The 5 Best Lakes in Cottage Country

The Top Lakes in Haliburton

The Haliburton Highlands in cottage country are home to hundreds of amazing lakes to retreat to. We know cottage country and in our opinion the following five stand out above the rest. These lakes and their surrounding communities stand out for a number of reasons including lake size, fishing, how close they is to other local attractions. When it comes to finding your dream property in Haliburton, these lakes will provide undeniable satisfaction. Read along to get to know these hidden gems of Northern Ontario.

Our List:

Kennisis Lake

Photo of Kennisis Lake with Tree in foreground and bright sun illuminating the water

Kennisis Lake is located about 20 minutes north of the village of Haliburton. It is well known in the area as it is one of the largest lakes in the county. Kennisis Lake has great fishing opportunities as well as a marina and the added bonus of backing onto Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve LTD. Creating plenty of fun activities from Ontario’s best snowmobiling to a tennis club and hiking trails. Then, add the natural beauty of the lake with its rocky bottom and sandy shorelines, and the gorgeous properties on it, and you can easily see why so many people love Kennisis Lake.

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Redstone Lake

Picture of lake with calm rolling waves and clear sky

Redstone is a large lake situated in the Northern area of Haliburton County right up the road from Kennisis. This lake is home to absolutely gorgeous scenery with stunning rocky and sand shorelines and the connection to Little Redstone and Pelaw Lakes as well. It bears a remarkable resemblance to Muskoka Lake scenery, which is why it has risen to be one of the most sought-after lakes in Haliburton County.

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Drag Lake

Photo of drag lake with a campfire on the shoreline and a birch tree

Situated just outside of the village of Haliburton, Drag lake is another gorgeous lake in Haliburton County. Another one of the larger lakes in the area, Drag Lake has beautiful scenery still feeling very private and secluded while being a short drive away from Haliburton. This northern gem comes complete with many sandy bays and an abundance of stunning shoreline. Drag Lake is THE lake to make your waterfront dreams come true.

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Kashagawigamog Lake

Pronounced “Ka-Shag-A-Wig-A-Mog“, which is Anishnaabeg for “lake of long and winding waters”.

Kashagawigamog Lake is centrally located, right between the towns of Minden and Haliburton. It is a long lake, with beautiful shoreline views. Its central location makes it a prime destination for families that are looking to be close to local activities and attractions. This lake is also part of a 5-lake chain giving you plenty of boating and fishing opportunities. Haliburton Village is even accessible by water!

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Boshkung Lake

Boshkung Lake is another Haliburton beauty! Situated just past Carnarvon in the Algonquin Highlands, just off Hwy 35. This large lake is part of a chain consisting of Boshkung Lake, Little Boshkung Lake, and Twelve Mile Lake. Boshkung has stunning sandy shorelines and deep waters with beautiful lake views. Its proximity to some amazing local restaurants including The Rhubarb, The Mill Pond, and The Pepper Mill. There are also local snowmobile trails that can take you all over the countryside, making it the perfect location for any home or cottage.

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