Fun Activities – Winter

In winter the Haliburton Highlands become a playground for snow based activities. Cross country skiing, skating, and ice fishing are available directly at the Resort while dog sledding, downhill skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are nearby.

Cross Country Skiing

Ogopogo has walking access to the Twin Lakes Ski Trails, part of the Haliburton Nordic Trail & Ski Club Association. This is a 10 km system of easy to moderate groomed classic skiing. We are also within 20 minutes of many of the other Haliburton Nordic Trails including the Leslie Frost Centre and Glebe Park. Ogopogo has ski equipment in limited quantity for our guests.

Ice Skating

Skate on beautiful Mountain Lake. We maintain a large rink on the Lake – great for a family outing or a pickup game of hockey. Try a romantic skate under the stars – we light the rink at night.

Ice Fishing

Mountain Lake offers great ice fishing featuring Haliburton Gold Lake Trout, Pickerel and Whitefish. We are also known to catch Burbot (Ling) in the evenings. Some of the best locations to fish on the entire lake are located just 300 ft off shore from Ogopogo Resort with easy access back and forth to your cottage from one of our Heated Ice Fishing Huts. Our Ice Fishing Hut Rentals included your bait and the propane for the heated hut. We will also rent our ice fishing huts for day rentals at a rate of $55.00 /person/day.

Downhill Skiing

Nearby Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike offers excellent downhill skiing without lineups. Ogopogo Resort offers “Learn to Ski or Snowboard” package discounts.

Dog Sledding

Winterdance is an Ontario dogsledding tour company that operates out of the Haliburton Highlands, Canada, alongside Algonquin park, and is owned and operated by husband and wife team Hank DeBruin and Tanya McCready-DeBruin, with help from their 4 dogsledding children, Logan, Dustyn, Michaela and Jessica.

Discover the thrill of dogsledding by learning to drive a dogteam! Explore Haliburton’s breathtaking wilderness dog sledding in magical silence for a 2 hour, 1/2 day, full day, moonlite or multi-day dog sledding trip. For more information please visit their website.

Snowmobiling

From Ogopogo, access over 600 km of groomed trails in Haliburton County with links to the rest of the province. Lake travel is a must to get to trails.

Snowshoeing

A fast growing sport in Haliburton County. The Leslie Frost Centre trails, Moose Woods Recreational trails and Snowdon Park Preserve are all within 20 minutes of Ogopogo. Also, Twin Lakes Cross Country Trails located just across the road from us now offers 2 kms of snow shoe trails and we provide free access to snow shoes.

Tripadvisor Reviews

See what real visitors have to say about their experiences at Ogopogo Resort.

David H
David H
2022-06-28
Verified
Relaxation time You can't control the weather so it was a cool weekend. We have enjoyed this resort before and are never disappointed. It is small and quiet. There are a lot of outdoor toys for activities of all ages. The cottages are small, but cozy. I am grateful not to have to drag linens with me but I prefer soft pillows rather than the hard pillows supplied. The coffee maker was not properly cleaned, but other than that all was great. If you decide to go out for breakfast the Heather Lodge is close by, reasonable and absolutely amazing!
spencerlynda
spencerlynda
2022-06-20
Verified
Relaxing, soul-nurturing immersion in beauty and nature surrounding us Loved the cottage, the view of the lake, the countryside, the friendliness and helpfulness of Katherine and Todd. An added bonus was meeting wonderful people who happened to be enjoying their stay as well.
Shawna-Marie G
Shawna-Marie G
2022-03-21
Verified
Just like home Katherine & Todd were very hospitable and generous with helping us plan our stay in the area. Todd met us at the car and transported our luggage to the cabin via snowmobile & toboggans. My daughter and I went snowshoeing on the lake, made a nighttime fire and enjoyed so many other activities in the area. The cottage was warm and clean and was just perfect for 2 people getting away for a winter holiday. I'd love to stay at Ogopogo again, we were very sad to leave!
sharryn o
sharryn o
2022-02-03
Verified
A great winter getaway We were there for three nights in a 2 bedroom cottage. The location is handy to several activities and restaurants. The cabin was immaculate and the kitchen very well equipped. The owners were very pleasant and helpful. Covid protocols were well followed We will definitely go back.
353Wise
353Wise
2022-01-30
Verified
Loraine and Graham Wise Accommodations were super clean, bright cheery rooms, bedrooms were warm, very well equipped kitchen. Skating rink well groomed, and nicely lit for night skaters. Ice huts adequate for ice fishermen. Owners Todd and Katherine very accommodating and friendly. We would highly recommend Ocopogo to others. Our group thoroughly enjoyed the weekend.
Jeremyfk123
Jeremyfk123
2022-01-17
Verified
Round of applause! Katherine and Todd run a stunning, clean and well organized operation. Both were incredibly helpful every step of the way. I highly recommend Ogopogo and will definitely be returning with friends and family in the near future.
Sarah E
Sarah E
2022-01-15
Verified
Hidden Gem We spent 3 nights in a 3 bedroom cottage in January. The resort is immaculate and the owners go above and beyond to look after their guests. The cottage was spotless and well equipped. The kids were occupied from dawn to dusk skating on the rink, whipping down the toboggan hill and catching trout and walleye. Hands down the best resort we’ve ever stayed at, a real hidden gem! Thank you to Todd and Katherine for starting a new tradition for our family, we will be back!
JLW
JLW
2022-01-07
Verified
Winter stay at Ogopogo We were impressed at how well the kitchen was equipped. The cabin was very clean. The Staff was always super friendly and helpful. Close to Sir Sam Skiing. We enjoyed tobogganing and the outdoor fire pit.
Myriadite
Myriadite
2021-10-30
Verified
A Fantastic Place at the Best Price The setting was lovely, the cottages were very clean and well maintained, and the owners are great people. The easy access to the lake and boats was easily the best part, but it was also nice being close to the many towns and trails we wanted to visit. This is both the most affordable and the nicest place we have lodged and would definitely go again.
Vacation267856
Vacation267856
2021-10-03
Verified
Girls weekend Beautiful place.Very clean inside and out. COVID protocol in place.Highly recommend.Really enjoyed shuffle board.Owners were very friendly and accommodating.Looking forward to going again next year. Denise Wagler-Allan