Your one-stop shop for all the essentials

Located in the heart of Dorset, Ontario

robinsons general store

Voted Canada's
Best Country Store

This famous general store is a "must-see" for anyone visiting the Muskoka or Haliburton area. Located by the bridge on Main Street in Dorset, the store has been owned and operated by the same family since 1921, and now sprawls over 14,000 sq.ft. of retail space.

Shoppers can find gifts, souvenirs, housewares, clothing, footwear (where moccasins are a specialty); a true "browser's paradise". Robinson's also includes a Food Town supermarket, a Home Hardware, and "The Red Onion", our upstairs Ladies' Boutique.

Ample free parking or come by boat on beautiful Lake of Bays. Open 7 days a week, year round. Hours vary by season.


Effective April 30, 2021, Robinson's General Store will have new owners. Watch this brief video on Facebook to see the announcement.

Watch Video


Monday - Saturday: 8am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

robinsons general store dorset

Our Departments

explore dorset

Explore the Area

Dorset and the surrounding area has a vast list of amazing sites to explore.  From the S.S. Bigwin to the Dorset Lookout Tower, there’s something for everyone! We’ve created this handy map below to outline our favourite sites.

Show / Hide Full Legend

  • Dorset Lookout Tower
  • Dorset Heritage Museum
  • Dorset Pavillion & Sports Park
  • Dorset Recreation Centre
  • Royal Lepage Lakes of Muskoka Realty
  • Dorset Fire Hall
  • Dorset Parkette
  • Dorset Ice Palace & Exercise Park
  • OPP Office
  • Coldwell Banker Tall Pines Realty
  • LCBO
  • Colebridge Park Playground
  • Robinsons General Store
  • Johnson's
  • Cedar Narrows Park
  • Trading Bay Dining Co.
  • Lake of Bays Marine Museum
  • The S.S. Bigwin
  • Clark's on Main
  • Robinsons Marina & Powersports
  • The Moose Bed & Breakfast
  • Love Pottery
  • Canada Post Office
  • Dorset Community Health Hub
  • Shell Gas Station
  • Robinsons Café + Gelato
  • Public Boat Launch
  • Dorset Pharmasave
  • Pizza on Earth
  • Free Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Park
  • Food
  • Shopping
  • Trails