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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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Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower Reviews
David BOctober 4, 2017
If you’re not scared of heights then this is for you. Definitely worth climbing to the top to experience the amazing view. more »
GleamcrewOctober 4, 2017
There is a very small fee per vehicle to get access to the Dorset tower, but the view is well worth it. The view is magnificent even from the area around the tower, but if you are ok with climbing to ... more »
Neha MOctober 1, 2017
We loved our long drive from Toronto to Muskoka. You still cannot see fall colors there or in Algonquin Provincial Park. I don't know what's happening with the fall. I was super excited to see the Fal... more »
Jessica WeirJune 2, 2017
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.
Daniel MckeownJuly 6, 2017
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.
Devna MalhotraApril 11, 2017
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.
Chad PetersonJune 28, 2017
Pretty high up. A very great view of the area and Lake of bays.
John williamsJune 11, 2017
Great view, incredible cold well water, bring a big water bottle, little gift shop.
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