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Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower, Dorset
(4.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Stop at Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower for panoramic views over verdant rolling hillsides and a picturesque lake. Originally used as a fire lookout point upon construction in 1922, the tower was reconstructed in 1964 for sightseeing purposes and now reaches 30 m (100 ft). This ever-popular attraction draws visitors with its views, pleasant picnic sites, and walking trails. Arrange to visit Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower and other attractions in Dorset using our Dorset holiday planner.
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  • We set off to this look out tower looking forward to seeing the view on getting there we discovered that the gates were locked so disappointed we set off back into Dorset lucky for us the lady at the ...  more »
  • My wife and I climbed this historic tower on an overcast, fall day. Parking is $1 at the bottom of the hill and $6 at the top. The tower itself is very basic. Metal frame and metal stairs. Thankfully,...  more »
  • The views are excellent whether you climb up the hill or all the way up the tower. It can be a little frightening, not recommended if you don't like heights. You can drive up the hill or hike it (the ...  more »
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  • Awesome scenic view...specially in fall time. Have to be careful when taking the stairs to the tower...but it actually worth it...breathtaking view...splendid! Will definitely go back again.
  • This tower has spectacular views. You need to be able to climb stairs and not be scared of heights. It costs $6 per vehicle now bit it's more than worth it. Make sure to walk around at the base of the tower as there's more views to see.
  • Great views but so, so busy. The tower is quite crowded with people stopping on the stairs to take pictures making it difficult to get around and dangerous. I visited during peak fall colour season. The views are great but I won't be rushing back any time soon.
  • Almost the best view in Ontario.. Very crowded in public holidays, very solid structure, there's a shop, a WC, and a water fountain but the place needs a better service.. especially in crowdy times.
  • Very beautiful lookout tower to see the surrounding nature. Those with a fear of heights and a slightly shaky tower beware on a windy day!