Nestled against the south-western corner of Algonquin Provincial Park, the Haliburton Highlands region boasts the same rolling hills and pristine lakes that have made Canada’s oldest provincial park famous.
Boshkung Brewing Co. was established in 2014 and is located at the major intersection of Highways 35 and 118 (they even named a beer after it!). They are a small batch brewery focused on cottage living, local fare and great tasting beer. Boshkung produces a variety of offerings, from light and German ales to India Pale Ales and stouts. The brewery has received gold and silver placings from both the Canadian and Ontario Brewing Awards. They have recetly opened a second location in Minden (at the old beer store on Water Street) which features a pub where you can pair their beer with great food catered by Rhubarb Restaurant.
The Haliburton Highlands region is an incredible destination for outdoor fun and adventure. Cycle Haliburton promotes cycling throughout the region, both on and off road, and their website has maps of all the best routes. As well as skiing in the winter, Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride offers weekend lift service for mountain biking so you can save your legs and concentrate on their amazing descents. The Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve maintains over 300 km of private forest roads and trails for hiking and biking in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. It is also home to the Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre, where you can observe the resident wolf pack first hand. Paddling enthusiasts should check out the nearby AO Boatwerks Paddling School and the Minden Wild Water Preserve, site of the 2015 Pan An Games whitewater course. Ski-Mazing Watersports School offers wakeboard, wakeskate and waterski lessons and rentals as well as parasailing from Bonnie View Inn.