Many ways to explore

Within the Municipality of Dysart et al there are many different ways to explore our trails.

The Rail Trail

The Haliburton County Rail Trail is a multi-use trail maintained by the County of Haliburton.

  • April 2 - November 30
    • Strictly non-motorized use from April 2 - May 1 (walking, biking, horse back riding)
    • May 1 - November 30 multi-use, motorized users only permitted from 10:00 a.m. - dusk
    • Only ATV users who hold a permit with the Haliburton ATV Association or the Kawartha ATV Association are allowed to use the Rail Trail
  • December 1 - April 1 - trail is strictly for snowmobiling and a permit is required.
 Trails Requiring Permits

There is a network of trails that require trail permits. Each of the organizations listed below sells permits for their trails and can provide access to trail maps.


Snowmobile Trails

Contact the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association to purchase your pass for the OFSC Trails and explore the 370 km of trails in Haliburton County.


Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Ltd. offers 400 km of well maintained snowmobile and winter ATV trails.

Snowmobile Parking

Overnight parking of vehicles and trailers is not permitted on municipal roads or parking lots within the Municipality of Dysart et al.


Snowmobilers are encouraged to use the designated snowmobile parking area at Head Lake Park, when coming to spend time in downtown Haliburton.


View of snowmobile parking area at Head Lake Park.

Day use parking for vehicles and trailers is available at the following municipal lots:

  • 1 Park Street (ideal for vehicles pulling trailers), in the village of Haliburton
  • Head Lake park lot 
  • West Guilford Community Centre
  • Harcourt Community Centre
  • A.J. LaRue Community Centre

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