Geology is like an intriguing detective story – if you can learn to read the rocks you will uncover the secret history of our Earth. Ontario’s Highlands features one of the most unusual, rich and diverse geological settings in Canada. You will discover such wonders as the Ordovician fossil capital of Canada, a chance to find a real gemstone, discern a taste of Ontario’s best maple syrup, and experience the wild side of its inhabitants.
BIODIVERSITY OF WILDLIFE: start our journey through exploring the biodiversity of a living forest, via a canopy walk and observation of wolves, their behavior in a pack at Haliburton Forest, learn how these riches are sustainably managed and contribute to the forest’s healthy balance.
EXTRORDINARY GEM & MINERAL COLLECTING: unearth your own treasure at one of several world renowned collecting sites and identify your special find with Haliburton Rocks!
WHAT TIME LEFT BEHIND: tour the historic architecture of Eganville and visit the Bonnechere Museum then underground to the caves, to the ultimate showcase of fossils deposited in the Ordovician period.
THE HEART OF THE HIGHLANDS: linger a little to enjoy the rockscape and recreational opportunities by taking a rest at a four season resort property that has all the pleasures of town & country life.
TERROIR OF MAPLE: use your culinary skills and taste buds to discern what makes the best of maple, anything that is, crafted by four generations at Fulton’s and take a real mckoy souvenir home made by you in Canada!