Attractions & Activities Around Lake of Bays

Located in the northeast corner of the District of Muskoka, the Lake of Bays region offers a natural landscape of forests, rocks, lakes and wetlands. Because of its natural beauty, it is a popular cottage, recreation and tourism destination in Ontario. The Township of Lake of Bays is made up of the small communities of Dorset, Dwight, and Baysville, each offering their own unique tourism experiences. Some links to local attractions and activities around Lake of Bays can be found below:


DorsetCanada.com – your source of all things Dorset including cultural information, events, community services and attractions!
Bigwin Galley – Take-out open seasonally for burgers, fresh cut fries, and more! Located next to the SS Bigwin.
Chetolah Fresh Air Studio – Gallery and studio of pottery and art by Tara Gilchrist.
Dorset Heritage Walking Tour – Takes you around the beautiful village of Dorset.
Dorset Recreation Centre – Classes, Wi-Fi, facilities available for rent, and more.
Dorset Healthcare Hub – Coming soon!
Dorset Heritage Museum – Exhibits of early pioneer life, local settlers, logging practices, and historic information.
Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower
– offers incredible scenic views overlooking Lake of Bays and the beautiful surrounding area.
Dorset Snowball – Annual winter carnival offering outdoor winter activities.
Northern D’Lites – Delicious frozen yogourt and ice cream.
Old Mill Marina – Full service marina located next to the SS Bigwin.
Pizza on Earth – Gourmet thin-crust pizzas cooked in a traditional wood-fired brick oven.
Rafters of Muskoka – Gifts, home decor, furniture, and interior design.
Robinson’s General Store – Voted Canada’s best country store.
The Art Room – A gallery of artwork by Elizabeth Johnson.
Totoka Spa – Full service day spa providing services to enhance the beauty within you.
Trading Bay Dining Company – Casual waterfront dining with breathtaking views.
Zachary’s Restaurant – Casual dining in downtown Dorset.


Algonquin Adventure ToursGuided Algonquin Park canoe camping trips.
Algonquin Outfitters – Camping and hiking gear, rental canoes, kayaks & bikes, guided day trips, and much more.
Back Country Tours – Specializing in ATV, Snowmobile, Jet Ski and Hummer Adventures.
Bush Company – Bar & Grill.
Cookhouse Saloon – Home-style food, fresh burgers, pool tables.
Dwight Farmer’s Market – Seasonally from June – September.
Dwight Garden Centre – Plants, garden supplies, and a gift shop on site. Landscaping services available.
Dwight Library – Library services. Wi-Fi available.
Dwight Market – Groceries, meat, vegetables, coffee, sandwiches and more.
Dwight Beach – This public beach is a beautiful spot to stop for a swim or a picnic.
Dwight Trading Post – Unique Canadian Made Gifts, Native Crafts, Souvenirs, Clothing and Cottage Décor.
Dwight Winter Carnival – Annual Carnival in February offering dog sled & horse drawn sleigh rides, games, entertainment, music, food vendors, buskers and snowmobile vendors.
Echo Valley Nature & Bike Trails – 3.5kms of year round trails for hiking, biking, and snowshoeing with a scenic observation deck.
Erika’s – Bakery, Coffee, Gifts, and more.
Haystack Bay Marina – Boat and engine repairs, boat and toy rentals, dockage, detailing, and winter storage.
Henrietta’s Pine Bakery – Delicious baked goods, breads, and more.
Langford Canoe – Canoes and kayaks.
LOOPS – Studio, art and craft gallery.
Mohawk Grill – Burgers, fresh cut fries, and more.
Moose Cafe – Home made recipes with fresh local ingredients. Gift shop.
Muskoka on the Rocks – Steakhouse and pub, food made from fresh ingredients.
Old Palmer House – custom hand-crafted furniture, rustic home and cottage accessories, antiques, and unique gifts.
Oxtongue Craft Cabin & Gallery – Exquisite selection of original art and fine craft by artists and artisans from across Canada.
Portevino Wine Bar – Wine bar with over 100 varieties from all over the world.
South Portage Marina – All season marina with a full line of summer & winter recreational products and a convenience store.
Webster’s Beacon – Part gas station, deli, restaurant, coffee shop and grocery store.


Baysville Centennial Park – Beautiful location to stop and stretch your legs.
Baysville Country Store – Gas, Grocery, Convenience, Propane, Hardware, Fishing and so much more.
Baysville Curling Club – Social curling club.  Rental space available for functions.
Baysville Marina – Full service marina for boats and snowmobiles, located at the bridge in Baysville.
Baysville Public Library – Family oriented centre. Wi-Fi available.
Baysville Walkabout Festival – This annual July festival is a highlight in Baysville with arts & crafts vendors, live music and entertainment, food & refreshments.
Cast Iron Restaurant
– Delicious pub style dining
Fairy Falls Walking Trail
– Bring a picnic and and enjoy this beautiful section of the Muskoka River.
Fork in the Road – Handcrafted Sausages, Professional Catering, Take out and all around deliciousness.
Humble Pie Butter Tart Factory & Pizzeria – Famous for it’s delicious butter tarts, baked goods and delicious authentic Italian pizzas.
John Murden Art Gallery – Gallery with paintings using oils, watercolours and acrylics.
Lake of Bays Brewing CompanyMuskoka’s Newest Craft Brewery.
Lake of Bays Boat Tours – Tours of Lake of Bays aboard a 27 foot deluxe pontoon boat.
Miss Nelles – Beautiful antique store and coffee/ice cream shop.
Muskoka Surfboard – a retro combination of waterskiing and modern day wake surfing.
Organic Boutique Mobile Spa Muskoka – A variety of spa services in the privacy of your own cottage or home.
Rafters of Muskoka – Gifts, home decor, furniture, and interior design.
The Hound Lounge Bar & Grill – Casual dining with a contemporary menu. Located just across from the swim docks.
Yummies in a Jar – Handmade and hand packaged Jams, Maple Syrups, Dessert Toppings, Marinades and more.

Other Links

Bigwin Island is a world class golf course located on beautiful Lake of Bays, and is members only July 1st to Labour Day.
Resorts of North Muskoka is a portal to resorts and accommodations in and around the Lake of Bays and Algonquin Park area.
The Township of Lake of Bays is the municipal website with a wealth of information about the area including land fill hours, public notices, and government contact information.

AroundLakeofBays.com is a great source of information about attractions, activities, and businesses in the area.