Hike Haliburton Festival Kevin Callan

Come and hike with the Happy Camper!

This mobile workshop at the Hike Haliburton Festival will cover tips and tricks on skills needed for a multi-night backpacking trip. Kevin Callan will participants show how to make a good meal on the trail, necessary gear needed to pack along, how to stay warm and dry, navigation, keeping your pack light, dealing with emergencies, and other tips and tricks on making your next backpacking trip a good one. Suitable for adults, youth and it's a dog friendly hike! Sponsored by explore magazine.

  • Date: Saturday, September 20
  • Start time: 10:30 am
  • Duration: 4 hours, 10 km
  • Location: Ganaraska Trailhead on Devil’s Lake Rd
  • Rating: Moderate
  • Maximum participants: 25
  • Amenities: Parking

Hike Haliburton Festival

The Hike Haliburton Festival is Canada’s largest hiking festival. In its 12th year, the Hike Haliburton is a unique event that attracts visitors to the Haliburton Highlands and provides opportunities for Canadians to get outdoors and be active. Offering over 60 free guided hikes for all ages and abilities, you won’t want to miss out! To register, visit hikehaliburton.com

Hike Leader

Kevin Callan (aka The Happy Camper) is the author of 15 books; his latest being The New Trailside Cookbook. He is an award winning film maker and a key note speaker at outdoor events across North America. Kevin is also a regular guest on several television morning shows and CBC Radio. He has won several writing awards, writes a column for CanoeRoots Magazine and is a field editor at explore magazine. Check out his web site at www.kevincallan.com

Directions to event

Take Highway 35 to Minden, turn on Water Street to the Bobcaygeon Road, turn right on Bobcaygeon Road over the bridge and continue to the first street on your left, Deep Bay Road (County Rd 2). Travel along Deep Bay Road for approximately 12 km to Devil’s Lake Road. Turn right on Devil’s Lake Road and travel .5 to parking lot at the trailhead. The civic number is 1115. This will be a linear trip, there and back, to Sheldon Lake a possibly beyond. GPS coordinates: N44 51.605 W78 49.157