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Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower, Dorset

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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. Arrange to visit Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower and other attractions in Dorset using our Dorset holiday planner.
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  • There's great views from both the tower top and ground level. There's a small gift shop, outhouses, picnic tables and a short hiking trail. Makes for a nice, short stop.  more »
  • Great place to take some beautiful pictures and enjoy the scenery for miles!!! Not for anyone who is even mildly afraid of heights, as the entire tower is metal that you can see right through. It is q...  more »
  • Small entrance fee per car, a little gift shop and a perfect view! If you are not afraid of heights, venture to the top of the Towe for a 360 degree view. Great time had by all!  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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