Fall Activities

The Highlands is a photographers and painters paradise, where Mother Nature does her best for one last fling with beautiful colours. She outdoes herself with the splendour of scarlet, golds, browns and crimson colours mixed with a dash of evergreens.

The best colours in Ontario are to be found in the Highlands.

A wonder of colour and scenery to behold.

On-Site

bicycles at lodge

There are bikes for everyone!

Bikes are available from the office for you to ride around the property or down the road!

paddleboat on shore

We have recreational activities at Sandy Lane to keep you busy if you wish.

Enjoy the outdoors, Beach volleyball, Ping Pong, Basketball, Kayaking, Canoeing, and Paddleboats. Mountain Biking, Water Skiing, Tubing, Horse shoe pit, Tether Ball, Shuffle Board games, lots to do, or take a chair down to the lake, set it in the water, sit down and stare out onto the sparkling lake.

game room

Come up to the banquet hall and enjoy the many games we have for your to play.

Still have energy to burn after a great day of outdoor activity? Well bring the quarters and loonies to the games room located in the Banquet Hall where you can challenge yourself and friends to a friendly game of pool (billiards), air hockey, foosball and free ping-pong. Come and Enjoy!

fishing on lake

Try your hand at fishing! Morning, Noon, or Night! Fun for the whole family!

See what you can catch in our beautiful Halls Lake! Bring your rod and bait, we have the boats and motors for you to rent.

outdoor hottub in winter

Discover this healthful way to unwind and warm-up in blissful comfort in Sandy Lane’s Private Hot Tubs “under the stars”. The Private Hot Tubs are available on Cathedral Style Cottages #6, 7 , 8 and 10.  

PRIVATE OUTDOOR HOT TUB AVAILABLE ON DECK OF THIS COTTAGE NOVEMBER 1st TO MAY 1st.

So bring your bathing suit and housecoat after a day of skiing, snowmobiling or whatever, it’s time for a dip.

feet in front of a fireplace

Every cottage at Sandy Lane Resort has its own wood burning fireplace for you to enjoy and we provide the wood!

Put your feet up, put out a few snacks, quench your thirst and enjoy the crackle and sizzle of your own wood-burning fireplace. We supply the firewood at no extra cost and there is ample firewood to burn. So cozy up and enjoy.

Off-Site

person rock climbing

Base Camp 35 is an Outdoor Adventure Company offering unforgettable action packed weekends!

The Base Camp 35 vision started in the year 2000 when Lorne Foisy enrolled in the 10 month Leadership Development Program at Medeba Adventure Learning Center in the Haliburton Highlands.  Focusing on Outdoor Adventure Programming, Lorne quickly developed a passion for the vertical world of rock and ice climbing. After the successful completion of the program, he pursued his dreams of the mountains taking up residence in the Canadian Rockies.  Becoming an ACMG certified top rope climbing instructor, he began instructing for the Tim Horton Children’s Ranch. Moving back to Haliburton in 2016, Lorne desires to spread his passion for climbing with others. If you are signing up for a climbing adventure, you are sure to have a great experience!

Base Camp 35 is an adventure based business that gives you an opportunity to safely experience adventure activities that you would not normally get the chance to do.  We offer Ice Climbing in the winter seasons and Rock Climbing and Rappelling adventures in the summer.

Base camp operates within the HWY 35 corridor in the Algonquin Highlands. We have multiple locations we use for climbing based on the groups level of experience and desired adventure!

For more information place visit  Basecamp35

man with a moose

If you wish to experience the outdoors on a grander scale ‘Yours Outdoors’ (http://www.yoursoutdoors.ca/) can connect you with all that the Haliburton Highlands has to offer.

Yours Outdoors has many experience packages that show allow you to experience the many things that Haliburton Highlands has to offer. Programs include “Gone to Pot”, “Peddle your Arts” and many more.

group on a canopy

Haliburton Forest has lots of things to do including visiting the wolf center or taking a walk in the clouds on the canopy tour

The canopy tour overlooking the forest at Haliburton Forest (http://www.haliburtonforest.com/activities/canopy-tour) reservations are a must for the view of a lifetime.

Haliburton Forest has the Wolf Centre where people can learn about the master of our forests. View the wolf’s from the observation room, watch them bask in the sun.

atv rider in woods

Back Country Tours offers ATV rentals and they deliver ATV’s to your cottage or take a guiding ATV service.

Call Back Country Tours for details or contact them on line.

Special Back Country Tours a ATV Rental Price available for Sandy Lane Resort

golf course

A round of golf can always be worked into the holiday at Blairhampton Golf Course (www.blairhamptongolf.com), which has the best eighteen holes around as well as the prettiest driving range I have ever seen.

As a duffer I enjoy Lakeside Golf (www.lakesidegolf.ca), where the nine holes is enough for me and the restaurant patio overlooking the lake is my reward. Beaverbrook Golf Course (www.beaverbrookgolfcourse.com), in the town of Minden is a more challenging nine-hole course that follows the Gull River that meanders through the center of town. The true meaning of the word “highlands” will be discovered at the Haliburton Golf Course (www.haliburtongolf.com). The oldest shortest, but challenging nine holes of up and down terrain, that defines the ruggness of the Highlands, and topped off with an awesome view of Lake Kashagawigamog.

So bring your bathing suit and housecoat after a day of skiing, snowmobiling or whatever, it’s time for a dip.

If you’re interested in something for the kid’s to do, take the family to Carnarvon Family Golf and Batting Cages (www.carnarvonfamilygolf.com). They have redone the mini-put course added a par three course and have a beautiful driving range for you to practice your driving skills.

Doreset Fire Tower

The Dorset Fire tower is a hopping spot in from Mid May until Mid October.

The fire tower sits on a large rock outcropping overlooking the village of Dorset and Lake of Bays. It offers a great view of the area and with the fall colours it’s a camera lovers paradise.