Sweetwater Harvest Festival

Escape to a time when maple syrup was made over an open fire, experience our history and explore nature at its best. The festival celebrates the history of maple syrup, and the role it plays in our cultural and natural … read more

Ski Like a Canadian

Canadians love to ski.  It is a quiet way of exploring the natural wonders of winter.  Come glide into winter with this half day introduction to cross country skiing.  If you are new to x-country skiing, we will teach you … read more

Ski Like a Canadian

Canadians love to ski.  It is a quiet way of exploring the natural wonders of winter.  Come glide into winter with this half day introduction to cross country skiing.  If you are new to x-country skiing, we will teach you … read more

Ski Like a Canadian

Canadians love to ski.  It is a quiet way of exploring the natural wonders of winter.  Come glide into winter with this half day introduction to cross country skiing.  If you are new to x-country skiing, we will teach you … read more

Ski Like a Canadian

Canadians love to ski.  It is a quiet way of exploring the natural wonders of winter.  Come glide into winter with this half day introduction to cross country skiing.  If you are new to x-country skiing, we will teach you … read more

Ski Like a Canadian

Canadians love to ski.  It is a quiet way of exploring the natural wonders of winter.  Come glide into winter with this half day introduction to cross country skiing.  If you are new to x-country skiing, we will teach you … read more

Ski Like a Canadian

Canadians love to ski.  It is a quiet way of exploring the natural wonders of winter.  Come glide into winter with this half day introduction to cross country skiing.  If you are new to x-country skiing, we will teach you … read more

The Art and Syrup of Maple

The sap is a runnin’. Experience the world of the maple tree and its bounty with this “sweet” one day or three day adventure in the Haliburton Highlands. Discover the art and science of producing maple syrup by participating in … read more

Snowshoe & Wood-Fired Pizza Lunch

Enjoy the beauty of the Highlands winter landscape with a guided snowshoe, learn how to make wood-fired pizza from scratch with Into the Blue Bakery and then enjoy your pizza . $25 per person. Sign up for an afternoon workshop … read more

Snowshoe Under the Stars

Take a guided snowshoe tour of our property under the light of the full moon. Have you ever seen your moon shadow? Pretty cool experience!

Drop in Snowshoe at Abbey Gardens

Join us as we explore the Abbey Gardens property by snowshoe! Tours are facilitated by our staff and are by donation. Snowshoes are available to rent for $10 per pair. No pre-registration necessary.

Snowshoe Ecotour

Experience areas of the Wye Marsh that are otherwise not open to the general visiting public! After a brief lesson on the art of snowshoeing, you will head out in search of the many mysteries that animal tracks & signs present while being followed … read more

Stray Cats

Explore the back roads of the Haliburton Highlands. This tour will take you through forests, farm and hamlet, and along the shores of rivers, lakes, and wetlands. You will discover the rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage of the … read more

Sourdough – The Yukon in Story and Song

Remy Rodden settled in the wilds of the Yukon Territory three decades ago as a refugee from the middle east…of Canada, that is. He found work with the territorial government, and made a life living in and around Whitehorse. Currently … read more

Saw-Whet Owl Banding

Join licensed bander Garth Baker for an introduction into the history and practice of bird banding, followed by live demonstrations of northern saw-whet owl banding.  During the banding demonstrations, Garth will weigh, measure wing length and age before banding and releasing the … read more

Marsh By Moonlight

The Marsh by Moonlight Paddle Series features a guided canoe tour through the sparkling moonlit waters of the Wye Marsh. Twinkling canoes and boardwalk, night noises, some yummy bannock and lots of laughs will make for spectacular photo-ops and an … read more

Mushroom Workshop

Join renowned naturalist and mycologist Bob Bowles on a walk through the woods to learn more about mushrooms. Learn how they grow, where they grow, how to identify them, what species are edible and their place in the ecosystem. Bob … read more

Astronomy Workshop

Interested in Astronomy? Join us from 8-10pm. Participants will take part in building an accurate scale model of our solar system, go stargazing – picking out planets, galaxies, taking in the Perseid meteor shower, finding constellations, learning about ancient mythology, … read more