The quaint village of Dwight is located in the northeast corner of the District of Muskoka, with cottages scattered amongst the shores of Lake of Bays and nestled into birch, maple, and pine forests.
In the summer, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, and horseback riding are popular land activities while anglers and water sport enthusiasts take to the waterways on boats, canoes, and kayaks. Come winter, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and dog sledding are favourites and the nearby Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area provides opportunities for downhill skiing and snowboarding.
Given Dorset’s central location between Muskoka and the Haliburton Highlands, there’s no shortage of places to retire to after a day on the water, trails, or slopes. The town and surrounding areas are dotted with charming pubs, cafes, boutiques and galleries that display and sell local artisans’ work, such the Oxtongue Craft Cabin & Gallery and the Old Palmer House, recently voted Muskoka’s best gift store. Dorset is also home to Henrietta’s Pine Bakery, celebrated by patrons as having the best sticky buns in the area!
Just under three hours northeast of Toronto and located in proximity to Muskoka and the Haliburton Highlands, Dwight is a popular place to rent a cottage in Ontario.+ More