Summer Activities at Sandy Lane Resort

Fun in the Sun at Sandy Lane Resort!

Relax on our large sandy beach, or enjoy one of our many activities!

The sparkle of the lakes, the green of the forest, both set amongst the granite rock outcropping of the rugged rolling Haliburton Highlands. Long hot sunny days with warm waters bring us out to do all the activities that the Highlands have to offer. Relax on the beach, partake in a friendly horseshoe pitching contest, or water skiing around the lake, all part of summer. Always lots to do at Sandy Lane or nearby.

On-site

Join us Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for waterskiing and tubing which is part of the Children’s Recreation Program. Sandy Lane provides waterskiing and tube rides for our guests.

Meet me at the dock for a fun ride around Halls Lake

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.

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!

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!

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!

WHAT ARE WE?

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.

WHERE ARE WE?

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

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.

kids in go kart

Yes come to the Haliburton Highlands to relax or race around in a go-cart at Pole Positions Kartways (www.polepositionkartways.com).
While you’re there try out the bumper boats or play a round of mini-golf. Lot’s of fun for the entire family.

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 online.

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

actors performing

Like to go out to live theatre? Here is your chance in our small community.

Its amazing the local talent that we have in the Highlands. The production are quite good and the price is very reasonable for a night of entertainment

https://www.highlandssummerfestival.on.ca/

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.

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-putt 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.

Big Win Steamboat

There are many things to do in the nearby towns of Minden, Haliburton, Kinmount and Dorset.

Bev and I like to visit the town of Dorset every now and them for it is a cute town, right on the waters of Lake of Bays. Bev loves to shop and into Robinson’s General store she goes. The store has everything from food to clothing to gifts to hardware items. A good old style General Store.

I like to go and check on the restoration of the bigwin steamship (www.bigwinsteamboat.com).

The towns of Minden and Haliburton have all the essentials of life, drugs, alcohol, food and a hospital. Just like the city. If you are a connoisseur of ice cream go to Kawartha Dairy (www.kawarthadairy.com) in the town of Minden for the best tasting and very generous portions, a meal unto itself.

The town of Kinmount that hardly ever changes has the most unique theatre going for it, the Highlands Cinemas (www.highlandscinemas.com) It is a museum of movies for the movie buff. Can’t beat it anywhere, it has character, first off park amongst the trees, no asphalt here, the theatre is in a house, five screens, memorabilia galore and first run movies.

group on horseback trail

South Algonquin Trails (www.southalgonquintrails.com) located in Harcourt at the southern tip of Algonquin Park is the place to go for horseback riding at its best. They the horses will guide you down the trails through the forest and streams of Algonquin Park. One hour, two hour or full days rides available at South Algonquin Trails.