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.
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
Carnivals, Ice Races, and Other Things to do in the Area
If you are looking for things to do around Sandy Lane Resort there are many things in the nearby towns.
In Dorset there is the Snowball Carnival, in Minden there is ice car races, hockey to watch and much more, and if ice fishing is your thing you can go to the Krista’s Bait n’ Bits on Halls Lake.
The town of Dorset comes alive in the third weekend of February with the Dorset Snowball Carnival , hosting snowmobile poker runs, outdoor ice hockey, snowman building and so much more.
There is a lot to do outdoors in the winter, just bundle up and visit the ice car races in Minden at the fair grounds. Head to the Minden arena to watch junior hockey or go ice fishing at Krista’s Bait n’ Bits on Halls Lake.
Return to Sandy Lane Resort at the end of the day to your warm cottage, light a fire, put up your feet, enjoy your favorite refreshment while having a few snacks and let the snow come down around you.
There are two trails systems at the Frost Institute, one for classic track set skiing on the west side of HWY 35 and one for snowshoeing on the hiking trails behind the Frost Institute buildings.
A great bunch of volunteers maintain the trails, visit Ski at the Frost Centre site to see what they are up to. You can rent cross-country skis, poles and shoes as well as snowshoes from Sandy Lane Resort. Play around on the resort or head for the frost centre, which is only 10 minutes away for great skiing or snowshoeing. Pick up your 20% off trail passes at Sandy Lane Resort.
Experience a winter wonderland of rugged Canadian Shield, majestic hardwood forests, old growth white pine, hemlock and yellow birch. Ski or snowshoe to cliff top lookouts and spectacular ice falls. View wildlife such as moose, deer, owls, martens, grouse and much more.
Located 12 km south of Dorset, Ontario at 20130 Hwy. 35.
26 km of classic cross-country ski trail offer 8 stacked loops ranging in length from 1.2 km to 6.5 km. Beginner to expert level trails, we have it all. Families can explore the Fox, Bunny, Bear, Beaver and Otterslide trails. If you are looking for a longer, more remote backcountry experience try the Deer and Moose Trails, which combine to give a 22 km loop. Several trails offer technical downhill sections for advanced skiers
Haliburton Forest has lots of things to do including visiting the wolf center.
Haliburton Forest has the Wolf Centre where people can learn about the master of our forests. View the wolves from the observation room and watch them bask in the sun.
What a relaxing way to see the winter scenery through cottage country. Warm up afterwards in your cottage at Sandy Lane Resort with a nice cup of hot chocolate beside your wood burning fireplace.
Call ahead to reserve your sleigh ride:
Murray Cowan Haliburton: 705-457-2149
Maple Lane Farms Bracebridge: 705-645-1723
Essonville Line / Country Rd 4 – [email protected] 705-448-9078 – 705-457-6048
Sandy Lane Resort is right in the middle between two great ski hills, Sir Sam’s Ski Area and Hidden Valley.
Both ski and snowboard Hills have a main lodge with food and rentals for skiing and snowboarding. Hidden valley also offers night skiing.
Bundle up and join us on the hill! Fresh powder, challenging elevations, breathtaking views and friendly staff are waiting for you at Sir Sam’s. Spend your day easily moving from hill to hill on our 1100 foot covered surface lift or your choice of 4 uncontested chair lifts. Our goal is to maximize your time by getting you to the top of the hill as quickly and efficiently as possible, allowing you to get in as many runs as possible during your day.
For more information on our Sir Sam’s Special rates please click here.
Hidden Valley Highlands is located just off Highway 60, 6 km east of Huntsville.
Enjoy a wealth of exciting winter recreation, including down-hill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, tobogganing, and ice skating at the Canada Summit Centre in Huntsville.
Hidden Valley Rates
There are many places around Sandy Lane Resort that you can go dog sledding. Click on more info to find out about them.
Mush is the word when it comes to sled dog rides at Winterdance, Haliburton Forest, and North Ridge Ranch. They, the dogs, will take you for the ride of your life through tight trails over virgin fields and down the hills of the highlands.