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.

Contact a Tourism Specialist

Local : 705-445-7722
Toll Free: 1-888-227-8667

 


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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

Shop from local businesses at the Thornbury Farmers Market. Place your online orders throughout the week to be picked up on Sunday's, starting May 31st.

Location: 25 Mill St, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0, CanadaWebsite: https://thornburymarket.com/Phone: 519-924-0777

The Georgian Trail is a former Northern Railway route that stretches over 34 km from Collingwood to Meaford. It makes a for a leisurely hike.

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.

Spy Cider House and Distillery

Spy Cider House and Distillery's ciders and spirits pay tribute to the Blue Mountains with a philosophy of excellence that's expressed with the local fruit.

Location: Spy Cider House and Distillery, Side Road 24, Clarksburg, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://www.spydistillery.com/Phone: 519-599-5353

Grey & Gold Cider Company

Cider is a wonderful drink with an incredible tradition. Grey & Gold Cider is proud to be a part of  the re-birth of cider making in Ontario.

Location: Grey County Rd 13, Clarksburg, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://greyandgoldcider.com/Phone: 226-256-8286

The Corner Cafe & Grill

A casual meeting & eating place located in the lovely town of Thornbury. Known for their affordable, homemade food and friendly service!

Location: The Corner Cafe & Grill, Bruce Street South, Thornbury, ON, Canada

Sheffield Park Black History Museum

Sheffield Park Black History and Cultural Museum is living history of the Black Settlers in the Collingwood and Owen Sound area, the two northern terminals of the Underground Railroad system.

Location: Sheffield Park Black History & Cultural Museum, Clark Street, Thornbury, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://www.sheffieldparkblackhistory.com/

Snowshoe & Wine Tour at Georgian Hills Vineyard

Take a self-guided snowshoe and wine tour around Georgian Hills Vineyards and enjoy the beauty of winter in the Blue Mountains!

Location: Georgian Hills Vineyards, Grey County Road 2, Clarksburg, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://georgianhillsvineyards.ca/winter-packages/Phone: 519-599-2255

Scenic Caves Lookout

Located in the Scenic Caves Nature Adventures property, the lookout at the top of offers commanding views of Blue Mountain, Collingwood and even Wasaga Beach onwards.

Location: 73 Saunders St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 0G5, Canada

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

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

Blue Mountain Lookout

Situated on the bendy road of Grey Road 119 on top of the ski hills, the lookout delivers a bird’s eye view of the Blue Mountain Village, the town of Collingwood and the Georgian Bay.

Location: 221 Scenic Caves Rd, The Blue Mountains, ON, Canada

Duncan Escarpment Lookout

The trail at the Duncan Escarpment Provincial Nature Area, also known as the Duncan Crevice Caves, is a 10.5 kilometer moderate loop trail.

Location: The Blue Mountains, ON N0H 1J0, Canada

Pretty River Valley

Pretty River and Bruce Trail Loop is a 9.0 kilometre heavily trafficked loop trail located near The Blue Mountains, Ontario that features a river.

Location: Pretty River Road, Blue Mountains, Ontario L0M 1P0, Canada

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!

This is Apple Country

The South Georgian Bay region is perfect for apple growing. The valley on either side of the Beaver River protects the area from the most severe weather

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

Paddling Routes

Paddling routes in South Georgian Bay

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

Northwinds Beach is a popular beach in The Town of Blue Mountains. Its large, sandy beach waterfront is perfect for nonmotorized watersports and families!

Location: 209605 Ontario 26, The Blue Mountains, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/facilities.cfm?facilityid=28

Council Beach

Council Beach provides a sandy pebble beach waterfront with stunning 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

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

Delphi Point is a flat rock shale beach with stunning views of the side of Blue Mountain.

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

Little River Beach Park has a lovely pebble beach that is in close proximity to the Thornbury Harbour, Pier and downtown core.Little River Beach Park has a lovely pebble beach that is in close proximity to the Thornbury Harbour, Pier and downtown core.

Ride On!

Bicycling routes, tours & rentals. South Georgian Bay is a bike lover’s paradise, whether you’re a roadie or a mountain biking adventurer.

Location: 73 Saunders St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 0G5, 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.

Metcalfe Rock

Metcalfe Rock has some of the most beautiful views in the area and is the perfect destination for outdoor lovers.

Location: Kolapore Uplands Metcalfe Rock Parking Lot, 10 Line, Ravenna, ON, Canada

The Petun Loop

Hike the Petun Loop in early summer or fall. It is a quiet trail that overlooks Black Ash Creek Valley and Osler Castle ruins.

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 South Georgian Bay

Everything you need to know about fishing in the area

Location: Collingwood, ON, Canada

Blue Mountain Rentals

Blue Mountain Rentals' chalets and cottages are located at the base of Blue Mountain equipped with fireplaces, full kitchens, hot tubs and much more!

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

Dog-Friendly Places

Pet-friendly beaches, accommodation & leash-free parks

Location: Ontario P0T, 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

The Beaver River Trail is a scenic route that starts in Thornbury Harbour, connects through Clarkburg and onto the Clendenan Dam. 

Location: Clendenan Dam, Clarksburg, ON, Canada

Thornbury Farmers' Market

Shop from local businesses at the Thornbury Farmers Market. Place your online orders throughout the week to be picked up on Sunday's, starting May 31st.

Location: 25 Mill St, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0, CanadaWebsite: https://thornburymarket.com/Phone: 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

Pretty River Valley Provincial Park

Pretty River Valley Provincial Park has a lovely network of trails to explore. It is a popular loop, located only 15 minutes south of Collingwood.

Location: Pretty River Valley Provincial Park, County Rd 31, Nottawa, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/prettyrivervalley/maps

Loree Forest

Located on top of the Niagara Escarpment, the Loree Forest Trail offers scenic views, is dog-friendly (must be kept on leash) and is accessible year-round.

Location: 729000-729150 Side Rd 21 Clarksburg, ON N0H 1J0

The Georgian Trail

The Georgian Trail is a former Northern Railway route that stretches over 34 km from Collingwood to Meaford. It makes a for a leisurely hike.

Snowshoeing & Wine Tasting

Enjoy snowshoeing followed by wine tasting!

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

Monterra Golf at Blue Mountain Resort

Monterra Golf at Blue Mountain Resort features fairways, 86 bunkers, creeks, lakes, and elevated tee shots in an inspiring mountain setting.

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

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

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

Xtreme Adventures

Live your own adventure today! Hummer Tours, Xtreme Watersports (jet ski rentals, wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, wakesurfing)

Location: Xtreme Adventures Watersports, Harbour Street East, Collingwood, ON, CanadaWebsite: xtremeadventures.caPhone: 705-446-1475

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

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

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

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 is on the shores of Georgian Bay near golf, beaches, ski hills, and numerous activities for each member of the family.

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

Mountain View Chalet - Blue Mountain

Fully equipped 5 bedroom, 3 washroom chalet in Swiss Meadows at the top of Blue Mountain, borders on the Bruce Trail and the Blue Mountain Ski Resort.

Location: 117 Alpine Crescent, The Blue Mountains, ON N0H 2E0, CanadaPhone: 416-522-9675

Tyrolean Village Resort

Tyrolean Village Resort offers over 20 large Chalets & Cottages. Get a group of friends or family together for a great holiday in one of their cottages.

Location: Tyrolean Village Resorts at Blue Mountain, Grey County Road 19, The Blue Mountains, ON, CanadaWebsite: tyrolean.comPhone: 416-213-7437

Beaver Motel

The Beaver Motel provides short and long term stays. Located inthe Blue Mountains close to golfing, fishing, beaches and trails.

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 Lodge & Eagle Adventures boast water sports facilities and ski storage space.

Location: Bowering Lodge / Guest House, 12th Side Road, The Blue Mountains, ON, CanadaWebsite: www.eaglemaxadventures.com/Phone: 705-888-2551

Chalet Getaway Rental - Blue Mountains

Feel right at home in this cozy spacious and fully equipped detached 2 story chalet which accommodates 8 people comfortably in the Blue Mountains.

Location: 209860 ON-26, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0L1, CanadaWebsite: canadastays.com/p189107Phone: 416-464-1461

Craigleith Provincial Park

Craigleith Provincial Park is a small park located between Collingwood and Thornbury on the southern shores of Georgian Bay.

Location: Craigleith Provincial Park, Ontario 26, The Blue Mountains, ON, 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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