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Homes in Haliburton include a mix of suburban single-family homes and rugged cabins and cottages on one of the many lakes in the area.
All of these homes have excellent utilities and amenities to stay comfortable all year round. Those on the water also have docks of their own for boating or swimming, and those inland benefit from large yards to enjoy the outdoors as well.
Other common features include fireplaces, large porches or decks, and in some cases large great rooms with soaring windows for taking in the beautiful outdoor views.
Wood frame construction is the most common aesthetic, consisting of lap or straight horizontal siding and painted frame accents, complete with relatively simple windows, and brick, stone, or concrete foundations.
Read more about year-round activities in Haliburton County in our blog post here!
Haliburton County Attractions & Things to Do
Located in the heart of Ontario’s scenic “Cottage Country”, Haliburton County incorporates all of the attractions that this area is known for, including cozy communities with strong arts and culture scenes, beautiful lakes and outdoor recreation areas, and a variety of tourist-oriented locations to visit, including restaurants and resorts.
The two main towns in Haliburton County are Haliburton and Minden. Both of these centers occupy beautiful locations along the county’s waterways and include charming business districts with cafes, galleries, and unique stores.
Tourism and seasonal holiday-making are important parts of the local economy and lifestyle, as a large portion of the local population is seasonal, coming in during the summer months to enjoy cottages and cabins along the many lakes and rivers. These spots offer a multitude of activities like swimming, fishing, boating, camping, and hiking in the summer, and cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snow shoeing, or snowmobiling in the winter.
Some interesting sites in the area include:
Blairhampton Golf Club
Haliburton Sculpture Forest
Gull River Golf Club
The Minden Boardwalk
Queen Elizabeth II Provincial Park
Solen Lake Provincial Park
Dividing Lake Provincial Park
Haliburton County Area Information
Haliburton County is an area located in the central region of southeast Ontario, approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes northeast of central Toronto and less than an hour east of Gravenhurst.
Neighboring counties include Muskoka to the west, Kawartha Lake and Peterborough to the south, Hastings to the east, and Nipissing to the north. Also neighboring Haliburton County to the north, and including some of its own northern areas, is the large Algonquin Provincial Park.
The Four Municipalities of Haliburton County
Haliburton County itself consists of four municipalities:
Dysert et al (home to the community of Haliburton)
Minden Hills (home to the county seat, Minden)
Some notable communities within Haliburton County are Carnarvon, Gooderham, Wilberforce, Dorset, Eagle Lake, Fort Irwin, and Tory Hill.
Is Haliburton County Part of the Canadian Shield?
Geographically, Haliburton County is part of the Canadian Shield, a rocky and forested portion of Ontario known for its beautiful and rugged lakes. Haliburton County itself occupies an elevated portion of this geological feature, giving it the title of “Haliburton Highlands”. The area around these islands is dominated by hundreds of lakes and dense forests. The northeastern half of the county is particularly wild, with very few access routes.
Access routes through the southwestern half of Haliburton County include Highway 118, and Routes 35, 21, and 121. These connect Haliburton County to nearby towns like Gravenhurst, Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough, Bancroft, and more.
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