Spring Activities at Sandy Lane Resort

The Highlands take on a new look in the spring with the Trilliums blooming white and red, while the forest comes alive with colour and activity. Enjoy peace, quiet and tranquility in the comfort of your cottage amidst the glow of your wood-burning fireplace.


cathedral cottage 8 hottub

Discover this healthful way to unwind and warm-up in blissful comfort in Sandy Lane’s Private Hot Tubs “under the stars”. The Private Hot Tubs are available on Cathedral Style Cottages #6, 7 , 8 and 10.  


So bring your bathing suit and housecoat after a day of skiing, snowmobiling or whatever, it’s time for a dip.

feet in front of a fireplace

Every cottage at Sandy Lane Resort has its own wood burning fireplace for you to enjoy and we provide the wood!

Put your feet up, put out a few snacks, quench your thirst and enjoy the crackle and sizzle of your own wood-burning fireplace.

We supply the first bag of firewood, free. Do you need more Firewood? Purchase it from us for $7.00 a bag. Please only use the firewood that we supply as we need to ensure that it is the right type and moisture level.

So cozy up and enjoy.

game room

Come up to the banquet hall and enjoy the many games we have for your to play.

Still have energy to burn after a great day of outdoor activity? Well bring the quarters and loonies to the games room located in the Banquet Hall where you can challenge yourself and friends to a friendly game of pool (billiards), air hockey, foosball and free ping-pong. Come and Enjoy!


person rock climbing

Base Camp 35 is an Outdoor Adventure Company offering unforgettable action packed weekends!

The Base Camp 35 vision started in the year 2000 when Lorne Foisy enrolled in the 10 month Leadership Development Program at Medeba Adventure Learning Center in the Haliburton Highlands.  Focusing on Outdoor Adventure Programming, Lorne quickly developed a passion for the vertical world of rock and ice climbing. After the successful completion of the program, he pursued his dreams of the mountains taking up residence in the Canadian Rockies.  Becoming an ACMG certified top rope climbing instructor, he began instructing for the Tim Horton Children’s Ranch. Moving back to Haliburton in 2016, Lorne desires to spread his passion for climbing with others. If you are signing up for a climbing adventure, you are sure to have a great experience!

Base Camp 35 is an adventure based business that gives you an opportunity to safely experience adventure activities that you would not normally get the chance to do.  We offer Ice Climbing in the winter seasons and Rock Climbing and Rappelling adventures in the summer.

Base camp operates within the HWY 35 corridor in the Algonquin Highlands. We have multiple locations we use for climbing based on the groups level of experience and desired adventure!

For more information place visit  Basecamp35

golf course

A round of golf can always be worked into the holiday at Blairhampton Golf Course (www.blairhamptongolf.com), which has the best eighteen holes around as well as the prettiest driving range I have ever seen.

As a duffer I enjoy Lakeside Golf (www.lakesidegolf.ca), where the nine holes is enough for me and the restaurant patio overlooking the lake is my reward. Beaverbrook Golf Course (www.beaverbrookgolfcourse.com), in the town of Minden is a more challenging nine-hole course that follows the Gull River that meanders through the center of town. The true meaning of the word “highlands” will be discovered at the Haliburton Golf Course (www.haliburtongolf.com). The oldest shortest, but challenging nine holes of up and down terrain, that defines the ruggness of the Highlands, and topped off with an awesome view of Lake Kashagawigamog.

So bring your bathing suit and housecoat after a day of skiing, snowmobiling or whatever, it’s time for a dip.

If you’re interested in something for the kid’s to do, take the family to Carnarvon Family Golf and Batting Cages (www.carnarvonfamilygolf.com). They have redone the mini-put course added a par three course and have a beautiful driving range for you to practice your driving skills.

man with a moose

If you wish to experience the outdoors on a grander scale ‘Yours Outdoors’ (http://www.yoursoutdoors.ca/) can connect you with all that the Haliburton Highlands has to offer.

Yours Outdoors has many experience packages that show allow you to experience the many things that Haliburton Highlands has to offer. Programs include “Gone to Pot”, “Peddle your Arts” and many more.

group on a canopy

Haliburton Forest has lots of things to do including visiting the wolf center or taking a walk in the clouds on the canopy tour

The canopy tour overlooking the forest at Haliburton Forest (http://www.haliburtonforest.com/activities/canopy-tour) reservations are a must for the view of a lifetime.

Haliburton Forest has the Wolf Centre where people can learn about the master of our forests. View the wolf’s from the observation room, watch them bask in the sun.

canoe on the shore

Springtime is the best time year to see the larger animals of the Highlands, bears, moose and deer, especially in the internationally known Algonquin Park (http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/).

Sandy Lane is only a short forty-minute drive from the west gate of the park. Go for a drive; visit the highly informative information pavilion that explains everything about Algonquin Park. The logging museum at the east gate of the park is worth the drive. It is a self-guided walk through the bush with stations and displays of the logging history in the park and the surrounding area. It’s quite a neat thing to do.

Doreset Fire Tower

The Dorset Fire tower is a hopping spot in from Mid May until Mid October.

The fire tower sits on a large rock outcropping overlooking the village of Dorset and Lake of Bays. It offers a great view of the area and with the fall colours it’s a camera lovers paradise.