In Haliburton, it seems
time has no meaning. No one is ever in a hurry. Unspoiled by
over-population or development as has happened to so many of
the "tourist" towns across central Ontario, the village
of Haliburton remains the gem of the Haliburton Highlands.
Cut out of the forest
in the mid-1800's, Haliburton completely surrounds picturesque
Head Lake, with a backdrop of rolling hills on one side, and
a steep climb by car up from the opposite side of town to a lookout
providing a magnificent view of the whole panorama.
There are plenty of
restaurants and cafes in and around the village providing dining
from 'just a coffee' to the finest in cuisine. There are also
abundant small shops, many carrying unique one-of-a-kind items.
Other must see attractions in the town are the many art studios
and galleries, as well as the museum, which has exhibits that
tell the story of the development of the area from agriculture
and logging into Ontario's southernmost unspoiled vacation destination.
Visitors, especially with children, won't want to miss stopping
at the full sized steam locomotive which has been restored and
now proudly oversees the town it helped create.