Explore Whip‐Poor ‐Will Farm and Forest with Cheryl Bathe for a brisk hike through mixed forest, meadows, wetlands and remnants of past pioneer activity. An opportunity for birding and wildlife sightings. Please bring packed lunch and water. Appropriate footwear for varied terrain. Suitable for adults, teens and children (if capable of distance). No dogs, please.

HIKE #: 106

DATE: Friday, September 20

START TIME: 10:00 am

DURATION: 4 hours, 9 km

LOCATION: 1425 Francis Rd. Minden

RATING: Challenging primarily due to length


AMENITIES: Parking, washrooms, shelter, water

LEADER: Cheryl & Eleanor Bathe

LEADER BIO: This mother and daughter team have lived in Haliburton County since May 1982. They have a keen interest in the natural and cultural heritage of the area. Eleanor is a professional photographer.  Cheryl is a certified hike leader (Hike Ontario)

DIRECTIONS: From Haliburton follow Gelert Rd (County Rd  1) to Gelert, turn left onto Sedgwick Rd.  Continue down the hill and across the bridge. Turn right on Francis Rd and follow to the end. Distance from Haliburton is 22km. From Minden take Hwy 35 to South Lake Rd (County Rd 16). Turn east and follow South Lake Rd until it ends at Gelert Rd (County Rd 1). Turn right to Gelert. In Gelert turn left onto Sedgwick Rd. Continue down the hill and across the bridge. Turn right on Francis Rd. Distance from Minden is 14km. GPS coordinates: N44.8971, W78.5946

  • Winding through Whip‐Poor ‐Will
    Friday, September 20, 2019
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Venue:   Whip-Poor-Will Farm & Forest

1425 Francis Road, Minden, Ontario, Canada