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COVID-19 Information:

Due to provincial Covid-19 regulations, backcountry campsites in the Haliburton Highlands Water Trails are closed until further notice. All existing campsite reservations up to and including May 20th, 2021, will be cancelled. A call centre representative will contact all reservation holders to process this cancellation. All fees except the $10 non-refundable reservation fee will be refunded. No new campsite reservations will be taken for any time frame until provincial restrictions allow backcountry camping to continue. 

The Township continues to prepare for the opening and operation of municipal facilities and programs however, the changing Provincial Orders have resulted in disruptions in usual preparations such as the hiring and training of seasonal staff which, in turn, can affect the implementation of annually scheduled work. In order to provide safe and enjoyable experiences for the public, Algonquin Highlands will open and operate its facilities and programs as soon as it’s safe to do so for both the public and staff, not necessarily immediately upon a change in Provincial Orders. For information on this and other related Township amenities please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page at

You can be a steward of the Algonquin Highlands trails systems!

Adopt a campsite, portage, lake, access point, hiking or ski trail.  Help Protect and Preserve the Haliburton Highlands.

Open to individuals, families, corporate and community organizations.

Adopt a Hiking Trail

Your help is needed!

  • Volunteer your time
  • Make a donation
  • Participate in Community Watch
  • Do any combination of the above
  • Receive recognition for your valued contribution
  • Every contribution goes towards area maintenance and improvements such as signage, privies, fire pit rings, tree planting, site and trail rehabilitation.

Adopt-a-Trail Program details and the Adopt-a-Trail Application Form can be found in the “Documents” section at the bottom of this page.

Benefits of Joining

  • Pride and Ownership in the health of the community
  • Receive copy of Water Trails Map Guide
  • Receive bi-annual Newsletter
  • discounts on Trails merchandise and camping

Contact Information

Trails Office (Haliburton Highlands Water Trails)
20130 Highway # 35 North
Phone: 705-766-9033
Fax: 705-766-2402

Mailing Address:
Township of Algonquin Highlands
1123 North Shore Road, Algonquin Highlands, ON K0M 1J1

Hours of Operation

Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving Weekend - Open 7 days a week 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After Thanksgiving to Dec 31 - Monday - Friday 10am-3pm

January 1st to end of March Break - 7 days a week 10am - 3pm

End of March Break to Victoria Day Weekend - Monday - Friday 10am-3pm


Adopt-A-Trail Application Form
Adopt-A-Trail Program Description