Nearby Attractions

Hiking Trails

Dorset Heritage Walking Tour

About an hour's worth of walking -- if you don't stop for food or shopping! -- this tour tells you fun and interesting details about how this wonderful village began.

Municipal Township Trails at Dorset, Dwight, Hillside, Baysville, Oxtongue Rapids

Limberlost Forest Reserve

Excellent trails for hikers, runners and bikers, this private reserve is located just 20 minutes away.

Algonquin Park

Spruce Boardwalk and Old Railway trails are wheelchair accessible

Ragged Falls

Our third provincial park, Ragged Falls is an excellent outing year round. This is our highest waterfall, where the Oxtongue River tumbles down from the Park towards Lake of Bays. You can hike in, or canoe from Oxtongue Lake to the base of the falls.

Museums

Dorset Heritage Museum

This small museum celebrates the pioneers and loggers who helped open up this part of the world. It is well worth spending a few hours in this cosy museum.

www.dorsetheritagemuseum.ca

Within a half hours' drive of Bondi

Dorset Lookout Tower

Beginning as a fire observation tower, this is now a premier site for those unafraid of heights who want to enjoy an unparalleled view of the Muskoka landscape. Ideal in the autumn, but great in spring and summer too!

www.dorset-tower.com

Arrowhead Park

Arrowhead is our "other" Park, sometimes in the shadow of Algonquin Park's reputation. This smaller park, right at the edge of Huntsville, offers world class Nordic and Skate Ski trails in winter.

Lake of Bays Cottage Brewery

A micro-brewery in the little village of Baysville, it is just one more place to visit, along with antique stores, great craft and boutique stores. Next to the dam there is a lovely picnic area, too.

S.S. Bigwin

Cruise the Lake of Bays on the historic S.S. Bigwin, over a hundred years old, departing from Dorset. Beautifully restored, this grand old lady of the Lake will give you a trip to remember.

www.ssbigwin.com

Echo Valley Nature and Bike Trails

Ideal for a short hike, a visit to the observation platform in the Boyne Bog, or for the more adventurous, a collection of extreme mountain bike trails, from biginner to advanced. Municipally operated, by donation.

www.lakeofbays.on.ca/content/echo-valley-nature-bike-trails

Algonquin Adventure Tours

Spend a day in Algonquin with qualified guides who will take you on a choice of a canoe excursion; a motorized canoe tour; a bike trek or an early morning fishing experience. Enjoy a day with the best of Algonquin.

www.algonquinparkcanoetrips.com

Within an hours' drive of Bondi...

Eaglecrest Aerial Park

Canopy Ziplines Adventure, located at Santa's Village in Bracebridge.

www.aerialparks.ca

Buckwallow Mountain Bike Park

Santa's Village & Rudolph's Funland

This theme park is perfectly pitched for the younger set. Teens and adults enjoy Rudolphs' Funland and the Eaglecrest Aerial Park, both on the same site. Go-carts, fun-rides, reindeer and more wait for the youngsters -- along with Santa himself.

www.santasvillage.ca

The Real Muskoka Experience

S.S. Segwun and Wenonah offer a variety of outstanding Cruises, and are located next to the Boat museum at Grace and Speed on Muskoka Wharf. Specialty cruises include Noah's Ark and the Pirates' cruise. Dinner and lunch cruises are also popular.

www.realmuskoka.com

Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve

Visit the Wolf Centre, a 15 acre compound home to a wild pack of eastern timber wolves; or enjoy the canoe trip to the island where you take the Canopy Tour in the tops of the huge old pines. There is a restaurant on site, making this a superb day trip.

www.haliburtonforest.com

Lady Muskoka Cruise

leaving from the Riverside Inn in Bracebridge, with day cruises and dinner cruises, it's a wonderful way to get out on the lakes.

www.ladymuskoka.com