Local Attractions

Lots to See & Do While at the Red Umbrella

Local Attractions

Panarama Park

Located on Panarama Park Road, Minden. This park allows visitors to enjoy the picturesque Irondale River and the beautiful sounds of nature.

Minden Wild Water Preserve

The Minden Wild Water Preserve is a current natural canoeing and kayaking facility in Minden, Ontario, Canada, and was used for the 2015 Pan American Games canoe slalom events. The facility’s renovations were completed in 2014, one year before the 2015 Pan American Games began. The venue was the furthest games venue from Toronto at about 191 km away.

Minden River Walk

Located in downtown Minden, this unique pathway follows the Gull River and loops with a connecting foot bridge that brings you back downtown or allows you access to the Minden Boardwalk to continue on to the Minden Cultural Centre or the Ball Diamonds. You choose how long or short of a journey, the possibilities are endless.

Rails End Gallery


We present Community Arts activities, events and exhibitions of Craft and Visual Art by regional artists.

Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower

The Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower is located off Highway 35 just north of the village of Dorset.

The original tower was built in 1922, was 25 metres high (82 feet) and used as a fire lookout tower until 1961. The current tower was built in 1967 and is 30 metres high (100 feet) and was erected for visitors to enjoy the view.

Haliburton Art and Craft Festival

Haliburton Art and Craft Festival 2023 is July 21,22,23 in Head Lake Park beside Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre. It’s a well curated art fair that’s been a highlight of summer in the Haliburton Highlands for 60 years.

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve

It is an outdoor lover’s paradise and a wood lover’s dream. It is a research facility and an education centre. It is a property where members of our community make their livelihood, and thousands of visitors make their day. It is a major force in the hardwood lumber industry, with three operating sawmills. It is 100,000 acres, 100 lakes, and millions of trees, and it is home to countless creatures.

Above all, and always, Haliburton Forest is a sustainably managed forest.