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Dorset Tower

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About

With a breathtaking 360 degree view, the observation deck of the historic Dorset Tower stands 142 metres (465 feet) above Dorset in Lake of Bays.

The original tower was built in 1922, was 25 metres high (82 feet) and used as a fire lookout tower until 1961. The current tower was built in 1967 and is 30 metres high (100 feet) and was erected for visitors to enjoy the view.

Annually, more than 60,000 visitors will pass through the gates. Visitors are welcome to climb to the observation deck and enjoy the view from the tree-top lookout as well as ground level lookouts.

Facilities include picnic sites, restrooms, a tourist information kiosk, a gift shop and a hiking trail.

Contact

Address: 1191 Dorset Scenic Tower Rd
Phone: 705-766-1032
Website: https://www.algonquinhighlands.ca/dorset-lookout-tower.php
Email: tower@algonquinhighlands.ca

Hours

Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving
9 a.m. to 6 p.m daily
Last admission to tower is at 5:30 p.m.

Weather permitting and with good leaf colours, tower will remain open Friday through Sunday up to mid November.
After Thanksgiving please check before making plans.

July 1st (Canada Day)
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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