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Mush, skate, glide, dip and howl at the moon this winter.

Get your heart rate pumping and the adrenaline racing this season in Haliburton and Muskoka. Set out on thrilling Canadian winter adventures of dogsledding, ice skating and snowmobiling, with a surprisingly unique Ontario twist.

Experience the rush of running a team of sled dogs into the Algonquin forest with Winterdance Dogsled Tours. Hear a wolf howl and learn about these noble creatures in their natural habitat at Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre. Skate through an enchanting forest at Arrowhead Provincial Park (we recommend weeknights only, weekends get very busy), or opt for the ice trail around 12 acres of cranberries at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh.

Explore snowy landscapes on a guided snowmobile tour from Deerhurst Resort and witness the magic of winter stargazing at Torrance Barrens. Warm up by the fire and recharge with true resort hospitality. Don’t miss the Bracebridge Fire & Ice Festival in late January, or the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival in February featuring a Polar Bear Dip and a doughnut eating contest. 

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Winterdance
1888 Hodgson Road,
Haliburton, ON K0M 1M0
Discover the thrill of dogsledding and learn to drive a dog team! Sled in Haliburton's wilderness and experience a breathtaking two hour, half day, full day, moon-lite or multi-day dog sledding trip. Imagine a winter wonderland - snow sparkling, your dog team trotting softly ahead of you, whilst all you hear are sled runners whispering underneath you and the huskies breathing in the crisp... More Info
Open: Dec 15 to Mar 31
Phone: (705) 457-5281
Golden delicious sticky buns
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Baked and Battered Cottage Bakery & Fish Fry
128 Highland Street,
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Welcome to Baked and Battered Cottage Bakery & Fish Fry! Experience the same relaxed, rustic feeling of a cottage weekend - in a bakery/café and fish fry; if it's cottaging that brings you to Haliburton you'll love it here. Enjoy a latte or a cup of fresh Muskoka Roastery coffee in front of the stone fireplace. Plug into our free WiFi and catch up on emails. Bring the family in for a bakery ... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 457-2252
Pinestone Resort, Conference Centre & Golf Course
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Pinestone Resort, Conference Centre & Golf Course
4252 County Road 21,
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre is a four-season, full-service resort, located in the heart of the beautiful Haliburton Highlands. Offering relaxing water, fairway and sunset views with miles of marked wilderness trails and a challenging 18-hole golf course. Its natural surroundings provide the perfect location for a corporate meeting, a beautiful setting for a wedding and a great venue... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 457-1800
Toll Free: (800) 461-0357
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Haliburton Highlands Museum
66 Museum Road,
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Experience the variety of programs the Haliburton Highlands Museum offers to all groups and all ages. Bring your school or summer camp group to the museum and learn about pioneers and pioneering. Bring your friends and learn to cook the way Mrs. Beeton did! No matter what your interest in Haliburton area history, we can tailor a program to suit your need. Our programs are hands-on and... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 457-2760
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Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre
1095 Redkenn Road,
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Since 1996, the Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre has maintained the Haliburton Forest wolf pack bloodlines, first established in Upper Michigan's backwoods in 1977. Luna and Fang, the pack's current alpha pair, together with their siblings and offspring, roam freely in a 15-acre enclosure, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Observe the pack safely from behind the observatory's mic'd... More Info
Phone: (705) 754-2198
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Lake of Bays Brewing Company
2681 Muskoka Rd 117,
Baysville, ON P0B 1A0
Opened in May 2010, Lake of Bays Brewing Company is a proud member of Ontario Craft Brewers. We believe that beer drinkers deserve the best, and that starts with high-quality and natural ingredients. With four core brands and four seasonals to enjoy, there's something for everyone -- and we're always developing new brands! Visit the brewery for special brews available only on-site! (And we're... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 767-2313
Toll Free: (855) 311-2337
The Moose Cafe & Grill's welcoming interior
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The Moose Cafe & Grill
2803 ON-60,
Dwight, ON P0A 1H0
We have the best food around and an atmosphere to match. Try us and be convinced! Our recipes are homemade, authentic and time-tested. The ingredients are always fresh. The result is a menu that bursts with flavour and we are fully licensed. Our dedicated staff is attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. When you dine with us, you're always in good hands. Stop in the next time you're in the area ... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 635-9639
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Henrietta's Pine Bakery
2868 Highway 60,
Dwight, ON P0A 1H0
Henrietta's Pine Bakery has been a family-run business since 1963 when it first opened its doors in Dwight and is a 'must' when you are in Muskoka. Henrietta's has grown over the past fifty years with the addition of new items all the time, but the "Sticky Buns" and "Muskoka Clouds" remain the most popular items amongst the 150 varieties of breads, pastries (including chocolate croissants and ... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 635-2214
View from above Muskoka Resort
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Deerhurst Resort
1235 Deerhurst Dr. South,
Huntsville, ON P1H 2E8
For many, Deerhurst Resort is the epitome of a classic, lakeside Muskoka resort. Known for its scenic sights and views, the resort has more leisure activities than any resort in Eastern Canada. Visit Deerhurst Resort year round and experience Muskoka at its finest. Kid friendly activities include guided trail rides, indoor rock climbing wall, waterski and wakeboarding lessons and ATV rentals. More Info
Phone: (705) 789-6411
Toll Free: (800) 461-4393
Arrowhead Provincial Park
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Arrowhead Provincial Park
451 Arrowhead Park Drive,
Huntsville, ON P1H 2J4
Arrowhead Provincial Park is a beautiful natural park in the heart of Muskoka, featuring quiet motorboat-free lakes, great hiking trails, remains of an old homestead from the 1870's, waterfall, camping, rentals and beloved snow activities like skiing, snowshoeing and skating. Check out the magical Ice Skating Trail each winter. More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 789-5105
Three riders on snowmobiles
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Back Country Tours Inc.
48 Highland Street,
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Catch the Canadian spirit and go snowmobiling! Experience Back Country Tours' guided snowmobile tours - they're perfect for a family getaway - or, corporate winter adventures. Ride our endless groomed trails and take in the fabulous deep forest scenery that is Algonquin Provincial Park. We are Canada's premier backcountry snowmobile tour and rental company. With over 20 years of snowmobile... More Info
Phone: (705) 457-7046
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The Burger Shop
309 Ecclestone Dr,
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1G4
The Burger Shop is proud to serve quality burgers made with the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients, fresh-cut Ontario grown fries and 36 premium ice-cream flavours! Long before we opened the doors, we started in our kitchen. We were aiming for nothing short of perfection. Today, every hand-pressed burger that leaves our kitchen is made from our unique blend of sirloin, round and prime... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 645-0355
Johnston's Cranberry Marsh/Muskoka Lakes Winery
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Johnston's Cranberry Marsh/Muskoka Lakes Winery
1074 Cranberry Rd.,
Bala, ON P0C 1A0
We celebrate local food and wine by growing THE best cranberries and crafting exceptional wines that reflect the terroir of Muskoka. Our daily tour at 1 pm, followed by a tutored wine tasting, is a ‘must do’ Canadian Signature Experience. We're located in Ontario's Cranberry Capital - scenic Bala, Muskoka. Wine & cheese patio, wine & gift store, sampling, nature/interpretive trails, kids’... More Info
Open: Year Round
Phone: (705) 762-3203
Torrance Barrens
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Torrance Barrens
Southwood Rd,
Gravenhurst, ON P0C 1M0
Look up and experience 360 degrees of spectacular night lighting at Torrance Barrens that is free of the pollution of the city lights. Designated a conservation reserve in 1997 and a Dark Sky Preserve two years later, Torrance Barrens is just a two hour drive from Toronto. It's the perfect location for stargazers to be treated to the colourful brilliance of the northern lights. Other... More Info
Phone: (000) 000-0000