Useful Links

Things to see and do in the area around Confederation Homestead:

Town of Minden has lots of interest to see and do:

Home of the Minden Hills Cultural Centre which includes the Agnes Jamieson Gallery, the Minden Hills Museum, Nature’s Place (formerly R.D. Lawrence Place), and the Minden Hills branch of the Haliburton Public Library.

Friday evenings in the summer there are free music concerts by the post office along side the Gull River, called Music by the Gull.

There is an annual Bluegrass Festival

Haliburton Studio Tour

Minden 150 Bike tour

Minden and District Horticultural show

Haliburton Tourism website

Haliburton Arts and Crafts show

Haliburton County Fair

List of parks and recreation facilities are at

Map of the town:

Map of the township:

Haliburton Summer Theatre (they also do plays in the winter season as well):  This company puts on very good theatrical productions presented at the theatre inside the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, in the town of Haliburton.

Haliburton Forest Festival brings in some excellent music acts, and runs in mid August each year.

Haliburton Forest Wildlife Preserve offers walking and hiking trails, mountain biking, fishing, outdoor education, Tree top canopy walks, Wolf Centre, in winter dog sledding, snowmobiling.

Sir Sam’s Ski and   Great XC and Mountain Biking in the summer and Skiing in the winter. Only 40 minutes drive away.

World-class White-water rafting at the Minden White Water Rafting Course on Horeshoe Lake. The 2015 Pam Am Games and Olympic Preliminary white-water rafting competition will be at this site. Check it out this site for yourself at:

Weekly farmers’ market on Friday afternoons 1-5 p.m., in the summer at the corner of Hwy 35 and 118, at Carnarvon.

Go Carting in Coboconk

Coboconk Go-Karts
6923 Highway #35, Coboconk
Open Daily from 10:00am – 8:00pm
Features:  Go Karts, 9 Hole Mini Golf, Ice Cream Parlour

Looking for a excellent highly skilled and very dedicated cabinet maker/fine carpenter? We highly recommend Trevor Chaulk of Chaulk Woodworking, on Hwy 35, just south of Minden, ON 705-457-7797,  We have had Trevor do many projects for us including the wonderful cabinetry in our kitchen, which you can view in our picture gallery. His work is highly detail oriented and very well made. The facing of our kitchen cabinets was made from the reclaimed wood from the original barn on the property which is extremely hard, antique hemlock.


Here are some photos of our cottage. To see more, please click any of the photos below.