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Hike Haliburton 2018

When:
September 20, 2018 – September 23, 2018 all day America/Toronto Timezone
2018-09-20T00:00:00-04:00
2018-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Haliburton, Ontario
Haliburton County
ON
Canada
Cost:
Free
Contact:
County of Haliburton’s Tourism Department
1-705-286-1777

The Hike Haliburton Festival will see over 2,000 people participate in 100 hikes throughout the beautiful Haliburton Highlands. Hikers of all ages and abilities will come from across Ontario – and beyond – to take in the wonder of the Haliburton Highlands from September 20th-23rd, 2018 during Canada’s largest hiking festival!

The Festival is more than just traditional hiking; heavily integrating the arts, culture, heritage and foodie experiences to truly showcase the area. There are lots of great events happening throughout the Festival as well, which anyone can attend!

The Closing Ceremony on Sunday the 23rd will take place at the Haliburton Highlands Biggest Picnic Ever, which takes place in Head Lake Park (Haliburton Village) and features local food vendors, craft beers, live entertainment (The Satellites!), contests and more…

Register today!

Please click here to view the Full Program

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Hikes at a Glance PDF  PDF File

Program Guide PDF  PDF File


FESTIVAL EVENTS

Fall Equinox Sacred Fire 

Celebrate the Fall Equinox with Karen Moon Beam of Gaia’s Den. You will sing, dance & drum at the Sacred Fire beside Turtle Waterfall. Rain or shine, bring warm, comfortable attire, a snack, water bottle & flashlight.  The fire will be lit at 6:30. Please arrive 15 minutes early to settle in. Suitable for adults. No dogs please.

EVENT #:           A

DATE:                 Thursday , September 21

LOCATION:       Gaia’s Den, 5012 Elephant Lake Rd, Harcourt

AMENITIES:     Roadside parking, outhouse, shelter, water

LEADER BIO:    Karen Moon Beam is an Energy Healer & Teacher trained in Indigenous & Celtic Shamanic traditions. Her practice, Bridging  Dimensions, offers holistic, earth‐based approaches to self‐transformation. Karen is a certified hike leader (Hike Ontario).

TIME:                   6:30 PM  – until the fire goes out

DIRECTIONS:    From Haliburton take Hwy 118 east 19 km to the Essonville Line (County Rd 4). Turn left to Wilberforce, approximately 8 km. Turn left onto Loop Rd (County Rd 648) and travel to Harcourt, approximately 8 km. 2 km past Harcourt turn left on the Elephant Lake  Rd. (County Rd. 10) and continue approx. 10 km to Gaia’s Den on the left (west) side   of the County Road. Parking is along the road. From Minden take County Rd 21 to Haliburton. Distance is approx. 25km. From Haliburton take Hwy 118 east to Essonville Line (County Rd 4) to Wilberforce, turn left onto Loop Rd (County Rd 648) and travel  to Harcourt. Two km past Harcourt turn left on the Elephant Lake Rd. (County Rd. 10) and continue approximately 10 km to Gaia’s Den on the left (west) side of the County Road. Parking is along the road. The distance from Haliburton is approximately 47.5 km. The distance from Minden is approximately 71 km. N 45.1583, W 78.1570

Lipbone Redding in Concert

Start the Festival off on the right note with a concert featuring Lipbone Redding, who has been described as “One-Man Orchestra. Unplugged. Unexpected.” Join Lipbone for an evening of roots and blues music at a live music hot spot.

EVENT #:                           F

DATE:                                 Thursday, September 20

LOCATION:                       Dominion Hotel, 113 Main St, Minden

TIME:                                  8:00 PM

COST:                                  $15/person plus HST/service

TICKETS:                            Available online at www.dominionhotelpub.ca

DIRECTIONS:                   Take Hwy 35 to Minden, turn west on Water Street to Bobcaygeon Rd. Turn left on Bobcaygeon Rd. (Main Street) and the Dominion Hotel is on your immediate right. From Haliburton take County Rd 21 to Hwy 35, turn left/south and follow to first lights at Water Street and turn right. Follow Water Street to Bobcaygeon Rd (Main Street). Turn left on Bobcaygeon Rd. and the Dominion Hotel is on your immediate right. Distance from Haliburton is approximately 26 km. GPS coordinates: N44.9253, W78.7249

The Good Lovelies in Concert

JUNO and four-time CFMA award winners, The Good Lovelies return once again to the Haliburton Highlands.  Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore, and Caroline Brooks – immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right; however, it’s their voices interwoven in harmony – powerful and pure, organic and inspiring – that elevates the Good Lovelies from impressive to peerless. This concert is presented by the Haliburton County Folk Society.

EVENT #:           B

DATE:                 Friday, September 21

LOCATION:       Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion

TIME:                  8:00 PM

COST:                  $30 for members and youth, $35 for non-members, and $40 at the door including HST.

TICKETS:            Available online at www.haliburtonfolk.com or at The Source/Halco Electronics in Haliburton or Organic Times in Minden.

DIRECTIONS:    From Minden take County Rd 21 to Haliburton. The distance is 25 km with approximately  25 minutes of travel time. In Haliburton, the theatre is located at the west end of Head  Lake.  GPS coordinates:  N45.0430, W78.5233

Family Harvest Festival                                                                                                                                

Head down to Irondale for a fun and informative visit. There will be vendors, food, games for children, gardens and explore history with various tours.

 EVENT #:                C

DATE:                       Saturday, September 22

TIME:                       11:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM

LOCATION:            1019 Elm Rd, Irondale – historic Church property

COST:                       Free

DIRECTIONS:        From Haliburton take Hwy 118 East. Turn right onto Glamorgan Road (County Rd 3).Follow to the “T” intersection and turn right onto County Rd 503. Turn left onto Irondale Rd (the second entrance ‐ approximately 6.5km). At the T intersection, turn right and then left onto Elm Rd. The distance from Haliburton is approx. 35 km. From Minden take Hwy 35 South approximately 3.5km, turn left onto County Rd 121 and follow to Kinmount and turn left onto County Rd 503, approximately 19 km. Turn right onto Irondale Rd. At the intersection, turn right and then left onto Elm Rd. The distance from Minden is approx. 37 km. GPS coordinates: N44.8706, W78.5202,

Fall Harvest Pork Dinner

Enjoy a home cooked pork dinner prepared by the volunteers of the Haliburton County Historical Society. Entertainment by Beth Johns, Norris Turner and friends. Proceeds will go to the Historical Society.

EVENT #:                D

DATE:                       Saturday, September 22

LOCATION:            1095 North Shore Rd. Algonquin Highlands, Stanhope Firefighters’ Community Hall

TIME:                       5:30 PM

COST:                       $25.00 per person

TICKETS:                 Call Larry J. Giles ‐ 705‐754‐0427.

DIRECTIONS:        From Haliburton take Highway 118 West, approximately 19 km, and turn right onto St.Peter’s Road. Follow to the end, approximately 2 km and turn left onto North Shore Rd. Follow North Shore to Stanhope Firefighters’ Hall at #1095 The distance from Haliburton is approximately 24 km. From Minden, travel North on Highway 35 approximately 19 km and turn right onto the North Shore Road and continue to the Firefighters’ Hall. The distance from Minden is approximately 21 km. GPS coordinates: N45.0748, W78.7147

Chris Smith Band in Concert

Join us for an evening of smooth jazz with one of Canada’s top talents, Chris Smith and his band. Chris has been nominated for nine Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards including Best Album, Best Song and Best Male Vocalist.  His shows are always high energy with a great mix of new tunes and old standards. You may even want to hit the dance floor!

EVENT LETTER:             E

DATE:                                 Saturday, September 22

LOCATION:                      Dominion Hotel, 113 Main St, Minden

TIME:                                 8:00 PM

COST:                                 $15/person plus HST/service

TICKETS:                          Available online at www.dominionhotelpub.ca

DIRECTIONS:                 Take Hwy 35 to Minden, turn west on Water Street to Bobcaygeon Rd. Turn left on Bobcaygeon Rd. (Main Street) and the Dominion Hotel is on your immediate right. From Haliburton take County Rd 21 to Hwy 35, turn left/south and follow to first lights at Water Street and turn right. Follow Water Street to Bobcaygeon Rd (Main Street). Turn left on Bobcaygeon Rd. and the Dominion Hotel is on your immediate right. Distance from Haliburton is approximately 26 km. GPS coordinates: N44.9253, W78.7249


Haliburton Highlands Biggest Picnic Ever

Join us for the Haliburton Highlands community picnic and closing ceremonies of the 2017 Hike Haliburton, a celebration of food and outdoor living. There will be local food, demonstrations exhibitors, live entertainment, a fashion show featuring outdoor clothing and gear, and a “best picnic blanket” contest. We are pleased to bring back Circle 5 , a reggae band to help wrap up this years Festival. Bring your picnic blanket and lunch or buy your picnic ingredients from local food vendors.

EVENT #:            G

DATE:                  Sunday, September 23

LOCATION:        Head Lake Park, 23 York Street, Haliburton

TIME:                   12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

AMENITIES:      Parking, washrooms, shelter, food and beverage

DIRECTIONS:    Head Lake Park is located in Haliburton at 23 York Street. From Minden take County Rd. 21 to Haliburton and turn left onto York Street or into Head Lake Parking lot. Distance from Minden is approximately 25 km. GPS coordinates: N 45.0464, W 78.5110


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