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Head Lake

Haliburton County is known to be a stunningly large area in the heart of Ontario’s cottage country encompassed by gorgeous rocky outcrops, sparkling lakes, and charming towns - making Head Lake cottages for sale situated in the perfect location. 

Rowboats on a dock sitting on top of the lake in Haliburton Highlands with a sunset beaming over the waters

Head Lake Waterfront Cottages Statistics

Average Price $745K
Lowest Price $165K
Highest Price $1.2M
Total Listings 6
Avg. Price/SQFT $377

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Head Lake Area Information

Head Lakes is in the Great Lakes Basin which consists of the Great Lakes and the surrounding land made up of several U.S. states and the province of Ontario. The lake’s surface form a large drainage basin that feeds into the lakes. 

Head Lake is in the village of Haliburton in south-central Ontario, about 50 km from the southwest of Algonquin Park and 200 km to Toronto. Ontario Highway 118 follows the western shore of Head Lake. 

While Head Lake is in the village of Haliburton, it also happens to be a part of the Municipality of Dysart et al which is as old as Canada itself, established in 1867. 

The community is located on a higher stretch of the Canadian Shield, showcasing beautiful natural resources of rock cliffs hundreds of freshwater lakes, and vibrant coniferous forests. 

Head Lake Waterfront Cottages

Waterfront and cottage properties in Head Lake are truly perfect for anyone who is looking for the ultimate outdoor experience with cozy cabin living - all in Ontario’s beautiful cottage country. 

Cottages for sale in Head Lake can truly vary in price, leaving plenty of breathing room for those families possibly looking for a more affordable seasonal vacation home while also selling plenty of luxurious cottages for the ultimate retirement dream home.

With the Head Lake cottages for sale averaging in price at around $700,000 with homes ranging from $350,000 all the way to $1.5 million - with the latter equaling an all-time high sales price. 

Overlook incredible sunsets from your beautiful wraparound deck or screened-in porch as you listen to the sound of the birds and surrounding wildlife as the peace and quiet of cottage country living pulls you in.

Many cottages have fresh flooring and paint throughout, with ample storage for organization and space for the kids to run free in. 

Head Lake cottages for sale are one of a kind, with many properties surrounded by glistening blue waters and rocky outcrops, as well as the ideal area for hiking just steps from your cottage home.

Things to Do in Head Lake 

As Haliburton is the main village in the municipality, Head Lake Park offers a wonderful opportunity for local picnics with family and friends, water sports, crafts festivals, and other signature events. 

Booking the park must be done well in advance as the popularity and demand keep increasing year after year due to Head Lake’s prime location and stellar views of the surrounding Haliburton area. 

However, just as the summer months boast tons of lakefront activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, taking the rowboats out, and more - the winter season allows for amazing back-country snow activities.

Working on a year-round tourism-centered visitor’s hub, the goal is to provide better accessibility towards canoe and kayak rentals in the summer and snowmobiling, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and more for the winter months. 

The Canadian Experiences Fund has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars just towards building this center to continue to position Head Lake Park in Haliburton as the go-to destination in the famed cottage county. 

FAQs About Head Lake 

Q: Can you fish in Head Lake?
A: Yes! Head Lake has excellent fishing as it’s relatively shallow with an abundance of underwater structures. Smallmouth Bass is the most common, with Largemouth Bass, Muskie, and Walleye almost equally as popular. 

Q: Can you swim in Head Lake?
A: Swimming in Head Lake is a great idea as the water warms up quickly since it’s so shallow. 

Q: How deep is the water in Head Lake?
A: Head Lake’s max depth of water is 9.14 meters - not too deep!


Gorgeous sunset view of Haliburton lake waters near a dock

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