Sally’s View of the River

The Official Weblog of the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast


Minden, Ontario, Canada


Just 2.5 Hours from Toronto

A Gem of a Program: Haliburton Highland’s Rocks

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Friends of Sunny Rock,Highlands Links,Jul Aug Sep — Sally at 10:54 pm on Monday, June 28, 2010

There are 110 types of minerals in the Haliburton Highlands. There is a way for anyone to explore the gems…Programs run by Yours Outdoors.
Though most rocks and minerals aren’t valuable precious gems, the mineral tourism industry has proven to be big business. People from far and wide come to experience mineral collecting field trips throughout the summer.

The Haliburton Highlands really does “rock” in so many ways. Explore the rich minerals deposits, unique geological features, and rugged autumn landscapes of the area while enjoying the great hospitality and fine folk of the Highlands. Choose from a variety of unique tours, including a half day, one-day, and 3 day/2 night tour.
Choose one of the following packages:
• Gems Beneath Your Boots – Half Day
• Haliburton Rocks! Full Day
• Haliburton Rocks! The Celebrity Adventure
• Haliburton Rocks! Three Day

The Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast welcomes you for the Haliburton Rock! We would love to accommodate you and make your experience a fabulous memory.

The Celebrity Adventure program run by Yours Outdoors program uses the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast for a number of the components of the schedule.

Guided Fly Fishing in the Haliburton Highlands Ontario

Filed under: Friends of Sunny Rock,Highlands Links — Sally at 10:49 pm on Friday, June 25, 2010

Haliburton on the Fly is a business created by fisherman Steve Galea. As a resident of Haliburton County Steve has an intimate knowledge of fishing in the Haliburton Highlands. Small Mouth bass is his specialty.

Steve is interested in helping beginners to the experienced to enjoy fly fishing.

For more information contact Steve at www.haliburtononthefly.com or call 705-448-1820

Haliburton County Fair: August 20 and 21, 2010

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Jul Aug Sep — Sally at 10:41 pm on Friday, June 25, 2010

The Haliburton County Fair: August 20 and 21, 2010 is a day and a half of activities for all ages and fun for families, friends and especially kids! Food, music,animals, games, midway, rides.

for more information go to www.haliburtoncountyfair.com

Update of the Kinmount Farmers Market in Kinmount Village: Haliburton Highlands Ontario

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Jul Aug Sep — Sally at 10:32 pm on Friday, June 25, 2010

2010 is the 10th anniversary of the Kinmount Farmers Market. More than ever irs vendors are trying to convey the benefits of eating locally produced food. Set up each Saturday at Austin Sawmill Heritage Park from the Victoria Day Weekend until Thanksgiving. Venders open at 9 am.
A new feature this year will be an onsite chef, preparing meals concocted from the foods being sold at the market.
The Kinmount Farmers Market typically has 10 to 15 venders on any given Saturday. The foods and goods sold at the market are from within 100lm radius from Kinmount with only a few exceptions. Visitor can expect organic produce, fresh baked goods, local beef and lamb, quilts , embroidery , herbs, perennials and annuals, preserves, crafts and jewelry, handmade soaps, natural cosmetics, honey and beeswax candles, maple syrup, leather goods, wood carvings and hunting gear just to name a few.
Request your breakfast early at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast in order to get to the Kinmount Farmers Market for 9 am.

Mountain Biking and Scenic Tours in the Haliburton Highlands

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Jan Feb Mar,Jul Aug Sep — Sally at 10:27 pm on Thursday, June 24, 2010

Imagine being able to stand on a state of the art twin segment standing lift which allows mountain bike enthusiasts to ride to the top of a hill in relative comfort. This state of the art covered magic surface lift will easily and efficiently transport beginners up to the half way point of the hill or eventually all the way to the top. Once in place this lift will operate every day to move downhill and cross country mountain bikers up the hill rain or shine. The riders will simply step onto the carpet while holding onto the bike at their side. What makes this lift unique is the domed Plexiglas cover. It will protect riders from harsh winds and snow in winter and offer a climate controlled peaceful and user friendly atmosphere year round. All these dreams are in the near future of the Sir Sam’s Ski and Summer Program.

This dream of future magic carpets will soon be in place; however, for now the Quad chair at Sir Sam’s Ski Hill transports bikes and people to the top of the hill. And the mountain biking summer season is ope the Victoria Day Long Weekend. The quad chair will be operating fir scenic tour rides and for the downhill mountain bike riders to access the new trails. Also Sir Sam’s has been busy upgrading their already comprehensive series of trails with some new tweaks and peaks.
Sir Sam’s now offers riders the choice of 10 km of cross country and 6 km of downhill riding for all level of riders. The newly cut 1,5 km gravity run winds down the hill snake like offers banked turns, whoops and berms that will excite all riders. Also new are 2 km of single and double black diamond downhill runs through hardwood forests and over rock face drop off that will challenge intermediate and experienced riders. The quad chairlift operates five days a week (Wednesday through Sunday) to transport bike and rider to the top of the hill. And there are plenty of jumps, woops and berms for younger or less experienced riders.

Algonquin Outfitters has teamed up with Sir Sam’s and offers bike rental, repair and retail outlet for clothing, accessories and bike sales.
The Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast is approximately a 40 minute drive to the Mountain Biking hills of Sir Sam’s.

We would be happy to have you stay with us at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast as you explore cycling and mountain biking in the Haliburton Highlands.
www.sunnyrock.on.ca
1 888 786 6976

The Haliburton Sportsmen’s Show: Haliburton Highlands Ontario: July 16-18, 2010 kicks off its inaugural year at the Arena in Haliburton Village Ontario.

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Jul Aug Sep — Sally at 12:23 am on Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Haliburton Sportsmen’s Show: Haliburton Highlands Ontario: July 16-18, 2010 kicks off its inaugural year at the Arena in Haliburton Village Ontario.

The Show promises a variety of outdoor-related exhibitors, as well as seminar presenters, including Rocky Crawford, Alex Gouthro, Adrian Hare, Daniel Sturges and Steve Galea. If you are a hunter, angler or outdoor enthusiast, this show is sure to have something of interest for everyone.

The Haliburton Sportsmen’s Show: Haliburton Highlands Ontario: July 16-18, 2010 kicks off its inaugural year at the Arena in Haliburton Village Ontario.

The Show promises a variety of outdoor-related exhibitors, as well as seminar presenters, including Rocky Crawford, Alex Gouthro, Adrian Hare, Daniel Sturges and Steve Galea. If you are a hunter, angler or outdoor enthusiast, this show is sure to have something of interest for everyone.

Features and Highlights:
• Ontario Monster Buck Show
• Birds of Prey Demonstrations
• Fish Tank for Kids
• Kids Calling Competitions
• Archery Shooting Range
• Yamaha MC Demo Rides
• The Yamaha Riding Academy
• Yamaha ATV Orientations and Boat Rides

For more information: www.haliburtonsportsshow.ca/index.htm or call 705 457 2083 or email info@haliburtonsportshow.ca

For more information: www.haliburtonsportsshow.ca/index.htm or call 705 457 2083 or email info@haliburtonsportshow.ca

The Haliburton Highland’s Fish Hatchery

Filed under: Highlands Links — Sally at 11:42 pm on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Haliburton Highland’s Fish HatcheryThe Fish Hatchery at the Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association (HHOA) and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) were busy in May each year stocking local Haliburton Highland lakes with fish. So far 3,700 Haliburton Silver, 8,000 Haliburton Gold, 7,000 Killala Lake Trout plus 21,000 Rainbow Trout have been stocked in 22 local lakes.

The Fish Hatchery is maintained and the trout raised by volunteers dedicated to the fish, sport angling and the health of our Haliburton Highland’s lakes. The Fish Hatchery has 5 adult rearing tanks, 2 early rearing tanks and 3 incubator tanks, 2 outdoor ponds as well as a small Hatchery that is just dedicated to Walleye incubation.

It takes 18 months of care and feeding to get the fish to the size ready for stocking. It starts with collecting and fertilizing local wild eggs, incubation, fry development and growing fingerlings to stocking size. Volunteers clean tanks everyday and feed the fish three times a day for 6 to 18th months.

Stocking is the volunteers’ favorite time of year. Volunteers wade into Fish Hatchery pond and net out the Rainbow Trout. In partnership with the MNR the volunteers stock lakes by truck or boats depending on the lake’s accessibility. For the remote lakes the MNR helicopter lands beside the Hatchery and is loaded up with fish. The Helicopter then hovers above the lake and then the fish are released down a tube into the lake.

Haliburton Lake Trout are genetically unique to the Haliburton Highlands and their genetics date back to the last glaciers. The HHOA and the MNR are dedicated to maintaining and improving the Haliburton Lake Trout in the local lakes.

The Fish Hatchery conduct tours daily and on request.
PO Box 184, Haliburton Ontario K0M 1S0
705 457 9664
hhoa@bellnet.ca
www.hhoa.on.ca

The Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast is an 8 minute drive to the Fish Hatchery.

“Music on the Gull” in Minden Haliburton Highlands Ontario

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Jul Aug Sep — Sally at 10:26 pm on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Every summer for the past 13 years, the Highlands Wind Symphony has organized “Music by the Gull”. The 2010 program continues to be generously sponsored by The Minden Lion Club and the Minden Times. Folks of all ages are invited to attend, an exciting series of open air concerts by the Gull River in Minden Village, every Friday evening starting at 7 pm and continues until dusk. Bring a lawn chair and sit back to enjoy remarkable range of musical offerings under the open skies by the Gull River near the bridge.
This year the series presents the following groups and performers.
• June 25, Highlands Wind Symphony Concert Band
• July 2, Johnny Burke, country singer
• July 9, Moontunes , Jazz group
• July 16, Gord Kidd and 50/50, rock and country band
• July 23, Flexx, rock and popular song band
• Aug 6, The Country Hot Flashes, country group
• Aug 13, Serendipity, folk music group
• Aug 20, Bucket of Shrimp Ears, rock and popular song band
• Aug 27, Gordie Tebtrees, rock and country singer

Annual Haliburton Highlands Games: Saturday July 10, 2010

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Highlands Links,Jul Aug Sep — Sally at 11:42 pm on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Annual Haliburton Highlands Games: Saturday July 10, 2010

The 22nd Haliburton Highland’s Games are scheduled for Saturday July 10, 2010 Gates open at 9 am in the Head Lake Park Haliburton Village in the Haliburton Highlands Ontario. This day is full of “food, music and large men throwing stuff”!

Other activities massed band presentation, heavy events competition, border clooie sheep herding, highland dancing competition and a cheer tent. New for 2010 the OPP canine demonstration and children’s program by Camp Wanakita.

Adults $10 and children under 12 can enter for free.

For more information call 1 877 540 8126
www.haliburtonhighlandgames.com

Minden Hills Cultural Centre Fundraiser: Beet Beethoven Run Minden, July 4, 2010 at 9 am for a 3.5 or a 7 km walk or run.

Filed under: General Interest Newsy Stuff — Sally at 11:57 pm on Monday, June 21, 2010

Minden Hills Cultural Centre Fundraiser: Beet Beethoven Run Minden, July 4, 2010 at 9 am for a 3.5 or a 7 km walk or run.

Minden Hills Cultural Centre home of the Agnes Jamison Gallery, Minden Hills Museum & R D Lawrence Place will host the Beet Beethoven Run Minden, July 4, 2010 at 9 am for a 3.5 or a 7 km walk or run.

Walk or run in support of the Minden Cultural Centre and Highlands Brass Academy both located in Minden Village a village of the Haliburton Highlands Ontario.

Beet Beethoven is a unique family friendly racing event that combines the arts and sport in a fun and exciting way. The participants line up, the gun goes off and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony begins! The goal is to make it to the finish linebefor the symphony finishes.

Register now go to the Minden Hills Cultural centre website www.mindencultural centre.com ) for fees, route maps and info.

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