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Dwight is also the northern corner of a triangle formed by the towns Dorset and Baysville, encompassing the various bodies of water that make up the Lake of Bays. Dorset is approximately 15 minutes away to the south, the town of Huntsville is 20 minutes away to the west, and Bracebridge is around 40 minutes to the southwest.
The journey between Toronto and Dwight is around 2 hours, or a little over 200 kilometres. Many Greater Toronto Area residents purchase a summer home in Dwight as a big-city escape.
Dwight falls within Ontario’s popular cottage country, which lies on a geological formation known as the Canadian Shield. This vast area is characterized by rocky outcroppings, dense forests, and thousands of lakes. As such, it is popular with vacationers who want to get away from it all and enjoy Canada’s great outdoors.
Dwight is a particularly ideal location for this due partly to the access it has to the Lake of Bays, and the many parks and preserves within a short distance.
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Real estate and homes around Dwight consist of either vacant lots or houses arranged along the few roads, or the cottages and holiday homes which dot the lakesides.
Roadside homes are great for their convenience, seclusion, and tranquility, often benefitting from generous setbacks which place them deep within the tranquil and scenic woods. Peace and privacy are common characteristics of Dwight, ON homes.
Lakeside homes for sale extend westward and south of Dwight proper, consisting of some large summer homes with beautiful rustic features, including elevated great rooms with large windows and decks for enjoying the water views. Interiors are typically open, with cozy living rooms, fireplaces, and lofts spaces for storage and hosting guests. Real estate in Dwight in general makes for an excellent investment.
Waterfront properties in Dwight will also offer the use of private docks and boat launches, perfect for enjoying the day on the lake, fishing, or simply taking in the sights. These lakeside arrangements also offer space for simply sitting near the water, for sunbathing, fishing, or enjoying a drink. Often, these are luxury homes, and come with contemporary interior upgrades.
Things to Do In & Around Dwight, ON
Dwight is an amazing community with many local attractions and places to enjoy the best activities that Ontario’s cottage country has to offer.
For a start, Dwight has its own sandy beach: Dwight Beach near the town centre, with a pier for swimming and enjoying the water. The town also has a farmer’s market, gift shops, a takeout dining spot, and outdoor outfitters like Langford Canoe and Back Country Tours.
Dwight often bills itself as the “Gateway to Algonquin Park” as the popular destination is a relatively short distance to the northeast. In fact, the west gate for the park is less than 20 minutes away along Highway 60.
There are also a number of other parks and outdoor attractions closer to Dwight, like the Echo Valley Nature and Bike Trails, J. Albert Bauer Provincial Park, and the Oxtongue River Ragged Falls Provincial Park.
Some destinations and local businesses to check out around Dwight are:
- The Moose Cafe & Grill
- Cedar Creek gift shop and gallery
- The Old Palmer House antique and decor store
- Oxtongue Craft Cabin and Gallery
Interested in learning more about Dwight real estate? Get in touch with Heather Scott online today!
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