Lake of Bays

Dwight Bay

With over 550 kilometers of panoramic shoreline encasing islands and bays, inlets and points, Lake of Bays is the second largest lake in Muskoka. Steep wooded hills give way to sandy shorelines to make this a picturesque destination for any outdoor enthusiast.    

The Township of Lake of Bays is east of Huntsville and west of Algonquin Park, located in the northeast corner of Muskoka, and is comprised of the communities of Dorset, Dwight, and Baysville.

  • At the intersection of South Portage Rd and North Portage Rd off Hwy 60 in Dwight
  • Dwight Beach off Hwy 60 in Dwight
  • Dorset Government Dock off Hwy 35 in Dorset
  • Baysville Town Dock off Hwy 117 in Baysville
  • On Rabbit Bay off Hwy 35 in Dorset

Lake Size and Depth

 Lake of Bays
 Surface Area
 Dwight Bay
 2.2km2 / .85mi2
 53m / 174ft
 Haystack Bay
 4.17km2 / 1.61mi2
 41m / 135ft
 Rat Bay
 .43km2 / .17mi2
 7m / 23ft
 South Muskoka River Bay
 1.1km2 / .42mi2
 52m / 171ft
 South Portage Bay
 1.76km2 / .68mi2
 40m / 131ft
 Ten Mile Bay
 4.2km2 / 1.62mi2
 35m / 115ft
 Trading Bay
 5.0km2 / 1.93mi2
 37m / 121ft


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Fish Species

Lake of Bays supports a variety of fish species including:

Lake TroutSmall Mouth BassRock Bass

Lake Whitefish





Public Beaches include

Lake of Bays, off Hwy 60 in Dwight    

Lake of Bays, South Portage Road, Baysville

Useful Links

Cottage Association:  Lake of Bays Association

Water Quality: Muskoka Water Web

Lake of Bays Zoning Information: Comprehensive Zoning By-Law check with the Township of Lake of Bays for the most current copy 1-705-635-2272 or visit

Huntsville Zoning Information: Check with the Town of Huntsville for the most current copy 1-705-789-1751 or visit

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