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New to Koshlong? Or to cottage life?

Here are a few things you might need...

Living at the Lake - it's not the city, and it's not the 'burbs

You've got a septic system and a water pump, not a town sewer; you've got a woodstove and (if you're lucky) electric heat; you're far from town down a dirt road that sometimes washes out... Lake living is a little different, and can take some getting used to. Moreover, everything you do here impacts the lake, its ecosystem, and your lake neighbours, so it's important to always keep your community in mind.

This website is full of vital information to help you relax and play safely while you are visiting Koshlong. 
Take time to explore the site, or follow the links below to learn more about how you can:

We share this land -- with each other, and with Indigenous peoples

For thousands of years, Indigenous people of many nations have lived in sustainable relationship to the lands and waters surrounding what we know as Koshlong. Today, through treaty relationships between nations, we continue to share the land and water with the First Nations of Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island. Learn more by reading our Land Acknowledgement and what prompted us to begin giving attention to reconciliation in the work we do.


Koshlong Lake is serviced by 911. Should you need fire, police or medical emergency services, it is important to know your full street address and location on the lake. Please keep this information handy at all times

Find more emergency and non-emergency numbers on our emergencies page, including for local hospitals, Hydro One, Municipal Roads and more. Then learn how to be prepared for emergencies, and what to do in case of fire or criminal activity or break-in in your area.

In the Area: Supplies

Grocery Stores:

  • Todd's Independent:
    Full service grocery store and pharmacy carrying President's Choice products
    Located just outside downtown Haliburton at 5151 County Road 21
  • Foodland:
    Full service grocery store carrying Compliments brand products
    Located in downtown Haliburton at 188 Highland Street

Other Groceries:

  • Abbey Gardens
    Fresh produce, bread, preserves, organic fresh and frozen foods; soups & sandwiches
    1012 Garden Gate Drive, Algonquin Highlands (Off Highway 118 between Haliburton & Carnarvon)
  • Haliburton Supplements & Bulk Foods
    Natural foods & body care, vitamins & supplements, bulk foods & spices
    30 York Street (across from the library)
  • McFadden's Meats:
    Butcher carrying all meats and some fish
    Located outside downtown at 23 Hops Drive (next to the Beer Store off County Road 21)
  • Farmer's Markets: May  - October
    Tuesdays 12 - 4 in Downtown Haliburton
    Fridays 12 - 4 in Stanhope
    Saturdays 10 - 2 in Minden

Pharmacy & Supplements


  • LCBO
    230 Highland Street
  • Beer Store
    15Hops Drive (off County Road 21 near Todd's Independent)

Hardware, yard & Lumber

In the Area: Services

Municipal Services

Landfill & Transfer Stations

Health services 

News sources

activities, shopping, restaurants & entertainment

Thanks to KLA member Rob Horsburgh for his photograph of Wallace Island used as the background photo throughout this site

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