The Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower, Tower Kiosk and Picnic Site are operated and maintained for your enjoyment by the Township of Algonquin Highlands. The original tower was built in 1922, was 25 metres high (82 feet) and used as a fire lookout tower. The current tower was built in 1967 and is 30 metres high (100 feet). Visitors are welcome to climb tot he observation deck which is 465ft above Lake of Bays. Facilities include an extensive picnic site, restrooms, a tourist information kiosk, a gift shop and a hiking trail. The Tower is a “use at own risk” attraction.
From Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving 9am-6pm daily. July 1st it’s open until 10pm. After thanksgiving the Tower is only open weather permitting so please call ahead.