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Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower, Dorset

Categories: Observation Decks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 130+ 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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  • This place was listed as one of the top places to see the fall colors. The first day we drove to this place, cars were lined up for nearly a mile along the highway, with people walking to the top, so ...  read more »
  • Great views. Worth the trip.hiking was great as well. Why ask for so many characters. Make it short and sweet for a description. Change trip advisor rules. 
  • The Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower is now just a tourist attraction, no longer functioning as a fire-watch tower. The climb is demanding and when busy (oftentimes in the fall), requires a lock-step, 1 st...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Worth visiting, open daily 9~6, from Victoria day to Thanksgiving. There is a parking lot at first entrance. You can park there for free and walk your way up. (Less than 10 mins). I drove up instead and paid 6 dollars per car. There is a gift shop/information center on top of the hill. 2 mobile toilets.
  • Superb 800+ sq kms vista view's of the surrounding lakes, hills and forests. Besides driving up to the tower, if more adventurous, one can hike the 2.3 km trail from the Dorset Museum at the base of the hill up to the tower. $2 suggested donation box at trail start.
  • Great place to check out during fall. Close by to Algonquin park too. Definitely come check it out. Don't be afraid of heights! Gotta go up!
  • Fantastic views and a scary climb! Highly recommended. Small charge for upkeep, think it was $4 for the car. Worth the visit if you are in the area!
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