Sally’s View of the River

The Official Weblog of the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast

Minden, Ontario, Canada

Just 2.5 Hours from Toronto

Haliburton Forest Canopy Tour, Haliburton Highlands Ontario

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Apr May Jun,Highlands Links,Jul Aug Sep,Oct Nov Dec — Sally at 12:52 pm on Monday, April 14, 2014

Everyone should make the Haliburton Forest Canopy Tour a bucket list adventure. Check out the following link

    Wishing the be dressed you have upscale cottage country luxury accommodation we invite you to explore the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast. Call Sally 1 888 786 6976

Haliburton Highlands Rail Trail Snow Mobile Passes 2014

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Highlands Links,Jan Feb Mar,Oct Nov Dec — Sally at 8:01 pm on Monday, October 21, 2013

Just got the news that the 2014 Haliburton Highlands Rail Trail Snow Mobile Passes are on sale for half price until November 1, 2013. The Haliburton Highlands rail trail snowmobile pass is $180 if you buy it before November 1st. All passes after that will be $ 260.

To order your Haliburton Highlands snowmobile passes go to .

While you are in the Haliburton Highlands why not plan to stay at a bed and breakfast. The Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast is located 10 minute drive from Minden Village and 15 minute drive from the Haliburton Village. Both Haliburton Highlands villages have fabulous restaurants for everyone’s tastes.

Call Sally at the Sunny Rock B&B 705 286 4922 or 1 888 786 6976

Kinmount Farmer’s Market, Kinmount Village in the Haliburton Highlands Ontario

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Jul Aug Sep,Oct Nov Dec — Sally at 12:43 am on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Kinmount Farmer’s Market is held each summer on Saturday from 9 AM to 2 PM in the Austin Sawmill Heritage Park from Victoria Day Weekend through to Thanksgiving Weekend right in the centre of Kinmount Village, Ontario.

There is often a selection of fresh vegetables and herbs offered by venders. The variety of items for sale include maple syrup, honey, plants, baked goods, homemade preserves, seedlings and crafts such as Native art creations, beads, and quilted items.

This year marks the 10th season the Kinmount Farmers Market has been open in the Haliburton Highlands.

Cycling in the Haliburton Highlands Ontario Canada

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Jul Aug Sep,Oct Nov Dec — Sally at 12:23 am on Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cycling In The Haliburton Highlands
The Haliburton Highlands Cycling Coalition advocates for, promotes and celebrates cycling in the Haliburton Highlands. Our vision is that Haliburton County provides safe and enjoyable cycling opportunities of all types and all ages. We are a community-based organization that includes representatives from public health and the cycling community. Our activities are varied, and address a wide range of local cycling interests and needs. For example, we

updated and reprinted a Bike Haliburton County map, which we sell for $3 at locations throughout the county
worked with a consultant to develop a Cycling Master Plan for Haliburton County
hold a spring celebration of cycling, “Shifting Gears”, which includes skill building workshops, guided rides, bike film night and cycling festival, taking place over a 6 week period
partner with other groups to promote cycling for fun, health and transportation.
Haliburton Highlands is a great place to cycle — rolling terrain, quiet roads, clean air, great scenery — check our website to find out more!

Celebration of Trails
September – November, 2010

The 2010 Celebration of Trails is an annual autumn festival of trail events happening in east central Ontario. Exciting trail events for all ages and interests will get you out and active to discover the region’s great trails.

The Celebration of Trails is your path to fun, fitness, and adventure. For more information on the go to

If you have a non-profit cycling organization or initiative that you would like to have profiled on Check This Out please email:

Christmas Special in Haliburton Highlands 2009

Filed under: General Interest Newsy Stuff,Oct Nov Dec,Specials,Up to Date Availability — Sally at 11:09 am on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located 2.5 hours North of Toronto, 4 hours west of Ottawa and 3 hours south of Sudbury. This year we are inviting our guests to stay with us for 4 nights for a very special rate that includes the following: arrival night house dinner, a typical Canadian Turkey dinner and all the fixings on Christmas Day, leftovers hot dinner on Boxing Day, and a 10% discount for food at a favorite local restaurant…and did we mention that 4 incredible breakfasts tailored to your tastes and at a time convenient to you in the morning. Holy does that ever sound like allot of food…and we take care of it all… including the dishes.

There are a couple of ways to join us. If you are an individual person and you wish for a crowd for the Christmas holidays or a couple of adults or a family of adults looking for a house or home for a 8-10 bedrooms we have an Exclusive rate for you.. If you are planning an exclusive use of Sunny Rock and there are children in your group please call to discuss your suitability for our property.

We invite you to go to our Sunny Rock B&B website. Choose the rooms that best suite you or your group and call for a quote.

Wolves and Wildlife

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Oct Nov Dec — Sally at 11:03 am on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wolves and Wildlife

October 30-31
A great weekend getaway is planned that includes informative discussions and presentations on wolves. Topics will include wolf biology, social structure, wolf/human relations and predator/prey interaction. Guest speakers are adding to this fascinating weekend. Time will be spent viewing our resident pack, observing an interpreted feeding and taking a hike into wolf country. As our guest, you will enjoy the comforts of our cosy accommodation and delicious meals served at the Cookhouse Restaurant. The weekend is topped off with an evening wolf howl. Ensure to bring a camera for this engaging weekend getaway. Fee: $300.00 /person
Visit Website:
Haliburton Forest Haliburton
Contact: Haliburton Forest Tel: 705-754-2198

Stewardship Series: What’s New in Wildlife Research?

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Oct Nov Dec — Sally at 11:03 am on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Stewardship Series: What’s New in Wildlife Research?

Friday, October 30
Have you ever wondered what research on wildlife is going on in the province and even in your own back yard? New research which reveals the importance of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker to the forest ecosystem as well as a new theory on the northern expansion of White-tailed deer will be among the highlights. After lunch, join researchers and scientists for a walk in the woods as we explore the habitat of small, large, and even some rare species found in Muskoka and Haliburton. $25/person, lunch is included. This workshop is held by the Haliburton Highlands Stewardship Council in partnership with the Parry Sound-Muskoka Stewardship Network.
Visit Website:
Kinark Outdoor Centre Carnarvon
Contact: Christopher Near Tel: (705) 286-5206

Exhibition:Annie E. Brown: In Memory

Filed under: General Interest Newsy Stuff,Oct Nov Dec — Sally at 5:35 pm on Sunday, November 15, 2009

Annie E. Brown: In Memory

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 29, 4pm
Exhibition Continues until November 28
Touring from the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo. This exhibition, involving historical artifacts and contemporary work created by Karina Guévin, Paul Stankard, Catherine Vamvakas-Lay and Tim Whiten, is curated by Virginia Eichhorne. It was inspired in part by a ghost story about Annie E. Brown. It is an exploration of the past and the present and their intersection, featuring objects that embody the act of mourning and commemoration in glass or ceramic elements from the Victorian time.
Visit Website:
Minden Hills Cultural Centre Minden
Contact: Agnes Jamieson Gallery Tel: 705-286-3763

Need accommodation while you visit Minden? Come stay with us at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast.

Winterdance Dog Sledding in the Haliburton Highlands Ontario Canada

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Friends of Sunny Rock,Highlands Links,Jan Feb Mar,Oct Nov Dec — Sally at 2:32 pm on Friday, October 30, 2009

Winterdance Dogsledding tours company operates in the Haliburton Highlands Ontario Canada south of Algonquin Park Ontario. Winterdance is owned and operated by husband and wife team Hank DeBruin and Tanya McCready-DeBruin.

Discover the thrill of dogsledding this winter by learning to lead a dogteam! Explore the highlands breathtaking Ontario wilderness while dog sledding in magical silence for 2 hour, 1/2 day, full day, moonlite or multi-day dog sledding trip packages, or a solo trip, in a group or a guide private tour. For more information go to or call (705) 457-5281 or email

While planning to dogsled with Winterdance call Sally and Jan at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast. During the snow months when you stay at the Sunny Rock your hosts will provide you with a “house dinner” on your arrival night (No Charge) of a multiple night reservation. Following a day of dogsledding what would be better than sitting with a beverage infront of one of the 5 fireplaces in the house or sitting in a steam shower in the privacy of your bedroom. Call and make your reservation today 1-888-786-6976 or email us at

Historian and author Earle Gray to speak at R.D. Minden’s Lawrence Place in the Haliburton Highlands

Filed under: Activities in the Highlands,Oct Nov Dec — Sally at 8:09 pm on Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Historian and author Earle Gray to speak at R.D. Lawrence Place

Minden, ON – The Great Uranium Cartel is one of eight published books by Earle Gray, a former journalist, publisher, editorial consultant and speech writer. Gray is coming to R.D. Lawrence Place on November 11 to talk about publishing, researching old newspapers, and his new project, a book called Old News.

In the afternoon from 3-5pm, in honour of Remembrance Day, there will be a reading from Ron Lawrence’s memoir about his war experiences. This will be followed with a talk by Gray, who will speak about his writing career. Gray’s career included 20 years as the editor of Oilweek magazine in Calgary. He has written for the Canadian Encyclopedia, Maclean’s, Financial Post, Toronto Star, Canadian Business, and others. He has received numerous business writing awards, and a lifetime achievement award from the Petroleum History Society.

Gray lived in western Canada for 41 years before moving to Ontario in 1972. Work as a journalist and author took him to every province and territory of Canada, from St John’s to Tofino, from the 49th parallel to the northern tip of the Arctic Islands. He and his wife Joan currently live in Lindsay, Ontario.

Gray is putting together a collection of old Canadian news stories from 1820 to 1930. Topics include public hangings, booze blues, shipwrecks, trailblazing women lawyers, and stories about major events of the day. These stories highlight the culture of the day, such as a piece on a scandal over Lady Aberdeen taking high tea with servants, as well as political debates and economic woes.

In the evening, Gray will speak to the Haliburton Highlands Genealogy Group from 7-9pm about how to do historical research using old newspapers.

Admission to the afternoon talk at R.D. Lawrence Place is $2. The public is also welcome to attend the evening session at The Place, and admission is free. Donations are taken for refreshments. For more information about Earle Gray please see For further details about the event please call The Place at 286-2298.

R.D. Lawrence Place is part of the Minden Hills Cultural Centre located at 176 Bobcaygeon Road. The Place has a mandate to foster a love of reading, promote the art of writing and deepen respect for natural heritage. To learn about other events go to

Media: To contact Earle Gray for an advance interview please contact him at or 705-324-8964

For event details please call Sheryl at 286-2298.

In the even that you are travelling from afar to attend this event stay with us at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast. For a discoount mention that you learned about this event on Sally’S View of the River.

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