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Popular amenities for Haliburton vacation rentals

Stay near Haliburton's top sights

Haliburton Sculpture Forest101 locals recommend
McKeck's-Tap and Grill74 locals recommend
Maple Avenue Tap & Grill38 locals recommend
Baked & Battered35 locals recommend
Skyline Park33 locals recommend
Foodland - Haliburton31 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Haliburton

  • Total rentals

    10 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $80 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    460 reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    10 properties are a good fit for families

  • Wifi availability

    10 properties include access to wifi

  • Popular amenities

    Gym, BBQ grill, and Laptop-friendly workspace

Your guide to Haliburton

All About Haliburton

Located in central Ontario just over three hours from Toronto, the city of Haliburton is quintessential Canadian cottage country, with expansive forests, a sparkling lake, and plenty of things to do in both. In summer, lakeside cottages fill with vacationers, including a significant number of artists who flock here to be inspired by the natural beauty of the Haliburton Highlands. Hiking and fishing are huge here, as is walking around the woods with binoculars spotting moose and birds like the yellow-bellied sapsucker.

In town, it’s all about the art. Check out the studios, galleries, and workshops where you can throw pottery, blow glass, paint, or sketch, or go on a scavenger hunt in the Haliburton Sculpture Forest and admire work by Canadian and international artists. And don’t go home without stopping by one of the town’s legendary sugar shacks for some local maple syrup.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Haliburton

The best time for enjoying one of the area’s cottage rentals is during June and July, when the weather is at its warmest. There’s a drive-in movie theater at Abbey Gardens that shows classic films through September, and is wildly popular on warm nights. Also in summer is the Highlands Festival with live theatre and music. Temperatures usually drop in October and remain cold until May. January can be severely cold and snowy, however it’s a popular time for winter sports enthusiasts, who come here to snowmobile, snowshoe, ice skate, and ice fish on the frozen Haliburton Lake. If you’re visiting in December, check out the Santa Claus Parade, and steel-nerved locals plunge into Head Lake during the February Frost Festival.

Top things to do in Haliburton

Abbey Gardens

Situated on 300 acres, Abbey Gardens is a green space that is home to hiking trails, youth programs, a local produce market, and organic gardens where you can learn about sustainable farming during a class or workshop. Visit the Food Hub for local eats or try craft beers at a local brewery. Experience the five-acre pony paddock, three spring-fed ponds, and hiking trails through the 140-acre forest.

Kawartha Lakes

An hour south of Haliburton is Kawartha Lakes, where you’ll find 14 different lakes and a number of unique communities, each with their own charm. You can spend a day hopping between the different towns, exploring the local shops, galleries, and farms, or relaxing at one of the beaches. Or, simply drive through the winding roads of this area, admiring the lush forests and pristine lakes.

Haliburton Sculpture Forest

The Haliburton Sculpture Forest is a unique outdoor gallery with 34 unique, larger than life sculptures and six handcrafted benches from Canadian and international artists. You can wander around the trails at your own pace or with a tour guide, coming across the structures nestled amongst the trees along the path. During summer you can walk or bike ride through the park, and in winter you’re able to cross country ski or snowshoe along most of the trails.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Haliburton?

    Haliburton experiences a humid continental climate. Summer temperatures average between 70-80°F (21-27°C), while winter can drop to 10-20°F (-12 to -6°C) with frequent snowfall. Spring and autumn are mild and offer beautiful, colorful foliage.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Haliburton?

    In Haliburton, you can explore the Haliburton Sculpture Forest, visit the Haliburton School of Art + Design, or enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing, and fishing. During winter, skiing and snowshoeing are also popular.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Haliburton?

    The most popular time to visit Haliburton is during the summer and fall months. It hosts the Haliburton Art and Craft Festival in July, the Forest Festival in August, and the Hike Haliburton Festival in September that attract a lot of visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in Haliburton?

    Popular areas to stay in Haliburton include the heart of Haliburton Village for its close proximity to amenities and the lake district area for waterfront properties and serene landscapes. The Kennisis Lake area is also frequently suggested for its tranquil setting.

  • What are the best places to visit in Haliburton?

    Notable places to visit in Haliburton include the Haliburton Sculpture Forest, Haliburton Skyline Park, and the Haliburton School of Art + Design. Nature enthusiasts will also enjoy the beautiful Drag Lake.

  • What are some hiking trails in Haliburton?

    Haliburton features numerous hiking trails. The Sculpture Forest is a short but interesting trail, Glebe Park offers trails with beautiful lake views, while the Skyline Park Loop is a longer challenge with rewarding vistas. Be sure to check conditions and difficulty levels before setting out.

  • What are some family activities to do in Haliburton?

    Families in Haliburton can enjoy a walk through the Haliburton Sculpture Forest, visit the Haliburton Highlands Museum, or partake in a pottery class at the Haliburton School of Art + Design. Outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing, and skiing are also fun for families.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Haliburton?

    Day trips around Haliburton often involve exploring nature. Consider a trip to Algonquin Provincial Park, a 1 hour and 45-minute drive away, or the Minden Wild Water Preserve, just 30 minutes away. Both offer opportunities to hike, canoe, and bird watch.

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