Located on the south side of West Shore Road in Haliburton, just south of Kennisis Lake, is a quiet, small lake which until now has been virtually undeveloped. It is a magnificent Haliburton Highlands lake - deep, clear and clean - with some stunning rocky shorelines and outcroppings. It is an ideal fishing lake, though we challenge you to catch one! It is virtually weed-less and has lovely undulating topography. The water level fluctuates only moderately (as it is not connected to the Trent-Severn Waterway) and the lake is completely land-locked with no boat access to or from other lakes. Lipsy Lake does not have a marina or public boat launch.
The lake is located at an altitude 100’ higher than neighbouring Kennisis Lake, is spring-fed and has been described by a biologist as one of the cleanest lakes he has seen in Ontario in 20 years. This typical Canadian Shield lake has deep clear water and is heavily wooded with stately pines, age-old hemlocks, white birch and maple. The diversity of habitat provides prime nesting sites for a multitude of bird species. Deer and Moose may appear anywhere. The lake is well-stocked with a supply of naturally reproducing lake trout.
Lipsy Lake has a perimeter of 4 miles and a maximum depth of 171 feet . It’s ideal in summer for swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and wind surfing; winters on Lipsy Lake offer the opportunity of ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or just relaxing in front of the fireplace.
There are a total of 33 lots on the lake. To date there are 15 cottages built on the lake.
The lake has extremely limited motor activity. Cottagers are encouraged to operate motor boats in a reasonable, co-operative and respectful manner.
Being only 2.2 kilometers long and 0.1 kilometers wide at its narrowest, most LLCOA members are of the opinion that it is not a suitable lake for waterskiing and jet-skiing activities.
Canoeists, swimmers, kayakers and stand-up paddler boarders will discover a paradise for their indulgences.