The Calabogie area offers so much. Here are just a few of the activities you can do during your visit; hiking, swimming, fishing, tubing, golfing, race car driving, fishing, biking, boating, tennis and more! Check out this link for more information on what you can expect: Activities
Kim & Joey will be available to take kids tubing behind their boat. One of them will be available during the day on Saturday or Sunday. They have plenty of life jackets. Tubes are available for very young and older kids. They also have 4 kayaks, 2 for kids, 2 for adults, however they can get more from their neighbours! They have a large dock right on the water (note the walk down can be a challenge as it’s a very steep hill). Their shoreline is rocky so not the best for little feet. They will also have out a raft and the kids can either swim over or walk to the neighbours who have offered up their water trampoline for all to use. Feel free to text/call Kim 613-299-2200 or Joey 613-203-1506 if you want to ensure the boat is available for tubing.
Calabogie offers many different hiking trails that range from beginner to expert. A popular trail that almost everyone can walk is Eagles Nest. You can reach Eagle’s Nest along an old logging road, which provides a wide, clear path, making it impossible to get lost. (Just in case, however, it’s marked with signs, tacked to trees along the way, that feature an eagle in the Anishinabe people’s four sacred colours.) The walk up takes about 20-25 minutes depending on who you are with. Once you reach the top it makes the hike very worthwhile. You should pack drinks and maybe a small snack to enjoy at the top. Be very careful at the edge, if you have children with you do not let them walk ahead on the last steep part since it is very dangerous, it’s very obvious where you have to walk before getting to the top. Once at the top you must watch your children at all times. With all that said, it is a great place for pictures! You can walk down a different way, following the blue markings on the trees, this walk down is more challenging than the logging road and not recommended for young children.
The Eagle’s Nest trailhead is about 2.2 kilometres past the hotel, with a small parking lot on the right; the trailhead, marked with a sign, is across the highway.
You will most likely have the deer flies follow you on the trail, so pack some bug spray and hats are recommended. For an even more in depth look please read this attached pdf file: Eagles Nest details
The entrance for the Manitou Trail is a 2 minute walk from Joey’s cottage. Use his cottage as a starting point to hit the trails. These trails can give you a great work out! Also, they can get very challenging quickly if you turn the wrong way. Trail Map
If you enjoyed the thrill of driving when you got your license then you will most definitely like the Calabogie motor sports park!
This world-class facility is home to the longest track in Canada, consisting of 20 turns, measuring 40 feet wide, and featuring a 2,000 ft long straightaway.
Since opening in the fall of 2006, the Alan Wilson designed track has become the preferred destination for North American Motorsports enthusiasts. This track has been designed to provide a challenging, safe and charismatic venue for amateur and club level performance drivers. It is about a 15-20 minute drive since it is on the other side of the lake, the address is 462 Wilson Farm Road, Calabogie, ON K0J 1H0
You can rent a car for minimum $99. Although you must reserve before driving, to contact the Motorsports park please visit this link: Calabogie Motorsports park
Besides the 9 hole golf course at the peaks there is another golf course you can go to called the Calabogie highlands golf resort. This golf course has 18 holes and a driving range. (However there isn’t any mini golf for the kids!)
Since 1983, the Highlands Golf Resort has been home to one of golf’s finest semi-private courses. Spectacular vistas, charm and heritage are just part of the lure. Friendly staff and course attractions make up the rest. The location is 981 Barryvale Road, Calabogie, Ontario K0J 1H0 (613) 752-1234. For more information about the course and pricing please visit this link: Highlands golfing.