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Parks, Rec & Trails

  • Call for volunteer coaches for Stanhope Soccer League

    The Township of Algonquin Highlands is currently seeking volunteer coaches to assist with this summer's Stanhope Soccer League. 

  • Ski trails closed at Frost Centre

    The Township has closed its cross-country ski trails at the former Frost Centre following last night's storm. The trails are currently littered with debris, including fallen trees, and rain has diminished the trail bed, creating extremely icy conditions. There are also washouts in many places. 

  • Establishment of Tapscott Lopes Park in Dorset

    The Township of Algonquin Highlands is pleased to announce its acquisition of the Dorset Pavilion and Community Park in the hamlet of Dorset. The park has been gifted to the Township by cottagers Don Tapscott C.M. and Ana Lopes C.M. and has been renamed “Tapscott Lopes Park” in recognition of its donors.

  • Dorset Snowball returns Family Day Weekend

    One of the Township of Algonquin Highlands’ biggest events of the year returns Family Day Weekend with the Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival.

  • Call for Volunteers: Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival

    The Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival is one of Algonquin Highlands’ biggest events of year, and the Township is seeking volunteers to ensure this year’s Snowball is another success.

  • Dorset Recreation Centre to Welcome Exciting Addition: A New Library Space

    The Township of Algonquin Highlands and Haliburton County Public Library are thrilled to announce approval for the creation of a new library space within the Dorset Recreation Centre (DRC). The previous library in the DRC closed its doors to the public in 2019, making this new endeavor an exciting chapter in the facility's history.

  • Dorset Snowball Volunteer Information Session

    The Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival will take place on Feb. 16 and 17 (Family Day Weekend), and the Township's Parks, Rec and Trails department is seeking volunteers to help ensure this year's event is a fun-filled success.

  • Holiday hours at Algonquin Highlands facilities

    The Algonquin Highlands Administrative Office at 1123 North Shore Road will close to the public at noon on Friday, Dec. 22, re-opening at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2. The AH Trails Office at 20130 Highway 35 North will be closed during the same time period. 

  • Update on Outdoor Rinks
    Stanhope Gardens and the Dorset Ice Palace are currently closed. The recent warm weather has not been favorable to begin ice making. We do require multiple days of below freezing temperatures to build the ice prior to opening. For up-to-date conditions on rinks throughout the season please check the Township website. 

Contact Us

Township of Algonquin Highlands
1123 North Shore Road
Algonquin Highlands, ON
K0M 1S0
Fax: 705-489-3491

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