Join Irene Heaven for a salamander walk at Abbey Gardens and see what lies beneath the forest floor! This casual stroll will introduce you to some of Haliburton’s salamanders and their habitats. We will visit coverboard monitoring stations located along Abbey Gardens’ trail system in search of these secretive amphibians. Join us as we have fun searching for these elusive creatures! Suitable for adults, teens, and children. No dogs please.

HIKE #: 22

DATE: Thursday, September 19

START TIME: 1:00 pm

DURATION: 2 hours, 3.5km

LOCATION: Abbey Gardens, 1012 Garden Gate Drive

RATING: Moderate


AMENITIES: Parking, washrooms, water, shelter, food/ beverage service

LEADER: Irene Heaven

LEADER BIO: Irene is a wildlife biologist with extensive field experience nationally and internationally and she has been involved in outdoor and environmental education for 18 years. Irene oversees  the development and implementation of interpretive, educational programming for  Abbey Gardens.

DIRECTIONS: From Minden take Hwy 35 north to Carnarvon,approximately 13km, turn right (east) on Hwy 118 and follow it approximately 11km to Garden Gate Drive. (If you come to Lakeside Golf Course on the right you have gone too far) Turn right on Garden Gate Drive into Abbey Gardens. The distance from Minden is approximately 24km. From Haliburton follow Hwy 118 west past Lakeside Golf Course to Garden Gate Drive. The distance from Haliburton is approximately 15km. GPS coordinates: N45.1053, W78.6168


  • Salamander Saunter
    Thursday, September 19, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Venue:   Abbey Gardens

1012 Garden Gate Blvd, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada, K0M 1S0