This Ontario scenic lookout tower is a must-see this spring (PHOTOS)

Mar 20 2019, 11:33 pm

Looking for a fantastic photo-op with a gorgeous view of rolling hills?

Well, Dorset Lookout Tower is set to re-open this May and the panoramic view from the top of this 30-metre tall tower is breathtaking, sitting a full 142 metres above the nearby Lake of Bays.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Kelly C (@mynameiskellyc) on

Originally used as a fire lookout during the first half 20th century, the tower was rebuilt with an additional five metres in 1967 to give visitors an unparalleled view of the Algonquin Highlands.

Located north of the Town of Dorset, off highway 35, the tower is visited by at least 60,000 people every year, with as many as 600 cars visiting every day during the fall when the leaves begin to change colour.

A post shared by Marina Mota (@marinadesapega) on

While the tower might be the main attraction, the area also has ground level lookouts and a hiking trail.

Dorset Lookout Tower

When: Opens this May
Where: Off Highway 35, North of the village of Dorset
Price: $2 walk-in, $10 drive in

See also

For your own safety, please make sure you are prepared before heading out on your next adventure. Information on how to prepare for your trip and stay safe while on your hike is available from AdventureSmart.

DH Toronto StaffDH Toronto Staff

+ Listed