Located at the highest point of the Trent-Severn Waterway, Balsam Lake is part of the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario, Canada. Balsam Lake cottages are in high demand as a result of the pristine beaches, expansive natural beauty and opportunities for exploration surrounding the lake. The lake itself is 16 kilometres long and averages 3 kilometres wide, leaving plenty of room for visitors and locals to enjoy it, with easy road access from the Toronto area year-round.
One of the most appealing qualities of the Balsam Lake area is the largely untouched green space that surrounds it. Conservation of the lake as a natural resource is important to the surrounding community–everyone wants to preserve its natural beauty for future generations and as a result, they strongly support protective regulations that help them achieve that goal. Thanks to this general attitude and dedication, Balsam Lake has some of the nicest, weed-free beaches in cottage country.
Fans of the outdoors will not only love spending time lounging on the shores of Balsam Lake, but also exploring the two nearby provincial parks: Balsam Lake Provincial Park and Indian Point Provincial Park. Balsam Lake Provincial Park offers all-season recreational opportunities. Take in the gorgeous wildflower blooms in the springtime, and stick around for the ample summertime activities including swimming at the beach, hiking to the lookout tower, fishing, sailing and windsurfing. Everyone knows cottage country is beautiful in the fall, and the changing leaves around Balsam Lake are no exception.
On the north end of Balsam Lake you’ll find the tranquil Indian Point Provincial Park, which features one of the longest undeveloped shorelines in the Kawartha Lakes. With no camping, services or facilities in the park, it’s the perfect place to get away from it all and connect with nature. Park visitors love taking in the diverse greenery and variety of tree species including cedar, white birch, white spruce, white pine, oak and hard maple. Indian Point Provincial Park is also an ideal spot for avid fishers, with excellent fishing for bass, walleye and muskie, to name a few.
It's not all about laidback waterfront cottage living around Balsam Lake, although that is certainly a large part of its appeal. Several popular villages are located in close proximity to Balsam Lake, offering plenty of amenities for all preferences and tastes. Fenelon Falls, Coboconk, and Lindsay are nearby, all boasting quaint shops, cafes, dining options and fun activities the whole family can enjoy, no matter the time of year.
If you're thinking of purchasing vacation property or a home in the Balsam Lake area, you'll be pleased to know that waterfront options in the area are diverse. The shoreline is dotted with interesting cottages of all sizes. On the north side of the lake along Highway 35 you'll find the village of Coboconk, which offers a mix of residential and vacation properties.
Luxury cottages and homes are common, and smaller Balsam Lake cottages for sale are often purchased, torn down and rebuilt to the new owner's specifications. Many of the newer, rebuilt cottages were constructed with green building techniques, and that trend is showing no signs of slowing down.
If you're interested in purchasing real estate on Balsam Lake, you have plenty of options to choose from, but be aware that properties usually sell quickly in this sought-after destination in the Kawartha Lakes region.
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