Privately Owned Shoreline

Kennisis Lake

Kennisis Lake is the second largest lake in the Haliburton Highlands, with a shoreline that’s almost entirely privately owned. This makes it a highly desirable location for home buyers looking for the appeal of lake living within a trusted community. Peaceful in the winter and exciting during the summer months, Kennisis Lake is a major highlight of Haliburton.

View of boat near dock on Kennisis Lake

Kennisis Lake Real Estate Statistics

Average Home Price $1.4M
Lowest Priced Home $150K
Highest Listing Price $4.8M
Total Property Listings 24
Avg. Price/SQFT $742

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1331 Blue Heron Road, Haliburton

$2,890,000

1331 Blue Heron Road, Haliburton

3 Beds 3 Baths 3,740 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40610500

Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage, Haliburton

1622 West Shore Rd, Dysart

$4,650,000

1622 West Shore Rd, Dysart

5 Beds 3 Baths 4,328 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40612041

Royal LePage Lakes Of Muskoka - Clarke Muskoka Realty, Brokerage, Port Carling

0 Haliburton Lake Rd, Dysart Et Al

$310,000

0 Haliburton Lake Rd, Dysart Et Al

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # X8486572

BALL REAL ESTATE INC.

1025 Lotus Lane, Haliburton

$1,495,000

1025 Lotus Lane, Haliburton

4 Beds 2 Baths 2,333 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40588215

Re/Max Professionals North Baumgartner Realty, Brokerage, Haliburton

0 Prestige Court, Haliburton

$599,900

0 Prestige Court, Haliburton

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40602867

Re/Max Professionals North, Brokerage, Haliburton

1194 Rattlesnake Road, Haliburton

$1,850,000

↓ $450,000

1194 Rattlesnake Road, Haliburton

5 Beds 4 Baths 5,804 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40598632

Re/Max Professionals North Baumgartner Realty, Brokerage, Haliburton

0 Minnow Drive, Haliburton

$550,000

0 Minnow Drive, Haliburton

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40593950

Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage, Haliburton

1021 Barry Line Road, Haliburton

$150,000

1021 Barry Line Road, Haliburton

1 Bed 0 Baths 540 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40594178

Royal LePage Lakes Of Haliburton, Brokerage, Haliburton

1021 Barry Line Road, Haliburton

$150,000

1021 Barry Line Road, Haliburton

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40594184

Royal LePage Lakes Of Haliburton, Brokerage, Haliburton

1935 Watts Road, Haliburton

$1,370,000

↓ $120,000

1935 Watts Road, Haliburton

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,150 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40588982

Re/Max Professionals North, Brokerage, Haliburton

1192 Bitter Lake Road, Haliburton

$429,900

1192 Bitter Lake Road, Haliburton

2 Beds 1 Bath 768 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40591631

Re/Max Professionals North, Brokerage, Haliburton

12865 Little Hawk - South Shore Lake, Haliburton

$549,000

12865 Little Hawk - South Shore Lake, Haliburton

2 Beds 0 Baths 657 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40585576

Re/Max Professionals North, Brokerage, Haliburton

Kennisis Lake Area Information

Kennisis Lake is a lake community in southeast Ontario in beautiful Haliburton County.

Kennisis Lake is just under a three hour drive away from Toronto via the ON-35 S highway. The lake is then accessible through the small town of West Guilford on County Road 7.

The lake itself covers more than 1600 hectares of area, extending nearly 23 kilometres from end to end. This makes it the second largest lake in the Haliburton area and a premiere destination.

The expansive and majestic Haliburton Forest borders the north and east sides of the large lake, with Algonquin National Park nearby and to the north. To the west is the Frost Center Area, an area of Crown land covering more than 24000 hectares.

Kennisis Lake seems to straddle the line perfectly between being close enough to the big city, while also having nothing but the Canadian wilderness to revel in.

Kennisis Lake Real Estate

Nearly all of Kennisis Lakes real estate for sale along the shoreline are privately owned. Many of the newer residential homes have been built along the western shore, offering the home owners that live here a quiet lake life with exciting possibilities.

Most of Kennisis Lake real estate market sees the very best of Ontario lake homes, from cottage style, to cabin style, and more. There are also vacant land options available for those that dream of building their own house, with the lake just steps away from the back door.

Prospective home buyers are both those that want to live at Kennisis Lake year round, and those that vacation there when they feel like hitting the water in the summer, or enjoying the tranquil environment in the winter, for cross country skiing and camp fires in the yard.

The desire to take advantage of the environment has meant properties with massive yards that feel secluded and private. These cottage country homes amongst Kennisis Lake real estate will often have impressively large decks, extending the living space to enjoy the spectacular nature views.

The interiors of many of these homes offer multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, with well-designed layouts and generous square footage.

Real estate in Kennisis Lake offers homeowners the opportunity to fall in love with stunning properties right on the water's edge of a locally loved lake.

Things to Do at Kennisis Lake

Whether you have moved to Kennisis Lake for a quiet retreat away from it all, to plunge into the exciting adventure of life on the lake, or a healthy combination of it all, there is so much to do in this tight knit community.

One of the year’s highlight events is a testament on the community spirit as well as the abundance of fun activities to choose from -- the annual Regatta.

The Regatta is a one day event of competitive games and activities for all of the residents to take part in or watch. Just a handful of the activities you could find on the day of the Regatta would be:

  • Swimming Swim
  • Boat Races
  • Battleship Golf
  • Water Balloon Toss
  • Frisbee
  • Bubblegum Blowing Contest
  • Mini-putt

There are also many year round and seasonal activities that residents can enjoy any time they’d like, on their own, or if they wish, in a community group. Some of these activities would include:

  • Tree Planting
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing

History of Kennisis Lake

Kennisis Lake feels like an oasis, but long ago, it was a hidden one.

There were little opportunities to grow anything in the area, and getting in and out of the area was extremely difficult, so it remained untouched until the 1940s when a road was finally built allowing access to the area.

Now, eighty years later, dependable roads and snow removal has allowed the cottage community to flourish for those lucky enough to call Kennisis Lake their home.

FAQs About Kennisis Lake

Q: How deep is Kennisis Lake Ontario?

A: Kennisis Lake in Ontario has an average depth of approximately 23 metres (or 77 feet) and a maximum depth of 95 metres (312 feet).

Q: What kind of fish are in Kennisis Lake?

A: Kennisis Lake is stocked primarily with lake trout for fishing. However, there are many other species, like yellow perch, brown bullhead, and various types of bass as well. 

Q: Where is Kennisis Lake located?

A: Kennisis Lake is located in the Haliburton Highland, or Haliburton County in Ontario. This is considered part of central Ontario’s popular “cottage country” and includes a number of small towns like Minden Hills, Haliburton, and Dorset. The area is also close to the Algonquin Provincial Park.


Gorgeous sunset view of Haliburton lake waters near a dock

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