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Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower

1191 Dorset Scenic Tower Rd | Highway 35, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario P0A 1E0, Canada
+1 705-766-1032
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Fall colours

If you are ever in Dorset area a visit to the Lookout Tower is a must (in the fall is the BEST... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Randy R
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Bobcaygeon, Ontario
via mobile
My best decision to visit it!

Road leading to Dorset tower was closed due to maintenance I guess in Oct . But you can park In... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sohailparvaiz
via mobile
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“great view” (16 reviews)
“fall colours” (20 reviews)
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LOCATION
1191 Dorset Scenic Tower Rd | Highway 35, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario P0A 1E0, Canada
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+1 705-766-1032
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are ever in Dorset area a visit to the Lookout Tower is a must (in the fall is the BEST Colours in Ontario) you can see forever in all directions. Tower is closed from end of Nov.-Mar. but you can still walk up...More

Thank Randy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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. Golden Color peak was every...More

Thank sohailparvaiz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 on a paved road. If...More

Thank trishsnider2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you feel brave, dont look down and climb this tower! It has nice photo opportunities and the entrance is cheap.

Thank Arnout v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the tower recently and it was great. Although this year's fall colors were not the best, they were still very good at peak. The views from the top are spectacular. A very nice place to take the whole family.

Thank BroncoRider
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my family to see the fall colours and was amazed at the beautiful views. The place gets crowded very easily and its advisable to get there earlier in the day or closer to sunset. The views are wonderful and definitely a must visit...More

Thank Chaitanya S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A great place to come if you are in the area over the three seasons. (Closed Winter) The view was spectacular with the leaves changing colour. The staff there is very friendly. (Get more fridge magnets in the gift shop!!!) Also make your way down...More

Thank bcooper434
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

If you’re not scared of heights then this is for you. Definitely worth climbing to the top to experience the amazing view.

Thank David B
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

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 the top, you will...More

Thank Gleamcrew
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

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 Fall colors from the tower but it turns out...More

Thank Neha M
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Neha M
25 September 2017|
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Response from Shelley R | Reviewed this property |
Lots of parking. Enjoy...I hope the colors are out in full for you!
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Monique J j
24 July 2015|
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Response from Iryna P | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Bigben. And it does not require you to climb in one marsh, Almost on each level, there are places where you can stay, get back to your normal breathing, enjoy the scenery and lush foliage.
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