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Autumn is Your Seasonal Weapon

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” - George Eliot

Now that summer has drawn to a close it is not uncommon to hear talk of “winter’s chill” even before the first official day of fall. It’s not all snowballs and icicles following the glow of summertime, after all! Change can be trying but there are ways to manage and thrive in each new situation. Autumn in the Haliburton Highlands is the place you’ll want to be to experience the best of this seasonal change in Ontario.

So, join us in the Haliburton Highlands for the smells, feelings, and experiences of autumn. You’ll find the clock doesn’t tick near as fast. You’ll find joy in places that you may have otherwise overlooked. You’ll find the energy inspiring. Do your wintery-self a favour and make lasting memories this autumn!

Find your vantage point

As the epicentre for Canada’s Largest Hiking Festival you can be sure that we have beautiful places to walk, bike, hike, and run here. You can experience breathtaking views along leaf-lined trails with photo-worthy lookouts, allowing for a view of technicolour only birds and tree climbers would otherwise enjoy. Psst: even after the colour "peaks" on our iconic Maple trees, the Tamarack trees are the last to show their stuff, even late into October - for your viewing pleasure.

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve is our pride and joy for outdoor exploration. Their hiking and biking trails are graded from easy to difficult, packed with multiple opportunities to seek colourful vantage points from high to low.

Participate in the celebration

With the Haliburton Farmer’s Market in Minden, Haliburton and Abbey Gardens running until Thanksgiving you have the opportunity to taste fall seasonal offerings. Pies, soups, stews, casseroles, lattes and so on can be created back at your cottage rental, all inspired by the market goods you can purchase from our local purveyors.

On The Studio Tour you will take to the winding roads, travelling across this sublime County, to visit the open-door studios and showrooms of our talented artisans and craftspeople. Fall leaves will line the walkways into unique spaces, often carrying aromas of hot apple cider and baked treats.

The Fall Festival at Abbey Gardens celebrates autumn in the youthful way you remember as a kid with a pumpkin patch, sunflower maze, wagon rides and more! For the grown up in you, Abbey Gardens delivers with live music, wood-fired pizza, and craft brews at one of our local breweries, Haliburton Highlands Brewing. Be a kid or bring your kids for the day and connect with the playfulness of fall.

Yours Outdoors can craft the perfect autumn adventure for you! Check out their "Awesome of Autumn" section with over 40 different experiences to choose from.

Your cozy autumn abode

Our team at Cottage Care Rentals - as our name implies - is standing by to take care of your accommodation needs. Nothing beats an inviting comfortable space to find relaxation and warmth at the end of the day. We have a wonderful range of lakefront cottage rentals to suit different budgets and desires (some with hot tubs too!) We can help you find the perfect place to come together as a couple or family to decompress.

We want to encourage you to enjoy every moment you can. At the end of the day you’ll find yourself better quipped with the tools you need to find pleasures in every season. We’ll talk to you soon! 705-457-3306 /

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