Maple Lake, Ontario, Canada

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Lake Locations: Canada - Ontario -

Maple Lake is a lovely natural freshwater lake tucked away in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario. This lake has 829 acres of calming blue waters. The Haliburton Highlands region is named in honor of Thomas Chandler Haliburton and for its resemblance to the Scottish Highlands. The lake is a popular with tourists due to its proximity to larger towns in Ontario. With ample activities to hold your interest year-round, Maple Lake is the perfect place to visit.

With a maximum depth of 120 feet and a mean depth of nearly 39 feet, Maple Lake is home to lake trout and whitefish. Bundle up for winter ice fishing or while away a summer afternoon fishing the shores of Maple Lake to reel in a “big one.” Boating, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are all permitted on Maple Lake and are popular warm weather activities. The Gull River is available to explore and connects Maple Lake to Beech Lake. Relax in the evening with family and friends along the lake’s sandy beaches.

Drive over to Haliburton County for plenty of things to do and places to see. Nothing sounds better on a warm summer night than dining at a unique restaurant and listening to a concert. Different bands perform throughout the year for the public’s enjoyment. If you are a lover of the arts, Haliburton is well known for its talented artists. Explore art galleries, art studios, and art museums. The Haliburton Highlands Museum is a great place to learn about the area, especially if you are planning to relocate to the area.. Learn a new skill with yearly art and crafts tours such as pottery-on-the-wheel.

Make your way over to Minden Hills for even more activities. This town offers quality entertainment from the magnificent natural environment to the events vigorously planned for your family’s fun year-round. Minden Hills has extraordinary nature waterfalls, parks, trails, white water paddling, gem/rock hunting, sightseeing, and bird watching. The agricultural enthusiast will be captivated by annual flower shows and gardening workshops. With fun gatherings like the Truck Pull, Minden Hills is sure to excite. Visit the art galleries, shop the retail stores, listen to music in the park, or find your favorite book at the library. Minden Hills is bursting with life.

Maple Lake sits in the middle of three major provincial parks: Algonquin Provincial Park, Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, and Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. Algonquin is one of the most popular in the country. It was named a national historic site due to its many heritage values, such as its role in development of park management; it has also inspired many artists and has given Canadians a greater sense of their magnificent country. Algonquin Park allows fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, hiking, and camping. There is also a logging museum that features a logging camp, equipment, and panels on logging in the park. Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park is a relatively undeveloped area featuring a rugged rolling landscape of small lakes, wetlands, forests, and rocky barrens. It is not yet fully operational to protect the ecological integrity of the park. Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park is the second largest park south of the Algonquin Park. It hosts a wide variety of species such as the rare northern ribbon snake, American black bear, American beaver, and moose. Try your luck fishing the waters for rainbow tout, lake trout, and brook trout, as well as smallmouth and largemouth bass.

Take the time to visit Maple Lake. With plenty of vacation rentals and real estate properties for sale, it will certainly capture your heart.

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Things to do at Maple Lake ON

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Waterfall
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Birding
  • Provincial Park
  • Museum

Fish species found at Maple Lake ON

  • Bass
  • Black Bass
  • Brook Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Trout
  • Whitefish

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Maple Lake ON statistics & helpful links


Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Not Dammed

Surface Area: 829 acres

Average Depth: 39 feet

Maximum Depth: 120 feet

Water Volume: 31,999 acre-feet

Trophic State: Oligotrophic

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