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“Beautiful lightstation”

Cabot Head Lighthouse
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: WE ARE SORRY, BUT OUR SITE IS AGAIN CLOSED FOR THE 2018 SEASON, DUE TO SITE UPGRADES. WE HOPE TO RE-OPEN in 2019. Cabot Head Light Station is maintained by the Friends Of Cabot Head, a not-for-profit organization committed to keeping the heritage lighthouse and grounds open to public access as a tourism attraction, showcasing a museum in the historic lighthouse, picnic areas and walking trails. Situated at the end of a scenic drive some 10KM beyond the village of Dyers Bay, the area is a birder's paradise, and a great area for a picnic in the gardens or at the beach in Wingfield Basin, a ten minute stroll from the lighthouse. The museum itself showcases the history of lighthouses, the former light-keepers, the local industries (fishing and lumber) and the shipwrecks of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. In addition there is a Nature Room interpreting the unique biosphere - the flora, fauna and geology of this part of the Niagara Escarpment.
Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited Cabot Head Lighthouse for the second time in August of 2014. The drive from Dyers Bay to the lightstation is a little tense for us, as it is a single lane gravel road for several kilometers, with few places wide enough to accommodate meeting cars traveling from the opposite direction. The views on this winding gravel road are simply stunning, though!
The lightstation itself is a well preserved historical building, offering an interesting glimpse at life for a lightkeeper and family.

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed September 8, 2014

The drive to the lighthouse was very nice. After getting off the highway, you drive into the small town of Dyer's Bay and then travell north along a narrow road, with the escarpment on one side and the waters of georgan bay on the other. Once we got to the lighthouse was walked the path down to Wingfield Basin. We were told that this bay is still used by sailors to hide from storms, but there were no ships that day. There are some old remains of buildings on the other side of the bay, but they are only accessable by water. Back at the lighthouse, they have a nice museum with information on the area and a nice view from the top of the lighthouse.

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you are in the area, I definitely recommend visiting the Cabot Head Lighthouse!

Although the road to the lighthouse is long and a little bumpy, it is incredibly beautiful and well worth the drive! There are not very many places along Georgian Bay that you can drive for this long right beside the Bay.

The lighthouse is absolutely beautiful, and very well maintained by hard working volunteers. There are also some short walking trails around the property with beautiful views of the Bay. You are welcome to venture into the lighthouse, each room full of historical and ecological information about the area. The view from the top of the lighthouse is amazing!

And - If you are traveling with your pets, they have 'dog parking' so that you can tie your dog up right beside the lighthouse!

Overall, a wonderful piece of Georgian Bay history!

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

The 5 mile drive along a gravel road to the lighthouse is definitely worth it.... The reasonably short hike to the mouth of the basin rewards you with beautiful views of crystal clear Georgian Bay and the Bluffs...

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

Everyone should experience the drive to this lighthouse and take pictures of the beautiful view and quaint lighthouse. The volunteers have done a great job keeping up the lighthouse and were very helpful and informative.

Date of experience: August 2014
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