No matter what time of year you visit, the Haliburton Highlands welcome you with an unforgettable landscape featuring lakes, rivers, secluded forests, rolling meadows and glimpses of the Canadian Shield.
A year-round retreat for nature lovers, Haliburton County is referred to as the Haliburton Highlands due to its resemblance to the Scottish Highlands. The landscape dips and weaves to reveal sections of the Canadian Shield, secluded mountain forests and the many freshwater lakes in the area. Visitors and residents alike delight in the relaxed, comfortable pace of small-town living.
Although the Haliburton Highlands is a haven for cottagers, many areas remain just as nature intended – without a building or telephone pole in sight. The Highlands are home to more than 600 lakes and a vast array of rivers, hills and meadows. Whether by trail or waterway, you can choose from an endless number of paths to explore the area, which spans over 4,000 square kilometres.
We located on Maple Lake, which was initially named Ne-natil-go (sugar maple tree) by the native Algonquin tribe. The calm water of the lake spans 829 acres with shallow swimming areas along the beaches and, at its lowest point, sinks to a depth of 120 feet.
Maple Lake is the third lake in a waterway created by five lakes and four rivers, and connects to the other lakes by the Gull River. Boaters, kayakers and canoeists are welcome to explore to their heart’s content, and those who love to fish will appreciate the lake trout and whitefish that call Maple Lake home.
Nature enthusiasts will enjoy that the Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve is nearby. Be sure to take your camera to capture images of the wildlife you may find there, including the family of wolves that live in the renowned Wolf Centre. Our programs is happening to be on Maple Lake where calm waters span 729 acres. Explore the lake by kayak or canoe – or while sitting by the fire at the Main Lodge.
Maple Lake is surrounded by majestic mountain forests and breathtaking wilderness, and the Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve is nearby.
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