(Natural Wonders > Nature Observation Centre)
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. Visitors are welcome to climb to the observation deck which is 142 metres (465 feet) above Lake of Bays. Facilities include an extensive picnic site, restrooms, a tourist information kiosk, a gift shop and a hiking trail.