Explore Our Lakes

Welcome to Explore our Lakes 

This year, during Dysart’s (and Canada’s) 150th Birthday, we want to gather and share as much water information as we can about this municipality to create online and paper based maps and guides to promote a better hiking, swimming, boating, skidooing, fishing, paddling, etc., etc.,  experiences for both residents and visitors of our Municipality.
If you have a favourite route or are willing to share points of interest that you enjoy, we’d love to share your experience and very happy to give credit to anyone who contributes stories, routes and photos that we can use to promote this great experience.

Submit stories, routes and photos to info@dysartetal.ca or post on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/haliburtonpaddles/

Have Fun Be Active – Do it in Dysart et al – ‪#‎Comewander‬ with a paddle.


In September 2016, we explored the northeastern part of Dysart et al by canoe and stand up paddle board and kayak from Benoir Lake to the York River with a hike to High Falls.  benoir-lake-and-high-falls-paddle-and-hike



January 28, 2017 saw the first ever Explore our Lakes Hard Water Festival – A Celebration of Ice.   A variety of activities all based around the shores of Pine Lake in the hamlet of West Guilford took place and many of these activities will become part of the annual Frost Festival in Haliburton.

On July 9th, 2017, we are encouraging paddlers from all over the Haliburton Highlands to participate in a group paddle on Head Lake as part of the weekend long sesquicentennial event from July 7 to 9th.   Let’s see if we can get at least 150 paddlers out there for this special event.  Check out the 150 Sesquicentennial Events page for details about the weekend.