High Falls is a special place in the winter. This hike follows an old road through a Red Pine plantation to a footpath, continuing northward through hardwood forest. The trail connects with the first portage on the York River, and then branches off to a rock point north of spectacular High Falls. The site is in Algonquin Park so day permit is required at a cost of $12/vehicle. Permits are available at Pine Grove Point Lodge, across from Kingscote Lake Rd. Bring your own snowshoes and poles. Local artisans and outdoor enthusiasts, Terry and Jenn will be your guides. After the hike you are invited back to their glass blowing studio in Tory for tour and Scottish hospitality. Suitable for adults, teens and children 10+. No dogs please.
DATE: Sunday, February 9
START TIME: 1:00 pm
DURATION: 2 hr, 2 km
LOCATION: High Falls Hiking Trail Algonquin Park. Permits at Pine Grove Point Campground 4445 Elephant Lake Rd., Harcourt
MAXIMUM #: 15
AMENITIES: Parking, washroom (outhouse). Food, shelter and water. Pine Grove Point Resort
LEADER: Terry Craig and Jennifer Wanless Craig
LEADER BIO: Jenn and Terry Craig own and operate a traditional glassblowing studio in Tory Hill. Besides making their funky and upcycled tableware they are also avid travelers, lovers of the outdoors, good food and a fine single malt scotch.
DIRECTIONS: From Haliburton travel east on Hwy 118 (approximately 18.6km). Turn left (north) on Essonville Line Rd (County Rd 4). At stop sign in Wilberforce, turn left on Loop Rd (County Rd 648). Turn left on Elephant Lake Rd (County Rd 10). Travel approximately 12.1km to Pine Grove Point, 4445 Elephant Lake Rd. Distance from Haliburton is 50km. Distance from Minden is approximately 75km. GPS coordinates: W78.1563, N45.2063
- Fabulous Falls
Sunday, February 9, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm