Haliburton County was established under modern government in 1983, but the community itself has existed since the 1800's. The area has an extensive history and local culture based on the Native Americans, and also of the European settlers. The region is known commonly as the Haliburton Highlands, which is a name given to it due to its placement in the highest ground of the Canadian Shield, and Scottish ancestry. Within the county are areas such Algonquin Park, which pay more homage to the Native tribes of the area. The County includes of the towns of Haliburton, Minden, Dorset, Wilberforce, Gooderham, and a few other small hamlets. It is a well-known tourist and cottage area, so much so that the population exhibits a huge increase in the summer months, fueling the economy and waterfront development of the area. The tourism industry in both the summer and winter months keeps local economy growing, with many resorts and tourist service businesses to provide for visitors. Places like Haliburton Forest and Sir Sam's Ski and Bike offer year round activities for locals and vacationers, making Haliburton County one of the top destinations for an Ontario vacation.
Located in the heart of the Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Lipsy Lake is a quiet, small, deep spring-fed lake shared by a small number of cottagers who are proud to share our relaxation time away from the noise, chaos and pollution of the city.