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10 Ways to Enjoy Halls Lake This Summer

As spring subtly transforms into summer and the temperatures gradually rise, hundreds of families flock into the serene Haliburton Highlands for seemingly endless water excitement. Luckily for guests here at Sandy Lane Resort, our deluxe, cabin-style Haliburton cottages are steps away from refreshing Halls Lake, a true Canadian hidden gem. We provide guests with some of the most affordable, charming, and conveniently-located cottage rentals in Ontario to go along with complimentary access to a wide variety of watercrafts such as kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats.

Algonquin Highlands Dining Guide

There’s no better time than right now to book a four-day stay at Sandy Lane Resort for the much-anticipated Victoria Day Weekend! Sandy Lane Resort also wasn't affected by the recent flooding because we sit at a higher elevation in comparison to other surrounding regions. While you’re not always going to be in the mood to drive down Highway 35 for a juicy steak or fresh-caught fish, we thought it would be beneficial to our guests if we listed three popular Carnarvon Ontario restaurants. Enjoy!

Top 3 Springtime Things to Do in Ontario

Sandy Lane Resort rests on peaceful Halls Lake in the beautiful, secluded Algonquin Highlands. Families, couples, and groups choose us because of our tranquil wilderness locale, our seemingly endless array of adventure possibilities, and, of course, our five-star service. Regardless of what kind of springtime getaway you’re looking for, you’ll discover an undeniably beautiful, serene, and adventurous slice of Central Ontario here at Sandy Lane Resort. We hope that you enjoy these three hand-selected things to do in Ontario during your springtime vacation.

Ontario Snowmobiling Adventures in the Haliburton Highlands

There’s still plenty of time to plan a late-winter Ontario snowmobiling adventure here at Sandy Lane Resort in the Haliburton Highlands. We’ve enjoyed a near record-breaking snowfall this winter, creating a pearly-white powder-filled winter wonderland in our secluded neck of Ontario. Blaze through our pristine backcountry wilderness with family and friends on your favorite snowmobile, or rent a sled and join a guided tour to the area’s best-kept secrets.

Top 5 Wintertime Ontario Cottages at Sandy Lane

Our tranquil snow-covered paradise allures couples looking for a quiet getaway from noisy traffic, stressful workspaces, and hectic schedules. Haliburton, Ontario, is also an outdoor enthusiast’s playground for those aching for ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, or ice skating adventures. Unlike much of Southern Ontario, Sandy Lane Resort is in the middle of winter’s grip, which means that we have an exuberant amount of snow on the ground at all times. There is very little snow on the ground just 40 miles south of here, making us a snowmobiler’s paradise! After each full day of adventure, retreat to one of these five affordable, cozy Ontario cottages.

Ice Fishing on Halls Lake, Ontario

We’re only a couple of weeks away from the highly-anticipated ice fishing season here in the Haliburton Highlands. Families from Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Kitchener, and far beyond have already started planning wintertime adventures to Sandy Lane Resort, one of the premier Ontario resorts. Our peaceful four-season resort is steps away from superb snowmobiling, ice skating, skiing, snowshoeing, and, of course, ice fishing on tranquil Halls Lake.

3 Unique Winter Activities in Ontario

Sandy Lane Resort earned its name because of Halls Lake’s beautiful shorelines, but locals and tourists alike have quickly packed away their swimsuits for snow pants. Ontarians embrace the snow and cold by venturing into the breathtaking Haliburton Highlands wilderness every winter. There are dozens of winter activities in Ontario that every visitor should try this winter. While Haliburton is known for its snowmobile trails, ski resorts, and ice fishing, there are several unique (and somewhat obscure) activities worth attempting.

Sandy Lane Resort: A Beautiful Ontario Wedding Venue

It’s never too early to start planning a dream wedding in Ontario’s Algonquin Highlands. Sandy Lane Resort has helped plan beautiful lakeside weddings during all four seasons, making us a premier Central Ontario wedding venue. We give you the flexibility to create a destination wedding that every friend and family member will cherish. Say “I do” on the serene shores of Halls Lake, pose for wedding photos on our rustic, lengthy boat dock, and celebrate with family and friends in our large Banquet Hall.