Experience the stunning nature, awe inspiring art, fascinating history, fine folk, and warm hospitality of Haliburton County. Yours Outdoors experience packages offer a rich variety of experiential, informative, active, and entertaining activities led by professional guides and involving local experts, naturalists, artisans, and personalities.
Packages are scheduled year round or by request. Check the Calendar for upcoming experiences.
Wild Edibles Forage and Lunch(monthly June to October)
Come forage the woods, wetlands and roadsides of the Haliburton Highlands. Learn how to identify and when to harvest the choicest parts of wild edibles. Returning to Windfall Food Forest we’ll preserve a part of our harvest drawing on the ancient art of fermentation. Then we’ll gather around the long trestle table nestled among the pines overlooking the lake to savour some local and wild fare.
Gems Beneath Your Boots – Half Day (May 1 to October 31)
This half day tour involves a visit to Greenmantle Farms near Wilberforce where you will explore some amazing undisturbed “gems beneath your boots” including fluorichterite, orthoclase, tremolite, actinolite. apatite, and quartz. Discover how these remarkable crystals formed and how the minerals below can influence the flora and fauna above. This is a non-collecting tour – cameras are welcome but hammers are not. This tour is 2-3 hours in length and involves hiking for approximately 4 km. Transportation and lunch is available for an extra fee.
Tastes of Haliburton: Full Day(Late May to Thanksgiving)
Join Yours Outdoors for a home-grown taste tour of the Haliburton Highlands. Start your day with an informative wild edibles hike in the company of a knowledgeable local guide, moving on to the Wintergreen Barn where you will learn to make your own Haliburton Tortiere or Maple Syrup Pie. Guess what’s for lunch! Just up the road we will visit a family run organic farm, Waverly Brook Farms for four seasons of flavour; followed by a behind the scenes tour of Moon Shadows Estate Winery, a unique winemaker who uses maple syrup and fruit to produce some incredibly tasty wine. Tour includes free samples! Cap off the day with an optional fine dining experience, Haliburton-style!
Haliburton Rocks (Mid April to Mid November)
The Haliburton Highlands really does “rock” in so many ways. Explore the rich minerals deposits, unique geological features, and rugged autumn landscapes of the area while enjoying the great hospitality and fine folk of the Highlands. This one day adventure includes a hike led by geologist to world class undisturbed sites of unique minerals and crystals, a tasty lunch, and mineral collecting at the Bear Lake Occurrence and other sites.
Stray Cats (All year)
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 Highlands. Who knows where we will go and what we find and do? The possibilities are endless – waterfall, art studio, historic site, hiking trail, good food, taste of local wine or beer, gardens, sculptures, home or farm visit, local characters, warm hospitality, and more.
Path of the Paddle (May to October)
Carve a paddle through the still waters on Margaret, Dan, Horse, and McEwen Lakes. On this full day guided canoe trip you will discover the backcountry beauty of the Highlands, practice your paddle strokes, portage a canoe, learn some canoe tripping tips and visit a canoe builder who crafts birch bark canoes. This trip is well suited to the novice and experienced canoeist.
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