Sally’s View of the River

The Official Weblog of the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast


Minden, Ontario, Canada


Just 2.5 Hours from Toronto

Maple Syrup Season in the Haliburton Highlands

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Apr May Jun — Sally at 7:07 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Maple Syrup Season in the Haliburton Highlands is celebrated at the WINTERGREEN MAPLE SYRUP AND PANCAKE BARN. Every weekend from March 4th through April 30th you are invited to the Highlands for the Maple Syrup season. Throughout the season Tom and Dianne Dawson invite you to experience the Wintergreen hospitality. The Wintergreen Maple Syrup Barn is 2 k away from the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast. During the Maple season the Dawson’s love to show guests how the maple syrup is processed and the taste of maple toffee on snow. Ride on vehicles in to the back maple bush.

Come enjoy a meal smothered in the Maple Syrup. The retail section of Wintergreen boasts of 40 different kinds of jams and jellies, 25 different types of syrup, many different BBQ and cooking sauces all which have been made on the property.
Wintergreen Maple Syrup and Pancake Barn is just 2k down the road and our guests may enjoy walking from the Sunny Rock B&B to Wintergreen and back.

Car Ice Racing in Minden

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,General Interest Newsy Stuff,Jan Feb Mar — Sally at 8:50 am on Monday, February 12, 2007

Magnum Ice Race Series in Minden (Last Weekend of the Season!)

Saturday and Sunday February 24-25 2007

The Canadian Automobile Sport Club for the Ontario Region presents Ice Racing every Saturday and Sunday, last races of the season is Feb 24 & 25. A winter fun family day finishes the race season off with great fun. Ice Racing started in Ontario more than forty years ago and it’s an inexpensive, fun part of CASC-OR for competitors and spectators alike. Originally all events were held on frozen lakes and rivers and some still are but in the late seventies the Central Ontario series moved to more permanent facilities at the fairgrounds in Minden. Here a track is laid out in a ‘kidney’ shape, then flooded repeatedly to build up ice between the snow banks that define the course.

Contact the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast for your accommodation needs while you come to participate or watch the races.