Dorset

Dorset is a small community in southeast Ontario’s cottage country, approximately 2 hours northeast of Toronto. Dorset is located right at the far eastern edge of the Muskoka District, which stretches from Sparrow Lake in the south, to the southeastern islands of Georgian Bay in the west, and up to the town of Novar in the north. It is known for its lookout point, which offers incredible views over Dorset and the surrounding forest in autumn.


Sunny lake and dock in Dorset, Lake of Bays

Dorset Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $895K
Lowest Price $300K
Highest Price $2M
Total Dorset Listings 21
Avg. Price/SQFT $912

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5031 Hwy 117 Unit# 4b, Dorset

$5,995,000

5031 Hwy 117 Unit# 4b, Dorset

8 Beds 6 Baths 7,652 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40535361

Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage, Port Carling

1032 Clearwater Road, Dorset

$1,349,000

1032 Clearwater Road, Dorset

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,608 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40567671

Royal LePage Lakes Of Muskoka Realty, Brokerage, Dorset

1257 Paint Lake Road, Dorset

$629,000

1257 Paint Lake Road, Dorset

2 Beds 1 Bath 645 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40567654

Royal LePage Lakes Of Muskoka Realty, Brokerage, Dorset

1206 Minden Point Trail, Dorset

$799,000

1206 Minden Point Trail, Dorset

3 Beds 0 Baths 523 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40562080

Royal LePage Lakes Of Muskoka Realty, Brokerage, Dorset

1049 Grouse Grove, Dorset

$799,900

↓ $49,100

1049 Grouse Grove, Dorset

3 Beds 1 Bath 768 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40564551

KELLER WILLIAMS INNOVATION REALTY

4011 Kawagama Lake Road, Dorset

$1,950,000

4011 Kawagama Lake Road, Dorset

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,085 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40559867

Royal LePage Lakes Of Muskoka Realty, Brokerage, Dorset

16750 Dennison Island, Dorset

$725,000

16750 Dennison Island, Dorset

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40556239

Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage, Dorset

1008 Trade Winds Lane, Dorset

$749,000

1008 Trade Winds Lane, Dorset

1 Bed 1 Bath 714 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40556230

Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage, Dorset

12905 Fishpole Point, Dorset

$999,000

12905 Fishpole Point, Dorset

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,572 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40556237

Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage, Dorset

0 Bear Island, Dorset

$339,000

0 Bear Island, Dorset

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Vacant Land MLS® # 40556236

Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage, Dorset

1460 Last Turn Lane, Dorset

$549,000

1460 Last Turn Lane, Dorset

3 Beds 1 Bath 705 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40556238

Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage, Dorset

2815 Kawagama Lake Road, Dorset

$699,000

2815 Kawagama Lake Road, Dorset

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,556 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 40550272

RE/MAX REAL ESTATE CENTRE INC. BROKERAGE-3

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Dorset, ON Community Information

Dorset also falls at the boundary between the Lake of Bays Municipality and Algonquin Highlands Township. Dorset is situated near the intersection of Highway 35 and 117, and across an inlet into Trading Bay of the Lake of Bays. A bridge at the middle of Dorset crosses the divide between Big and Little Trading Bay.

Nearby towns include Dwight (north), Baysville (west), Pine Springs (south), and Carnarvon (further south). Dorset also falls within Ontario’s scenic cottage country, most of which is in the geographical region known as the Canadian Shield, an area defined by rocky outcroppings, dense forests, and hundreds of lakes.

Discover Dorset Real Estate

Real estate in Dorset includes a small town center with businesses and a few single-family homes. These homes are both rustic and comfortable, reflecting a range of country appropriate styles, including wood frame construction, large decks, and many other features for enjoying the scenery and weathering the elements. Dorset makes for a perfect year-round retreat, but also has a lot of investment potential.

As with many homes and properties in the wider southeast Ontario area, real estate around Dorset are grouped along the shores of lakes and tributaries like Paint Lake and Raven Lake. These homes have elevated living rooms opening onto decks and with tall windows for taking in the lakeside views. Dorset lakefront properties for sale also have their own docks and other boating facilities for enjoying the water in the summer.

Homes and cottages around Dorset include large and unique structures in innovative layouts. Some will blend a variety of shed-roof configurations and multi-leveled designs. Common features include balconies, fireplaces, and spacious interiors. A Dorset home makes for a luxurious year-round lifestyle, or for an exclusive summer vacation investment property.

The area around Dorset and the local real estate market also includes a number of empty or undeveloped lots. These properties present an excellent opportunity for building a vacation or getaway home of your own, complete with all the custom details and conveniences you wish for.

Things to Do in & Around Dorset, ON

Dorset is a very popular destination with visitors from urban centers to the south. During the summer months, the town swells in size as vacationers come to take up residence in their holiday homes and cottages. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the many activities offered by the natural landscape of Dorset, including boating, swimming, fishing, sunbathing, hiking, and so on.

You can take a trip on the SS Bigwin into the Lake of Bays, visiting the resort on Bigwin Island and the golf course located there.

Dorset is especially popular as a gateway to Algonquin Provincial Park, an expansive natural area located to the northeast.

Within Dorset, there are many sites to see and visit, such as:

  • Lake of Bays Beach
  • Dorset Recreation Centre
  • Dorset Heritage Museum
  • Muskoka Jewels
  • Dorset Lookout Tower

Robinson’s General Store (surprisingly, a beloved and well-known local destination) Restaurants like Pizza on Earth, The Fish Shack, and The Trading Bay Dining Company

There are also a few B&Bs and resorts to stay at, like the Muskoka All Seasons Resort at the far end of Little Trading Bay.

Interested in learning more about Dorset real estate? Get in touch with Heather Scott online today!


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