Waterfront homes tend to have a design sensibility all of their own. There’s a reason why we describe some styles - both in overall structure and interior design - as being “coastal” or “beach house”.

There’s just a certain atmosphere that carries through to the buildings we inhabit on our vacation time near the water, whether it be a sunny beach or a quiet forested lake.

Unfortunately, visiting these homes on a seasonal basis, perhaps renting them or even occupying them part-time if they’re owned, means that sometimes design can be overlooked. 

So, if you’re looking for ideas to keep your waterfront home design fresh and contemporary, you’re in the right place.

1. Keep It Simple

The days of busy waterfront home decor are gone. So take all…

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Haliburton County in central Ontario, also known as the Haliburton Highlands, is one of the most sought-after areas for acquiring luxury cottage country homes.

In many ways, this area is even more prestigious than the better known Muskoka due to its quieter atmosphere, unique towns, and its proximity to the Algonquin Park. 

Homes in Haliburton County run the range from modest cabins to sprawling luxury properties.

Want to learn more about what properties at the high-end of Haliburton’s real estate market have to offer? Then read on to find out more.

Luxury Homes in Haliburton County

Luxury homes in Haliburton County come in a variety of styles, from the more rustic looking chalet-type mansions in raw wood and stone, to modernist displays of…

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Just east of Muskoka is the large territory of Haliburton County, a gateway to Algonquin Provincial Park just over an hour’s drive outside of the Greater Toronto Area. Haliburton County is home to many charming towns and communities that surround its scenic lakes and rivers.

Read on to find out more about three of these beautiful locations.


Situated on the banks of Gull River between Minden Lake and Gull Lake, Minden is a popular summer destination town with a variety of charming small town attractions and conveniences. 

Located in the southwestern portion of Haliburton County, Minden is also the county seat of Minden Hills township, which includes communities like Ingoldsby, Lutterworth, and Lochlin. The town of Minden itself is home…

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As the weather continues to warm and the sun shines a little longer, the timing couldn’t be better. Especially with Easter right around the corner!

If you’re in need of some inspiration for how to spend the upcoming holiday in the beautiful Haliburton and Muskoka regions, keep on reading. There’s something in store for all ages, from young to old.

For The Kids

Perhaps the best way for young ones to spend their Easter holidays is by testing their searching skills and heading outdoors on the hunt for hidden treasures. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of adventures this year. Discover the following three Easter Egg hunts, they’re sure to make the weekend a memorable one.

Bracebridge Annual Egg Hunt

April 15th, 2022

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Haliburton is a perfect town to live in at any time of the year, but there's nothing like experiencing the fresh, crisp air during the spring season while exploring the many hiking trails in this beautiful region. 

To celebrate the arrival of spring, we've come up with a list of five of the best hiking trails for you to try out in the Haliburton area. 

1. Skyline Park 

Starting off with a shorter but somewhat steep path, Skyline Park is a great option for newcomers to the area because of the view of the town that it affords hikers. 

Located just minutes south of the town of Haliburton, Skyline Park is a great option for hikers looking for a short but rewarding path that looks out over the town at the end. 

As spring comes into full effect…

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Located in beautiful Haliburton County, Irondale has come a long way since its beginnings in 1870.

Let’s take a step back in time to discover how the charming community got its start!

The History Of Irondale

Once large deposits of iron ore were found in the area, it didn’t take long for people to begin settling down.

It took a couple of years, but in 1874 a post office and general store called Devil’s Creek opened their doors, signalling the beginning of the area's true development. Not long after, a church and a school followed.

A mine was quickly erected to reach the area's valuable minerals. As the road conditions were quite poor at time, transportation of ore from the mine was rather limited. To help with this, the decision to…

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When the summer heat and humidity kick in, many Canadians gear up, hit the road, and head north to cottage country!

And, Haliburton County is certainly no exception.

With stunning landscapes, glistening lakes, and endless opportunities for fun, it's the perfect destination for a little rest and relaxation.

And, when cold weather begins calling, the adventures show no signs of slowing down.

Afterall, no matter the time of year, it’s the perfect time to call Haliburton County home.

To discover some of the best ways to spend your time, year-round, keep reading! Consider yourself warned though, you may have a hard time landing on just one option. Fortunately, you have all year to check off the items on this list!

Discover Year-Round…

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What do you get when you combine a vibrant and bustling community with stunning scenery and the great outdoors?

The perfect place for rest, relaxation and recharging – say hello to Minden Hills!

Located in Haliburton County, the town boasts an incredibly lively spirit, where adventure awaits around every corner. In fact, Minden has been recognized as one of the friendliest towns in Ontario.

So, it comes as no surprise that the area inspired legendary Canadian band, The Tragically Hip, to write an iconic song.

The Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon

Named after the town Bobcaygeon, in the Kawartha Lakes region, the song narrates the life of a police officer who’s stress from work leaves him wondering whether or not he should quit and embark on a new…

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With the holidays upon us, it’s hard to believe 2021 is already winding down and next week will bring us into 2022!

Looking back, RE/MAX Professionals North had a successful year — all thanks to you! We were able to put our customers in homes all across Muskoka District and Haliburton County.

We’re looking forward to continuing our service in the Ontario area into 2022 and beyond, and we don’t plan on losing the momentum we’ve gained this year. 

As we forge ahead into the new year, we’re happy to continue helping you out with any real estate needs you may have, such as relocating, buying or selling your home in one of the many highly sought after areas we serve.

Come find out what makes our incredible team Ontario’s top option for Muskoka and…

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Muskoka and Haliburton County may be best known as summer destinations, but Ontario’s cottage country is also a happening spot in the fall, especially for Halloween. In the days leading up to October 31st, spooky decorations start popping up and costume planning is in full force.

If you’re in the area around Halloween, these are some fun Halloween festivities in Muskoka and Haliburton County for all ages.


Where: Haliburton Forest Wildlife Preserve
When: October 29 - 30

Celebrate Halloween with a live wolf pack at the Haliburton Forest Wildlife Preserve’s annual Howl-o-ween event. The night starts with a visit to the Wolf Centre to view the wolf pack in their enclosure and an educational talk to learn all about their habits.…

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