Join Margaret Dobrzensky, who along with her mother Leopoldina, generously donated Barnum Creek Nature Reserve to the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust. Discover more about the natural and cultural heritage of this unique 500-acre property where you will find a variety of ecosystems, including mature forests, open fields and wetlands. Barnum Creek bisects the property and serves as an important habitat for moose, deer, wolf, beaver and a wide variety of bird species. We will start on an easy, wide trail through the forest but will soon leave that trail and climb to a ridge where we will have lovely views of the valley below. Suitable for teens and adults, no dogs please.

HIKE #: 43

DATE: Saturday, September 21

START TIME: 10:00 am

DURATION: 2 hours, 4.5km

LOCATION:   23 York St. Meet at Rails End Gallery to carpool to the trail head

RATING:  Challenging (some steep climbs and descents on a rough trail)


AMENITIES:  Washrooms (outhouse)

LEADER: Sheila Ziman

LEADER BIO: Sheila is a nature enthusiast who loves to spend time outside in the forests and wetlands of Haliburton County. She is an active member of the Haliburton Highlands Field Naturalists and one of the founding members of the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust.

Sheila is a certified hike leader (Hike Ontario).

DIRECTIONS: The Rails End Gallery sits just on the edge of Head Lake Park, on York St. York St runs  parallel to main street (Highland St) in Haliburton. From Minden head north on Hwy 35. turn right on County Rd 21 towards Haliburton. Continue approximately 24 km to the village of Haliburton. Turn left onto York St, and you’ll find the Gallery to your left. GPS coordinates N 45.0464, W 78.5110

  • Big, Beautiful Barnum Creek Nature Reserve
    Saturday, September 21, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Venue:   Rails End Gallery

23 York St., Haliburton, Ontario, Canada, K0m 1s0

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