Minden

Minden Hills, or simply Minden as its commonly referred to, is a refreshingly charming small town & a highlight of Ontario's Haliburton County. Among the community's most stirring features is a meandering trail along the shores of Gull River in the center of town. 

bridge over the gull river in minden, ontario

Minden Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $819K
Lowest Priced Home $99K
Highest Listing Price $5.5M
Total Property Listings 70
Avg. Price/SQFT $803

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1575 Rugged Lane, Minden Hills

$949,000

1575 Rugged Lane, Minden Hills

3 Beds 1 Bath 0 SqFt Single Family MLS® # X5728273

ROYAL LEPAGE RCR REALTY

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1658 Hospitality Road, Minden Hills

$1,228,900

1658 Hospitality Road, Minden Hills

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,750 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40305261

BOWES & COCKS LIMITED, BROKERAGE - 4 -

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0 Bat Lake Road, Minden

$749,000

0 Bat Lake Road, Minden

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40306493

RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS NORTH, BROKERAGE, HALIBURTON

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1473 Bat Lake Road, Minden

$1,195,000

1473 Bat Lake Road, Minden

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,280 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40306893

RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS NORTH, BROKERAGE, HALIBURTON

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0 Lochlin Road, Minden

$199,900

0 Lochlin Road, Minden

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40306732

RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS NORTH, BROKERAGE, HALIBURTON

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1287 Hamilton Road, Minden Hills

$573,900

1287 Hamilton Road, Minden Hills

3 Beds 1 Bath 750 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40302383

RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS NORTH, BROKERAGE, MINDEN

1658 Hospitality Rd, Minden Hills

$1,228,900

1658 Hospitality Rd, Minden Hills

3 Beds 2 Baths 0 SqFt Single Family MLS® # X5720522

BOWES & COCKS LIMITED

1157 Little Bob Lake Rd, Minden Hills

$1,350,000

1157 Little Bob Lake Rd, Minden Hills

3 Beds 3 Baths 0 SqFt Single Family MLS® # X5720294

ROYAL LEPAGE SIGNATURE REALTY

1110 Sandy Bay Road, Minden

$849,000

1110 Sandy Bay Road, Minden

3 Beds 2 Baths 970 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40304775

RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS NORTH, BROKERAGE, MINDEN

0 Porky's Road, Minden

$599,000

0 Porky's Road, Minden

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,087 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40301412

CENTURY 21 GRANITE REALTY GROUP INC., BROKERAGE, MINDEN

64 Water Street, Minden

$569,000

64 Water Street, Minden

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,760 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40303366

CENTURY 21 GRANITE REALTY GROUP INC., BROKERAGE, MINDEN

Pt Lt 5 Con A Howland Junction Road, Minden Hills

$199,000

Pt Lt 5 Con A Howland Junction Road, Minden Hills

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40301160

BALL REAL ESTATE INC., BROKERAGE - KL165

Minden Area Information

Minden is a small town in Southeast Ontario situated on the Gull River between Minden Lake and Gull Lake. Minden is part of the township of Minden Hills, which includes other communities like Blairhampton, Brady Lake, Buller, Carnarvon, Deep Bay, Dutch Line, and Gelert.

Minden is also the county seat of Haliburton County, which includes towns like Haliburton and West Guilford.

The main access point for Minden is Highway 35 which connects the community to Toronto in approximately 2 hours. The town of Bracebridge is located less than an hour’s drive to the northwest.

The town of Minden is known for its scenic River Walk, beautiful stores and eateries, farmer’s market, and many charming inns and lodges. Minden is also a nationally-recognized destination for competitive canoeing.

Read more about Minden Hills in our blog post here!

Minden Real Estate

Minden and the Minden Hills area have many beautiful lake homes for sale. These homes have beautiful wrap around decks, elevated to take in waterfront views. Another common feature, and typical of rugged forest cabins, are the tall great rooms with fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in the light and natural ambience.

Wood is a common material, both inside and out of Minden homes for sale. Gardens are often simple, to fit in with the natural landscape, complete with shady mature trees and lush grasses.

Many of the lakeside Minden homes for sale  will include private docks, boathouses, and even boat lifts for the lucky few. These locations are great for swimming in the summer and taking in a drink over the water when the sun goes down.

Minden itself has many quaint suburban homes, finished with a variety of country details, like large front porches, gambrel roofs, dormer windows, and wood frame construction.

Things to Do in Minden

For such a small town, Minden is packed full of things to see and do.

For a start, there’s the Minden Hills Cultural Centre which has a gallery, library, and a living museum/ heritage village with a school, blacksmith, and church over a four-acre site.

Locations and businesses to check out around Minden are:

  • Ogopogo Resort on Mountain Lake
  • The Bonnie View Inn
  • Boshkung Brewing Company
  • Minden White Water / Wild Water Preserve
  • Leslie Frost Centre
  • Haliburton Forest
  • Algonquin Park
  • Harrington Park
  • Minden Riverwalk
  • Snowden Park

As mentioned, Minden is a renowned location for white-water canoeing, and the town has its own water park dedicated to this activity. In fact, the river is arguably the centerpiece of the town, with its own walks and scenic lookouts.

Minden also has its own town golf course - Beaverbrook Golf Course, an executive course across from the Minden Rotary Park and river.

As with any town in Ontario’s cottage country, Minden makes a great base for enjoying a host of outdoor activities. In the summer, residents enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, water-skiing, swimming, and horseback riding, while in the winter there’s snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and skating.

The wider area has an abundance of pristine and wild parks and lakes. Nearby parks include Queen Elizabeth II Provincial Park, Bigwind Lake Provincial Park, and Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. All within a few miles of Minden, there are also a series of large lakes that make perfect grounds for recreation, staying in a lakeside cabin or cottage, or snagging an empty lot to build your dream getaway.

Some notable lakes in the area are Bob Lake, South Lake, Gull Lake, Bat Lake, Mountain Lake, and Minden Lake.

FAQs About Minden 

Q: How far is Minden, Ontario from Toronto? 
A: Minden is close to the booming metropolis of Toronto, situated just a little over an hour and a half from the Greater Toronto Area

Q: Is Minden, Ontario a good place to live? 
A: With a cheap cost of living, close proximity to the Greater Toronto Area, as well as plenty of lakes and nature reserves and a relatively safe area, Minden is one of the finest places to live in the province. 

Q: What is there to do in Minden, Ontario in the winter?
A: There's plenty to do in Minden year round, but the whole area becomes a gorgeous winter wonderland during the colder months. From snowboarding to snowshoeing to ice fishing, there's plenty to do in Minden once the mercury drops. 


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