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Lake of Bays
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Lake of Bays

The Township of Lake of Bays is an outdoor enthusiasts’ oasis in the northeastern section of Muskoka, adjacent to world renowned Algonquin Park. The Township is home to Lake of Bays, one of the largest lakes in Muskoka, which provides four-season fun from boating and paddle boarding to snowmobiling and ice fishing. The Township boasts picturesque landscapes, over 100 pristine lakes, unique cottage resorts, distinct cultural attractions, and outdoor activities for every season.

The three vibrant and inviting communities of Baysville, Dorset, and Dwight offer a variety of restaurants, galleries, and specialty shops, and each have their own self-guided Heritage Tour to enable visitors to learn about the history of the area. Historically known as a summer playground, Lake of Bays is also a sparkling, white wonderland for winter sports enthusiasts and each village hosts a unique winter festival on weekends throughout February – not to be missed!

Some of the must-see attractions in the area include:

Gateway to Algonquin Park: Lake of Bays is the western gateway to Ontario’s most famous Provincial Park. Come for a day hike, an overnight camping trip or an extended canoe and portage excursion. Arrowhead and Ragged Falls Provincial Parks, Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve, and Oxtongue Rapids are also nearby.

Dwight Beach: This sandy public beach nestled in Dwight Bay is the perfect spot to go for a swim and have a picnic in the summer sunspend an afternoon. Launch your boat to enjoy sun-soakedsome water sports or stay on land and have a picnic in the summer sun. and explore the self-guided Dwight Heritage Tour.

SS Bigwin and Marine Museum: Cruise on Lake of Bays aboard this majestic, restored wooden steamship built in 1910. The SS Bigwin has carried historical guests such as Clark Gable, Louis Armstrong, Winston Churchill, and Greta Garbo. Cruises depart from Dorset docks adjacent to the Marine Museum from June to October.

Dorset Tower & Heritage Museum: Climb this former fire tower built in 1922 to experience a spectacular panoramic view from 142 metres (456 feet) above Lake of Bays. Don’t miss the nearby Dorset Heritage Museum with exhibits of early pioneer life and the logging industry. or explore the self-guided Dorset Heritage Tour.

Lake of Bays Scenic Drive: Drive the 80km loop around the lake by car or experience the route by bike, boat, or snowmobile! This is an incredible way to view the fall colours. Click here to see the route map

Local Flavours: Tour a craft brewery, sample treats at decadent bakeries, dine at fabulous restaurants, or visit one of the seasonal Farmers’ Markets. Try delicious homemade jams and butter tarts, local maple syrup, or authentic wood-fired pizza.

Artists’ Playground: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven painted these stunning landscapes that continue to inspire contemporary artists in the region. August and Autumn Studio Tours offer the chance to meet local artists.

Whether you’re looking for unique shopping, family-friendly events and activities, world-class golfing, cultural experiences, or outdoor adventure, Lake of Bays is an exciting destination for a day trip, weekend or week-long retreat!

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Baysville Marina
Baysville Marina
Dwight Heritage Walking & Driving Tour
Dwight Heritage Walking & Driving Tour
Bigwin Island Golf Club
Bigwin Island Golf Club
Baysville Farmers' Market
Baysville Farmers' Market
Dorset Lookout Tower Trail
Dorset Lookout Tower Trail
Lake of Bays ATV Trails
Lake of Bays ATV Trails
Robinson's General Store
Robinson's General Store
Oxtongue Rapids
Oxtongue Rapids
John Murden Art Gallery & Studio
John Murden Art Gallery & Studio
Dwight Beach Trail
Dwight Beach Trail
Limberlost Forest & Wildlife Reserve
Limberlost Forest & Wildlife Reserve
Erika's Bakery
Erika's Bakery
SS Bigwin
SS Bigwin
Unforgettable Shorelines
Unforgettable Shorelines
Dorset Heritage Trail
Dorset Heritage Trail
Lake of Bays Cycling Route #2
Lake of Bays Cycling Route #2
Ragged Falls Oxtongue River Hiking Trail
Ragged Falls Oxtongue River Hiking Trail
Yummies in a Jar
Yummies in a Jar
Dwight Farmers' Market
Dwight Farmers' Market
Humble Pie Butter Tart Factory & Pizzeria
Humble Pie Butter Tart Factory & Pizzeria
Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Hillside Hamlet Trail
Hillside Hamlet Trail
Lake of Bays Marine Museum
Lake of Bays Marine Museum
Baysville Historic Walking Trail
Baysville Historic Walking Trail
Oxtongue Craft Cabin & Gallery
Oxtongue Craft Cabin & Gallery
Lake of Bays Cycling Route #1
Lake of Bays Cycling Route #1
Lake of Bays Garden Centre
Lake of Bays Garden Centre
Scott Cameron Photography
Scott Cameron Photography
Echo Valley Nature & Bike Trails
Echo Valley Nature & Bike Trails
Dorset Heritage Museum
Dorset Heritage Museum
Lumina Resort
Lumina Resort
Logging Chain Lodge
Logging Chain Lodge
Blue Water Acres
Blue Water Acres
Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort
Port Cunnington Lodge & Resort
Glen Manor Cottages
Glen Manor Cottages
Colonial Bay Cottage Resort
Colonial Bay Cottage Resort
Tally Ho Inn
Tally Ho Inn
The Moose Bed and Breakfast
The Moose Bed and Breakfast
Spring Lake Resort
Spring Lake Resort
Stone Ridge Chalet
Stone Ridge Chalet
Bondi Village Cottage Resort
Bondi Village Cottage Resort
Algonquin Trails Camping
Algonquin Trails Camping
Saturday Sessions at lake of Bays Brewery
Saturday Sessions at lake of Bays Brewery
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25
Saturday Sessions at lake of Bays Brewery
Saturday Sessions at lake of Bays Brewery
Feb
08
Baysville Winterfest
Baysville Winterfest
Feb
17
Saturday Sessions at lake of Bays Brewery
Saturday Sessions at lake of Bays Brewery
Feb
22
Dwight Winter Carnival
Dwight Winter Carnival
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Feb
28
ends
Feb
29
Saturday Sessions at lake of Bays Brewery
Saturday Sessions at lake of Bays Brewery
Mar
14
Saturday Sessions at lake of Bays Brewery
Saturday Sessions at lake of Bays Brewery
Mar
28
Saturday Sessions at lake of Bays Brewery
Saturday Sessions at lake of Bays Brewery
Apr
11
Saturday Sessions at lake of Bays Brewery
Saturday Sessions at lake of Bays Brewery
Apr
18
Baysville Community Yard Sale
Baysville Community Yard Sale
May
02
Dwight Outdoor 3D-Target Archery Tournament
Dwight Outdoor 3D-Target Archery Tournament
May
03
Limberlost Challenge
Limberlost Challenge
Jul
04
Baysville Walkabout Festival
Baysville Walkabout Festival
Jul
25
Lake of Bays Antique and Classic Boat and Car Show
Lake of Bays Antique and Classic Boat and Car Show
Aug
16
Turkey Dinner and Fireworks, Port Sydney/Utterson
Turkey Dinner and Fireworks, Port Sydney/Utterson
Oct
03
Trillium Resort and Spa
Trillium Resort and Spa
Bigwin Island Marine Dining Room
Bigwin Island Marine Dining Room
Cast Iron Restaurant
Cast Iron Restaurant
Humble Pie Butter Tart Factory & Pizzeria
Humble Pie Butter Tart Factory & Pizzeria
Erika's
Erika's
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