The Haliburton Highlands are one of the best places in Ontario for wonderful summer getaways in Ontario. Sandy Lane Resort is delighted to offer a place for people to escape from the daily stresses of life at our Halls Lake resort in the Haliburton Highlands area. We put together this guide on some of the best summer getaway ideas at our resort. There are too many endless adventures to list, so check out the Sandy Lane Resort blog page for more ideas! 

Dreamy Summer Getaways on Halls Lake

Sandy Lane Resort is the perfect place to enjoy dreamy Ontario summer getaways on the lake. Our resort is nestled right on Halls Lake, which is one of the Algonquin Highlands District’s largest lakes. Fishing at our Halls Lake resort is popular because many guests can catch large several-pound fish. Some of the most popular catches include white perch, walleye, catfish, trout, and bass. Sandy Lane Resort has boats and motors for rent; you just need to bring your rod and bait!


Some other lake activities at Sandy Lane Resort include canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, beach volleyball, and easy access to many ATV trails. Kayaks are complimentary with your cottage rental. After a day of fun on the lake, you can return to your air-conditioned cottage rental and relax on the queen-sized bed or double-sized sofa bed. 

Experience Entertainment for the Whole Family

The Highlands Summer Festival is a local non profit theatre company that produces high-quality performances every summer. Check out their event schedule to catch a glimpse of what shows they have in store during your stay. Summer getaways in the Haliburton Highlands, Ontario area, would only be complete with seeing one of their shows!


The Minden Experience is also a great place for families to enjoy thrilling entertainment during their summer getaways in Ontario. Enjoy go-karting for sessions ranging from 5–20 minutes. Or enjoy a delightful game of mini golf. Some other activities they offer are batting cages and nature trails around the Minden forest scenery.  

Enjoy Outdoor Adventures During Summer Getaways in Ontario

The Haliburton Highlands, Ontario area has many thrilling outdoor activities for summer getaways. Yours Outdoors has many guided tours so guests can try many different exhilarating activities in the safety of a professional organization. There are tons of things to explore on your own though!


There are plenty of serene backcountry horseback riding trails. South Algonquin Trails has provided horseback riding adventures throughout the world-class Algonquin Provincial Park since the 90s. The Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve offers riveting outdoor adventures all year round, such as canopy tours up to 20 metres above the forest ground. 

Book your stay today at Sandy Lane Resort for the best summer getaways in Ontario!