West Guilford

West Guilford is part of the municipality of Dysart et al located within Haliburton County. While Haliburton is the primary town in the municipality, also included are Donald, Eagle Lake, Fort Irwin, Goulds, Harburn, Harcourt, Kennaway, Kennisis Lake, and West Guilford. The area covers the land and lakes between Kenesis Lake and as far south as Pine Lake with many smaller lakes in between. Large lot sizes and spacious homes can be found around the many lakes in this area.

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West Guilford Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $276K
Lowest Price $105K
Highest Price $699K
Total Listings 6
Avg. Price/SQFT $0

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West Guilford Area Information

The West Guilford community spans a significant portion of land and waters from Lake Kennisis in the north to and South to Pine. Kennisis Lake Road is the main road that connects Highway 118 and smaller roads to lakes in between.

Driving through this community, you'll enjoy the tall trees, picturesque lake views, and rolling hills creating an idyllic backdrop for peaceful and serene lake living. Many of the cottages in the area are seasonal residences and rented out when not in use. As a result, the community is made up largely of seasonal residents, with a few year-round residents.

West Guilford Real Estate

West Guilford homes for sale are primarily detached cottage-style residences in close proximity to Pine Lake. Situated on spacious parcels of land and set back from the main roads you can enjoy the serenity that comes with stepping out of the hustle and bustle of city life. Choose from a selection of modern log cabin cottages to lakefront properties with private beach access to the lake.

One and two-story houses are the most common, however, there are a few three-story houses available. You’ll find cottages that were built over a number of years making each one truly unique.

West Guilford is an ideal location for investors and second-home buyers alike. Many owners enjoy the opportunity to generate income while they are not enjoying it themselves.

With several public beaches and trails surrounding homes in the area, you're constantly in awe of all of the beauty that the area has to offer, with the sights enveloping your home from every angle from your oversized windows, truly offering you the full nature lover's experience in the heart of cottage country.

Cottages can be found sprawled all across West Guilford, with a majority of many plots of land for sale offering you the opportunity to purchase and build the cabin of your dreams or invest in a market which is only continuing to grow as cottage country remains popular with visitors from all over. 

Step inside and find vaulted ceilings, open layouts, generous kitchens, spacious rooms, and large windows filling the interior with natural light. Fireplaces are common and create the perfect atmosphere for cooler days and nights.

Many cottages have undergone various renovations to incorporate more modern amenities. Properties in West Guilford don’t come available often so if one does it’s important to move quickly.

Things To Do In West Guilford

West Guilford is brimming with things to do. Residents without private beach access are often within minutes of public access beaches. The numerous lakes in the area lend themselves to many water-based activities from swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, and many more.

Beyond the lakes, West Guilford is a thriving arts community. Residents enjoy convenient to access a variety of community events including the Haliburton International Film Festival, Highlands Summer Festival, Haliburton Highlands Museum, Haliburton Sculpture Forest, and Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre.

You'll also find The West Guilford Ice Rink and West Guilford Playground for even more recreation. More than just a summer lake destination, the area is also close to skiing at Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area and Sir Sam's Ski/Ride.

There is also Sir Sam's Ski/Ride for amazing winter activities around Eagle Lake just a short drive away. Hitting the slopes and enjoying some exhilarating downhill skiing or snowboarding on exceptionally well-groomed trails will give you memories to last a lifetime with friends or family. You can also go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing through incredible winter landscapes in West Guilford for a more relaxing experience.  

Pine Lake, Green Lake, and Cranberry Lake are all larger, surrounding stunning lakes ideal for enjoying the tranquility of fishing. Cast your line and try your luck at catching various fish species, including bass, trout, pike, and more as these pristine lakes offer a peaceful and idyllic setting for anglers of all skill levels.

West Guilford Schools

Part of the Trillium Lakelands District School Board, West Guilford is served by the following schools for all levels of education, including a college.

  • Stuart W. Baker Elementary School (French Immersion): Grades K–4
  • J. Douglas Hodgson Elementary School: Grades 4–8
  • Haliburton Highlands Secondary School
  • Fleming College – Haliburton School of the Arts

FAQs About West Guilford

Q. What types of weather can I expect in West Guilford?
A. The weather in West Guilford remains pleasant year-round. Average temperatures in the summer hover between the mid-20s and low 30s with very few days over 30 degrees celsius. Residents can expect precipitation in some form on approximately 184 days of the year.

Q. Where is West Guilford located?

A. You’ll find West Guilford between Pine Lake and Green Lake, just north of Highway 118.

Q. Is there shopping in West Guilford, Ontario?
A. Yes, the West Guilford Shopping Centre has everything you need. From freshly butchered meats to baked goods, friendly staff, and a great atmosphere.

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