Many of us have driven by Miners’ Bay Lodge with curiosity. Satisfy that sense of wonder with a walk with Russ Wunker, the very engaging and knowledgeable lifelong resident of the lodge. You will stroll along the Old Cameron Rd. (circa 1867), the forerunner of Hwy 35, through a sugar bush and onto four unique views of Gull Lake. You will also see the impact of a recent storm. Suitable for adults, teens and children. Dog friendly.

HIKE #: 117

DATE: Saturday, September 21

START TIME: 10:30 am

DURATION: 1.5 hours, 1.6km

LOCATION: Miners’ Bay Lodge, 9718 Hwy 35, Minden

RATING: Moderate


AMENITIES: Parking, washrooms, water

LEADER: Russ Wunker

LEADER BIO: Russ came to Miners’ Bay Lodge when he was 5 days old in 1947. In 1912, his mother’s family rented the farm that became the Bay View Inn. His father’s family purchased the property in 1938 and renamed it Miners’ Bay Lodge. Russ attended high school in Haliburton, went to college in New York and Florida, taught history and worked in government and politics until 1988 and has been an owner and a lifelong resident of the Lodge. He recently retired and sold the Lodge.

DIRECTIONS: From Minden take Hwy 35 south to Miners’ Bay Lodge which will be on your left. The distance from Minden is approximately 15km. From Haliburton take County Rd . 21 to Minden. Turn south/left on Hwy 35 and follow for 15km to Miners’ Bay Lodge. The distance from Haliburton is approximately 39km. GPS coordinates: N44.8197, W 78.7769

  • A Walk with Wunker
    Saturday, September 21, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Venue:   Miner's Bay Lodge

9718 Hwy 35, Minden Hills, Ontario, Canada

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