The Haliburton area is a winter wonderland with Halls Lake, Algonquin Park, and Haliburton Forest to explore. However, travelling to the area in the winter requires knowing how to handle the Haliburton winter weather. Sandy Lane Resort put together this guide to help our guests have an incredible winter getaway in our Haliburton Cottage Rentals. You can explore the magnificent Haliburtin outdoors with the comforts of home, as our cottage rentals are like mini homes.


Select the accommodations of your dreams from Sandy Lane Resort’s impressive selection of Haliburton, Ontario, cottage rentals. Enjoy luxuries like Queen sized beds, private lakefront views, and satellite television. Book your stay today at Sandy Lane Resort for the winter getaway of your dreams! Then read our guide below, so you’re prepared for the Haliburton winter weather.

4 Tips for Handling the Haliburton Weather in the Winter

  1. The first step for preparing for the Haliburton winter weather is to pay attention to the weather forecast. That way, you’ll know what weather conditions to dress for. If you don’t have the proper gear or the weather is too bad, you should consider staying in your cottage rental.
  2. Dressing warm is essential to enjoying Haliburton outdoor adventures in cold weather. Make sure to have a quality winter jacket, mittens or gloves, a hat, under-armour snow pants, and winter boots. Emphasis on the word quality because some winter accessories are built for fashion and short periods of time outside. Make sure you have winter gear that is built for withstanding cold weather for long periods of time. 
  3. Make sure you are knowledgeable and watch for signs of hypothermia and frostbite. Hypothermia happens when your body temperature gets too low and starts to affect the brain. What’s especially dangerous is that you may not even realize this is happening to you. Usually, hypothermia happens during freezing temperatures, but sweat, rain, or wet clothing can cause hypothermia, even in cool weather. Some signs of hypothermia to watch for are fatigue, shivering, confusion, memory loss, and drowsiness. Frostbite is an injury that can occur from freezing. Redness and pain can be the signs of frostbite beginning, and you should get out of the cold immediately. Signs of frostbite are numbness, unusually firm or waxy skin, and white or gray-coloured skin. 
  4. Alcohol lowers your body temperature making you more susceptible to the cold Haliburton winter weather. You’ll want to avoid drinking if you’re going to be outdoors for extended periods of time.

Book your stay in a winter wonderland today with Sandy Lane Resort!