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Dark Lake

Dark Lake is the heart of the community between Pusey and Wilberforce in Ontario’s cottage country east of Haliburton and south of Algonquin Park. During the summer, the area becomes a hub of activity, attracting visitors from near and far. The area has many lakes and communities to visit, and is well situated between Haliburton, Toronto, and Algonquin Park. Dark Lake also has an excellent mix of properties from suburban homes near town to lake homes and farms. 

Gorgeous view of the lake during night with the stars filling the sky

Dark Lake Waterfront Cottages Statistics

Average Price $902K
Lowest Price $1
Highest Price $88M
Total Listings 92,223
Avg. Price/SQFT $19.3K

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Dark Lake Waterfront Cottages

Whether you're looking for a peaceful lakeside cottage, a spacious farm property, or a suburban home near a host of modern amenities, then the community around Dark Lake might be the place for you.

With its relatively well-developed infrastructure, residents and visitors around Dark Lake enjoy the convenience of nearby schools, a gas station, and recreational facilities.

With Dark Lake real estate, you'll find a mix of charming farmhouse designs, suburban new-traditional bungalows, and country homes with large yards. Explore the real estate options around Dark Lake and discover your perfect lakeside retreat less than 3 hours from Toronto.

Many different types of fish can be found in Dark Lake, such as:

  • Walleye

  • Northern Pike

  • Panfish

Other lakes in the area include: 

  • Clement Lake

  • Grace Lake

  • Pusey Lake

  • Lower Cardiff Lake

  • Mountain Lake

Dark Lake Real Estate

This area's real estate is dominated by waterfront cottages that cater to a broad spectrum of buyers. These cottages, varying in size and style promise beautiful lake views and easy access to water-based activities. They included quaint, rustic cabins, perfect for those seeking a simpler lifestyle, as well as expansive luxury cottages with modern amenities.

Away from the water's edge, the Dark Lake area offers a mix of other property types. Forested residential lots, hidden among the region's lush greenery, offer privacy and tranquility, ideal for those looking to escape the city life. There are also vacant land options for those seeking to construct a custom home or cottage. As well, off-grid cottages are also sometimes available for purchase, for those who are looking for a unique way to experience the region's beauty.

Things to Do Around Dark Lake, Ontario

With the natural beauty of its wild surroundings and relatively built-up infrastructure, Dark Lake offers a wealth of opportunities for outdoor recreation and leisure.

Take advantage of Dark Lake's sandy beaches for swimming, sunbathing, or picnicking. Dark Lake is connected to Grace Lake to the north via the Grace River. Boaters frequent this canal, except in the drier times of the year when it becomes impassable to larger boats.

For boating or fishing, Dark Lake is a great place to spend a day on the water, along with one of the many many other nearby lakes. During the winter months, you can also enjoy ice-fishing, skiing, skating, and snowmobiling.

The small town of Wilberforce at the southwestern end of Dark Lake hosts a range of services and accommodation options, including restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions. You can visit the Historic Red Cross Outpost House Museum or explore Wilberforce Park.

The town also has a grocery store, public library, and South Algonquin Diner.

In the area, you'll find numerous trailheads for hiking and exploring, including the Suckerhead Trail and the Wilberforce Prospector Trail. Just a few minutes away, near South Wilberforce, there are the Farr Road and B&O Rail Trails, as well as the Moonlight Bay Tent & Trailer Park. To truly immerse yourself in nature, head to the famous Algonquin Park.

The east gate is approximately 1 hour away to the north. Whether you're looking for outdoor recreation, relaxation, or a mix of both, Dark Lake and the surrounding area have you covered.

Dark Lake Area & Location Information

Dark Lake, also known as Pusey Lake, is located next to the charming town of Wilberforce, Ontario. The lake is approximately 57 hectares in size and reaches a maximum depth of 37 meters.

Don’t confuse Dark Lake with a small inlet lake of the same name between Bala and Torrance in the Muskoka Lakes Township is over 100 km away to the west.

THIS Dark Lake is located within the Highlands East township municipality which itself lies within Haliburton County. You can reach Dark Lake after a short 20 to 30-minute drive east of Haliburton.

The surrounding area is home to many other beautiful lakes including Grace Lake, Farquhar Lake, and Esson Lake. In general, Dark Lake is a great location for when you want to be away from it all, but still want options to visit towns, lakes, parks, and trails.

Dark Lake FAQs

Q: Where is Dark Lake located? 
A: Dark Lake is located about 100km North of Barrie, or about an hour's drive; located East of Highway 169 between the towns of Bala and Torrance. 

Q: Are there any short-term rental restrictions in Dark Lake?
A: There are currently no short-term rental restrictions, however all renters must comply with all local by-laws. 

Q: What kind of fish are in Dark Lake?
A: Dark Lake in Ontario, also known as Pusey Lake, is home to both lake trout and various species of bass

Q: How deep is Dark Lake?
A: Dark Lake is a  42-acre lake with a maximum depth of 11 meters or 36 feet.


Gorgeous sunset view of Haliburton lake waters near a dock

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