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Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve

1095 Redken Rd., Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
7057542198
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Haliburton
Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage, Snowmobiling
Owner description: Ontario's hidden outdoor recreation, education and entertainment gem.Haliburton Forest and Wild...
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Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage, Snowmobiling
Owner description: Ontario's hidden outdoor recreation, education and entertainment gem.Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Ltd., or simply Haliburton Forest, is a unique, privately owned forest located on 70,000 acres of rolling hardwood forests, beautiful lakes, meandering rivers and extensive wetlands in the Haliburton Highlands of central Ontario, 3 hours north of Toronto.An outdoor lover's paradise, Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Ltd, features wilderness adventure activities including the Wolf Centre, the Walk in the Clouds forest canopy tour, groomed snowmobile trails, mountain biking, dog sledding, fishing, hiking, astronomy, wildlife observation, wilderness camping and accommodations, and an array of educational programs.
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Mississauga, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

we went here in summer of 2014!!! It was a horrible experienced we had... I booked for 6people and 3 bedroom as for other places and hotels considered you have 3 bedrooms you can take up to max of 6 people which this place DONT! And while on the phone with rep, they didnt even explained to me the whole... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a great place to observe wolf pack routine and behaviour, and also a great photo opportunity. There are a lot of good information at the centre, as well as, friendly and knowledgeable staff. It is easy to spend 2 hours there, just watching the wolves. Best to arrive late morning, when they are active, and not ready for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We spent over 2 hours at this facility but it really didn't seem that long! There is lots to see and read, and of course, waiting for the wolves to appear requires patience! We were lucky enough to see 3 wolves and observe them eating a Thanksgiving Dinner of road kill deer. Both of our kids (14,12) were so intrigued!... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I always thought the Haliburton Forest was just that. Little did I know there is so much to do. We did get to walk one of the trails which was clearly marked and easy to walk with enough of an uphill challenge to get the heart going. The highlight this trip was the Wolf Centre. It is well laid out... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Exploring the Canadian Shield ... The denser forest surrounded b more than 1000 of serene lakes.... The best place for a getaway... Lived in a friends cottage by the lake... Simply breathtaking view!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Canopy Tour is an fantastic way to spend a few hours in the forest. We visited on a rainy day (tour operates rain or shine) and starts with a great overview from the guides about the tour. You then took a 10 minute ride to the lake while the guide gives you an update on the forest. From there... More 

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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lots to do, rent a canoe, hike, visit the wolf center, canopy tour, fishing. Reasonable prices too.Friendly staff. Resident moose and pig. We rented a water access camp site. Lots of fun.

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Belleville, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

An absolutely amazing experience to see these wolves in their habitat from the observatory. Paul was very knowledgable and helpfully called out when the wolves appeared. Have patience...these are wild animals and not predictable. You may be waiting a while but it is worth it.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The treetop canopy walk was lovely, and not too strenuous for us middle-aged people. No fear of heights in our group, and honestly with the amount of safety rigging I can't see how anyone could fall. Even just hiking in to the wooden platforms was fun. And the history of the Reserve and its logging activities was fascinating. I think... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited here last Fall for the Canopy "Walk in the Clouds". I highly recommend this activity. We toured the other activities (Wolves) and trails. All was wonderful. We did not stay here overnight. I looked rather too rustic for me.

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