2 hrs, 3 km) | Oxtongue Lake Community Centre, 3979 Highway 60, Oxtongue Lake guides Gordon Baker & Janine Marson | GPS: N 45.3654 W 78.9286 Fungophile Foray Hike 97 A leisurely hike along the Ganaraska Trail to learn about and discover edible wild mushrooms of the area. Adults, teens & children 8+. 10 am (2 hrs, 3 km) | 4420 Monck Rd, between Norland & Kinmount, | guide Nicholas Wowk | GPS: N44.7570 W78.7005 Explore Fresh Hike 12 Explore Killara Station, tour through our organic gardens, meet our animals, hike the hills to our historic sugar shack, take in the view over Pocket Lake and then back to the farm to collect eggs and give the animals a treat. Adults, teens & children. 10 am (2 hrs, 3.5 km) | 5205 Gelert Road (CR 1) | guide Susan MacDonald | GPS: N44.9568 W78.5616 Into Sucker Lake Hike 37 Enjoy this short spur trail which connects to the Prospector Trail and traverses a portion of the forested IB&O Rail Trail, then branches off to follow a small ridge beside a stream, and ends at a pristine lake. Adults, teens, & children 7 years +. 10 am (1.5 hour, 2 km) | Loop Rd & Tall Pine Rd. | guide Joanne Vanier | GPS: N45.0585 W78.2069 A Story Walk - Over on the Farm Hike 2 “Over on the Farm” by Marianne Berkes, places this children’s story along the path behind the Library, Head Lake Park. The walk encourages healthy activity while incorporating the love of books & interactive fun along the way. Family friendly. 10 am (2 hrs, 0.5 km) | behind the Dysart Public Library | guide Brenda Duncan | GPS: N45.0473 W78.5093 Walking the Chute Hike 55 Visit Ontario’s only historic full-sized wooden log chute. The Hawk Lake Log Chute is a man-made wooden trough, built in the late 1800s, used regularly until the 1930s. Tour the Chute, and hike the surrounding trails. Adults, teens & children 12+. Sponsored by the Haliburton Historical Society. 10 am (2 hrs, 0.5 km) | 1584 Big Hawk Road (CR 13) | guide Bill Forbes | GPS: N45.1425 W78.7422 Bedrock Botanicals Hike 60 Discover the lore and historical uses of the plants found along the forest trail. Wild Tea Taste Test. Bring your binoculars and we may get some birding in as well. Check out Rebecca’s website at botanigal.com. 10 am ( 2.5 hrs. 2 km) | Frost Centre, 20130 Hwy #35 N | guide Rebecca Krawczyk | GPS: N45.1591 W78.8448 Backpacking with the Happy Camper Hike 42 Learn tips, tricks & skills needed for a multi-night backpacking trip; meals, gear required, staying warm & dry, navigation, packing light, emergencies, tips & tricks. Hike the Byers Lake Mountain Bike Trail & visit Gut Spur Rapids. Adults & teens. 10:30 am (4 hours, 13 km) | High Falls Trail Parking lot - Elephant Lake Rd., 2km east of Kingscote Lake Rd guide Kevin Callan | GPS: N45.2063 W 78.1563 Irondale’s Mine Tour Hike 26 Start your journey into the past at the historic & unique Irondale Church. Enjoy various snippets of Irondale’s colourful history. Follow George through the bush – literally through the bush – see & hear area history. Adults, teens & children. Sponsored by Bark Lake Cultural Developments. 10:30 am (2.5 hrs, 3 km) | 1019 Elm Rd, Irondale | guide George Simmons | GPS coordinates: N44.8706 W78.5202 A Walk with Wunker Hike 83 Satisfy your curiosity about Miners’ Bay Lodge, walk with a very engaging and knowledgeable lifelong resident, stroll along the Old Cameron Road (circa 1867), the forerunner of Highway 35, through a sugar bush and onto four unique views of Gull Lake. You will also see the impact of a recent storm. Adults, teens & children. 10:30 am (1.5 hrs, 1.6km) | Miners’ Bay Lodge, 9718 Hwy 35, Minden | guide Russ Wunker | GPS: N44.8197 W 78.7769

SATURDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 22 Gettin’ Wild with Wayne Hike 21 Explore Wayne’s wilderness: 350 acres around Claypack Lake. Discover a variety of habitats, heron rookery, scenic lookouts, babbling brooks, pasture lands, and a maple syrup operation. You will also gain insights into how this property is managed under the Ontario Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program. Adults & youth. 1 pm (3 hrs, 5 km) | 1067 Binscarth Trail off Barry Line, West Guilford | guide Wayne Krangle |GPS N45.13113 W78. 62725 E-bike and Hike Hike 95 Ride effortlessly on electric assisted bicycles along the Haliburton County Rail Trail, stopping for short hikes to explore historical ruins, the natural beauty of rivers, wetlands, wildflowers & native plants. Start at abandoned junction of the Irondale, Bancroft, Ottawa (IB&O) & Victoria rail. Adults & teens 16+. Bikes & helmets provided. 1 pm (3 hrs, 20 km (on bike) 1 km (hiking) ) | 1225 Howland Junction Rd., Minden | guide Don Schlosser GPS: N44.8128 W78.6516 Chasing Waterfalls - Part 1 Hike 70 This road tour will take you to several waterfalls and rapids in the northwest of the County. Follow the hike leader to several locations, enjoy short hikes to view the glory of falling water. Possible stops include Ragged Falls, Marsh’s Falls and the Hawk Lake Log Chute. Adults, teens, & children. 1 pm (3 hrs, 2 km) | Ragged Falls Provincial Park | guide Joleen Thomas | GPS: N45.3879 W78.9065 Hiking the Marathon Hike 85 Jaunt on the network of interconnecting trails on Jim’s property. See evidence of century old lot lines and wonder about the hardships of homesteading on this land, hundreds of years ago. Adults, teens & children. 1 pm (2 hours, 5 km) | 1377 Ingoldsby Road | guide Jim Aston | GPS: N44.9450 W78.6268 A Walk on the Farr Side Hike 30 Join us on an easy walking trail in Wilberforce along a former section of highway on a scenic forested path that ends at a beaver pond. Adults, teens, & children. 1 pm (1 hour, 1.5 km) | CR 4 & Farr Rd, Wilberforce | guide Joanne Vanier | GPS: N45.015​1 W78.2181

Living Large in a Tiny House Hike 80 Heard of the tiny house movement? Learn how you can eat, sleep and work in 108 square feet. Visit a real life tiny house nestled on the edge of a wetland. Hike a well groomed trail through a pioneer homestead, a thick forest and chest high ferns to this house, complete with its own backyard of super nutritious and delicious wild edible plants. Adults & teens. 10 am (3 hrs, 4km) | 1043 MacIntosh Lane off Bobcaygeon Rd, Minden | guide Carolyn Langdon GPS: N44.9371 W78.7347 Two Homestead Hike Hike 91 Take a walk back in time at Whip-poor-will Farm. Journey to two pioneer homesteads - one from 1879, still standing and active, and the other, abandoned and reclaimed by the forest. The stone piles and fences reveal the hardships of early pioneers. You will also explore the natural heritage of three wetlands. Adults, teens & children. 10 am (2 hours, 4.0 km) | 1425 Francis Rd. Minden | guides Cheryl & David Bathe | GPS: N44.8971 W78.5946 Hey Honey, Let’s go for a Walk! Hike 20 Tour of both bee yards located on the Abbey Gardens property. Hear all about bees and their important roles, learn about the plants and flowers they enjoy. Hear about the basics of beekeeping in the Haliburton area and enjoy a sweet treat! Sponsored by Eco-Choice Pest Control. 10 am (2 hrs, 3 km) | Abbey Gardens, 1012 Garden Gate Dr | guides Ray Martin & Juliette Arsenault GPS: N45. 1080 W78.6184 Survival! Hike 50 Take an easy walk along the Minden Whitewater Preserve. Members of 1129 Haliburton Army Cadets can be viewed along the trail demonstrating various outdoor survival techniques. Adults, teens & children 10+. 10 am (1.5 hrs, 3 km) | AO Boatwerks Paddling School | guide Stuart Humphries | GPS: N44.9420 W78.7098 Families on Foot Hike 52 Don’t put your hiking on hold until the kids are older. Children are capable of becoming hikers as soon as they can walk around the block. Fun family-oriented “Learn to Hike” adventure. We will cover aspects of the Safe Hiker, Adventure Smart, Bear Wise, and Hug-a-Tree to Survive programs. By the time we reach trail end, your kids will have the tools and knowledge to enjoy hiking safely. Suitable for families. 10 am (2 hrs, 2km) | Kinark Outdoor Centre, 1766 Queens Line Rd Minden | guide Julia Wolst Belleghem GPS: N45.0224 W78.7551

Circuit of 5 Viewpoints Hike 58 Hike along two ridges with several dips down into the valley. Best appreciated in the autumn. We will take our time and provide lots of chances to nurture the photographic muse! Adults , teens & older children. 2 pm (3 hrs, 6 km) | 2029 Little Hawk Rd. | guide J Bruce Walton | GPS: N45.1591 W78.8448

Geocaching - Treasure hunting with a GPS Hike 31 Learn the basics of operating a GPS and discover how this family-oriented, outdoor game is played. Experience the thrill of finding caches hidden along the Echo Ridge Trail in the Geocaching Capital of Canada GeoTour. Adults, teens & children. 10 am (2 hrs, 2 km) | end of Earle’s Road near Wilberforce | guide Mary Barker | GPS: N 45.0193 W 78.2026

Highland Hill Walking Hike 46 Hike the Lakeshore Trail, Silent Lake Provincial Park with Pipe Major, Andrew. Enjoy the scenic path with stops to learn about the flora, fauna, history of the area, and hear the bagpipes! Wear your kilt if you have one! Adults , teens & children. Sponsored by Greg Bishop Surveying. 2 pm (2 hrs, 3 km) | Silent Lake Provincial Park | guide Andrew Mansfield | GPS: N44.9232 W78.0712

Smiles Afoot Hike 75 A fun & humorous stroll along the lovely Riverwalk in Minden. This walk will put a smile on your face and fresh dew on your shoes. No high heels or orange coloured wigs will be allowed. Bring your camera. Adults, teens & children. 10 am (1.25 hr, 2 km) | Dominion Hotel, downtown Minden | guides Shawn & Elli Chamberlin | GPS: N44.9253 W78.7249

Fungi: Forest Friends or Foes? Hike 88 Hike the Brenda Ann Chambers Trail and learn about mushrooms and other fungi in forest ecology. Discover which fungi are essential to the health of the forest and which are harmful to the trees. Pat will also identify common edible and poisonous mushrooms found. Adults, teens & children 8+. Sponsored by Cordell Carpet. 2 pm (2 hrs, 3 km) | Snowdon Park, 1111 Snowdon Park Rd | guide Pat Burchell | GPS: N44.9190 W78.6453 Cow Paths and Deer Runs Hike 8 Enjoy the pathways of the farm animals on cow paths and the wild deer trails across the rolling hills of Waverley Brook Farm. Learn about this four season bio-dynamic working farm that practices sustainable logging, maple syrup, livestock and home garden productions. Adults, teens, & children. 2 pm (2 hrs, 3 km) | Waverly Brook Farms, 1632 Old Donald Rd | guides Godfrey & Jean Tyler | GPS: N45.0048 W78.5440 The Fault Line Hike 64 Landscapes affect us in many ways, including how and where we live. Learn the geomorphological features typical of the Haliburton Highlands, the forces that shaped them and the impacts on human activity. Adults, teens, & children. 2 pm (2.5 hrs, 3.5 km) | Frost Centre, 20130 Hwy #35 N. | guide John Etches | GPS: N45.1591 W78.8448

Into the Past Hike 66 Take a walk in the beautiful hamlet of Dorset to discover its colourful history. Learn fascinating facts about Tom Salmon, Thomas Ridout, “Pill Hill”, The Dollar House, Gilmour Lumber Company, the “humpback” bridge and much more. Adults, teens & children. 10 am (2 hrs, 1.5 km) | Dorset Heritage Museum, 1040 Main Street | guide Brad Robinson | GPS N45.25002 W78.89349

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Join us for the Haliburton Highlands community picnic and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Hike Haliburton Festival. It is a celebration of food, art, and outdoor living. There will be local food, demonstrations, exhibitors, entertainment, and a fashion show featuring outdoor clothing and gear. We are bringing back Circle 5 as our featured band. Fronted by two time Juno winner Sattalites lead singer Fergus Hambleton and featuring the searing vocals of Hermina George, Circle 5 pushes the boundaries of reggae into soul and jazz. With the sparkling rhythm section of Sun Ray Grennan on drums and Bruce Mack on bass, anchored by the keyboard magic of Sam Weller, reggae music has never sounded so sweet. Bring your picnic blanket and lunch or buy your picnic ingredients from local food vendors on-site. Noon to 3 pm | Head Lake Park, 23 York St, Haliburton | GPS N45.0464 W78.5110

Good for What Ales You Hike 53 Hiking is thirsty business! Join us for a beer tasting at Boshkung Brewery after this invigorating hike. Start at Alven Ferguson Trailhead along the granite cliffs through the forests, enjoying several energizing climbs and many interesting views. On to James Cooper Lookout Trail leading to the locally famed lookout that offers a sweeping panorama of several local lakes and an overview of the Stanhope area. Adults 19+ 2:30 pm (2.5 hrs, 4.5 km) | end of McPhail Rd off North Shore Rd | guide Susan Rivett | GPS: N45.0949 W78.7009 Three Lakes Trek Hike 84 Explore the environs of the venerable Miners’ Bay Lodge. Learn the history and natural features of the area. Along wetlands, through mature hardwood forests and stands of white pine. Adults, teens, & children 10 +. 2:30 pm (1.5 hrs, 2.5 km) | Miners’ Bay Lodge, 9718 Hwy 35, Haliburton | guide Russ Wunker | GPS: N44.81972 W78.77692 Fish Afoot Hike 7 Tour Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association’s Resource Centre & the fish hatchery, followed by a hike through the wetlands and new trails. Adults, teens, & children. Persons with mobility challenges can tour the hatchery but not the trails. 2:30 pm (2 hrs, 2 km) | 6712 Gelert Rd , Haliburton | guide Mike Mardus | GPS: N45.0200 W78.5367 Ghost Walk (Haliburton) Hike 5 Hear spooky tales of ghosts at sites in Haliburton Village, interspersed with bits of local history, real and imagined. Suitable for reduced mobility including wheelchairs, strollers, and carts. Adults, teens, & children. 3 pm (1.5 hrs, 1.5 km) Rails End Gallery, 23 York Street, Haliburton | guide Amy Brohm | GPS: N45.0464 W78.5110

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Hike into History Hike 78 Step back in time as you hike into the history of Minden. Discover heritage buildings and traces of our past where settlers carved farms out of the stony wilderness, and loggers worked their timber limits. Adults, teens, & children. 4 pm (2 hrs, 2.5 km) | 176 Bobcaygeon Rd, Minden | guide Ruth O’Connell | GPS: N44.9297W 78.7275

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Hike into History and Food Hike 78 Step back in time as you hike into the history of Minden. Discover heritage buildings and traces of our past where settlers carved farms out of the stony wilderness, and loggers worked their timber limits. Visit Bowron House for a three course heritage meal, see hikehaliburton.com for details. 4 pm (3.5 hrs, 2.5 km) | 176 Bobcaygeon Rd, Minden | guide Ruth O’Connell | GPS: N44.9297 W78.7275

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A Hike for the Hungry Hike 32 An easy, breezy hike in and around Moonlight Bay Tent & Trailer park followed by a beach gathering with scrumptious food and beverages. Adults, teens & children. 5 pm (2 hrs, 2 km) | 1071 Earles Rd, Wilberforce | guide Amanda McKenzie | GPS: N45.0130 W78.2090

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SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 22 Star Trek Hike 43 Space, the final frontier … for hikers. Walk with the stars along the IB&O Railway. You will meet a lot of famous stars. If the skies are not clear, there is a plan B. Adults, teens & children. Bring your flashlights. Adults, teens & children. Sponsored by Crystal Image Studio. 8 pm (1.5 hrs, 2 km) | Tory Hill, Hwy 118 & CR 503 | guide Brian Mould | GPS N44.9728 W78.2750

DAY FIVE: SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23 Neature Walk Hike 67 Nature is neat. Let’s take a Neature Walk. How neat is that? Pretty neat. Only time will tell what will happen on this hike. There is so much we don’t know. Adults & teens. 7:30 am (1.5 hrs, 1 km) | Dorset Heritage Museum, 1040 Main St, | guide “it’s a surprise” | GPS: N45.25002 W78.89349 Chasing Waterfalls - Part 2 Hike 96 This road tour will take you to from Kinmount to Irondale. You will hike to rapids near Kinmount (6 km return), Three Brothers Falls (8 km return) and visit Furnace Falls. Adults & teens. 8:30 am (3.5 hrs, 14 km) | Kinmount Railway Station & Museum | guide Dave Wilfong | GPS: N44.7817 W78.6525 Steppin’ Out in the Highlands Hike 56 Jazz up your day with an invigorating hike, this hike offers a good workout, great conversation, beautiful vistas and maybe a tune or two. Hike the Crests of Kennisis Trail and the Circuit of Five Viewpoints. Adults & teens. 8:30 am (3 hrs, 10 km) | 2029 Little Hawk Rd | guide Kris Kadwell | GPS: N45.1591 W78.8448 Voyageur Portage Hike 27 Salut Coureurs du Bois! Join the Voyageurs from Bark Lake for an interpretive hike and paddle around the lake and through history to the days of the Fur Trade. Paddle then enjoy a campfire with Voyageur songs, stories and legends, the adventure into the woods for a hike. Adults, teens & children, 8+ or younger with their own PFD. 9 am (4 hrs, 1 km paddling, 3 km hiking) | Bark Lake Leadership Centre 1551 Bark Lake Drive, Irondale guides Bark Lake staff | GPS: N44.92515 W78.46659 Into Beetle Lake Hike 69 Catch the awesome colours on this challenging 5 km hike through scenic hardwood forest, across Oxbow Creek and up to a 100 ft. ridge overlooking Oxtongue Lake.  Hike ends with a steep decline to Oxtongue Lake Community. Adults & youth.     9:30 am ( 2. hours, 5 km) | 1035 Algonquin Outfitters Rd, Dwight | guide Deborah MacLean | GPS: N45.37999 W78.92536 Lakeshore Trek Hike 48 This invigorating hike explores the rugged Lakeshore Trail, Silent Lake Provincial Park. Enjoy different forest habitats, observe colourful rock formations, and scenic lookouts. Adults & older youth. 10 am (6 hrs, 15 km) | Silent Lake Provincial Park | guide Dave Naulls | GPS: N44.9232 W78.0712, High Falls Hike & Ride Hike 39 Ride on horseback to the entrance of High Falls Hiking Trail then hike up to view the scenic High Falls. Bring your camera. Both the ride and hike are on the most southern trail in Algonquin Park. Adults, teens & children 10+. 10 am (2 hrs, 6 km) 4378 Elephant Lake Rd, Harcourt | guide Tammy Donaldson | GP: N45.1879 W78.1680 Nature Nuggets Hike 89 Search for the wonders of wild habitats in Snowdon Park. Connect with our precious ecosystems. Learn about wild edibles and plants that can be used for medicinal purposes. Adults, teens & children 10+. 10 am (3 hrs, 5 km) | Snowdon Park | guide Rick Whitteker | GPS: N44.9219 W78.6436

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Another very cool way to explore the Haliburton Highlands is through geocaching. Geocaching (pronounced “geo-cashing”) is a family-oriented outdoor game. It is often referred to as “treasure hunting with a high-tech twist” because to play the game one uses the geocaching.com website and a handheld GPS device, such as a dedicated handheld receiver or smart phone. Did you know that the Geocaching Capital of Canada is in the Haliburton Highlands? The Capital consists of seven communities located on the east side: Irondale, Gooderham, Tory Hill, Wilberforce, Harcourt, Highland Grove and Cardiff. The Geocaching Capital of Canada, voted # 1 GeoTour in Canada and #3 in the world. For more information visit geocachingcapitalofcanada.com

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In addition to participating in Festival’s guided hikes, we encourage you to explore the Haliburton Highlands on your own during the Festival or any time of the year. Haliburton Highlands boasts many kilometres of public hiking trails that explore a wide variety of habitats and places where you can discover the natural and cultural heritage of the area. Please do not r trespass on private land. Maps and interpretive trail guides are available for most of these trails. Information on these trails can be found at Festival HikeQuarters, municipal offices or at myhaliburtonhighlands.com . Guided hikes are also offered year round by companies such as Deep Roots Adventure and Yours Outdoors.

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• Please register early for your hikes. There are limits on the number of people allowed on each hike. • Hikes will happen in rain, snow or shine unless conditions are severe. As the saying goes “there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing” • Dress in loose layers • Wear comfortable/sturdy footwear. Hiking shoes/boots are recommended • Bring along a day pack that includes water, snacks, rain jacket, extra clothes, camera, and a lunch if specified in the hike description • If you are bringing in your dog to a dog friendly hike remember to bring treats, leash, water dish, water & supplies to poop & scoop • Please arrive at the hike location 10-15 minutes before the scheduled start time • A hike leader and one or two hike volunteers will be on hand to meet and greet and to help ensure your well-being and safety during the hike • When you register for the festival or a hike you will be asked to sign a waiver. You will be given a wrist band that will indicate on subsequent hikes that you have done the paperwork • We are always looking for ways to improve the Festival. We hope you will take a few minutes to complete a short evaluation form at the end of your hike • Hikes are free but donations are welcome. The hike volunteer will take donations • The County of Haliburton, Yours Outdoors, and hike leaders reserve the right to make changes or cancel a hike at anytime in response to weather conditions, individual/group needs or other factors

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1 Abbey Gardens 2 Canadian Tire 3 Castle Antiques 4 Ethel Curry Gallery 5 Minden Subaru 6 Pine Reflections 7 Sassy Digs 8 Up River Trading Co. 9 Up River Trading Co. 10 Susan Hay Studio

9 Bayshore Road, Haliburton N 45.0575 W 78.5168 1282 Carroll Road, Haliburton N 45.1051 W 78.4042 113 Main Street, Minden N 44.9253 W 78.7249 1095 Redkenn Road, Haliburton N 45.2216 W 78.5933 14483 ON-35, Minden Hills, N 45.0056 W 78.7015 19448 Ontario 35, Algonquin Highlands N 45.1328 W 78.8384 4951 County Road 21, Haliburton N 45.0440 W 78.5446 9718 ON-35, Norland N 44.8197 W 78.7769 1071 Earles Road, Wilberforce N 45.0131 W 78.2091 2029 Little Hawk Lake Road Algonquin Highlands N 45.1331 W 78.7232 4412 ON-60, Dwight N 45.3793 W 78.9191 4445 Elephant Lake Road, Harcourt, N 45.1852 W 78.1652 1144 Scott Dam Road, Minden N 44.9326 W 78.6335 1003 English Circle, Gooderham N 44.8884 W 78.3714 16541 ON-35, Algonquin Highlands N 45.0832 W 78.7317 2987 Kashagawigamog Lake Rd, Haliburton N 45.0082 W 78.5552

FEATURED RETAILERS

1012 Garden Gate Drive, West Guilford 92 Water Street, Minden 123 Maple Avenue, Haliburton 94 Maple Avenue, Haliburton 13061 ON-35, Minden 15534 ON-35, Minden 124 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden 106 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden 211 Highland Street Haliburton 1128 Argillite Road, Haliburton

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Trekker Sponsors Lynda Litwin North Country Realty Inc. Brokerage

Susan Hay STUDIO

Explorer Sponsors Abbey Gardens Arching Pines B&B Cabins on the Domain Canoe FM Castle Antiques Cindy Trapp, Investors Group Dominion Hotel Haliburton Foodland

Haliburton Highlands Brewing Heather Lodge Kushog Korners Lakeview Motel McKeck’s Tap & Grill Miner’s Bay Lodge Molly’s Bistro Bakery Moonlight Bay Tent & Trailer Park Oakview Lodge

Parkway Cottage Resort Pine Reflections Rhubarb Sassy Digs Sunny Rock B&B Suwan’s Thai Cuisine Tamarack Lodge The Pines on Boshkung

Eels Lake Silent Lake

SILENT LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK

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Register online at hikehaliburton.com or call 705-286-1777 or 1-800-461-7677 or email tourism@myhaliburtonhighlands.com

Hike Haliburton 2018 Program Guide  

The Hike Haliburton Festival will see over 2,000 people participate in 100 hikes throughout the beautiful Haliburton Highlands. Hikers of al...

Hike Haliburton 2018 Program Guide  

The Hike Haliburton Festival will see over 2,000 people participate in 100 hikes throughout the beautiful Haliburton Highlands. Hikers of al...

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