Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a sweet trip to the Ontario Haliburton Highlands, especially when you and yours stay at Sandy Lane Resort. We are a family-friendly cottage resort is located just two and a half hours from Toronto, Ontario, on the beautiful shores of Halls Lake. Our lakeside cottages will become your home away from home this summer, complete all the amenities you need, from air conditioning to queen-size beds (in our larger accommodations). As the dog days of summer arrive, enjoy your next summer vacation at Sandy Lane and embark on a treat-filled ice cream tour of the charming Haliburton Highlands

Let The Ice Cream Roadtrip Begin || Haliburton Highlands, Ontario

Don’t let the sun and humidity get you and yours down this summer while vacationing in the Ontario Highlands. There are so many cooling things to do in and around the resort, especially in the nearby towns of Minden, Haliburton, Kinmount, Dorset, and beyond—including searching for the perfect scoop! Whether your family are connoisseurs of ice cream or just looking for an off-site adventure, let the Ontario Highlands road trip begin; see below for our favourite stops: 

Kawartha Dairy: Established in 1937, this family-owned dairy company has been around for decades, serving up decadent scoops to long lines every single year. You’ll soon see for yourselves why it’s so popular! Their Minden location is certainly a must-see, but you can also find their ice cream in stores all over the county. 

The Minden River Cone: This ice cream cone-shaped fast-food spot sits right along the riverfront. The friendly, professional staff serves up delicious food, like homemade burgers, fries, and, of course, rich ice cream. There’s a mini-park nearby for your little ones to enjoy after a filling meal under the sun! 

Castle Antiques: Ever heard of an Affogato? It’s a sweet specialty of Castle Antiques in Haliburton, featuring a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso. This Italian treat is perfect for adults, providing a much-needed dose of caffeine during vacation! While sipping on your Affogato, explore the store’s bountiful antiques. 

This summer, have some much-needed summer fun in the sun at Sandy Lane Resort in Ontario’s Haliburton Highlands. If you are all “ice-creamed out,” spend some time on-site, relaxing on the beach, fishing in Halls Lake, tubing, kayaking, and more. Reserve your family-friendly Ontario cottage rental with us online today!