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Haliburton Sculpture Forest, Haliburton

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The Haliburton Sculpture Forest is a unique outdoor collection of sculptures located in Glebe Park near the village of Haliburton, Ontario, Canada. It is operated by the non-profit organization Haliburton Sculpture Forest et al.Since its inception in 2001, the forest has amassed 30 sculptures by Canadian and international artists. The sculptures are arranged along a series of trails in a maple forest on the shores of Haliburton's Head Lake. The Sculpture Forest is located next door to Fleming College's Haliburton School of the Arts. The trails in the Sculpture Forest—for walking and bike riding in spring, summer and fall and skiing in the winter—provide changing perspectives of the forest and the sculptures in each of the seasons.There is no charge for admission in spring, summer or fall. There are free guided tours of the Sculpture Forest every Tuesday at 10am during the months of July and August. Self-guided tours can be done using brochures available on site.The Sculpture Forest is home to a variety of wildlife, including white tail deer, woodchucks, pileated woodpeckers, eastern milk snakes, and red fox.
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  • Have been here many times with young children and with adults. Beautiful walk and love seeing all the sculptures in the forest. Great college program as well with excellent art classes year round. Hig...  more »
  • One of a kind facility. Great way to spend the day. Talented sculpture and artists in every media. Unique and growing facility. We were lucky to have been there this past weekend at their open house.  more »
  • A great little hike through natural beaty and interesting art sculpture. It would be great if they refreshed the work they display, perhaps rotate a few newer pieces in the mix.  more »
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  • Your experience might be different depending on the season, but we went in the beginning of April so it was between sessions. Snow was still on the ground and wherever we could see the sculptures, they were on trails marked skiers only so we didn't get to see many. Also it wasn't clearly marked whether skiing was even still going on considering there wasn't much snow on the ground. We turned back pretty early in order to not get caught in the wrong section. Pretty disappointing actually.
  • A nice outdoors art exhibit, built into the hiking trails. We had a wonderful outing, walking with the kids for over an hour. Many more hiking trails accessible from the site, with dozens of kilometers to explore
  • A very unique walk in the forest. My favourite sculptures ar the Dry Stone Wall and the Lamppost.
  • Nice easy walk through the forest and enjoying some great works of art