04 Oct
2011
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A Trip Up the Dorset Fire Tower

I traveled up to the north end of Muskoka passing through Huntsville and into Algonquin territory. The autumn colours were definitely more vibrant as I continued to travel north.   I have always wanted to climb the Dorset Fire Tower and it seemed like a good day to do it with hardly anyone around on a Friday. The man at the gate said he was expecting numerous bus loads of people arriving to take in the fall colours the very next day.

As I climbed my way to the top the winds were really howling and I noticed the structure would sway a little which accounts for a bit of fuzziness in the photo.  The observation deck is caged in and about 100 feet up however the elevation over Lake of Bays is close to 500 feet up and offers spectacular panoramic views.



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08 Oct
2014
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A View from the Top

The view from the top of the Dorset Lookout Tower. It can be a bit of a shaky walk up the stairs especially when the winds are blowing. The tower is about 100 feet high and the overall elevation is about 500 feet over the Lake of Bays.
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04 Oct
2012
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Look Out For My Love

Hello folks! I know some of you have been visiting this blog looking for fall photos. Currently I’m on the Rhone river in the south of France heading to the north. I shall return to Muskoka soon. In the mean time here is a photo I took at the bottom of the Dorset fire tower. It is a place where the people not crazy enough to climb up hang out. Enjoy the Muskoka foliage.



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09 Nov
2012
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Boats, Trees and the Fall Breeze

I used this photo for a short time in an earlier post when I was in rant mode about the Pride Marina. It didn’t quite fit the content so I moved it out and stuck it back in here. We are kind of at the in-between stage in Muskoka. The trees have been stripped of their leaves and the skies are grey as we await the first substantial snow to arrive. The photo was from a visit to the Lake of Bays area near Dorset, Ontario



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