Buttermilk Falls

Seasonal Activities


There are plenty of year round activities available to guests at Buttermilk Falls Resort. We have some real benefits in our location right beside Buttermilk Falls. The Falls is beautiful to look at and photograph. The shallow water where the Falls meets the lake is popular for both kids and adults to explore. The Falls also attracts many fish species which come to the base of the falls to feed in the fresh clear water cascading into Boshkung Lake.

In the summer we have great fishing ... Bass, Lake Trout, Whitefish & Pan Fish can be caught right in front of the resort. We also have rental motor boats for those that want to venture further afield. Boshkung is also a great lake to explore with our complimentary canoes. The resort beach is clear sand that gently slopes into the lake. The kids will spend hours playing in the shallows and making sand castles. Just off the beach we have a water trampoline which is loads of fun for both kids and adults. Right beside the beach we have a wood fired hot tub tub which is one of three hot tubs on site.

ice fishing The children's playground is a popular spot for the little ones and the horseshoe pit and shuffleboard court are popular with the bigger kids and adults. If you’re into some real exercise, there are regular volleyball games happening on most days. At night the campfire by the beach always draws a crowd. You can hike right from the resort. During the spring and fall, many guests bring their own ATV, rent an ATV or participate in group guided ATV safaris’ to explore the extensive trail system right in our backyard.

Winter brings plenty on outdoor fun with onsite snow shoeing, skating rink on the lake, and a tobogganing hill for the kids. Buttermilk Falls Resort is known for it's excellent ice fishing and our heated rental huts are located just off the resort property where the fish are usually biting. We provide bait service and everything you need to experience ice fishing in the comfort of your own ice hut. Haliburton County has an extensive groomed snowmobile trail system and Buttermilk Falls Resort is right in the middle of the action. If you don’t have your own snowmobile, we can help you arrange a rental and have it delivered right to the resort.

The winter months in Haliburton are not only terrific for ice fishing, snowshoeing, skating and cross-country skiing, but also for downhill skiing. In Haliburton County, you can have a great Ontario ski vacation and hit the slopes at Sir Sam's Ski Hill, a close drive from Buttermilk Falls Resort. Alpine skiing is a great way to spend the day with your family, and when the day is done, come home to enjoy some hot cocoa by a fire, before a hearty dinner prepared in your fully equipped kitchen. At Buttermilk Falls, we offer plenty of family winter vacation packages so that you and your family can enjoy some quality time together.

Offering some of the best cross country ski trails in Canada, Haliburton boasts over 70 km of groomed Nordic ski trails. Developed and maintained by the Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trail Association. The Haliburton cross country trail system includes a wide selection of Nordic ski trails, from beginner to intermediate. There are excellent classic and skate trails, as well as snowshoe trails located close to Buttermilk Falls Resort.

In addition to the winter skiing, the Haliburton Highlands is famous for its snowmobile trails. There are thousands of kilometers of groomed snowmobile trails throughout Haliburton that extend south down to the Kawartha Lakes, and north into Algonquin Park. Buttermilk Falls is a centrally located snowmobile friendly resort with trails connecting right to our lake frontage.

One of the most well known local activities here is the white water kayaking. Just down the road from our resort you can find world-class kayaking at the Minden Wild Water Reserve, the site of the 2015 Pam Am Games kayaking event. There are a few local kayak rentals shops that also offer lessons for beginners, and if you're a seasoned pro, the white water park is always open for your pleasure. We have great weekend rates if you're looking for a place to stay if you are considering a white water kayaking getaway in Haliburton.