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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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Had to come back after last years visit!!

What a view! Stunning even without climing the observation tower!. The giant binoculars are worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LBALBC
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Beaufort, South Carolina
via mobile
Worth a Quick Stop

There's great views from both the tower top and ground level. There's a small gift shop, outhouses... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lori S
,
Peterborough, Canada
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  • Very good41%
  • Average2%
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“great view” (17 reviews)
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1191 Dorset Scenic Tower Rd | Highway 35, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario P0A 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a view! Stunning even without climing the observation tower!. The giant binoculars are worth the trip.

Thank LBALBC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

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 quite slippery when it's wet, so be careful!

Thank LieshD
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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!

Thank Shelley R
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We went here in August and it was getting close to closing time the older gentleman at the gate said we are closing soon and i was like that is fine. It was 6.00 but i had a 2.00 coin and 5.00 bill he said...More

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We set off to this look out tower looking forward to seeing the view on getting there we discovered that the gates were locked so disappointed we set off back into Dorset lucky for us the lady at the coffee shop told us that we...More

1  Thank rocksterrach
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I climbed this historic tower on an overcast, fall day. Parking is $1 at the bottom of the hill and $6 at the top. The tower itself is very basic. Metal frame and metal stairs. Thankfully, there were hand rails. It was...More

1  Thank CAThorne
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The views are excellent whether you climb up the hill or all the way up the tower. It can be a little frightening, not recommended if you don't like heights. You can drive up the hill or hike it (the hike is great).

Thank Laura V
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The view from the tower is amazing! However, try to avoid going there during weekends because the traffic is heavy at peak season and the parking space there is limited. The admission fee that day was $8.00 per car. If one want to save that...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I really wish I could give this review a 5/5 because the view was certainly deserving but there are issues. Here is a breakdown: Positives: First of all, amazing view. We went during the fall colors and it looks amazing from up there. It only...More

Thank TrooperMax
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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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