The Blue Mountains

Four Seasons of Charming

Four Seasons of Charming sums up the towns and villages that comprise The Blue Mountains.

Regardless of the season, there’s always a reason to visit and experience the unique charm.

 

Thornbury

At waters’ edge is the largest town in The Blue Mountains, Thornbury. While small in size, it’s big in spirit. This is immediately evident as you stroll from the waterfront along the main street, with a variety of independently owned and operated businesses opening their doors in welcoming fashion. Food-lovers flock to Thornbury for its culinary options, served up by award-winning chefs. Rounding out the main street are boutique shops, galleries, specialty food stores and cafes, where locals and visitors alike frequent.

Thornbury’s waterfront is iconic for its marina and pier that serves as a popular gathering spot in summer months. Plunge into the crisp, clear waters of Georgian Bay or sail the day away.

Another signature feature of Thornbury is the river running through it. Vistas of the Beaver River are best experienced from the historic wooden trestle bridge or the bridge along highway 26 in the centre of town, where the fish way is visible. The river is an active spawning area for native fish species and the fish way helps facilitate their breeding each spring.

In winter months, Olde fashioned Christmas is an annual tradition that has attracted return visitors over the years and showcases the strong community spirit residents of Thornbury embody.

Craigleith

To the east lies Craigleith, another waterside town best known for the provincial park that sits on 51 acres of Georgian Bay shoreline. A favourite among campers from far and wide since 1967, Craigleith’s rich history is deeply rooted in its shale rock, with fossils dating back 455 million years!

Clarksburg

Follow the Beaver river south and you’ll land in the village of Clarksburg, affectionately dubbed “Artsburg”. The unofficial cultural epicentre of The Blue Mountains, Clarksburg boasts a vibrant arts scene and is home to many talented makers and creators. Travel down the main street and visit galleries, taste locally harvested honey, or take in a theatrical performance or concert at the Marsh Street Centre. Interactive workshops for all ages and artistic abilities are regularly offered in Clarksburg, fostering its local talent.

Nature enthusiasts delight in the nearby Clendenan Dam and riverside trails of Clarksburg.

Villages and Hamlets

Interspersed along and atop the Niagara Escarpment is a collection of villages and hamlets, each with their own unique character. Heathcote, Ravenna and Kimberley just to name a few, offer markets, outfitters for adventure, restaurants and of course, apple orchards.

Apples and The Apple Pie Trail

A visit to The Blue Mountains would be incomplete without taking a bite out of the fruit that put us on the map. 18 different varieties of apples are grown and harvested in this region, each with their own distinct flavour profiles. The Apple Pie Trail has curated a self-guided tour with stops at many of the shops, restaurants and orchards in our region: tasting mandatory!

Explore and Enjoy

Wintertime in the region offers classic Canadian activities the whole family can enjoy, including downhill skiing and snowboarding at Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest destination resort. The Blue Mountains is also home to cross-country trail operators and plenty of trails waiting to be blazed by snowshoe or ski.

Summertime boasts plenty of watersports in Georgian Bay, as well as golfing at pristine courses, mountain biking on trails varying in difficulty, and country roads ideal for road cycling adventures.

Year-round, the Georgian Trail is a 34km multi-use trail with several access points from communities in The Blue Mountains. It’s bustling with outdoor enthusiasts hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, jogging and more along its packed-gravel surface.

Whatever mode of transportation you choose and whenever you decide to visit, travel along our winding roads, through our valleys, along our trails, and atop the Escarpment for the full Town of Blue Mountains experience.

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Trails in the Town of the Blue Mountains

Location: 32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON, CanadaWebsite: thebluemountains.ca/parks-trails.cfm?is=28

The Thornbury Farmers Market takes place on Sundays 11 am – 2 pm. May 19th – October 13th,

Location: 30 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://thornburymarket.comPhone: 519-924-0777

A 34 km former Northern Railway route stretches from Collingwood to Meaford.

Location: 7-1 Water St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 3E4, Canada

A true community hub!

Location: 113 Lakeshore Road East, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0N1, CanadaWebsite: thebluemountainslibrary.ca/museum.cfmPhone: 519-599-3681 ext. 3

Ontario's only year-round mountain resort & spa

Location: 108 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2, CanadaWebsite: bluemountain.caPhone: 1-877-445-0231

Explore, Dine, Stay

Destinations in The Blue Mountains

Regardless of the season, there’s always a reason to visit and experience the unique charm.

Collingwood & Thornbury Food Tours

Indulge in a variety of flavours as you walk, sip and taste your way through some of the best eateries and shops in Collingwood and

Vacasa

When you book with Vacasa, you’re getting more than a vacation rental. You’re getting professional service you can count on. We’re here

Location: 796468 Grey County Road 19, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0N6, CanadaWebsite: https://www.vacasa.ca/vacation-rentals/canada/Blue-Mountain-Resort/Phone: 1-800-863-8415

The Roost Wine Company

Located on a picturesque hilltop near Ravenna in the Blue Mountains, with stunning views of Georgian Bay and only 20 minutes from Collingwood and Thornbury, The Roost vineyard and winery is a fantastic place to experience cold-climate wines in a spectacular setting.

Location: 415763 10th Line, The Blue Mountains, ON N0H 1J0, CanadaWebsite: www.roostwinery.ca/Phone: 519 599 6269

Scenic Drives

BEAVER VALLEY TOUR Head south on County Road 124 from Collingwood. Turn right on to County Road 4, drive through the country side and then

Location: 244 Beech St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 2T4, Canada

Town of the Blue Mountains Trails

Trails in the Town of the Blue Mountains

Location: 32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON, CanadaWebsite: thebluemountains.ca/parks-trails.cfm?is=28

Paddle Away in South Georgian Bay

Paddling in the waters of South Georgian Bay!

Location: 45 Saint Paul Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada

This is Apple Country

We are apple country!

Location: 45 Saint Paul Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada

Paddling Routes

Paddling routes in South Georgian Bay

Location: 45 Saint Paul Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada

Christie Beach

A beautiful, quiet, sandy beach surrounded with incredible views of the Georgian Bay's natural landscape.

Location: 101 Sunset Blvd, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0, Canada

Northwinds Beach

One of the most popular beaches in the area

Location: 209605 Ontario 26, The Blue Mountains, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/facilities.cfm?facilityid=28Phone: 519-599-3131 ext.353

Council Beach

A pebble beach waterfront and views of the ski hills and Georgian Bay

Location: 105 Lakewood Drive, The Blue Mountains, Clarksburg, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://thebluemountains.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=bf8630c9e2b94538b17c71932e32c0ac&entry=1Phone: 519-599-3131 x353

Peasemarsh Beach/Nature Reserve

A sand pebble beach waterfront and beautiful views of Georgian Bay

Location: 208514 ON-26, Clarksburg, ON N0H 1J0, CanadaWebsite: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/parks-trails.cfm?is=2Phone: 519-599-3131 x353

Bayview Park

One of the Town’s most popular picnic areas

Location: 106 Bay Street East, Thornbury, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/parks-trails.cfm?is=2Phone: 519-599-3131 x353

Delphi Point

 This park is located directly across the road from the Georgian Peaks Ski Club and provides a large shale waterfront. There is a small

Location: 209233 Ontario 26, The Blue Mountains, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/facilities.cfm?facilityid=12Phone: 519-599-3131 ext.353

Little River Beach

A popular spot for beach goers in the summer months!

Ride On!

Bicycling routes, tours & rentals

Location: 45 Saint Paul Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada

Caves & Climbing

Climbing in South Georgian Bay

Location: 45 Saint Paul Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada

The Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada. South Georgian Bay has some of the best sections of The Bruce Trail and is home to three different sections: The Blue Mountains section, The Beaver Valley section and Sydenham section.

The Petun Loop

A fun hiking trail with a whole lot to offer

Location: 635448 2 Line, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y, Canada

Birding

Birding, the simple pleasures of a gentle hike through the woods and along the river banks of the Georgian Triangle, where the flash of

Location: 244 Beech St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 2T4, Canada

Kolapore Forest

Kolapore Forest Wilderness Trails Total Distance: 50km of Trails Difficulty: Easy - Very Challenging Access Points: There are 4 access

Location: 495442 Grey County Rd 2, Ravenna, ON N0H 2E0, CanadaWebsite: kolaporetrails.org

Kolapore Uplands Wilderness Loop

Kolapore Uplands Wilderness Loop Total distance: 8.4km / ~3h Difficulty: Moderate Access point: County Rd. 2 Parking lot. Head west on

Location: 495442 Grey County Rd 2, Ravenna, ON N0H 2E0, Canada

Your Guide to Fishing in SGB

Everything you need to know about fishing in the area

Location: Collingwood, ON, Canada

Blue Mountain Rentals

Chalets and cottage rentals at the base of Blue Mountain.

Location: 214 Arlberg Crescent, Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0M1, CanadaWebsite: bluemountainrentals.caPhone: 705-888-0660

Simcoe County Museum

At the Simcoe County Museum, we believe that our visitors should be able to experience history first hand in a museum that is engaging and

Location: 1151 Ontario 26, Minesing, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://museum.simcoe.ca/Phone: ​705-728-3721

Humdinger Bicycle Tours

Supported & guided multi-day bike tours.

Location: 2379 Old Barrie Road East, Orillia, Oro-Medonte, ON, CanadaWebsite: humdingerbicycletours.caPhone: 705-305-5799

Pet-Friendly Places

Pet-friendly beaches, accommodation & leash-free parks

Location: 45 Saint Paul Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada

Local Parks

A full list of the local parks in South Georgian Bay

Location: 45 Saint Paul Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada

The Beaver River Trail

Beaver River Trail Total Distance: 10.7km Rating: Easy This trail starts in Thornbury harbor, connects through Clarkburg and on to the

Location: Clendenan Dam, Clarksburg, ON, Canada

Thornbury Farmers' Market

The Thornbury Farmers Market takes place on Sundays 11 am – 2 pm. May 19th – October 13th, 2019. Look for us in the park beside the

Location: 30 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://thornburymarket.comPhone: 519-924-0777

Tobogganing in South Georgian Bay

All the hot tobogganing spots in South Georgian Bay

Location: Highlands Nordic, Duntroon, ON, Canada

Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting

Come paint with us!

Location: Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z5, CanadaWebsite: bluemountainpainting.caPhone: 705- 445-3241

Snowshoeing & Wine Tasting

Enjoy snowshoeing followed by wine tasting!

Location: 244 Beech St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 2T4, Canada

Monterra Golf at Blue Mountain Resort

Signature Rounds at Blue Mountain Resort

Location: Monterra Golf, Jozo Weider Boulevard, The Blue Mountains, ON, CanadaWebsite: bluemountain.ca/things-to-do/activities/monterra-golfPhone: 705-445-0231

Blue Mountain Resort Winter Adventures

There's more than just snowboarding & downhill skiing to be done at Blue Mountain Resort! From skating on top of the mountain to

Location: Blue Mountain Resort, Jozo Weider Boulevard, The Blue Mountains, ON, CanadaWebsite: bluemountain.ca

Craigleith Heritage Depot

A true community hub!

Location: 113 Lakeshore Road East, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0N1, CanadaWebsite: thebluemountainslibrary.ca/museum.cfmPhone: 519-599-3681 ext. 3

Thornbury Village Cider and Brew House

Proud to produce award-winning, premium quality, Ontario craft ciders and beer.

Location: 90 King Street East, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0, CanadaWebsite: www.thornburycraft.comPhone: 519-599-2616

Ravenna Country Market

Gourmet foods & locally made and grown products

Location: 495972 Grey County Road 2, Clarksburg, ON, CanadaWebsite: ravennacountrymarket.caPhone: 519-599-2796

Rocky Shores Health & Wellness

Natural & Organic Cosmetic Makeovers & Tutorials

Location: 3-16 Bruce Street North, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0, CanadaWebsite: rockyshores.caPhone: 226-665-1911

AXED

Located in the charming town of Thornbury, AXED offers 4 throwing lanes for you and your fellow throwers to experience in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment.

Location: 16 Bruce St N, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0, CanadaWebsite: axedthrowing.comPhone: 647-588-3409

iwa Spa

Come experience iwa spa Blue Mountain, located right in the Blue Mountain Village

Location: 190 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V2, CanadaWebsite: iwaspa.comPhone: (705) 293-2492

Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain

The award-winning Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain is a popular winter activity for Guests looking for quiet reflection and relaxation.

Location: 152 Grey County Rd 21, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0K8, CanadaWebsite: scandinave.com/blue-mountain/enPhone: 1 877-988-8484

Scenic Caves Eco Adventures

Take adventure to new heights with one of our two Eco Adventure Tours

Location: 280 Scenic Caves Rd, Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P2, CanadaWebsite: sceniccaves.comPhone: (705) 446-0256

TK Ferri Orchards

An award winning orchard like no other in Ontario.

Location: 496415 Grey County Road 2, Clarksburg, ON N0H 1J0, CanadaWebsite: tkferriorchards.comPhone: 647-627-8147

Beaver Valley Cidery

Cidery and tasting room that's housed in an historic post and beam century barn in the Beaver Valley

Location: Beaver Valley Orchard and Cidery, Grey Highlands, ON, CanadaWebsite: bvcider.caPhone: (519) 599-1001

Farmer's Pantry

Pick your own apple orchards and also raspberries and cherries in season.

Location: 788030 Grey County Road 13, Clarksburg, ON N0H 1J0, CanadaWebsite: farmerspantry.comPhone: 519-599-3691

Free Spirit Tours

Unforgettable adventures in South Georgian Bay for Over 19 years!

Location: Free Spirit Tours, Grey County Road 13, Heathcote, ON, CanadaWebsite: freespirit-tours.comPhone: 705-606-0867

Blue Mountain Resort

Ontario's only year-round mountain resort & spa

Location: 108 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2, CanadaWebsite: bluemountain.caPhone: 1-877-445-0231

Georgian Hills Vineyards

Stop in to find the perfect local wine for your taste and social plan

Location: 496350 Grey County Road 2, Blue Mountains, ON, CanadaWebsite: georgianhillsvineyards.caPhone: 519-599-2255

Royal Harbour Resort

Royal Harbour Resort has been welcoming guests for over 30 years.

Location: 1 Harbour Street, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0, CanadaWebsite: royalharbourresort.com/resort-blue-mountainsPhone: 519-599-5591 / 1-877-540-8633

Mountain View Chalet

Fully equipped chalet on top of the Niagara Escarpment

Location: 117 Alpine Cres., The Blue Mountains, ON. N0H 2E0Phone: 416-522-9675

Tyrolean Village Resort

Tyrolean Village offers chalet & cottage rentals at Blue Mountain and Collingwood. Perfect for families & groups. 4 - 10 bedrooms with kitchen, fireplace, TV, sauna, jacuzzi or hot tub. Pet friendly private beach on Georgian Bay, walk to Blue Mountain Village.

Location: 796455 Grey County Road 19, Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0N8, CanadaWebsite: tyrolean.comPhone: 416-213-7437

Beaver Motel

Relax at the Beaver Motel in Thornbury during your stay at The Blue Mountains!

Location: 161 King St E, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0, CanadaWebsite: beavermotel.wixsite.com/beavermotelPhone: 519-599-3054

Bowering Lodge & Eagle Adventures

Situated in Blue Mountains, 12 km from Blue Mountain Ski Resort, Bowering Guest House boasts water sports facilities and ski storage space.

Location: 608069 12th Side Rd, The Blue Mountains, ON, CanadaWebsite: www.eaglemaxadventures.com/Phone: 705-888-2551

Craigleith Provincial Park

Hike the Bruce Trail, bike the Georgian Trail, visit Blue Mountain Village or use your vehicle permit to access to Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

Location: 209403 Ontario 26, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0T6, CanadaWebsite: ontarioparks.com/park/craigleithPhone: 705-445-4467

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Immerse yourself in nature at our award-winning Canadian + Ontario Signature Experience, set in a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Location: 260 Scenic Caves Road, The Blue Mountains, ON, CanadaWebsite: sceniccaves.comPhone: (705) 446-0256

Gyles Sails & Marine

Srives to give the best combination of boat repair service, marine supply selection and competitive prices in the region

Location: 4 King St W, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0, CanadaWebsite: gylessails.comPhone: 519-599-7050

Royal LePage Trinity Realty

Royal LePage has grown to become one of the strongest and most trusted brands in Canadian residential real estate.

Location: 560 First St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1C1, CanadaWebsite: trinity-realty.comPhone: 705-444-1420

The Dam Pub

A popular family run, upscale Scottish Whisky Pub in Thornbury. Meet the in-house Certified Single Malt Ambassador.

Location: 53 Bruce St, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0, CanadaWebsite: thedampub.caPhone: 519-599-2110

Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill

Chic Blue Mountain eatery in the upscale Westin Trillium House that is custom-built for mountain dining.

Location: The Westin Trillium House, 220 Gord Canning Dr, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V9, CanadaWebsite: oliverbonacini.com/restaurants/ob-cafe-grill-blue-mountainPhone: (705) 444-8680

Thornbury & Clarksburg

Nestled on beautiful Georgian Bay, Thornbury has more to offer than just a comforting small town feel. Be sure to visit Thornbury’s scenic

Location: Thornbury, Clarksburg, The Blue Mountains, ON, Canada

Ice Skating

Skate on outdoor rinks, skate trails and indoor rinks throughout the region.  Here's a list of current times you can get out and skate.

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