Looking for outdoor activities? The Haliburton Sculpture Forest is a unique outdoor collection of sculptures located in Glebe Park near the village of Haliburton, Ontario, Canada. It is operated by the non-profit organization.
The Sculpture Forest is located in Glebe Park on College Drive a short way up Industrial Park Road. It’s beside The Haliburton School of Art and Design (Fleming College). Lots of free parking and admission by donation so it provides a very economical family outing. In the winter, there are cross country ski trails through it.
A shout out to one of our past lake property owners and former newsletter editor and board member, Leo Sepa. Leo, a blacksmith, has a number of sculptures in the area including the motorcyclist located in front of the Wood Carving Gallery on Hwy 35 just west of our lake. Many lake residents are fortunate to own a few of his art pieces from when Leo operated his metal works studio, Iron Jive Studios on our lake a few years ago, where he lived with his late wife Hilary who founded the current MLPOA in 2010. He has since moved out East to be with his family, but some of his work is still available through the Eclipse Gallery at Deerhurst Resort.
One of his sculptures is in the Haliburton Sculpture Forest.
About the Work:Found objects are at the heart of this sculpture, aptly titled "Moose Scraps", an assemblage of retired vintage farm equipment and other hardware, formed into the shape of one of Canada's largest mammals, the moose. Like many of Leo’s sculptures, the 2.5 meter piece exudes wit and charm.