Barnum Creek Puzzle – Order Today!

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New Video Release!



Haliburton County Development Corporation Grant News!

The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust is excited to announce that we will receive funding of up to $5000 to investigate the possibility of improving driveway and parking areas at Barnum Creek Nature Reserve. We are thankful to HCDC for this support!

Barnum Creek Nature Reserve Puzzles!


HHLT thanks Ian Darragh for this gorgeous shot of Barnum Creek splashing and wandering through the forest.

CLICK HERE for details and to purchase your own copy of this amazing puzzle which is produced right here in Haliburton County by TheOccurence!

Puzzles ordered by March 21 will be ready for pick up at the HHLT office starting in late March.



Join the Land Trust

The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust, family, friends and the community of Haliburton Highlands were saddened by the passing of Leopoldina Dobrzensky on Thursday March 18, 2021.  Leopoldina and her daughter Margaret gifted the beautiful property known as Barnum Creek Nature Reserve to HHLT in 2019.

Read memories and thoughts by Sheila Ziman and Greg Wickware HERE.

View the video of Leopoldina sharing her "Story of Conservation" HERE.

You can honour Leopoldina's memory by getting outside and soaking in the beauty of nature.

Photo of the "high fields" by Lorry Brandon.



  • Become a Member

  • Adopt an Acre of Dahl Forest

  • Secure an acre of Barnum Creek Nature Reserve

  • Learn about Legacy Giving

Your donation will help maintain trails and properties, protect the species that call our land home, and help HHLT work towards protecting the land you love!







Land and Legacy Giving

Important information and trail safety warnings for Barnum Creek Nature Reserve and Dahl Forest

  • CAUTION is ADVISED when hiking at Barnum Creek Nature Reserve. Sections of the Heritage Hike (km 3 to 4) are covered with water from spring runoff. Sections of trails are still covered with icy snow and other areas are very muddy and wet. If you choose to hike in these conditions, be prepared to turn around, wear waterproof footwear and be very careful of your footing. 
  • The entrance gate to Barnum Creek N.R. is closed until the driveway area is firm and needs to be left clear of vehicles for emergency access.
  • Gould Crossing Road is quite rough past the rail trail crossing. The hill is very steep and slippery so we advise that you use caution during this time of soft roads.
  • In order to access Barnum Creek N.R. in spring, limited parking is available along the side of Gould Crossing Road. Please respect all driveways and do not block the rail trail.
  • The hike up Gould Crossing Road is short (about 5-10 minutes) but quite steep so please use caution and take your time if this is your first visit. It is a multi-use road so keep to the side of the road.
  • When you visit Dahl Forest in spring, be aware that Geeza Road is very muddy and bumpy. Sections of the trails can be wet and muddy and may have sections of ice.

Click Here for Barnum Creek Nature Reserve Directions, Brochure and Map

Click Here for Dahl Forest Map

Trail Safety during COVID-19


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