Hunter Creek Estates Adult Lifestyle Community

dogWhat is an adult only lifestyle community?  It is simply that, communities where only adults live.  And did you know that Hunter Creek Estates, just 5 short kilometers south of Minden, Ontario is an adult lifestyle community? Minden is located in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands cottage country area of south central Ontario.

Once an imported Florida concept, adult lifestyle communities have become very popular in the Canadian marketplace.  With an increased demand for this type of living, realtors are targeting the childless demographic with smaller homes and more adult-only communities that are priced for retirees and working adults.

Active adult living is a growing trend in Canada. If you are a baby boomer who finally has the time to pursue those hobbies and passions that you’ve put off until now, then an active adult living community will enable you to fulfill your dreams and goals. These communities are designed to remove the mundane burdens from your life and allow you to relax with a group of people who share your interests and passions.  There are a number of benefits over other housing options for people who want to enjoy a lower maintenance lifestyle.  You might find that you’re a little happier in an environment that is a bit more sedate, than a noisy, busy, child-friendly neighbourhood.  When you choose an adults-only community, your neighbours will be other mature, active adults.  You’ll be surrounded by people in the same stage of life as you and who based on the fact that you chose the same community, are likely to have some similar interests.

It’s harder to imagine what life will be like in our golden years. In the past 15 years alone, the incomes of 65-year-olds have risen faster than their younger counterparts and by the year 2041, 65-year-olds will make up over 23 per cent of the population. Today’s seniors are social, on-the-go, and living in an increasingly popular kind of community, adult lifestyle communities, which makes this an important aspect of the Minden & Haliburton Real Estate market

History of Minden:

As mentioned earlier, Hunter Creek Estates is located in the town of Minden.  Minden was originally settled in 1859 via the Bobcaygeon Road, an original colonization road, because of its timber resources.  The town itself lies on the banks of the Gull River and during the 19th and 20th centuries, loggers used this river to move timber to sawmills downstream.

Since the 1940s, the town has become an increasingly popular summer destination given its close proximity to larger cities in southern Ontario.

Minden Amenities

Golfing

Beaverbrook Golf Course is above par with 70 years of history to its credit. 9 holes enhanced by natural beauty, Beaverbrook curves around The Gull River and Beaver Creek giving you three holes by waters edge. Enjoy nature’s beauty and challenges as you make your rounds through the forests and terrain the Highlands are noted for.  www.beaverbrookgolfcourse.com

Blairhampton Golf Course  18-hole championship golf course, driving range, clubhouse, very scenic location. Pro Shop, Golf Pro, offering lessons, carts available, club rentals, seasonal membership, licensed restaurant. www.blairhamptongolf.com/

The Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre has a challenging, 18-hole, par 71 golf course measuring 6,024 yards and was built in 1974 and designed by prominent golf course architect Jack Davison.  Set on 160 acres of rolling hills and lush valleys and overlooking lakes and forests where wildlife roams free, the golf course features unparalleled scenic beauty, lush landscaping, and meticulously manicured tees, fairways, and greens.  http://www.pinestone-resort.com/golf/

Haliburton Highlands Nestled amongst the towering pines & rolling hills of beautiful Haliburton Highlands, this 9 hole golf course is one of the area’s oldest (1932). The course’s short yardage (2,425) causes golfers to make the mistaken assumption that this is an easy track.Those familiar with the course know that the uneven terrain, hidden hazards & often obscured greens combine to create a challenge capable of testing the lowest handicap golfers. Thus it appeals to, & can be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels.  www.haliburtongolf.com

Lakeside Golf Club  A course designed to take full advantage of its natural setting, the Lakeside Golf Club offers a picturesque nine holes imaginatively laid out along a hillside overlooking Grass Lake. Despite the fact that the perimeter of the course is bordered by thick forest, and the inside holes are lined by evergreens, this is a course that plays fairly forgiving. Its soft, lush fairways are wide and the absence of roughs mean that few balls are lost during the course of a round.

Driving Ranges:

Carnarvon Family Golf:  offers a variety of activites for the whole family including batting cages, driving range, miniature golf and a 9 hole par 3 golf course.  Additionally offering golf camps, clinics, and lessons to provide customers with a fun learning experience at all levels and for all ages.  Carnarvon Family Golf is the home of the Gary Kent Golf School.  Gary Kent is a CPGA Head Teaching Professional

www.carnarvonfamilygolf.com

 

Haliburton Driving Range

6643 Gelert Rd.
Haliburton, Ontario

Arena

The S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena is open for ice rentals from July through until Easter. Our large, non-smoking, community centre offers rooms for small gatherings and our large room for weddings. Our capacity for liquor licensed events is 343 persons and our ice surface area is available for rent from May to mid-July.

Four ball diamonds are available for rental.  The Minden Fairground is used by our local Kin Club for the Ice Car Race Series in January and February and by various horsemen’s associations throughout the warmer seasons. Come and enjoy these or one of our other events held at the Fairgrounds – The Truck Pull and the County Fair just to name a couple. The Fairgrounds are available for rent for other events as well

Curling:  If the urge strikes you to hit the sheet and throw a few stones, don’t worry, there are two curling clubs in Haliburton County!

Minden Curling Club http://www.mindencurlingclub.com/

Haliburton Curling Club http://www.haliburtoncurlingclub.com/

Parks

Minden Hills has many different parks for your enjoyment and public beaches are available at Twelve Mile Beach, Bissett Beach, Horseshoe Lake, Forsters Beach and Rotary Park (some with Pavillions). Other Parks that offer beautiful scenery are Furnace Falls, Panarama Park, Lutterworth Park, the nature trails at the beautiful Snowdon Park. If you are interested in walking through Minden, the Minden Community Walking Trail is a loop trail wandering through the natural areas, close by the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena and the Minden Hills Cultural Centre.

Hiking Trails

Discover and explore some of the region’s best hiking trails right here.  A great many kilometers of back-country hiking and walking trails in the area. They journey through mystical forests, meander along scenic rivers, ascend to amazing lookouts and arrive at one-of-a-kind heritage sites. You’ll find hiking trails that suit all levels of skill and ability.

Water Trails

The Haliburton Highlands Water Trails (HHWT) consists of approximately 28,000+ hectares of provincial and municipal public lands comprised of countless lakes, rivers, trails and continuous forest.  The HHWT manages camping and recreation in two distinct management areas: The historic Frost Centre canoe routes and the Poker Lakes canoe routes.

These areas serve as year-round destinations for thousands of canoeists, campers, hikers, day-trippers, fisherman, hunters, cottagers, snowmobilers, skiers and snowshoers providing significant backcountry recreational and conservation values.

Nordic Ski Trails

The Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trails Association has developed and maintains a series of trail systems comprising over 70 km of well groomed Cross Country ski trails throughout Haliburton County.  The non-profit community based association is dedicated to the maintenance of these high quality groomed trails that will provide enjoyment for skiers of all levels and offers some of the best cross country skiing in all of Ontario

Cycling

The Haliburton Highlands Cycling Coalition (HHCC) formed in September 2005 with the vision that Haliburton country will provide and promote safe and enjoyable cycling of all types, for all ages.  The purpose of the HHCC is to represent the interests of the cycling public within Haliburton County.

Fishing

Ready to reel in the catch of the day, or possible the catch of a lifetime?  With countless lakes and rivers to choose from, you can find a fishing spot that’s yours alone if you wish.  Listening to nothing but the sound of your line casting into the water.  Or hit one of our large, deep lakes on the hunt for a huge trophy fish.  The options are endless and fishing is a four season sport here in the Haliburton Highlands.  During the spring, summer and fall, you can spend a relaxing day on the water, casting off from a boat, a dock or fly-fishing.  And in the winter we are an ice fishing paradise!  There is a great variety of fishing to be done here for the angler at heart, so come and discover all of the great fishing opportunites that we have to offer. View the Haliburton Fishing Chart here.