Friday, November 9, 2012

Mush! Try Dog Sledding in Haliburton for a Unique Vacation Experience

While swimming with dolphins is great fun, relatively few people can say they've really run with the big dogs – BIG sled dogs that is. It's an activity rich in history and filled with excitement. Like skiing, it's guaranteed to warm up a winter day. And even a short dog sled trip will give you a lifetime of wonderful memories. And dog sledding is a great activity when you're staying in vacation rentals--you can look forward to returning the the cozy comfort of your home away from home.

Haliburton County in Ontario, Canada is one of the best areas to dog sled in. The area offers a lot of opportunity for dog sledding, including Winterdance Dogsled Tours, a local outfitter that knows the area and provides safe, fun and exciting tours. You'll ride through the beautiful wilderness alongside Algonquin Park behind a powerful team of purebred Siberian Huskies. Winterdance Dogsled Tours has been featured on the Rick Mercer Report, the Toronto Star, Country Women Magazine and elsewhere in the media.

Not Just Dog Sledding

Haliburton isn't just about dog sledding. You'll find a host of winter activities. Downhill skiing, ski racing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, luge (yes, the Olympic sport) are some of your options for warming up this winter. When it's time to relax, enjoy local maple syrup on warm and filling pancakes or the local French-Canadian cuisine, shop at quaint local shops and art galleries, and enjoy special events throughout the winter.

"There are so many unique things to do in the Haliburton area!  Dog-sledding and luge runs are a blast!  Over 640 kms of groomed snowmobile and cross-country ski trails, and everyone's favorite, Sir Sam's Ski Area for downhill skiing and snowshoeing make Haliburton Ontario's most popular winter destination." -- Janice Bishop of All Season Cottage Rentals (see all the all season cottage rentals here)

Haliburton's a Great All-Season Destination

If a winter vacation isn't in your plans, then schedule a week or two in Haliburton when it warms up. The area is bursting with natural beauty that can be experienced in a variety of ways. Canoe, kayak, sail, waterski or fish on one of the areas 600 lakes; ATV the miles and miles of trails (you can head for the backwoods or stay nearer to civilization); hike to your heart’s content; or enjoy golf, horseback rides, cycling, fall color tours--the year-round activity options are nearly endless. The area is rich in natural history as well. Try recreational geology and geocaching, a fun activity using GPS and other navigational techniques to hind and find containers, referred to as "caches."

Haliburton County is just two hours from Toronto and four hours from Ottawa (Canada's capitol), so while it's far enough away to feel isolated, you're really very close to civilization. Plan your trip to this natural wonderland now.