Drag Lake

Located in central Haliburton County, Drag Lake is a quiet, glacial lake that provides endless opportunities for water activities and exploration — a pleasant change from busy city life. The many inlets and irregular shoreline of this large lake create natural bays that can become private beaches and docks for residents to enjoy the beauty of this lake in seclusion.

Beaver sitting in a lake

Drag Lake Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $818K
Lowest Price $1
Highest Price $95M
Total Listings 136,118
Avg. Price/SQFT $979

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Drag Lake Real Estate

Drag Lake real estate is typically made up of spacious yet private waterfront cottages separated from neighboring properties by dense covers of thick trees.

Many of the open yards in Drag Lake contain one of a kind panoramic views that lead down to the clear, deep water via your own private sandy beach. Most properties even contain their own docks, making Drag Lake a perfect location to enjoy fishing, boating and other water activities.

A sloped shoreline in particular areas of the lake make walk out basements a popular feature of some cottages, and many lucky homebuyers can find properties with winter comforts such as outdoor fire pits, saunas, hot tubs, and indoor fireplaces.

Drag Lake cottages range from single level, cabin style homes, to large, multi level ranch style properties. The large sizes of many of the lots mean that Drag Lake homes often have wrap around decks with covered patios.

On the inside, these homes are featured with anywhere from 3 to 6 bedrooms and are usually between 1,000 to 3,500 square feet. With so much variance between properties, Drag Lake is the perfect place to find exactly the type of cottage you’re looking for.

And if you’re looking to take advantage of the peaceful beauty and favourable location of Drag Lake but are unable to find your exact dream home, plenty of open lots are available to build your ideal lakeshore cottage on and tailor it to your desires.

Drag Lake Area and Community

Drag Lake is popular for being one of the largest and deepest lakes in the district of Dysert et al in central Haliburton County, an area of Southern Ontario conveniently located less than a three hour drive north from the Greater Toronto Area. 

This desirable area is noted for its dense trees and many private beaches and docks, providing locals with unforgettable adventures. Swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking are just a few of the popular activities available to enjoy at Drag Lake.

Highway 118 is located just south of Drag Lake, connecting residents to the village of Haliburton, just ten minutes away.

The Village of Haliburton

Haliburton is a quiet, well-developed village built around Head Lake, another gem of the many Southern Ontario lakes. Cozy cottages line the outskirts of this quaint town, while the quiet streets of the village centre are lined with local businesses and artisanal boutiques. 

Within and nearby Haliburton are lots of parks for residents to discover, such as:

  • Head Lake Rotary Park

  • Glebe Park

  • Skyline Park

  • Sam Slick Park

  • Haliburton Sculpture Forest

  • Gary Broham Sports Field

  • Sir Sam’s Ski Hill

Living close to Haliburton also means never running out of things to do, with great activities nearby like:

  • Haliburton Highlands Museum

  • Haliburton Mountain Bike Club

  • Ethel Curry Gallery

  • Rails End Gallery

  • Haliburton Curling Club

  • Rotary Head Lake Beach

  • And many more!

FAQs About Drag Lake

Q: Where is Drag Lake located?
A: Drag Lake is situated in the Dysart Et Al township in Haliburton County.

Q: Is there swimming in Drag Lake?
A: One of the most popular areas on Drag Lake is the shores of Sandy Cove Beach, a sandy area that's great for swimming and is even complete with a public washroom.

Q: What is the closest town to Drag Lake?
A: Drag Lake is just a few minutes away from Haliburton, one of the largest towns and the county seat of Haliburton County.