Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower, Dorset

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#1 of 9 in Things to do in Lake of Bays
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. Using our world travel planner, Dorset attractions like Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Road leading to Dorset tower was closed due to maintenance I guess in Oct . But you can park In parking and walk up the hill towards tower. It is one of the most beautiful fall walk I have experienced...  more »
  • Get there earlier in the day as the parking lot fills up. We were there for 9am ish and we had lots of choice for parking as the main gates are closed after thanksgiving. Its a beautiful hike up hill ...  more »
  • If you feel brave, dont look down and climb this tower! It has nice photo opportunities and the entrance is cheap.  more »
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  • Amazing views. One of the best scenic views I have ever seen in person was at the top of the tower when the leaves were changing colours in the fall. It was hard to climb up and down the tower as the stairs are small and grated so you can see through them. I am afraid of heights which probably made it worse. I can definitely say that it was worth the climb to see the incredible view.
  • Amazing views from the top of the tower. Feels a bit scary walking up with the metal steps you can see through but worth the effort.
  • For nature lovers and to view the scenic beauty in falls, this is a great place to go. I went in the summers and was mesmerized to see the lush green and blue waters from up the tower. Recommended for adults and teens. Kids might not feel safe.
  • Pretty high up. A very great view of the area and Lake of bays.
  • Great view, incredible cold well water, bring a big water bottle, little gift shop.

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