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Address: 239 East Lake Road | Box 211, Maynooth, Maynooth, Ontario K0L 2S0, Canada
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Guided tours by snowmobile, atv, horseback and dogteam! Open all year for...

Guided tours by snowmobile, atv, horseback and dogteam! Open all year for wilderness excursions - also children's horse camps, full horse boarding, and riding lessons. Near Algonquin Park - great trails, fabulous scenery! Our dogsled tours run on 10 kms of private trail system that is groomed for your enjoyment - our snowmobile tours run on the thousands of hectares of OFSC trails for unlimited experiences. Our horseback riding accesses BOTH of these systems for a comprehensive tour! Hope you can join us in the wilderness!

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Fantastic day of dog-sledding!

My group of 5 had a great experience here, I highly recommend it! Sunny day, awesome guide who was so helpful and patient. The dogs were so friendly and energetic. One of a kind !

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Pat C
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

My group of 5 had a great experience here, I highly recommend it! Sunny day, awesome guide who was so helpful and patient. The dogs were so friendly and energetic. One of a kind !

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Stratford, Canada
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We had a large group with ages rating from 12-60 . The guides /instructors were patient and Very knowledgeable. A great experience for everyone

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

With our group of 6 French friends, we wanted to try the Canadian winter activities and it was the perfect experience. They are one of the only place to offer a combo experience (2h of snowmobiling on one day and 2h of dog sledding another day - you can choose to do it the same day too) which is a... More 

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Thank lamlam982
missmutt, Owner at Highland Wilderness Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! I will be sure and pass this on to our guides. They all really appreciate the feedback, they are very passionate about their work. I am glad to hear you had a good time at both activities, we try very hard to make sure everyone gets a great experience, because being on holiday you... More 

Bratton, United kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

If you are in the area, then this trip is a must. My daughter and I have just spent over 4 hours driving a skidoo through the forests around Maynooth and Lake St Peter it was a great experience. The scenery is wonderful. We saw evidence of Moose and saw red squirrels in the trees. It was well below freezing... More 

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Thank Tim G
missmutt, Owner at Highland Wilderness Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review! I will make sure to pass it on to Matt. So glad you enjoyed your day! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

My partner and I did the four hour snowmobile tour, we found it well worth it! The trails we rode on were very well maintained, and very scenic. Riding out onto one of the frozen lakes (I forgot the name) was just amazing! We rode over 100km in total. The machines were quite new and very comfortable to ride. Jeff... More 

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Thank Andrew M
missmutt, Owner at Highland Wilderness Tours, responded to this review

Hey thanks so much guys! I know Jeff really enjoyed it too! Come again! More 

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

My partner and I decided to try dog sledding for the first time -- and this place was awesome!! About an hour and a half trail ride through acres of winterland beauty! The dogs did an amazing job! Bob was our tour guide and he was very conscientious and helped us tremendously. You get to ACTUALLY drive your OWN sled... More 

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missmutt, Owner at Highland Wilderness Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We always love to hear that everyone had fun! I will be sure and pass the review on to Bob, our guides work hard and always love to hear good things! More 

Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I booked an afternoon of dogsledding with HWT during Christmas Holidays and had the time of our lives!! We will be back, but will likely book a private tour next time, as more dogs equals more stop & go on the trails.

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missmutt, Owner at Highland Wilderness Tours, responded to this review

HI there and thanks for your nice review of our place! Hope to see you again sometime. Come through the week, it's much less busy! Christmas is always a bit full, and we hate to disappoint anyone by turning them away. More 

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was disappointed in the Adult Horse Camp I attended in September. While I wasn't expecting five star accommodations, a few simple touches would have gone a very long way toward a more pleasant experience. Though the bunk house didn't have electricity, adding a few camping lanterns, or solar/battery powered touch lamps in the bedrooms would have helped a lot.... More 

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missmutt, Owner at Highland Wilderness Tours, responded to this review

I am sorry you were disappointed at camp this past year. We have already fixed the lighting and I appreciate your suggestion in that regard. The only reason there was a problem is that we had just gotten a new lamp with a western themed stand, and I was unaware that the lampshade was actually leather, so it wouldn't throw... More 

Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I attended the Adult Horse Camp this past weekend. The owners, Penny and Matt, were very nice and truly seemed to want their guests to have a good time. Unfortunately, the program wasn't set up well, and it wasn't the getaway I expected. I feel that the website information didn't properly represent the experience. The quality of the accommodation, food,... More 

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missmutt, Owner at Highland Wilderness Tours, responded to this review

For someone who thought we are 'very nice and truly wanted guests to have a good time' you sure didn't waste any time publicly eviscerating our company. I CANNOT control the weather, and the fact that the fall colors were not here yet (third week in September) is a function of the extremely warm fall we are having. I could... More 

Bowmanville, Canada
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Thank you so much for the unforgettable experience you gave our daughter at Equestrian Camp. When we came to watch her lesson, we brought with us our friend who is also a horse person. She was impressed with how well cared for your horses were and the obvious patience you and your instructor showed with the girls and their lessons.... More 

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