Best of Barnum: A Guided Hike

How much of your backyard have you explored? Yours Outdoors is proud to partner with the Haliburton Highands Land Trust to offer guided hikes of the newly-opened Barnum Creek Nature Reserve!

The property is a spectacular example of the diversity of ecosystems in the Haliburton Highlands. The Reserve includes habitats ranging from Tolerant Hardwood Forest, Mixedwood Forest, Marsh and Swamp as well as Open Upland Successional Forest habitat which is reclaiming former agricultural land.

A significant component of the property is comprised of mature maple forest with abundant ground cover including wild leek, blue cohosh, leatherwood and maidenhair fern. Calcareous soils, which are limited in the Haliburton Highlands, are derived from fingers of marble, dolostone and limestone extending into the granitic rock that dominates the landscape.

Join a knowledgeable hiking guide for a 2-3 hour hike around the Nature Reserve, learning about everything the region has to offer, and the rich history and stories of the area. 

Please note that all COVID precautions are in place, and upon registration all participants will be required to complete a waiver, and medical form with COVID-related questions. 

For winter hikes snowshoes may be required. Rental are available or bring your own 

2-3 Hours


Year Round
1118 Gould Crossing Road
Physical Challenge Rating: 
up to 5 km - moderate difficulty
Price per person: 
From $15.00
Rates/person vary depending on group size. Please note that a portion of the revenue will be donated to the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust.

9 persons 15.00

8 persons 17.00

7 persons 19.00

6 persons 22.00

5 persons 26.00

4 persons 33.00

3 persons 45.00

2 persons 59.00


All rates subject to HST 

Make it yours:
This package can be customized according to your needs.
Other dates can be arranged with advance notice.

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