Apr 21

Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower


In 1922 the first considered ‘Dorset Tower‘ was constructed to help stands of Timber from a forest fire, which is still on site today. In the 1960’s the government realized they had no purpose for the tower, but gradually started to see many tourists and residence appeal to the tower. On September 14th, 1967 the Minister of Land & Forests, the Hon. officially opened as “Dorset Scenic Observation Tower and Picnic Site,” that day over 8,000 people showed up to climb the tower.

The spring in 1999 the Hamlet of Dorset began and a new project involving a new kiosk & gatehouse took place that offers t-shirts, sweaters and baseball caps with the logo.  Today being the year 2010, the Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower is still opened and maintained by the Corporation of the Township of Algonquin Highlands and is known for 600,000 vehicles accessing the site.


Part of the Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower their is also a trail that can be followed which was made by deer that pass through the winter. Along the trail that runs through Dorset School and Highway 35; their are Guide Markers that show visitors tree and plant species.


Any type of vehicle: $5.00

Seasonal Pass: $18.00

Bus: $20.00

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