Frequently Asked Questions
Are dogs allowed in the Sculpture Forest?
Dogs are welcome. Dogs must be under the control of the owner. Please stoop and scoop and deposit in a garbage container.
Is there a cost for entry?
Entrance is by donation. There are donation boxes at the entrances and along the trails
Can we visit the Sculpture Forest in the winter?
A portion of the Sculpture Forest is accessible by snowshoe or walking in the winter. There is no charge for the snowshoe trail. A number of the trails in the Sculpture Forest become cross-country ski trails in the winter. Walking and snowshoeing is permitted on the ski trails, free of charge. Please follow applicable signage.
To ski on the trails, visitors need to buy a trail pass available at the kiosk in the College Parking Lot or at the entrance on Museum Rd.
When is it open?
Glebe Park is open from dawn to dusk. In the winter, the ski trails in the Sculpture Forest are lit.
Is there parking?
Parking is available at both entrances to Glebe Park.
Can we have a picnic?
Yes, there are picnic tables in Glebe Park near the entrance to the Sculpture Forest.
Are visitors welcome at the College?
Yes. Fleming College welcomes visitors. There is a café in the College, which is open on weekdays when the College is in session. Please note: Fleming College is not currently open to the public. COVID restrictions apply.
Are there washrooms?
Due to COVID-19, there is NO PUBLIC ACCESS to the washrooms at Haliburton Highlands Museum or Haliburton School of Art + Design.
Visitors can use the public washroom in Glebe Park, which is located near the entrance closes to the museum.
Are there guided tours?
We provide free guided tours in July and August - Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and Wednesdays a shorter "Curator's Selection" Tour from 12:10 pm to 12:50 pm. We have partnered with Yours Outdoors to provide the great tours throughout the year. Cost depends on the size of the group. For more information please click here.
Is the Sculpture Forest accessible?
We are working to improve the accessibility of the Haliburton Sculpture Forest. Some notes on the current accessibility of the space:
The Sculpture Forest Trails are wide and easy to walk on. The surface is fine compacted gravel or earth. The trails are not paved.
Service animals are welcome
Sculptures can be experienced visually and through touch (see our COVID-19 guidelines) [link to COVID guidelines]
For visitors using mobility aids (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.) please note that some pieces have steps leading up to them. There is also a steep hill between "Sound Vessel: Forest" (Number 5 on our map) and "Beaver" (No. 6), which can be avoided using the lower trail.
Entrance is free
We are in the process of adding audio descriptions and tours are available through our PocketSights tour using the "Text to Speech" function
For questions and concerns regarding the accessibility of the Sculpture Forest please contact us.
Can we walk or bike from Haliburton Village to the Sculpture Forest?
Yes – on the Head Lake trail – see the Village map for details.