Take a short scenic walk along the section of shore of  the Kennisis River home to Ontario’s only historic full sized wooden log chute. Haliburton County’s heritage includes a robust logging industry. The Hawk Lake Log Chute is a man‐made wooden trough, built in the late 1800’s, and used regularly until the 1930’s to transport logs over rough waterways. Though there were thousands of such chutes around Ontario, this is now the last of its kind. With the guidance of a volunteer from the Stanhope Museum, we’ll take a tour of the Chute, and hike the surrounding trails. Dress for the weather, bring your camera, and pack a picnic lunch if you like. There are tables available near the riverside. Suitable for adults, teens and children. No dogs, please.

HIKE #: 5

DATE: Saturday, September 22

START TIME: 10:00 am

DURATION: 2 hours, 0.5km

LOCATION: Historic Log Chute, 1584 Big Hawk Rd. (County Rd . 13)




LEADER: Bill Forbes, Stanhope Heritage Discovery Museum

LEADER BIO: Bill is a former educator, a member of the Stanhope Museum Committee, and 2019 is his 21st  year as a museum host.

DIRECTIONS: From Haliburton take Hwy 118 West to Carnarvon (approximately  25 km). Turn right onto Hwy 35 heading north. Travel for approximately 11km and turn right onto Little Hawk Lake Rd (County Rd  13). Travel for 3km to Big Hawk Lake Rd and turn left. Travel another 3 km to #1584. The distance from Haliburton is approximately 42km. From Minden take Hwy 35 North for approximately 25 km. Turn right onto Little Hawk Lake Rd (County Rd  13). Travel for 3 km to Big Hawk Lake Rd and turn left. Travel another 3km to #1584. GPS: coordinates N45.1425, W78.7422

  • Walking the Chute
    Saturday, September 21, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Venue:   Hawk Lake Log Chute

1584 Big Hawk Rd, Algonquin Highlands, Ontario, Canada, k0m1j2

Please register for your hike by selecting the number of participants under Quantity (Qty.)
Price Qty
Walking the Chuteshow details + FREE