Haliburton & Kawartha Lakes

Offer a serene and picturesque escape from the everyday.

Welcome to Haliburton/Kawartha Lakes

Idyllic Lakeside Retreats with Laid-Back Charm
Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes, nestled in the heart of Ontario, offer a serene and picturesque escape from the everyday. These regions are characterized by their relaxed atmosphere, stunning natural beauty, and abundant lakes catering to various recreational activities. The towns within Haliburton County, including Haliburton, Minden, and others, each bring their unique charm to the area. They are known for their close-knit communities and tranquil settings, providing a more private and affordable alternative to more bustling tourist destinations. 
With its alluring blend of natural landscapes and vibrant communities, Kawartha Lakes complements Haliburton's serene beauty, offering an equally inviting ambiance. Both Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes are havens for those seeking a connection with nature and a slower pace of life. The regions boast a diverse range of lakes, perfect for all kinds of water-based recreation, and are surrounded by scenic beauty that changes with the seasons. From the lush greenery of summer to the spectacular colors of fall, these areas offer a year-round retreat for relaxation and exploration.

What to Love

  • Nature's Beauty: A picturesque setting with numerous lakes and natural landscapes.
  • Recreational Lakes: Diverse range of lakes catering to different water-based activities.
  • Relaxed Community: The close-knit, welcoming environment of the local towns.
  • Scenic Tranquility: A more private and peaceful setting compared to more populated areas.
  • Affordable Lifestyle: A cost-effective alternative for lakeside living and recreation.

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes is epitomized by a laid-back and relaxed pace. Residents and visitors alike find solace in the natural surroundings, often spending their days engaging in various outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and hiking. The community is close-knit, where neighbors know each other and gather at local events and markets. The area's natural beauty encourages a lifestyle deeply connected to the outdoors, yet also offers the comfort and convenience of modern amenities, making it an ideal place for those looking to balance tranquility with community engagement.

Dining and Entertainment

Bigley's Shoe Store in Bobcaygeon is a renowned and iconic shopping destination, especially known for its extensive collection of shoes. What started as a simple shoe store has expanded into a comprehensive shopping experience, attracting visitors for its footwear and a wide array of fashion and lifestyle products. Located in the heart of cottage country, Bigley's has become a must-visit spot for both locals and tourists.

Things to Do

Explore the Haliburton Sculpture Forest, a unique outdoor gallery featuring sculptures by Canadian and international artists. Sir Sam's Ski Resort in Haliburton provides outdoor fun year-round, from skiing in the winter to mountain biking in the summer.
Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park, Furnace Falls in Kinmount, and Emily Provincial Park are three notable natural attractions in the Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario, each offering unique experiences for nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers.


The area is served by various educational institutions, including Sir Sandford Fleming College - Frost Campus, in Lindsay, ON, which offers a range of programs and is a community cornerstone.

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