A year-round retreat for nature lovers, Haliburton County is referred to as the Haliburton Highlands due to its resemblance to the Scottish Highlands. The landscape dips and weaves to reveal sections of the Canadian Shield, secluded mountain forests and the many freshwater lakes in the area. Visitors and residents alike delight in the relaxed, comfortable pace of small-town living.
Although the Haliburton Highlands is a haven for cottagers, many areas remain just as nature intended – without a building or telephone pole in sight. The Highlands are home to more than 600 lakes and a vast array of rivers, hills and meadows. Whether by trail or waterway, you can choose from an endless number of paths to explore the area, which spans over 4,000 square kilometres.