Haliburton has 17,026 permanent residents, but is known as tourist & cottage destination in Central Ontario. The ratio of properties occupied in the summer months vs. properties occupied year-round are 3 to 1.
There are nine communities in Haliburton County: the towns of Haliburton, Minden, Wilberforce, Gooderham, Irondale, Cardiff, West Guilford, Eagle Lake and Fort Irwin; and the townships of Algonquin Highlands and Minden Hills.
Haliburton is located approximately two and a half hours north east of Toronto. It extends from Algonquin Park on the north end to Kinmount in the South, and running from Wilberforce on the east side to the Muskoka district on the west side.
Haliburton is known for it's thriving arts community. You won't have to look far to find galleries, workshops, events or artwork throughout the town. It is also home of the renowned Haliburton School of the Arts of Fleming College. The school has local and international students come study all year round.
Haliburton is all about the time you spend outdoors. If you aren't at the lake fishing, or on one of the 6 golf courses you may be found at an local attraction. The downtown core is full of great cuisine and shops.
The Great Outdoors
Being apart of Algonquin Park you can image the outdoor activities are endless. There are 24 main lakes for all the fishing & boating enthusiasts. For the winter months you might want to use the ski hill, Sir Sam's or the 100km groomed cross-country trail. People travel far and wide to use the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association's 370km groomed trails boasting an impressive scenery.