Located three hours north of Toronto, the Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve spans 70,000 acres of lakes, rivers, wetlands, and hardwood forests in Central Ontario’s Haliburton Highlands. Visitors can embark on guided camp tours to learn about wolves at the Wolf Centre; explore the forest canopy in the Walk in the Clouds tour; enjoy groomed trails for snowmobiling, dogsledding, mountain biking, and hiking; and view the constellations in the reserve’s observatory and planetarium. The reserve also features wilderness camping and log-cabin accommodations, as well as outdoor education programs for the whole family.
More info: Halburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve
What’s nearby: If your drive home takes you south, stop and pamper yourself at the Spa at Pinestone Resort in Haliburton. Or visit Moon Shadows Estate Winery to sample a selection of maple-based fruit wines.
How to get there: From Barrie, take Highway 11 north, and merge onto Highway 188 east to Haliburton. Turn left onto Airport Road and then right on Barry Line. Turn left on Kennissis Lake Road and then right on Wilkinson Drive, and then make a final right on Redken Road to arrive at the reserve.