“Welcome to Gooderham, where all things are possible in a community that cares!”


Our wonderful community is located in the Municipality of Highlands East which is part of the naturally stunning and picturesque County of Haliburton.

It is home to more than 700 full time residents, hundreds of seasonal residents and more than 30 locally owned and operated businesses available to serve you. There is no doubt Gooderham will welcome you with its small town charm.

“Come see us for yourself, and experience the wonder and beauty of the country and charm of a small town... Gooderham, Ontario.”


Located just over 2 hours from Toronto and 4 hours from Ottawa, Gooderham is an easy place to escape the busy life of the city to enjoy the tranquility and fun that can be found around here and all around us year round.

With thirteen lakes and the Irondale River, you can take the opportunity to canoe, kayak, swim, fish, jet-ski or go boating. Watching the fog lift off the lake while you enjoy your morning cup of coffee, you are likely to hear the soothing sound of a loon calling or the slapping tail of a frightened beaver.

photo by Mike Milton

photo by Mike Milton


There is access to many multi-use trails for which you can enjoy hiking, biking, off-road motorcycling, ATVing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing or snowshoeing, the choice is yours. Be prepared with camera in hand as you are sure to stumble across something beautiful, be it a bubbling brook, an unusual but pretty flower to tree, a serene place to relax or one of the many furry critters that call Gooderham home.

Our park in the centre of town has a fully equipped playground for kids to play and run about, tennis court, walking trail and in the winter months an outdoor skating rink.

Upcoming Events

Featured: 2019 Music Festival