Located on the southern side of Haliburton County in Southern Ontario, Maple Lake is a tranquil community that’s popular for its picturesque waterside views. Maple Lake locals also love having easy access to Highway 118 running along the south side of the lake, allowing residents to easily take advantage of the close proximity to some of the larger towns in the area.

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Maple Lake Area Information

Maple Lake is the largest lake in a long chain of lakes in southern Haliburton County, situated between Green Lake to the east and Beech Lake to the west. 

Stocked with lake trout yearly, this freshwater lake also contains pike and bass making it a great location for fishing year round. 

But fishing isn’t the only activity this lake has to offer — at a size of over 820 acres, there’s lots of room to enjoy all sorts of water activities such as swimming, boating, kayaking and jet skiing. 

Maple Lake is just five minutes west of the town of West Guilford, so residents are never far from the shopping, LCBO, restaurants and local shops this nearby town provides.  

The small, central town of Haliburton is also just 15 minutes southeast of Maple Lake, supplying locals with even more options for amenities and necessities, as well as a burgeoning art scene and many nearby parks surrounding the scenic Head Lake that the city of Haliburton is built around. 

Maple Lake is connected to both West Guilford and Haliburton by Highway 118, which runs just along the south side of the lake. 

A popular destination for vacationers and those looking for summer cottages, Maple Lake is conveniently close to metropolitan areas, as it’s just two hours from the Greater Toronto Area and only three and a half hours from Ottawa.

Popular tourist attractions located near Maple Lake include:

  • Buttermilk Falls

  • Abbey Gardens

  • Algonquin Highland Trails

  • Skyline Park

  • Haliburton Highlands Museum

  • Haliburton Sculpture Forest

  • Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride

Maple Lake is also close to three major provincial parks to explore:

  • Algonquin Provincial Park

  • Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park

  • Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park

Maple Lake Real Estate

Maple Lake waterfront real estate is highly desirable, so potential buyers should act fast when available. 

Most of the cottages located directly on Maple Lake are large scale, modern structures with spacious patios and fire pits to enjoy at the end of the day while taking in the endless beauty of the water, and docks for swimming, boating, kayaking and fishing. 

The interior of these properties tend to be decorated mainly with wood and tile, displaying simple rustic charm from the comfortable, homey kitchen, to the cosy living rooms perfect for gathering around an evening fire.

Properties commonly available near Maple Lake are typically located within walking distance to the lake, and are anywhere between 1 to 14 acres of open land. 

Many of these very affordable lots are undeveloped, giving homeowners free range to use these large areas as the canvas to build their dream home exactly how they’ve always wanted it.