Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Limited Trails

Haliburton, Ontario

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Most hikers will initially be attracted by the canopy tour, a guided opportunity to view a pine forest from a suspended bridge 18m (60ft) in the air. There are other trails too, and each provides an opportunity to explore a mixed forest that encompasses both deciduous and coniferous species, including maple, beech, birch, hemlock, spruce, cedar, white pine and red pine. Birds common to both boreal and southern forests are frequently seen here. You’ll see or hear loons, American bitterns, great blue herons, American black ducks, wood ducks, turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks, broadshouldered hawks, northern harriers, ruffed grouse, killdeer, American woodcocks, common snipes, herring gulls, barred owls, saw-whet owls, chimney swifts, ruby-throated hummingbirds, belted kingfishers, northern flickers, pileated woodpeckers, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, hairy woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, eastern kingbirds, eastern phoebes, alder flycatchers, eastern wood peewees, olive-side flycatchers, yellow-bellied flycatchers, least flycatchers, tree swallows, barn swallows, blue jays, American crows, ravens and black-capped chickadees.

Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Limited Trails Professional Review and Guide

"Most hikers will initially be attracted by the canopy tour, a guided opportunity to view a pine forest from a suspended bridge 18m (60ft) in the air. There are other trails too, and each provides an opportunity to explore a mixed forest that encompasses both deciduous and coniferous species, including maple, beech, birch, hemlock, spruce, cedar, white pine and red pine. Birds common to both boreal and southern forests are frequently seen here.

You’ll see or hear loons, American bitterns, great blue herons, American black ducks, wood ducks, turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks, broadshouldered hawks, northern harriers, ruffed grouse, killdeer, American woodcocks, common snipes, herring gulls, barred owls, saw-whet owls, chimney swifts, ruby-throated hummingbirds, belted kingfishers, northern flickers, pileated woodpeckers, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, hairy woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, eastern kingbirds, eastern phoebes, alder flycatchers, eastern wood peewees, olive-side flycatchers, yellow-bellied flycatchers, least flycatchers, tree swallows, barn swallows, blue jays, American crows, ravens and black-capped chickadees."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Haliburton
Distance: 6.2
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: 4 trails totaling 6 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Limited Trails

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May 2018