Discover Dwight

Dwight is a popular tourist and cottager destination at the very north end of Lake of Bays. This quaint village was established in 1875 by settler Edmund James Gouldie. Dwight is surrounded by Muskoka’s rugged and raw landscape with close proximity to Ontario’s famous Algonquin Provincial Park (20k).

Each season presents a new reason to discover, explore and love Dwight! In summer you can enjoy maintained hiking/biking trails, nearby world-class golf courses and the sparkling and vast Lake of Bays with Dwight Beach. Our beach is one of the most beautiful sandy shorelines in all of Muskoka and the only public beach along Lake of Bays’ 170km shoreline. Fall brings a spectacular burst of colour as the leaves change hue and Oxtongue Rapids draws both artists and photographers to capture its beauty.

Winter is a glistening, snowy paradise for snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing. Mark your calendar for Dwight Winter Carnival on Family Day weekend in February. It kicks off with the Lions Club pancake breakfast and the day is loaded with children’s activities, the opportunity to try out winter sports and snowmobile time trials on the lake.

Dwight has wonderful resorts, motels and bed and breakfasts to use as a home base while you enjoy our many attractions. You will also find fine dining and casual eateries, bakeries, marinas, shops, galleries and so much more…

Take a Walk (paddle, run or bike) on the Wild Side

  • Dwight Beach – the only public beach along Lake of Bays’ 170km shoreline!
  • Public boat launch at Dwight Beach and several marinas in town
  • See the four-season beauty of Oxtongue Rapids
  • Great summer & winter fishing for Lake Trout, Small Mouth Bass, Perch, White Fish
  • Rentals available – ice fishing huts, snowmobiles, ATVs
  • Cross-country ski trails in majestic Algonquin Park, Echo Valley Park or one of our many year-round resorts
  • Access to hundreds of kilometers of groomed snowmobile trails
  • Ice climbing and an outdoor ice rink

Arts / History / Attractions

  • Dwight Heritage Walking and Driving Tour
  • Shops, antique dealers, honey products and galleries
  • Close proximity to historic Bigwin Island, Dorset Lookout Tower and SS Bigwin Ferry & Marine Museum


  • Farmers’ Market third Tuesday in June and every Tuesday to September(on Dwight Bay Road next to the post office)
  • Home of the Muskoka Ironman 70.3 (July) and Muskoka Ironman (August)
  • Dwight Winter Carnival (February) with Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • Outdoor 3-D Target Archery Tournament (May)
  • Canada Day festivities at Dwight Beach
  • Dwight Volunteer Fire Department Firefest(fireworks display at Dwight Beach on August Civic Holiday weekend)
  • United Church Roast Beef Dinner (August)
  • Lions Club Hunter’s Dinner (November)
  • Algonquin Snowmobile Club (first club of its kind in Ontario!) events all winter

And more!

  • Active seniors’ group, euchre nights, Dwight Lions Club
  • Market, bakeries, fudge factory, campgrounds, liquor store, gas station, marinas, post office
  • Dwight Public Library and Irwin Memorial Public School
  • St. James & St John’s Anglican Church, Stewart Memorial United Church, Lake of Bays Mission Church