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Hawk Lake Log Chute

Big Hawk Lake Road, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
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Informative and Well Maintained

Site is well presented and maintained. Fun for kids plus they learn a bit about the area's history... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jonathan F
Neat thing to see

The only functioning log chute in Ontario. Note there's a nice but somewhat steep hike for those... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dafydd K
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“picnic area” (3 reviews)
“neat thing” (2 reviews)
Big Hawk Lake Road, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Site is well presented and maintained. Fun for kids plus they learn a bit about the area's history and how logging worked in the 'old days'.

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only functioning log chute in Ontario. Note there's a nice but somewhat steep hike for those that want it across the dam.

Thank Dafydd K
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This location is picturesque! The nature surrounding the log chute is calm and enjoyable. There are picnic tables and trails to hike that can be large 5 to 10km and short in a couple hundred meters. The log chute also has a podium of historical...More

Thank Lana S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

THis site brings to reality what a darned hard life it was to make a living. The chute is in spectacular shape. The picnic area is very well maintained and very pretty. The information board is fascinating.

Thank MsBesos
Reviewed 4 July 2017

It was nice to see but my expectations were high. The interpretative station with history lessons was interesting. Maybe better if you take the longer hike but we had been murdered by bugs on an earlier hike that day.

Thank JP2516
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I was expecting something different after this trip. Simply another chute with more water and water!

Thank Nader G
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Hawk Lake log chute is something to see no matter what the season. Especially impressive in the spring when the water is flowing quickly. Information on the log chute's history, a picnic area and an easy hiking trail are close by. Visiting in the...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 22 October 2016

What a beautiful Spot! The only remaining log Chute in Ontario is a wonderful piece of history with an interpretive kiosk which details the history of the logging industry in Northern Ontario. Take a picnic and hike the trail. It was worth the drive.

Thank farmgirl821
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I saw this listed in 'Things to Do' in the area and figured I'd make a stop as I was travelling down Hwy 35. I grew up in Haliburton County and can't believe I've never been here, or if I have as a child, I've...More

Thank Jilliesinger
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I was here today and it was worth the drive! The little bit of history was interesting to read about on the interpretative signage as learning some new words. The flow down the chute was really cool to watch.

Thank msoutdoors99
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taunya m
31 July 2017|
Response from MsBesos | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know about docking. the lake comes right up to the chute dam but I don't know what is on the lake side to dock at. Sorry. Katherine
3 May 2016|
Response from mydogspud | Reviewed this property |
No, it's definitely not a ride. It's a historical site that wouldn't be of interest to smaller kids but, as the reviews say, it's a great piece of Canadian history that's well worth the drive. But then, I'm biased, since I... More
castelle c
29 July 2015|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
A few hundred yards downstream of The Chute, there is a place where you can pull your car off to the right, safely. This is where you can inflate you inner tubes and launch your party on the river. The river is quite... More