It’s official – Hike Haliburton 2020 is cancelled.

Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 regulations, timing for upfront planning and a number of other factors, it was decided that the budget for the 2020 Festival would be moved into reserves, and deferred to 2021.

Although the news is disappointing, the county tourism team will continue to promote safe hiking as an activity throughout appropriate channels, for this year. County Tourism Director Amanda Virtanen says Haliburton can look forward to an “even bigger and better Festival” next year.