Haliburton Hike Festival

Haliburton Hike Festival 2014

Hiking Event of the Year

Hike Haliburton Festival

September 18th to 21st, 2014

With a lot more than seventy guided hikes, that are themed for all ages and skills.

Haliburton Hike Festival Trails Hiking

Click to Enlarge

Hiking Global Recreation


Click to Enlarge

Hiking in Canada and the USA is our preferred term for a long, vigorous walk in the countryside, often on hiking trails, even though the word walking is applied for shorter, particularly urban walks.

On the other hand in the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, the word walking is used to explain all forms of walking, whether it is a walk in the park or trekking in the Alps.

The word hiking is also from time to time used in the UK, along with rambling, hillwalking, and fell walking.

In New Zealand a long, vigorous walk or hike is called tramping.

It is really such a common activity that you will discover numerous hiking organizations all over the world, and studies suggest that hiking and walking have health benefits.

Come Be part of Some Pre-festival Guided Hiking Fun

Hiking BootsGet equipped for the hiking adventure of season. Acquire a sample of what Hike Haliburton has to offer you. They've arranged a few pre hikes for you to engage in.

Get ones hiking boots ready and get out just before the festival starts off.

They've set up two more hikes that happen before the big blast off BBQ.

The two hikes are totally guided so if you have never attended the Hike Haliburton Festival before right here is ones chance to find out what it is all about.


First Hike Is On Sunday September 7th, 2014 The Redstone Lookout

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

This hike wanders all through a privately owned 160 acre Managed Forest with numerous mapped and groomed trails and culminates in a spectacular lookout over Redstone Lake. Terrain is true Haliburton Highlands, a dense hardwood bush, valleys, spring fed vernal pools, great views and abundant wild life. Hike intensity is moderate with rolling hills, a couple of brief climbs, includes woodlot management discussion and a brief tour of a 10kw MicroFit solar power installation. Appropriate for adults, youth and children (6 yr +).


Redstone lookout


Second Hike Is On Monday September 15th, 2014 The Forest Where its Art

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

"When you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise!" Uncover the treasures and stories of 28 unique sculptures hidden in the woods of the Haliburton Sculpture Forest. Come and view the most recent installation, "Musical Inspiration" and a new one-of-a-kind bench. Fabulous! Suitable for adults, youth and children.


Curved Walls

The 2014 Hike Haliburton Festival

BBQ Kickoff Haliburton HikeHundreds of hikers will soon be taking to the hills in the Haliburton Highlands.

From September 18 to 21 they are able to be participating in the 12th annual Hike Haliburton Festival, the greatest hiking event in Canada.

The festival offers 70+ guided and themed hikes, four concerts, 2 barbecues, workshops and other distinctive events.

Each and every hike is led by a dynamic leader and volunteer who make certain the hikes are informative, entertaining and safe for hikers of all ages and abilities.

The festival makes use of volunteers that can help with these hikes and the a number of events. Greater than 75 volunteers are key to the prosperity of this signature Festival.

The festival is surely an opportunity to get out of doors and active, uncover new trails, and meet like-minded folk taking part in workshops and courses including wilderness first aid, hike leader certification, natural and cultural heritage interpretation.

Lucy has some tips on video for getting ready for the Haliburton Festival


To register Click Here

For more information about the Hike Haliburton Festival

Enjoy the Hike

Suggested Itineraries

  1. Art, Art and More Visual Art
  2. Back In Time
  3. For Adventurous Minds and Willing Spirits
  4. Hardcore…these boots are made for hiking!
  5. Like a Rolling Stone
  6. No Sweat!!!
  7. Trees…a crowd.
  8. Up, Up and Away

There are, of course, many other options!


About The Author


Country life was always a factor when we looked for a place to live, so back in 2002 Heather and I quit our city jobs and purchased a small Country Resort on Halls Lake in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario Canada. We live on the resort grounds and enjoying helping people with their all season vacation and Family Reunion planning. Our Blog supports resort guests and visitors to the area by letting them know all the things happening in the Haliburton Highlands in order to get the most out of their vacation or weekend getaway. We'll be happy to help you find what your looking for in the Haliburton Highlands. May it be things to do, places to eat, family activities, sites to see, cottages for rent or sale, almost anything to do with the Haliburton Highlands.


  • Loralea

    Reply Reply September 9, 2014

    The event officially starts with its Blast Off Barbecue and registration event and is headlined by Sheri Hawkins from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre located at 174 Bobcaygeon Road. Food is catered by Smokin’ Jake’s Barbecue Shack. $12 for adults and $10 for youth and$5 for children.

  • Loralea

    Reply Reply September 10, 2014

    The Hike Haliburton Festival is for history buffs. There are at least 14 hikes that explore the cultural heritage of the Haliburton Highlands . Here is an example:

    Irondale – A Ghost Town. Really?

    Start your journey into the past at the historic and unique Irondale Church. Armed with photos and stories George and Carol Simmons will introduce you to the various sawmills, hotels, cottage life, the leap frog’n train, and the town site that C.J. Pusey imagined. Learn of the connections that Pierre Berton, American households and CIBC has with Irondale. Suitable for adults, youth and children.

    DATE: Saturday, September 20
    START TIME: 10:00 am
    DURATION: 2.5 hours, 3 km
    LOCATION: Irondale’s Heritage Church, 1019 Elm Rd.
    RATING: Easy
    MAXIMUM #: 30
    AMENITIES: Parking, washrooms , water/ beverage, food, shelter

    LEADERS: George and Carol Simmons

    LEADERS BIO: George is a 4th generation of two settler families is Irondale’s original historian. He also served as municipal councillor and Warden of Haliburton County. His sister-in-law Carol Simmons loves to share local history. She is a genealogist and holds Certificate of Museum Studies.

    DIRECTIONS: From Haliburton take Hwy 118 East. Turn right onto Glamorgan Rd (County Rd 3). Follow to the “T” intersection and turn right onto County Rd 503. Turn left onto Irondale Rd (approx. 6.5km). At the T intersection, turn right and then left onto Elm Rd. The distance from Haliburton is approximately 35km. From Minden take Hwy 35 South approximately 3.5km, turn left onto County Rd 121 and follow to Kinmount and turn left onto County Rd 503, approximately 19km. Turn right onto Irondale Rd. At the T intersection, turn right and then left onto Elm Rd. The distance from Minden is approximately 37km. GPS coordinates: W -78.5202 N 44.8706

Leave A Response

* Denotes Required Field