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Address: Big Hawk Lake Road, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
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The Hawk Lake log chute is something to see no matter what the season. Especially impressive in the spring when the water is flowing quickly. Information on the log chute's... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Hawk Lake log chute is something to see no matter what the season. Especially impressive in the spring when the water is flowing quickly. Information on the log chute's history, a picnic area and an easy hiking trail are close by. Visiting in the summer with kids or teens? Take a picnic lunch and some inner tubes with you,... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful Spot! The only remaining log Chute in Ontario is a wonderful piece of history with an interpretive kiosk which details the history of the logging industry in Northern Ontario. Take a picnic and hike the trail. It was worth the drive.

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Thank LoweS63
Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I saw this listed in 'Things to Do' in the area and figured I'd make a stop as I was travelling down Hwy 35. I grew up in Haliburton County and can't believe I've never been here, or if I have as a child, I've forgotten. It's just 6kms off the highway and it's easy to find. Not a lot... More 

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Northeastern Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

I was here today and it was worth the drive! The little bit of history was interesting to read about on the interpretative signage as learning some new words. The flow down the chute was really cool to watch.

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Thank msoutdoors99
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Interesting place to visit right on hiking trail. Nice place for photos. Not much in way of parking. Up the road from a couple nice places to park and walk to river.

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Thank Paul J
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

We took in a few sights in this area and thought it was worthwhile to stop in here. In October no-one was around as the day was overcast and cool, but the walk through the woods was good, and the log chute was unique. Its hard to believe that it has lasted so long.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2015

Nice bit of History to see how rivers were dammed and how log chutes operate. This one was rebuilt about 15 years ago. The signage gave a good level of information on its history and logging in general. In particular some stories from locals. The chute is free to visit. Only disappointment was that the picnic area was not very... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

We always visit the chute when we are in the area during vacation. We take pictures of the kids on the same rock in the woods every time we come here & this time we brought our friends with us.

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Midland, Canada
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

My wife and i visited the Log Chute at Hawks Lake as part of hiking the Crest of Kennisis Trail. There is a small parking lot to the left prior to reaching the log chute proper. Park there and take the Log Chute trail(across the road) for a short walk of 200 metres or so to get to the actual... More 

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Reviewed 11 September 2015

I recommend for the adventurer and avid hiker to go by trail which is well marked from Little Hawk Lake to the Log Chute. The trail starts on the Circuit of Five Viewpoints and then you must turn onto the Crests of Kennisis trail to get to the Log Chute. It is about 6 kms each way from the Little... More 

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