As summer subtly shifts to autumn over the coming weeks, we gleefully turn our attention to Haliburton Highlands’ jaw-dropping fall foliage. Algonquin Park was recently named the second-best place to spot fall colours in Canada by TripSavvy as travellers from all corners of North America begin to comprehend the beauty of this colourful region. Sandy Lane Resort is a magnet for couples aiming to stroll underneath vibrant, falling leaves near serene Halls Lake. Regardless of where you’re planning to travel this fall, there’s always the possibility of rain – which is why we’ve compiled five rainy day date ideas. Don’t let a little rain ruin your well-deserved, long-overdue romantic getaway.

Top 5 Fun Rainy Day Activities for Couples

Hopefully, you’ll never have to utilize this list of rainy day date ideas during your upcoming visit to the tranquil Haliburton Highlands. But, just in case a thunderstorm rushes through the region, feel free to spice up your romantic escape by trying a couple of these rainy day ideas.

1. Embark on a Culinary Journey

Sandy Lane Resort is less than 14 kilometres from three spectacular, award-winning restaurants: The Mill Pond Restaurant, The Pepper Mill Steak & Pasta House, and Rhubarb Restaurant. Here’s a sample of what your self-guided culinary tour could look like:

  • A seared, deglazed scallop martini and Cajun, panko-breaded tiger shrimp at The Pepper Mill
  • Rainbow trout or salmon filet at Rhubarb
  • A pint of Boshkung Brewing’s gold medal-winning North Country Kellerbier
  • Save room for a slice of Anne’s famous raspberry pie at The Mill Pond

2. Cozy Up Next to a Wood-Burning Fireplace

rainy day date ideasWe’re the only Haliburton Highlands resort to feature wood-burning fireplaces in all of our cottages. Turn on some soothing music on the satellite television or your wireless speaker, pop open a bottle of wine, and snuggle underneath a wool blanket. Cool, wet weather always brings couples just a little closer together.

3. Visit the Game Room

Some of the most popular rainy day date ideas are typically game-related activities, such as cards or board games. Luckily for you and your sweetheart, we have an on-site game room complete with a foosball, air hockey, ping pong, and pool table. So, make sure to bring a pocket full of quarters in case a thunderstorm rumbles through Haliburton.

4. Embrace the Rain

While uncommon, some couples prefer to hike, fish, or bike in the rain rather than head indoors for a few hours. Throw on your grubbiest clothes, trek into the lush wilderness that encircles Halls Lake, and embrace the rain!

5. Visit a Brewery (or Two)

rainy day date ideasNorth America’s rapidly growing craft beer scene has officially arrived here in our secluded neck of the woods as both Haliburton Highlands Brewing and Boshkung Brewing are slinging some of the tastiest ales in Ontario. Both taprooms are warm, welcoming, and visually appealing – oh, and the beer ain’t half bad either. We’re partial to Haliburton’s Coffee Porter and Boshkung’s Blairhampton Triangle.

Hopefully, these five rainy day date ideas don’t have to come in handy the next time you’re visiting us. But, either way, to learn more about Sandy Lane Resort, please give us a call at 705-489-2020 to make a fall reservation before we’re completely sold out!