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Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve

1095 Redken Rd., Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
7057542198
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Haliburton
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Forests, Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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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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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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Peterborough, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a great opportunity to view wolves in their 'natural' environment up close. Although it wasn't a feeding day when we visited, the guide advised us that he had to go and remove some frozen meat from the storage area for a future feeding and if he made some noise the wolves may think it is feeding time and come... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A friend invited me up to have a look at the accommodation. She wasn't there, but I paid for a day pass, and drove around some of the Reserve. It is a stunning location and a very interesting story behind it. The size of the place is incredible. The lakes are crystal clear. Yes I'd like to summer there!! And... More

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HermanT_HF, Manager at Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve, responded to this review

Hello Doug, I'm glad you like your visit at The Forest, and I hope you are successful in taking over a lease from somebody to get your dream summer home. Just to clarify for some other visitors: When Doug talks about "no electricity, no running water" he talks about our semi wilderniss campsites. These are leased on an annual basis... More

Rochester, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We enjoyed visiting the Wolf Centre and taking the Canopy Tour. The guides were excellent and the experiences were unique. The accommodations were something else.The first alarming thing we saw upon checking into our cabin were signs above the faucets that advise you that the well water is not tested regularly. I don't know how the government can allow accommodations... More

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Buckhorn, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
28 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We learned all about wolves. Glad they were out or it would not have been worth it. We saw them through one-way glass and got a good sense of their normal activity. The museum was good though the store was expensive.

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