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Tours & Excursions

Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower

The Dorset Tower offers views like no other! The trail begins behind the Dorset Heritage Museum and winds its way through a beautiful mixed forest from the base of the lookout hill to the top, and back down again. The incline is fairly steep in places so sturdy shoes and a reasonable level of fitness are recommended.

S.S. Bigwin Boat Cruises

After an epic tale that dates back to 1925, the S. S. Bigwin relaunched officially in July 2013 and continues to serve and delight, as the only historic commercial ship on Lake of Bays. At the Marine Museum next to the SS Bigwin dock, you will find several historical collections from the marine history on Lake of Bays.

Dorset Heritage Museum

Officially opened on July 1, 2001 and is located at Dorset, Ontario at the crossroads of Muskoka and Haliburton. Featuring early exhibits of early pioneer life, local settlers, traditional logging practices and historic information pertaining to pioneer settlement of the Dorset area.

Dwight Beach

Dwight Beach is such a wonderful spot to vacation for the day. The centrally located dock is an iconic Lake of Bays landmark that features a pavilion with a picnic table. The sand is lovely for walking-soft and comfortable on your bare feet. The water extending from the beach is shallow and has a nice hard packed bottom.

Algonquin Provincial Park

Embark on a journey through Algonquin Park, spanning over 7,653 square kilometers of Canadian wilderness. This park, established in 1893, offers over 2,400 lakes and 1,200 kilometers of streams and rivers. Discover its 15 hiking trails, each unveiling unique aspects of the park’s ecology and history.

Ragged Falls Park

Visit one of the top 10 waterfalls in Ontario. The Gravel Falls located within the park demonstrates the powerful, erosive force of glacial meltwater. Easily accessible forest trails will take you from the parking lot, straight to the action. Plenty of space around the top of the falls to enjoy the view.

Oxtongue River Rapids and Trail

A beautiful spot to relax, enjoy a picnic, and walk a short 1km trail one way (2km round trip). The area is particularly beautiful with the fall colours. The trail follows the shore of a fast moving river with rocky slopes to the river's edge, so please keep an eye on little ones as you explore.

High Falls Park

High Falls Park is one of natures finest creations. The only place in Canada where 5 separate water falls meet at Clear Lake. One of the falls is often referred to as the "Niagara of the North." Check out the 1.0-km loop trail considered an easy route, it takes an average of 15 min to complete.

Buttermilk Falls

The dramatic scenery of Buttermilk Falls has historically been popular picnic spot, attracting visitors because of its beauty and it is still a great place to stretch your legs, take a break and visit one of Haliburton County’s most accessible waterfalls.

Arrowhead Provincial Park

Just 10 minutes north of Huntsville, the stunning Arrowhead Provincial Park is part of the Ontario Parks system and offers access to many activities all year long. 1.3 km skating trail meanders through the forest, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snow tubing and five year-round hiking trails.

Frost Centre Hiking Trails

There are 9.5 km of looped trails that provide the nature enthusiast with excellent opportunities to explore landscapes typical of the Algonquin and Haliburton Highlands. There are trails for beginners as well as for more experienced hikers/snowshoers looking for more of a challenge.

Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area

Hidden Valley is one of Ontario’s most established and hidden gems, steeped in tradition of providing families with exceptional ski experiences in a warm and friendly family atmosphere. Enjoy a lifetime of family skiing and snowboarding.

Treetop Trekking Huntsville

Make the trip to Muskoka’s quaint cottage country just two hours north of Toronto, a hotspot for exploring the great outdoors, to begin your aerial trek. As you enter the Huntsville park, rock outcroppings, bubbling streams, and mature trees welcome you to the adventure that awaits.

The Acres Driving Range

Family oriented practice facility for golfers of all skill levels, conveniently located just 10 minutes east of downtown Huntsville. The range features an elevated tee deck, both grass tees and mats, 300 + yards, practice bunkers, and a wedge area to work on your short-game.

Bracebriddge Golf Club & Driving Range

The golf course is a wonderful spot to enjoy wide open fairways, majestic trees, rolling hills, and is a perfect fresh air walk or ride. We look forward to seeing old friends again and to welcome new faces.

Hawk Lake Log Chute

Used in logging operations in what is today the Township of Algonquin Highlands, there has been a log chute located the point where Big Hawk Lake meets the Kennisis River since 1861. There is also a park, hiking trail and an information kiosk telling the story of this unique historical feature.