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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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Great view from this tower

The Tower is 30 metres to the top! Narrow steps so a challenging climb. But the good news is that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SharonJoy2014
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Toronto, Canada
Great Instagram Moment

Climbing this tower is most of the experience. Steep, metal steps with no risers make looking down... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
m p
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“great view” (17 reviews)
“fall colors” (10 reviews)
“lookout tower” (11 reviews)
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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"gift shop"
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"afraid of heights"
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"parking lot"
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"ground level"
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"degree view"
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"general store"
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"hiking trail"
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"beautiful area"
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"picnic lunch"
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"be careful"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tower is 30 metres to the top! Narrow steps so a challenging climb. But the good news is that if you only climb halfway --you still get a breathtaking view fo the Muskokas.

Thank SharonJoy2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Climbing this tower is most of the experience. Steep, metal steps with no risers make looking down a little scarier than you might expect. Feeling the winds vibrate the structure just adds to the fun. If you're brave enough to get to the top, the...More

Thank m p
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk up the stairs can be terrifying for those with height issues. Bring a picnic lunch with you, maybe of Cheese bread from Robinson's General store. That way if there is a stairway full on pushy people from Toronto you can just sit and...More

Thank Tom Z
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It doesn't get better than this! 360 degree views that you will never forget that include magnificent rolling hills and many fresh water lakes...

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We always park in the Dorset museum parking lot just off the road leading into the village. From there, we hike up the hill (option of 2 paths), to the parking lot of the tower and then up the tower. This makes a lovely half...More

Thank Weatherweary
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 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

1  Thank Randy R
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 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
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Anthony B
1 January 2018|
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Response from RetiredBritz | Reviewed this property |
The tower is 100 feet (30 meters) high, and has about 120 steps. It's very steep but there are stages where you can rest before tackling the next flight. There are no seats though. There's also a viewing platform at the... More
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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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