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 Statistics

Average Home Price $823K
Lowest Priced Home $64.9K
Highest Listing Price $5.5M
Total Property Listings 44
Avg. Price/SQFT $684

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1040 Communication Lane, Minden

$3,500,000

1040 Communication Lane, Minden

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,566 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40388990

Century 21 Granite Realty Group Inc., Brokerage, Minden

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1122 Fieldings Crescent, Minden

$1,788,000

1122 Fieldings Crescent, Minden

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,696 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40386761

Royal Lepage Lakes Of Haliburton, Brokerage, Haliburton

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1127 Bobcaygeon Rd, Minden Hills

$749,900

1127 Bobcaygeon Rd, Minden Hills

2 Beds 4 Baths 0 SqFt Single Family MLS® # X5978159

RE/MAX HALLMARK CHAY REALTY

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1127 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden

$749,900

1127 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden

2 Beds 4 Baths 4,000 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40390452

RE/MAX Hallmark Chay Realty Brokerage

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1314 Hunter Creek Road, Minden

$975,000

1314 Hunter Creek Road, Minden

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40390331

Re/Max Professionals North, Brokerage, Minden

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6333 County Rd 121, Minden Hills

$899,900

6333 County Rd 121, Minden Hills

5 Beds 3 Baths 0 SqFt Single Family MLS® # X5976613

ROYAL LEPAGE KAWARTHA LAKES REALTY INC.

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0 Howland Junction Road, Minden

$99,000

0 Howland Junction Road, Minden

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40390458

Re/Max Professionals North, Brokerage, Minden

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6333 County Road 121, Minden

$899,900

6333 County Road 121, Minden

5 Beds 3 Baths 1,802 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40390441

ROYAL LEPAGE KAWARTHA LAKES REALTY INC. - 116

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0 Poverty Bay Trail, Minden

$399,000

0 Poverty Bay Trail, Minden

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40389452

Re/Max Professionals North, Brokerage, Minden

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2051 Horseshoe Lake Road, Minden

$729,000

2051 Horseshoe Lake Road, Minden

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,628 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40388710

Century 21 Granite Realty Group Inc., Brokerage, Haliburton Unit 202

1019 & 1025 & 1027 Osler Lane, Minden Hills

$999,000

1019 & 1025 & 1027 Osler Lane, Minden Hills

5 Beds 2 Baths 1,120 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40387336

Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage, Haliburton

1025 & 1027 Osler Lane, Minden Hills

$749,000

1025 & 1027 Osler Lane, Minden Hills

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40387329

Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage, Haliburton

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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