Fun Activities » Winter

In winter the Haliburton Highlands become a playground for snow based activities. Cross country skiing, skating, and ice fishing are available directly at the Resort while dogsledding, downhill skiing snowmobiling and snowshoeing  are nearby.

Cross Country Skiing

Ogopogo has walking access to the Twin Lakes Ski Trails, part of the Haliburton Nordic Trail network. This is a 10 km system of easy to moderate groomed classic skiing. We are also within 20 minutes of many of the other Haliburton Nordic Trails including the Leslie Frost Centre and Glebe Park. Ogopogo has ski equipment in limited quantity for our guests.

Ice Skating

Skate on beautiful Mountain Lake. We maintain a large rink on the Lake – great for a family outing or a pickup game of hockey. Try a romantic skate under the stars – we light the rink at night.

Ice Fishing

Mountain Lake offers great ice fishing featuring Haliburton Gold Lake Trout,Pickerel and Whitefish. We are also known to catch Burbot (Ling) in the evenings. Some of the best locations to fish on the entire lake are located just 300 ft off shore from Ogopogo Resort with easy access back and forth to your cottage from one of our Heated Ice Fishing Huts.  Our Ice Fishing Hut Rentals included your bait and the propane for the heated hut. We will also rent our ice fishing huts for day rentals at a rate of $45.00 /person/day

Downhill Skiing

Nearby Sir Sam`s Ski and Bike offers excellent downhill skiing without lineups. Ogopogo Resort offers discounted lift tickets and "Learn to Ski or Snowboard" package discounts.

Visit their website for more detailed information: 

Dog Sledding

Winterdance is an Ontario dogsledding tour company that operates out of the Haliburton Highlands, Canada, alongside Algonquin park, and is owned and operated by husband and wife team Hank DeBruin and Tanya McCready-DeBruin, with help from their 4 dogsledding children, Logan, Dustyn, Michaela and Jessica.


Discover the thrill of dogsledding by learning to drive a dogteam!


Explore Haliburton’s breathtaking wilderness dog sledding in magical silence for a 2 hour, 1/2 day, full day, moonlite or multi-day dog sledding trip.  For more information please visit their website at


From Ogopogo, access over 600 km of groomed trails in Haliburton County with links to the rest of the province. ( Lake travel is a must to get to trails )   


A fast growing sport in Haliburton County. The Leslie Frost Centre trails, Moose Woods Recreational trails and Snowdon Park Preserve are all within 20 minutes of Ogopogo. Also, Twin Lakes Cross Country Trails located just across the raod from us now offers 2 kms of sbnow shoe trails and we provide free access to snoe shoes.


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The Best Resort Ever in Canada I had a wonderful time at Ogopogo Resort. I stayed a few times with my son. The cottages are very clean and cozy. You have everything you need. I stayed during summer and winter times. Dog sledding was fun too. My son can’t wait for the marshmallows by the fire pit again. We will definitely be back!!!!

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