Horseshoe Lake Property Owners Association (HLPOA)


  • 1 Jun 2022 9:21 AM | Anonymous

    Today,  Horseshoe Lake Property Owners Association has launched a survey to get feedback on what is important to all those on Horseshoe and Mirror Lakes. The survey is open to all cottagers, residents, their families and friends. Multiple responses from each property are encouraged. The survey will run from June 1 to July 31. To access please click on this link:

  • 30 Sep 2021 9:07 AM | Anonymous

    The Township of Minden Hills is installing three new culverts under the Shuylers Island causeway.  The installation work is underway this week and will be completed by tomorrow (Friday, October 1st).  

    The new culverts are expected to restore the flow of water from the Provincially Significant Wetland behind Shuylers Island to the rest of Horseshoe Lake.  The original culverts were rendered non functional after the floods and construction work in the last ten years.

    Here's a picture of the work underway this week.

  • 29 Sep 2021 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    Shoreline Preservation Bylaw - Virtual Open House #2

    Haliburton County has appointed two consulting firms for input and guidance in creating a Shoreline Preservation Bylaw.  These companies will update residents during an open house.  If you’re interested in presenting information or just hearing what is happening there is Virtual Open House coming up this week on Wednesday, September 29th from 6PM to 8PM. 

    All information can be found by clicking this link.

  • 19 Aug 2021 7:39 AM | Anonymous

    Your opinion counts.

    Survey open until Sunday, August 22nd.

    The Haliburton Highlands is home to many lakes including Horseshoe and Mirror Lakes.  These lakes serve vital environmental, economic and social roles for not only cottagers and visitors but permanent residents and businesses that make Haliburton home.  

    As the County of Haliburton moves forward with a Shoreline Preservation Bylaw, public input is being sought.  The county has retained professional environmental consultants to review scientific data, compare Haliburton to other jurisdictions and to gauge residents/stakeholders opinion and feedback.  It is now your turn to share your thoughts through a public survey from August 9-22nd. 

    Here is a link to the survey: 

    Shoreline Preservation - County of Haliburton ( 

  • 16 Jul 2021 7:13 AM | Anonymous

    CEWF Update: Coalition for Equitable Water Flow - TSW Water Management Update

    In This Issue...



    The five-day weather forecast predicts a low system that may result in 30-40 mm of rain and heavier amounts in localized areas impacted by thunderstorms.


    During the last three weeks, the Trent-Severn watersheds have received close to 100 mm the above-normal amount of rain. Due to the localized nature of the rain events, some areas have received twice the monthly precipitation.  The impacts from the above-average amounts of precipitation received remain across the system.  Flows and levels are above normal for this time of the year across all locations.   

    Given the amount of rain in the short-term forecast, the Trent Severn Water Management team will be active, and the changing conditions will be closely monitored.   Any watershed conditions updates will be released by your Conservation Authority or local Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources district. 

    Haliburton and Northern Areas 

    Water levels and flows remain high in northern areas. Most lake levels on the Gull River, Burnt River system and Central Lakes are near full and are increasing. Lake levels are monitored on a 24-hour basis, and water management operations are being conducted based on the current watershed conditions, lake levels, estimated runoff amounts and forecasted rainfall. The flows on the Burnt River are above average and increasing and are expected to be sustained by the enhanced runoff from precipitation and operations in reservoirs.  The flows on the Gull River are above average for this time of year. 

    Kawartha Lakes and the Otonabee River

    Water levels in the Kawartha Lakes are above full, and the conditions across the system are due to sustained and elevated inflows from the Haliburton areas and the received amounts of rainfall. Flows on the Otonabee River are above average for this time of year. 

    Rice Lake and the Lower Trent

    Water levels on Rice Lake, Upper and the Lower Trent River are above average for this time of year. The Crowe River has peaked and is receding.

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  • 25 May 2021 5:38 PM | Anonymous

    Minden Hills now requires residents to have a permit in order to set off fireworks. 

    Please click here for details.

  • 28 Apr 2021 7:31 AM | Anonymous

    We are very lucky to have a Provincially Significant Wetland, also known as a "PSW', on our lake!  You can probably guess where it is -- it's that shallow, "weedy" area behind Shuyler's Island.

    Check out more info about our PSW by clicking here.

  • 17 Feb 2021 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Algal blooms are of concern to all Horseshoe and Mirror Lake property owners.  Environment Haliburton recently sponsored an Enviro-Cafe on the subject.  Dr. Elizabeth Favot, PhD, Assistant Lake Stewardship Coordinator, Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations (FOCA) gave the presentation on February 9th.  Participants had the chance to ask questions.  

    Check out this link to a YouTube recording of the presentation:

  • 2 Feb 2021 9:12 AM | Anonymous

    In our Keeping in Touch newsletter dated January 23rd, we indicated that the Haliburton County Council would be meeting to discuss the public consultation process for the draft Shoreline Preservation Bylaw.  Council met on January 27th and have decided to put the public consultation process on hold and are moving forward with an RFP to hire an independent consultant to further the process.   The HLPOA will post updates here on the website as they become available.

    To review the draft bylaw and associated schedules, click here

    To learn more about the discussion at County Council on January 27th, click here:

  • 17 Dec 2020 11:45 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Canadian Lakes Loon Survey Participant and Supporter

    I’m delighted to share with you an exciting new study that uses 38 years of CLLS data from over 1500 lakes to help explain why Common Loons are producing fewer chicks: Drivers of declines in Common Loon (Gavia immer) productivity in Ontario, Canada. The paper is available in full until the end of July at https://www.‌sciencedirect.‌com/‌science/‌article/‌pii/‌S0048969720332447. Please feel free to have a look.

    The study found that declines in the number of loon chicks in Ontario over the past four decades likely result from a complex interplay between damage from acid rain, mercury in fish, and climate change. Similar reasoning may also apply to declines in Common Loon productivity elsewhere across Canada (see our nation-wide study published in 2013 at

    Thank you to all our present and past participants who have made this possible! We are also excited to let you know that more research based on your hard-earned CLLS data is coming soon. Please watch for updates this fall and early next winter.

    If you are interested in sharing this research with your lake association, please contact me for our blog links as well as social media friendly text and graphics.

    Finally, please visit our new website and volunteer portal at . Here we share important information regarding Common Loons as well as the registration links to join the program. 

    Stay safe and well.

    Kathy Jones

    Volunteer Manager, Canadian Lakes Loon Survey, 888-448-2473 ext 124

Horseshoe Lake Property Owners Association
P.O. Box 3, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0

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The HLPOA acknowledge the lands and waters on which we meet, are the traditional homelands of the First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples. Our beautiful lakes are fed from the north and flow to the south. We therefore acknowledge the Algonquin and Mississauga peoples as well as the governance of the Williams Treaties. We wish to express gratitude to Mother Earth, the resources we are using, and honour all Indigenous people who have been and continue to live on these lands.

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