Maybe not for the faint-hearted or the comfort seekers – family adventures with kids is an extra level of thrill. There may be epic moments and there may be meltdowns, but all the moments are worth documenting to tell the story of your adventure together! If you’re not quite sure where to start planning your next adventure, look no further. Haliburton and beyond has wild and wilderness for all the adventurous types. Along with some fantastic local organizations, I have complied a few adventures to take with your family. Whether your family adventure takes you to Haliburton or beyond – count me in to be a part of making these memories last.
Snowshoe on one of the many trails or on a frozen lake. Haliburton County has an abundance of spectacular sites to visit. Pack a winter wonderland picnic and wash those winter blues away. Bring our your favourite blankets, hot chocolate in a thermos and finger foods everyone enjoys. Snowshoeing can be hard work for the little ones, so make sure to bring a sled for breaks along the way.
For a full list of trails, rentals and custom snowshoe experiences visit:
Some of the most amazing places you'll find can't be reached on foot. Take a day trip or make it an overnight camping adventure. You'll be sure to find a place to explore in the Highlands or Algonquin. My friends over at Deep Roots Adventure have guided tours as well as Kayak, Canoe and SUP rentals for your trip. Check them out here:
To book a campsite or see available day use sites check out Haliburton Water Trails:
Haliburton Highlands Water Trails
Geocaching by Bike
Highlands East is the self-proclaimed Geo-caching capital of Canada. Although you can find geocaches in almost any place you go, Highlands East has several fun and unique geocaches in a easily accessible area. Grab your bikes, your smartphone or GPS and a trinket or two to contribute to the geocaches you find. Check out the Municipality of Highland Easts for more information on how to get started with geocaching.
For the true adventurers and winter lovers out there, you might want to try out winter camping. And yes, bring the children along for more fresh air and exercise than you can imagine. Being prepared is key to success for winter camping. You'll need to prep all the warm weather attire, comfort food to keep you warm and have appropriate camping gear. My Haliburton Highlands has extra tips and information on where and how to camp in the Highlands. Check it out here: