Overnight parking ban in effect in Dysart et al

[notification type=”normal”] An overnight parking ban (midnight to 7:00 am) is currently in effect in Dysart et al. [/notification]

This is due to snow removal issues and applies to streets, roads and public parking areas (e.g., Head Lake parking). The fine associated with this offence is $200.00 and your vehicle may be towed away.

[notification type=”normal”] Riding on sidewalks in Haliburton is not permitted.[/notification]

Please park in the area by the caboose / public library and walk up to Highland Street.

Thank you, your cooperation is important to maintain the positive relationship with the community and our business sponsors.


So…Why aren’t the trails open yet?

Many riders are asking why, with all the snow on the ground, are the trails not open??!

Haliburton’s terrain consists of water, rocks and hills. The biggest delays in opening trails are usually related to water.

This year, the snow came before the frost was in the ground. As a result, swamps and wet spots were not frozen, creating dangerous conditions beneath the blanket of snow that are not apparent until you are stuck in it. The continuing mild weather has not helped the situation.

HCSA volunteers and groomer operators continue to prepare and pack trails wherever possible. Trails will open as soon as it is safe and practical to do so!

Thank you for your continued patience.

Best wishes for a safe and happy 2017!



B103 Rail Trail Trestle Bridge Major Repairs Completed Ahead of Schedule

The trestle bridge in Haliburton County completed well ahead of schedule. Work included installation of steel beams the length of the bridge, replacing the decking, and replacing the railings.

Congratulations to the county for a job well-done!

B103 Rail Trail Trestle Bridge Undergoing Major Repairs – Week 4

Based on the neighbours’ comments, it looks like work on the bridge will finish ahead of schedule. Installation of steel I-beams is complete and decking and railings are almost finished. Again, notice the fall colours. Haliburton is breathtaking this time of year!

B103 Rail Trail Trestle Bridge Undergoing Major Repairs – Week 3

Work continues to progress on the B103 trestle bridge. The bridge decking is over half completed. Notice how the leaves are changing colour in the background. Fall is here…

2016-17 Permits Now Available

Get access to over 30,000km of trails this winter!

New this year – all permits sales are online only. Enjoy the convenience of buying 24/7 from the comfort of your home, office or mobile device!

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Click here for instructions on what you will need to purchase your 2017 Ontario Snowmobile Trail Permit.

Haliburton Needs Your Support

Please designate “Haliburton County Snowmobile Association” as your club if you wish to ensure that a portion of your permit fees goes directly towards HCSA trails and grooming operations (e.g., maintenance and repair of groomers, fuel, signage, etc.). We appreciate your support.

2017 Seasonal Permit Types and Pricing

Permit Type
on or before Nov 1st
on or before Dec 1st
Dec 2nd onwards
Seasonal Permit
$180.00 (+$7.50 processing fee)
Classic Permit (sled year 1999 or older)
Multi-Day  (2 consecutive day minimum)

B103 Rail Trail Trestle Bridge Undergoing Major Repairs – Week 2

Repairs are progressing rapidly. A layer of decking and a few I-beams have been installed.

B103 Rail Trail Trestle Bridge Undergoing Major Repairs – Week 1

Haliburton County has started rebuilding the Howland Junction trestle bridge, AKA B103 Rail Trail. The bridge requires major repairs including replacement of rotten decking, rails and ties.
Source: Minden Times.

Photos taken September 23, 2016.