Limberlost winter hiking around Buck Lake
The trail can get slippery but the view is spectacular. You will never get tired looking at nature.
Winter Activities Ice skating on Lake
As soon as the temperatures drop the Tally Ho staff are out cleaning off the lake for their annual ice skating rink.
Climb aboard the red sleigh, pulled by one of the horses, for a very short sleigh ride to Santa’s North Pole Stables! Santa himself will come out to greet you. This is your chance to visit with him, from your sleigh, outdoors and socially distanced.
For Kids of All Ages!
Sometimes the best winter fun is to just bundle up and go outside and create fun!
Tally Ho Inn has 8 pairs of adults and kids snowshoes to let guests borrow them to use around the property. A fun sport to do while vacationing at the Tally Ho Inn.
Down Hill Skiing at Hidden Valley
The local Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding facility is Hidden Valley Highlands. They have 3 chairlifts (1 quad), 1 handlebar tow and 11 slopes. Night skiing Thursday to Saturday. Full line of rentals & lessons – 1-800-398-9555. Hidden Valley is only 5 mins away. We have been informed that you must purchase your tickets in advance online. The official opening date is Dec. 18th.
Snowmobile Trail #77
A multitude of Snowmobile Trails, both local and Trans Ontario Provincial. Tally Ho is located on Algonquin Snowmobile Club Trail 77 on the North shore of Peninsula Lake. Trans Ontario Provincial trail, C114, is right across the lake. Snowmobile rentals delivered here to our resort from Back Country Tours email them [email protected] or phone 1.888.955.9076. Guests receive a $20 off coupon towards the rental of their machine.
1.3 Km Skate Trail at Arrowhead Park
Arrowhead Provincial Park is a short drive from Tally Ho. The park keeps a well maintained beautiful 1.3 skate trail through their park. Every other Saturday night they host a night skate that has torches along the trail. Skate rentals are provided.
Muskoka Heritage Place - Huntsville
The Muskoka Heritage Place is a fun and educational place to visit near the heart of downtown Huntsville, Muskoka Heritage Place is a hidden heritage gem that promises excitement and education! The full site is open from May 20 to Oct. 7th. The train runs Tue. to Sat.
Plan your Weddings or Elopement
Are you looking for your perfect wedding destination? Check out the Hillside Farm which is situated less than a km away from Tally Ho. The site can accommodate up to 110 guests in their historic restored barn located on a scenic property complete with a pond and plenty of parking for guests. For more information check out hillsidefarm.ca
The Algonquin Logging Museum
The Algonquin Logging Museum brings to life the story of logging from the early square timber days to modern forestry management. Start your visit with a video presentation that sums up the logging history of the Algonquin area. On the easy-to-walk 1.5 km trail, a recreated camboose camp and a fascinating steam-powered amphibious tug called an “alligator” are among the many displays. Take a step back in time and learn about this very colourful aspect of Algonquin’s cultural history. As well, the Algonquin Logging Museum has an excellent bookstore staffed by The Friends of Algonquin Park.
Town of Dorset walking tour
Come visit the Town of Dorset and learn a bit about history along the way. It would be best to download the following to use as your guide. This tour could take at least an hour, but probably more when you stop to shop or eat at a restaurant.
Limberlost trails are free to the public (9-5 pm). Come walk several km worth of trails with breathtaking views. Just 10 mins from Tally Ho on Limberlost road.
Screaming Heads - Burks Falls
All are interesting individuals, but one in particular stands out when it comes to sheer scale of size. Artist Peter Camani has created an immense, surreal artscape of huge cast-concrete sculptures throughout his 310-acre property. Locally referred to as The Screaming Heads, the property serves as the artist’s home as well as his canvas.
Echo Valley Nature & Bike Trails
Located at the Echo Valley Nature & Bike Trails, Echo Hills Rd, Dwight, ON P0A 1H0 Extensive hiking and biking trail with trails for every level of activity. Ample parking. Bike pump track located at entrance of trail. Not winter maintained.
The Ragged Falls Oxtongue River trail is only 1 km long but it offers a great view of the Ragged Falls. It is just off Hwy 60 near the Algonquin Park border. Its proximity to Algonquin Provincial Park makes this protected waterway almost an Algonquin appendage, but it’s a park in its own right, and for good reason. Oxtongue River – Ragged Falls contains many features of local significance. The small plunge basin at Gravel Falls demonstrates the powerful, erosive force of glacial melt-water. There are nine distinct forest communities in the park. A marked gravel road provides access to Ragged Falls. Also accessible are the parking lot, washrooms and marked hiking trails that lead to a lookout over the falls. Ragged Falls has been named one of the 10 best waterfalls in Ontario.
The Algonquin Adventure Tours
‘Since 1996, Algonquin Adventure Tours provides guided private and group tours for canoe, VIP electric canoe, fishing, bicycle, bird watching, hiking, photography and snowshoe. For more information please contact:
Dorset Lookout Tower - Hwy. 35
With a breathtaking 360 degree view, the observation deck of this historic tower stands 142 metres (465 feet) above Lake of Bays. Facilities include picnic sites, restrooms, a tourist information kiosk, a gift shop and a hiking trail.
Arrowhead park - 12 km Drive from Tally HO
- Three sand beaches on Arrowhead Lake
- Quiet motorboat-free lakes
- 15 km of hiking trails; including a trail leading to a waterfall
- Remains of old homesteads from the 1870’s
- Rental canoes, kayaks and mountain bikes during the summer season; skis, snowshoes and ice skate rentals during the winter
- Well-known for winter activities; skiing, snowshoeing, skating, tubing
Tree Top Trekking
Tree Top Trekking Explore our unforgettable treetop challenge game and zip line courses at one of four huge Ontario locations. Feel the rush as you fly across ziplines, and climb like a monkey on balance logs, cable traverses, wooden bridges, Tarzan swings and other innovative games! Hwy 60, Huntsville, ON
Lady Muskoka Boat Tour Bracebridge
The three-level, 104-foot Lady Muskoka has been meandering down the Muskoka River and into Lake Muskoka, granting up to 300 passengers at a time an intimate look at the wildlife, the nearby cottages, and Millionaire’s Row. And what’s more: for all 2 hours and 45 minutes of each tour, passengers can sip their drink of choice and snack on everything from hotdogs and pizza to our famous on-board lunch.
Only a 25-minute drive along Hwy. 60 to the West Gate entrance of Algonquin Park. where you will find attractions for all family members from hiking, fishing, camping, educational visits to its Interpretive Centre, and others. It covers some 7700 square kilometres and contains over 2400 lakes and 1200 kilometres of streams and rivers within its borders. www.algonquinpark.on.ca
The 3 closest golf courses are Huntsville Downs, Grandview, and Deerhurst. All are within a 15-minute drive from Tally Ho.
Lake of Bays Cottage Brewery
A micro-brewery in the little village of Baysville, it is just one more place to visit, along with antique stores, great craft and boutique stores. Next to the dam, there is a lovely picnic area, too.
Dorset Heritage Museum
1040 Main Street, Dorset
Ontario P0A 1E0 Dorset Heritage Museum is located in Dorset Ontario at the crossroads of Muskoka and Haliburton. Featuring early exhibits of early pioneer life, local settlers, traditional logging practices and historic information pertaining to pioneer settlement of the Dorset area.
Cruise the Lake of Bays on the historic S.S. Bigwin, over a hundred years old, departing from Dorset. Beautifully restored, this grand old lady of the Lake will give you a trip to remember.
Where to Eat!
Tristan Tasty Eatz
Food Truck on-site offering a variety of delicious Canadian foods. Real Canadian Poutine, tasty sandwiches and ice cream treats!!! Drop by and check it out. Located on the Tally Ho property in front of the tennis courts. Open Summer only.
Muskoka on the Rocks
Muskoka’s famous pub! Located just across Highway 60, within walking distance. They offer traditional pub-style fare, generous home-cooked meals, and mouthwatering desserts. They serve Cut-to-Order Steaks, and they have 10 on tap cold beers for you to choose from. 2215 Hwy 60, Huntsville (705) 635-1328
The Bakery opens at 6 am for their Famous Breakfast Bagel, or a coffee and muffin. If you missed Breakfast, Lunch is on, Soup & Sandwich, Need a Break? Coffee and Erika’s delicious Butter Tart. Take-Home their pizza, salad, and dessert for your Dinner! 2832 Highway 60, Dwight, ON. Erikas.ca (705) 635-9490
The Moose Cafe
Travel East 9 mins (7km) down the road on your left you will find the Moose Cafe. Homestyle cooking on the way to Algonquin!
Start your day off by joining The Moose Café & Grill for breakfast, served with Henrietta’s Bakery bread and freshly brewed Reunion Island coffee. Enjoy delicious lunches in-house or packed to go. Homemade soups made daily along with scratch-baked goods. Lake of Bays craft beer available on tap. 2803 Hwy 60, Dwight, Ontario (705) 635-9639 moosecafe.ca