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Seasonal Vacation Packing List for Haliburton Highlands

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As a four-season vacation destination, it’s always an excellent time to plan a retreat to Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa. Our Haliburton Highlands couples resort offers something for everyone, whether you are looking for a summer getaway on the lake or a winter ski vacation. Your vacation packing list will vary throughout the seasons, and we are here to help you narrow down your choices and figure out what to bring!

Winter in Haliburton Highlands

Winter in the Haliburton Highlands can be as active or laidback as you would like. Our inn is perfect for relaxing and unwinding with our on-site spa, dining, and luxury accommodations. Or head outdoors and embrace the season with a day at Sir Sam’s Ski, dog sledding, fat biking, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and skating. Here are a few essentials to pack if you are planning a winter visit:

  • Winter Coat
  • Gloves and hat
  • Clothes to layer
  • Winter boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Heavy socks
  • Footwear for Sir Sam’s spa and pool

Fall in Haliburton Highlands

Fall is a beautiful time to visit the Haliburton Highlands and witness the splendor of falls changing colours. The forest transforms every fall into majestic shades of reds, oranges, and yellows. The average fall temperatures are a low of 4 ℃ and a high of 14℃, so make sure to pack a variety of clothes like:

  • Light jacket
  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking pants
  • Clothes to layer
  • Footwear for Sir Sam’s spa and pool

Summer in Haliburton Highlands

We love summer in the Highlands, offering endless outdoor activities like hiking, paddling, fishing, golfing, swimming, biking, and waterfall hikes. Discover the fun at the inn by exploring on-site hiking trails, campfires at the lake, and watercraft fun on Eagle Lake. You can expect summer temperatures ranging from 12℃ to 23 ℃. Add these items to your summer vacation packing list:

  • Shorts
  • T-Shirts
  • Light pants
  • Hiking boots
  • Insect repellent
  • Backpack
  • Footwear for Sir Sam’s spa and pool

Spring in Haliburton Highlands

Spring tends to get overlooked, but this is a beautiful time of year to visit the Highlands. The snow melts, and plants begin to blossom on our hiking trails. This is also the time to enjoy maple syrup season with harvests and tastings. Weather can be unpredictable, with temperatures ranging from 1℃ to 22℃, so make sure to pack a wide variety of clothes such as:

  • Rain boots
  • Weather-proof jacket
  • Clothes to layer
  • Light gloves and a hat
  • Footwear for Sir Sam’s spa and pool

A Four-Season Retreat in the Haliburton Highlands

No matter which season you visit the Haliburton Highlands, you will find the perfect retreat with Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa. Your vacation packing list will vary throughout the seasons, so make sure to tweak your list in accordance with your visit. Take advantage of our seasonal packages, from our ski and stay escape to our fall getaway. Discover our cozy Haliburton accommodations, dining at Twin Fires, and relaxing spa treatments today!