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    Ski or snowboard the hills of Blue Mountain.

    Discover the local food scene

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    March Break Activities

  • Things To Do on March Break in South Georgian Bay 
    March 13 - 17, 2017

    Bring your family to South Georgian Bay's winter wonderland for March Break. Explore our recommended kids activities, sample itinerary and family-friendly resources to start planning your March Break family getaway.

    Recommended Kids Activities

    Cross-country ski or snowshoe at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre, Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and Highlands Nordic. Make sure to visit our Snow Conditions page for trail conditions, updated daily.

    Go skiing or snowboarding at Blue Mountain Resort. Lessons are also available.

    Visit the Blue Mountain Village. Ride the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, swim at Plunge aquatic centre, and paint pottery at Crock a Doodle. Make sure to go online to ww.bluemountainvillage.com to see what’s happening at the Village.

    Visit the artifacts and exhibits at the Grey Roots Museum in Owen Sound, offering fun-filled, family-oriented activities including a special craft each day, daily full-length, family-friendly movies, scavenger hunts and more.

    Watch mouth-watering candy and chocolate being made at The Candy Factory in Collingwood and browse the shop full of delectable treats.

    Get competitive and go bowling, followed by a game of pool at Georgian Bowl, always a fun time for families.

    Go back in time and learn about the ship building and former shipyards at the Collingwood Museum or go to the Simcoe County MuseumMeaford Museum or Craigleith Heritage Depot for stories of people and activities past.

    Take a scenic drive around the area and take in each of the scenic lookouts.

    Rent cross-country skis or snowshoes at the Cranberry Rec Centre and explore the trails at the Cranberry Golf Resort. (Call prior for rentals.)

    Go ice skating at one of the local arenas or outdoors at the Collingwood or Wasaga Beach outdoor rink. Click here for dates and times.

    Skate at the Ice Trail at Discovery Harbour (Friday, Saturday & Sunday only). Check their Facebook page for details. Weather permitting.

    Take a guided tour of the winter caves with Free Spirit Tours. Make sure to book ahead.

    Book a hummer and snowshoe tour with Xtreme Adventures and go beyond the beaten path.

    Don't know where to go for a wilderness snowshoe excursion? Go on a guided snowshoe hike with the guides from Eagle Adventures.

    Have you ever biked in winter? Try fat biking with Ride Guides so you can say you have!

    See what South Georgian Bay is like from a bird’s eye view with Big Blue Air helicopter tours or Genesis Flight Centre plane rides.

    While the kids are enjoying March Break programs at one of the local museums or libraries, take time to relax at The Scandinave Spa. Mke sure to get there early, first come first serve.

    Sample Itinerary

    DAY 1

    Visit us at the tourist information centre, located at the Collingwood Museum. Grab a map of the area and a copy of our South Georgian Bay visitor guide and you'll be set with full details about things to do, places to eat, and accommodations in the area.

    Head over to Collingwood’s historic Hurontario Street and visit the local shops and eateries. We recommend going to the unique Blue Mountain Tea Co. then around the corner on 2nd Street, check out Dags and Willow, one of the finest cheese and gourmet shops in town. Continue down Hurontario St. and visit the art gallery at the Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts.

    After you’ve experienced Collingwood’s downtown, take First Street to Mountain Road and at the roundabout take the first exit. Follow the signs for the Blue Mountain Village. Explore the pedestrian Village, grab a Beaver Tail and skate on the Mill Pond. (Make sure to check online for conditions on the Mill Pond.) Take Mountain Road back to Collingwood and make a stop at the quaint Bonnie Dorgelo’s Art & Jewelery studio which used to be old schoolhouse (on the right at the first set of lights. Take a look at the abstract, floral and landscape paintings, as well as the handmade jewellery.

    Time to relax and have a bite to eat. Try TheSmoke, located on First Street in Collingwood. This is a local favourite here in South Georgian Bay and also featured on The Food Network show, “You Gotta Eat Here”.

    DAY 2

    Start off your day with brunch at The Huron Club (weekends only) in Collingwood. Head east on Highway 26, take the second roundabout to Wasaga Beach (Mosley St. exit). Continue north into Wasaga Beach until you get to Blueberry Trail Street, turn right. You are now at the Wasaga Beach Nordic Centre. Rent a pair of cross-country skis or snowshoes and explore the recently updated 10km trail system. Watch for deer as you go along, they are commonly seen around the trails. After your nordic adventure, continue east on Highway 26 and head over to the Simcoe County Museum, located in Minesing. Learn about Simcoe County’s history and visit the Simcoe County Tourism Information Centre.

    Head back to Collingwood. Finish off your busy day with dinner at the Reef N Beef Steakhouse.

    DAY 3
    Begin your day in Meaford. Stop in at Grandma Lambe’s and pick up some muffins for breakfast and cookies for a snack later. Head to the town of Meaford (turn left out of parking lot), and visit the Meaford Hall Cultural Centre & Meaford Museum. Explore the harbour front and take a walk along the Georgian Trail, which starts Meaford and ends in Collingwood.

    Head east on Highway 26 and have lunch at The Dam Pub in Thornbury. Explore the beautiful downtown area of Thornbury, followed by some photo opportunities of Georgian Bay at the harbour and marina, located across from the Royal Harbour Resort. Make sure to post your photos to social media and tag us using the hashtag #SGeorgianBay.

    Continue east on Highway 26, turn right on Grey Road 2 until you get to Ravenna. Take in the views of the surrounding landscape. Turn left onto Grey Road 119/Scenic Caves Road. Stop at the Blue Mountain lookout, just above the ski hills. Take some photos and watch the skiers and snowboarders zoom by. If there’s time, stop in at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre, located
    around the corner from the look out, and strap on some snowshoes or cross-country skis. Take in the fantastic views from the 420 foot suspension bridge, the longest suspension footbridge in Southern Ontario.

    End your day and treat yourselves to dinner at Oliver & Bonacini Cafe & Grill, located inside the Westin Trillium House at the Blue Mountain Village.

    March Break Events & Camps