Tons of things to do in this area - here’s a sample!
Village of Dorset
The picturesque little town of Dorset is right on the water’s edge of lake of bays and is only 15 minutes away.
Cafes, waterfront dining, little shops, groceries and an LCBO.
Enjoy a Kawartha Dairy ice cream cones, while watching the boats arrive at the public docks. The cottagers tie up their boats to wander through the shops – and enjoy some of the best ice cream in the world.
Dorset Lookout Tower: One of the best views of Muskoka and its lakes is from the Dorset Lookout Tower, a massive 30-metre-high metal structure atop a steep Dorset hill overlooking Lake of Bays. A great Muskoka stop for kids.
Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve:
Walk in the Clouds:
Over half a kilometre long (the longest of its kind in the world) the Canopy Boardwalk winds through the treetops from 10 to 20 metres above the forest floor. An inspiring experience.
The Wolf Observatory Centre:
One of the largest of its kind in the world!
This iconic Provincial Park is only about a 30 minute drive to the East Gate entrance. There is a wonderful Visitor Centre, logging museum and art gallery. Algonquin Park has 14 hiking trails. One favorite is Lookout Trail.
Explore Kawagama Lake:
This very large lake has over 83 km (52 miles) of beautiful shoreline, miles of beautiful kayaking and boating – and terrific fishing.
Two large Marinas on the Lake: Mountain Trout House Marina and Old Mill Marina both offer boat rentals, winter storage, service and have stores that stock the basics.
Historic log Chute:
Short drive to Big Hawk Lake. The ‘Hawk Lake Log Chute’ is the only remaining log chute in the province of Ontario. A real must-see! Dramatic and beautiful with a great hiking trail, picnic areas and tubing down the river.
45 minutes away: Excellent golfing at Deerhurst Resort; Bracebridge Golf Club.