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  • RIP IT

    Ski or snowboard the hills of Blue Mountain.

    Discover the local food scene

    Relax, refresh, rejuvenate at area spas

    Snowshoe and explore along the Escarpment and in ancient forests

    Outdoor Activities Beyond the Ski Slopes

    Unique B&B Inns with Extras

    Great Scenic Drives


    scenic drives in collingwood, the blue mountains BEAVER VALLEY TOUR
    Collingwood - Eugenia - Ravenna

    Head south on County Road 124 from Collingwood. Turn left on Concession 8. The rural scenery on this drive is spectacular, with rolling hills and winding rivers of the Mad River Valley. At thestop sign (County Rd 9), turn left and drive to County Rd 124. Head north again and turn left on County Rd 4. Stop in at The Rusty Star for a unique shopping experience. When you reach County Rd 13 turn right and get ready to descend into expansive views of the Beaver Valley. Stop for a tasting at the beautiful Beaver Valley Cidery. Turn right on County Rd 119 to make your way up the hill again for more incredible views and back to Collingwood down Scenic Caves Rd and Mountain Rd. Stop at Side Launch Brewing Company for a local brew tasting, then to the Beaver & Beaver Pub & Wingery for the best chicken wings in Town.

    The Rusty Star

    • Handcrafted Mennonite furniture
    • Reclaimed furniture made from salvaged Ontario barns
    • Specializes in unique home decor and gifts

    Beaver Valley Cidery
    • Hand-crafted hard ciders from apples grown on own orchards
    • Housed in a converted 1970s heritage barn
    • Open Thursday to Sunday 11am-6pm; May 19 - December 31

    Side Launch Brewing Company
    • Craft beer that is authentic, true-to-style and very drinkable
    • Core brands available for sampling in the tap room

    Beaver & Bulldog Sports Pub & Wingery
    • Offering 20 flavours of chicken wings
    • Great pub fare with upscale flair
    • "The Evolution of the Pub"

    Google Maps route can be found HERE

    Glen Huron - Creemore - Stayner

    Take County Road 124 (Hurontario St) south from Collingwood. Turn left onto Sideroad 33&34, then right on Fairgrounds Rd. You are going to be on high ground overlooking rolling farmland to the west and panoramic views of Nottawasaga Bay to the east. Look closely and you may be able to see the white sands of Wasaga Beach in the distance. Be prepared for a steep descent into the village of Creemore’s tree-lined main street with quaint shops and pubs. Get back onto County Rd 9 and head east. Turn left on County Road 10. Just ahead, stop in at the Leishman Pottery old schoolhouse. Head north again and turn left on Highway 26 to Stayner’s lovely small town streets and shops. Turn right at the lights, and take Beachwood Road at the roundabout. Stop for some thrilling laps around the Blue Mountains Go Kart track, then at GT Outdoors for a look at other outdoor fun activities.

    • Creemore Springs Brewery tours
    • Hike to the Mad River
    • Explore North America's smallest jail

    Leishman Pottery

    • Truly Canadian pottery since 1975
    • Each piece handcrafted and kiln fired on site
    • Buy direct from the artists in The Shop

    Blue Mountain Go Karts
    • Go karts, batting cages, kiddy rides, mini golf
    • New Zippy Pet rides
    • Snack bar featuring cotton candy and funnel cakes
    Georgian Triangle Outdoors
    • Everything you need for your outdoor experiences
    • Best prices guaranteed
    • Well-preserved Edwardian architecture

    Google Maps route can be found HERE


    Thornbury - Clarksburg
     - Ravenna

    In Thornbury, start your drive by heading south on County Rd 2. Turn left on County Rd 13, then look for the Pretty River Valley Rd on your left. Stop in at the Pretty River Valley Country Inn and organic farm. Continue your journey down Pretty River Valley Rd and when you reach Concession 10, turn left and look for views of Clearview on your right and the Blue Mountain ridge on your left. Turn left on Poplar Sideroad, then right on County Rd 19. At Mountain Road, turn left for a stop at the beautiful Bonnie Dorgelo studio. At the roundabout, follow the sign to Scenic Caves to head back up the hill for more view overlooking Georgian Bay and Collingwood. Continue on County Rd 119 to County Rd 2 and turn right to head back to Thornbury, but not before stopping for locally grown apples at T&K Ferri Orchards and a garden tour at Carpe Diem Gardens.

    Pretty River Valley Country Inn
    • Upscale agro-tourism destination
    • Organic farm home to reindeer and Icelandic horses
    • Small intimate inn reminiscent of a European lodge

    Bonnie Dorgelo Jewellery & Paintings
    • Once a historic school house, now a captivating art galley studio
    • Sterling silver and semi-precious stone jewellerly
    • Wire sculptures and abstract paintings inspired by nature

    T&K Ferri Orchards
    • Award-winning orchard offering premium sized hand-picked apples
    • Pre-book a Pick-Your-Own experience
    • Grandad Jack's apple cider pressed on site

    Carpe Diem Gardens
    • Tour two acres of perennial gardens set among apple orchards
    • Plants and cut flowers available for sale
    • Wedding bouquets and party flowers available

    Google Maps route can be found HERE

    Meaford – Thornbury/Clarksburg

    The starting point of this tour is the Country Affair Candles factory at the end of Marshall Street E. in Meaford. Visit the wonderfully scented store and peruse the handcrafted candles made on site. Explore the Town of Meaford before heading west on Highway 26. Go south on County Road 112/12 and get ready for expansive views of the region. At County Road 40, turn left. The views of the Escarpment and Georgian Bay are breathtaking. Turn left on Highway 26 and head to the villages of Thornbury and Clarksburg to explore The Loft Gallery, lovely downtown shops and the Thornbury Harbour. Then your well-deserved refreshment awaits at The Dam Pub. Turn left on Highway 26 to return to Meaford, but not before stopping in at Grandma Lambe’s for a fresh baked pie.

    Country Affair Candles
    • Handcrafted scented candles made right on the premises
    • Rustic home decor items and furniture
    • Retail store is open 7 days a week

    Loft Galley
    • Fine art exhibitions and sales of local Ontario and Quebec artists
    • Known for spectacular large paintings
    • Riverside village of Clarksburg
    • Studio of resident artist Debra Lynn Carroll

    The Dam Pub
    • Upscale Scottish whiskey pub
    • In house whiskey specialist, whiskey tastings
    • Over 790 whiskeys from around the world
    • Featured on the Food Network`s "You Gotta Eat Here"

    Grandma Lambes
    • Market with old time hospitality
    • Fresh baked pies with fruits grown on the farm
    • Locally grown seasonal vegetables

    Google Maps route can be found HERE

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