Take a stroll along the shores of Wilbermere Lake (formerly known as Poverty Lake) and the original location of Wilberforce. Learn the history of some existing buildings and others that are long gone. Find out why the settlement moved 6km up the Rd.. Visit the locations of the old school house, blacksmith shop, dairy, South Wilberforce Cemetery est 1879, and the United Church. Suitable for adults and teens. Dog friendly – on a leash.

HIKE #: 71

DATE: Friday, September 20

START TIME: 10:00 am

DURATION: 2 hours, 4km

LOCATION: 1537 South Wilberforce Rd (corner of South Wilberforce Rd & Loop Rd)



AMENITIES: Parking at swimming beach, washrooms (onsite)

LEADER: Jim Deterling

LEADER BIO: Jim was born and raised near Wilberforce on a farm.  As a true local he has local a keen interest in his heritage and that of the Wilberforce area.  He worked at Highlands Ice for  a number of years and now is a transport driver making deliveries to eastern Canada and the United States

DIRECTIONS: From Haliburton take Hwy 118 east to County Rd 4,approximately 19km. Turn left onto County Rd . 4 and proceed to County Rd . 648 (Loop Rd.),approximately 8km. The distance from Haliburton to the Loop Rd. is approximately. 27km. Turn right on County Rd 648 and proceed to the South Wilberforce Rd, approximately 3.5km. The distance from Haliburton is approximately 30km. From Minden take Hwy 35 North and turn right onto County Rd . 21 to Haliburton, approximately 24km, then proceed as described above. The distance from Minden is approximately 55km. GPS coordinates: N45.0082, W78.2152

  • Way Back in Wilberforce ‐ Part 1
    Friday, September 20, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Venue:   Wilberforce Corners

1537 South Wilberforce Road, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada

Corner of South Wilberforce Road & Loop Road