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Walk-In-The-Clouds Treetop Canopy Tours
Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve
While taking the Walk-In-The-Clouds Canopy Tree Tour at Haliburton Forest, consider staying here with us at Chalet In-The-Woods Bed and Breakfastin Haliburton village. It is a short drive of about 25 minutes by car to the Tree Top canopy tour.
Please note: This is an information page about Haliburton Forest’s famous Walk In-The-Clouds canopy walk. For additional information, or to book, contact Haliburton Forest directly by telephone at 705-754-2198. E-mail them at: haliburton forest @ sympatico.ca. Here is a link to their website: Haliburton Forest Walk-In-The-Clouds Trees Canopy Tours
Walk in the Clouds Canopy Walk is suspended 20-meters above the forest floor in the treetops on a catwalk structure, surrounded by massive, 200-year-old White Pine trees. The catwalk is made of 25 cm-wide Hemlock planks suspended between steel cables in a sling of nylon cords. The four-hour excursion begins with a hike at the Pelaw River to the end of Marsh Lake. The canopy walk begins at the shoreline of Marsh Lake. Haliburton Forest is a privately owned, 23 000 hectare wilderness property near the southwest border of Ontario’s Algonquin Parks, in Haliburton County. At 500 meters in length, the walk in the tree tops is the only one of its kind in North America.
A 15-minute paddle down Marsh Lake in a 17-seat voyageur canoe to a beach on a rocky peninsula where a grove of old-growth White Pines. Most of Southern Ontario’s old-growth forests were destroyed between the mid-1700s and the early 1900s by logging, forest fires and settlement clearing. Only a few small pockets of old growth forest remain today. Temagami, north of North Bay, is another location worth visiting.
You will learn how to walk from treetop to tree top while maintaining your balance. Partway around the walk, a large platform that can hold about a dozen people, marks the highest spot on the canopy tour. Here, everyone can enjoy the splendid view over Marsh Lake while the guides handed out snacks and drinks.
German-born Peter Schleifenbaum, who owns and operates Haliburton Forest, inherited the property from his father, who purchased the wilderness land from a Canadian timber company in 1962 for $7 an acre. There are hiking/walking trails, walks in the treetops, mountain bicycle paths, snowmobile trail during the winter, and a host of other recreational activities on the property. They raise wolves at the Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre. Haliburton Forest also have a submarine.
Haliburton Forest is open year round and is best known for the destination attractions of the Wolf Centre, Walk In The Clouds forest canopy adventure and the unique underwater Submarine Tour. Halliburton Forest also has many other outdoor adventure opportunities including mountain biking, dog sledding, groomed snowmobile trails, hiking, astronomy & wildlife observation.