Little Kennisis

Little Kennisis

 Beautiful Little Kennisis Lake is part of a very popular two-lake chain!

Several of our lakes are known for their vibrant communities, and Kennisis Lake is a prime example, boasting one of the most active Lake Associations in the county. Kennisis Lake's location adds to its appeal! Nestled in the western part of Haliburton County, it is part of the expansive Kennisis River System. Just a three-hour drive from Toronto, it offers a perfect weekend escape from the city.

Nature enthusiasts will appreciate its proximity to Algonquin Provincial Park to the north. The park's nearby presence provides ample opportunities for hiking, bird watching, and exploring diverse ecosystems.

Fast Facts

Location: 34 KM from Haliburton Village

Elevation: 356 M (1,187 Ft)

Surface Area: 18 ha (44 acres)

Mean Depth: 18.3 m (60 ft)

About the Kennisis Lake Community

The lake community is also family-friendly, making it a perfect place for families to create lasting memories. Kids can participate in numerous activities throughout the year, from joining the annual Rock Bass Fishing Derby to making sandcastles at the Regatta. For those who love water sports, Kennisis Lake offers a wealth of opportunities with its sailing regatta. It's not unusual to see colourful sailboats dotting the lake on a warm summer day.

Kennisis Lake Marina

A jewel in the crown of Kennisis Lake is the Kennisis Lake Marina. A gateway to the lake's vast expanse, the marina is a bustling hub of activity, facilitating both the day-to-day and recreational needs of lake dwellers. It provides a variety of services, from boat rentals to equipment servicing, ensuring that whether you're a seasoned sailor or a novice explorer, you have what you need to venture out onto the water safely.

Beyond its functional offerings, the Kennisis Lake Marina is also a vibrant social spot. It's a place where locals gather to share stories, catch up on community news, or simply enjoy the serenity of the lake. On sunny days, you'll find families prepping for a day on the water, seasoned anglers trading fish tales, and kayakers setting off to explore quiet coves. As evening falls, the marina becomes the perfect spot to watch the stunning sunsets Kennisis Lake is known for. With a community as tightly-knit as Kennisis, the marina isn't just a service point—it's a place where the heartbeat of this vibrant lake community can be truly felt.


Lake Resources!

The Kennisis Lake Cottage Owners' Association is committed to offering residents and cottagers valuable information about the lake, including updates on events, news, community activities, and lake health. Visit for more information!

Fishing Facts

Little Kennisis Lake is a top destination for fishing, offering opportunities to catch Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass, and Yellow Perch. A public boat launch is conveniently located off North Kennisis Drive at the bridge. For more fishing rules and resources follow the link for more info,

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Listings on Little Kennisis Lake

Cottage with lots of windows, green grass and trees Stone path leading from cottage to dock with 6 yellow muskoka chairs and canadian flag.

2043 Watts Road on Little Kennisis Lake, Haliburton

Nestled along the pristine shores of Little Kennisis Lake, this custom-built lakeside retreat offers the epitome of luxury living in a natural setting. Boasting 5,500 square feet of meticulously crafted living space, this exceptional property showcases unparalleled comfort and sophistication at every turn. Upon entering, you are greeted by cathedral ceilings, accentuating the expansive open-concept layout. A striking stone propane fireplace serves as the focal point of the living area, creating a cozy ambiance for gatherings with family and friends. The heart of the home is the gourmet kitchen, meticulously designed, featuring a section of heated countertops adds a touch of indulgence, ensuring culinary endeavors are always a pleasure. Entertainment seamlessly flows outdoors to the expansive deck off the kitchen, where breathtaking views of the tranquil lake and surrounding wilderness await. This property is equipped with an array of upgrades designed to enhance comfort and efficiency, including extra insulation, 400 amp service, UV windows, and smart home automation. In-floor radiant heat throughout, including in the garage, ensures warmth and comfort year-round. The fully finished basement offers additional living space, complete with a games area. An attached three-car garage with loft provides ample storage for vehicles and outdoor gear, while a detached two-car garage offers further convenience. Outside, the property is a sanctuary of natural beauty, with a gentle sloping lot leading to 147 feet of clean, deep shoreline. Stone steps provide easy access to the water, where a sandy beach emerges later in the season, perfect for swimming and waterfront activities. Lush landscaping adds to the curb appeal, while a lakeside firepit area offers the ideal spot for gathering under the stars. With southwest exposure, you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the water. Located in a prime position by the renowned Haliburton Forest, offering endless opportunities for outdoor adventure, including hiking, ATV, and snowmobile trails. The community of Little Kennisis Lake boasts a marina with a restaurant, pickleball courts, and summer entertainment, ensuring a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle year-round. Experience the pinnacle of lakeside luxury living at this extraordinary residence on Little Kennisis Lake.
Fire pit with 6 chairs around it and a glass railing overloooking a lake. Trees surround and a dock in the water with red chairs.

2853 Watts Road on Little Kennisis Lake, Haliburton

Welcome to this magazine worthy, fully winterized, 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage with bunkie, on one of the best lakes in the county, beautiful Little Kennisis Lake, part of a two lake chain. The property has been beautifully redone with lots of upgrades throughout, and a great rental history. The lot is flat off the municipally maintained road, and is well treed for privacy. The gorgeous all white updated kitchen has new appliances including a propane range. A great wood burning fireplace will bring the family together in the stunning great room with beautiful cathedral ceilings. The outdoor wrap around deck is over 1000ft; perfect for entertaining! Enjoy your morning coffee or an evening bbq with family and friends under the covered outdoor dining area featuring a beautiful custom cultured stone wall. The waterfront is clean, deep and beautiful for swimming and boating. Welcome home!