Kennisis Lake Waterfront Cottages

Find your perfect waterfront cottage on the second largest lake in Haliburton County, Kennisis Lake! Containing some of the most priceless views in all of Ontario, this incredible lake is connected to the rest of Haliburton County via Kennisis Lake Road and sits 25 minutes north of the town of Haliburton.

View from Kennisis Lake waterfront cottages in Ontario

Kennisis Lake Waterfront Cottages Statistics

Average Price $1.7M
Lowest Price $595K
Highest Price $4M
Total Listings 8
Avg. Price/SQFT $697

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Kennisis Lake Area Information

Kennisis Lake waterfront cottages are perfect for homebuyers looking for a more secluded lakefront experience, as it sits fairly far from any towns or main roads. 

Bordered by Haliburton Forest on the north and east shores, the lake itself is clear and deep, dotted with numerous islands, some large enough to be inhabited by a few lucky homebuyers. 

The Kennisis Lake shore is generally quite sandy, so waterfront cottages come with their own private beaches for those hot Ontario summer days. 

Bays and inlets are common geographical features of Kennesis Lake, so many properties on the lakefront enjoy quiet seclusion from their neighbors.

Kennisis Lake Waterfront Cottages

These modern concept cottages are ideal for those looking to live near natural Ontario beauty in luxury and style.

Due to the massive size of Kennisis Lake, the shoreline has numerous different features that the waterfront cabins accommodate, from walk-out beaches to rocky crags with personal staircases leading down to the lake. 

Kennisis Lake waterfront cottages for sale are large, two-story or bungalow style cottages with large fireplaces for gathering around in the winter and up to five bedrooms for large families, hosting friends or a second income home. 

Primary bedrooms typically have full private baths, walk-in closets, and attached sitting rooms, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee while taking in the Kennisis Lake sunset.

Modern kitchens contain everything the chef of the house could desire, with upgraded stainless steel appliances, ample cupboard space, spacious islands with bar seating, and sharp quartz countertops. 

Outside, Kennisis Lake waterfront cottage decks wrap around for stunning views of the Ontario landscape. Fire pits are common features of these decks, perfect for enjoying company during warm summer nights.

Kennisis Lake Cottage Owner’s Association

Kennisis Lake homeowners are served by the Kennisis Lake Cottage Owner’s Association, a nonprofit organization that serves to protect the natural beauty of the environment for future generations.

The Kennisis Lake Cottage Owner’s Association also organizes annual events in the summer, some of which include:

  • Regatta Boat Races

  • Swimming and Canoe Lessons

  • Fishing Tournaments

  • Island Clean Up

Things To Do Near Kennisis Lake

Nestled in the picturesque Haliburton Highlands, Kennisis Lake invites you to partake in a multitude of unique activities that celebrate the natural beauty and vibrant community spirit of this lakeside haven. Whether you're an outdoor lover, an art lover, or a food connoisseur, Kennisis Lake offers a diverse range of experiences that capture the essence of this serene community. 

The Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve is just to the east of Kennisis Lake and provides winding trails for hours of exploration through this deep forest, solo or on guided theme tours. With acitivities including hiking, mountain biking, and wildlife observation. For a unique adventure, embark on the Canopy Tour, which features a treetop walk and canopy zip lines, providing stunning aerial views of the forest.

Among the many tours they offer is “bikejoring”, a unique experience in which huskies pull bikes through these backcountry trails. 

The Haliburton Forest Wolf Center is also located near Kennisis Lake to the northeast, where visitors can tour the 5,000 square foot facility exploring exhibits and educational material and viewing the wolves in their natural habitat through one-way glass.

Other Lakes Near Kennisis Lake

There are also many other lakes near Kennisis to explore, such as:

Kennisis Lake FAQs

Q: Can you swim or sail in Kennisis Lake?
A: Yes, both swimming and sailing are common activities in Kennisis Lake, Ontario — the Ontario Sailing Association even runs a sailing program during the summer months.

Q: Are there any common events in Kennisis Lake?
A: There are plenty of events happening at Kennisis Lake, such as an annual day-long Regatta with multiple events such as swimming and boat races. 

Q: What kind of fish are in Kennisis Lake?
A: Lake trout is stocked in Kennisis Lake for fishing purposes, but many more kinds of fish call Kennisis Lake home — among them are the largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass, yellow perch and more.

Q: How deep is Kennisis Lake?
A: Kennisis Lake is quite deep, with an average depth of over 23 meters. It is 95 meters at its deepest. 

Q: How large is Kennisis Lake?
A: Kennisis Lake is the second largest lake in all of Haliburton County, sitting at nearly five and a half square miles of surface area.


Gorgeous sunset view of Haliburton lake waters near a dock

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