- Surface Area
- Mean Depth
- Max Depth
- 1,213ft (364m)
- 346 acres (140 ha)
- 77.1ft (23.1 m)
- 223 ft (66.9 m)
- 26 miles (41 km)
Kennisis Lake Cottage Owner’s Association (KLCOA)
The Kennisis Lake Cottage Owner’s Association (KLCOA) is a non-profit organization that is committed to contribute and provide the best services to its members, cottagers, and its visitors. The organization sponsors and conducts many activities for cottagers of all ages during the summer. KLCOA does not operate on a loan, mortgage or any other kind of debt to run its affairs.
Events conducted by KLCOA
Events and contests that are held by KLOCA every summer include:
- Swimming Lessons
- Fishing Tournament
- Island Clean-up where volunteers and participants spend a couple of hours picking up waste from the Island
- Canoe Lessons
Celebrations are held for holidays such as Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Canada Day. All the members, cottagers, and visitors gather together and participate in various activities, barbecues, and firework shows at night time.
The KLCOA only consists of people who pay an annual fee in order to be a member. The membership fee is $30 before July 1 and $35 after July 1.
Norah’s Island is the largest island in Kennisis Lake. The island was named after Norah Carruthers, the late wife of Bruce Carruthers, who owned the island for 32 years. Bruce Carruthers donated the island to the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust in the summer of 2007. Since then, many members of the KLCOA have donated money to the Land Trust’s Endowment Fund to maintain the cost of preserving the natural habitat of the island. Norah’s island has been deemed a lasting piece of land representing the true ecosystem of Kennisis Lake. The island ecosystem consists of native trees that surround the lake as well as many rare, native species of orchids. The natural habitat of the island is protected, prohibiting development and allowing access to all of the cottagers to enjoy. The Norah’s Island Committee of the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust is in the process of developing a plaque to acknowledge the donors of the Endowment Fund who donated in excess of $50,000.