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

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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

Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario’s largest mountain resort is nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay, located 90 minutes north of Toronto.

Location: Blue Mountain Resort, Gord Canning Drive, The Blue Mountains, ON, 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.

Lemonade Collective

Lemonade Collective is a Fitness and Events Centre located in Thornbury, Ontario behind the Beaver Valley Community School.

Location: 190 Russell Street East, The Blue Mountains, Clarksburg, Ontario N0H 1J0, CanadaWebsite: https://www.lemonadecollective.ca/Phone: 226-665-0190

Yoga IN THE VINEYARD

Set peacefully in the Beaver Valley, Georgian Hills Vineyards offers countryside views with over 12 acres of gorgeous vineyards and meadows.

Location: Georgian Hills Vineyards, Grey County Road 2, Clarksburg, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://www.thespatruck.ca/plans-pricingPhone: (905) 324-2876

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

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

Location: Grey & Gold Cider, Grey County Road 13, Clarksburg, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://greyandgoldcider.com/Phone: 226-256-8286

The Corner Cafe and Grill

The Corner Cafe and Grill is a casual meeting & eating place located in the lovely town of Thornbury in the Blue Mountains.

Location: The Corner Cafe & Grill, Bruce Street South, Thornbury, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://cornercafegrill.ca/Phone: 226-665-8800

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

The Roost Wine Company is located on a picturesque hilltop near Ravenna in the Blue Mountains with stunning views of Georgian Bay.

Location: The Roost Wine Company, 10 Line, Clarksburg, ON, 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 SGB from 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

The Thornbury Village Cider and Brew House offers tasting flights of our award-winning cider, beer or wines. 

Location: Thornbury Village Cider and Brew House, King Street East, Thornbury, ON, CanadaWebsite: www.thornburycraft.comPhone: 519-599-2616

Ravenna Country Market

Ravenna Country Market in the Blue Mountains is a local gem and popular spot for a great lunch, coffee, snacks, and baked goods.

Location: Ravenna Country Market, Grey County Road 2, Ravenna, ON, CanadaWebsite: ravennacountrymarket.caPhone: 519-599-2796

Rocky Shores Health & Wellness

At Rocky Shores Health & Wellness enjoy workshops, experience Tibetan Singing Bowl meditations, reiki and an All Organic Treat Bar.

Location: 16 Bruce St N, Thornbury, ON, 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

Relax in nature any time of the year. Reserve your Scandinavian Baths access or Registered Massage treatment online for best availability.

Location: Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, Grey Road 21, The Blue Mountains, ON, CanadaWebsite: scandinave.com/blue-mountain/enPhone: 1 877-988-8484

TK Ferri Orchards - the Blue Mountains

TK Ferri Orchards id an award winning, internationally recognized orchard featuring hand-picked & Grandad Jack's apple cider. 

Location: T K Ferri Orchards, Grey County Road 2, Clarksburg, ON, 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

Beaver Valley Cidery produces hand-crafted ciders from heritage apples grown in its own orchard or supplied by Georgian Bay apple growers.

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

Farmer's Pantry - the Blue Mountains

The Farmer's Pantry in the Blue Mountains, Ontario has u-pick in-season raspberries, pears and pumpkins plus acre upon acre of u-pick apples.

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

Blue Mountain Resort

Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario’s largest mountain resort is nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay, located 90 minutes north of Toronto.

Location: Blue Mountain Resort, Gord Canning Drive, The Blue Mountains, ON, 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

Georgian Hills Vineyards is located in the Blue Mountains, Ontario and they offer wine and cider tastings while overlooking Georgian Bay.

Location: Georgian Hills Vineyards, Grey County Road 2, Clarksburg, 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

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 Blue Mountains

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: https://www.boweringguesthouse.com/en-usPhone: 705-888-2551

Chalet Getaway Rental

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

Gyles Sails & Marine provides Hydrographic charts, boat maintenance supplies, rope, sailboat hardware, new electronics and more!

Location: Gyles Sails And Marine, King Street West, Thornbury, ON, 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 - Thornbury

The Dam Pub is a popular family run, upscale Scottish Whisky Pub and restaurant in Thornbury in the Town of the Blue Mountains.

Location: The Dam Pub Gastropub & Whisky Bar, Bruce Street South, Thornbury, ON, CanadaWebsite: thedampub.caPhone: 519-599-2110

Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill

Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill offers an extensive a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner selection.

Location: Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Blue Mountain, Gord Canning Drive, The Blue Mountains, ON, 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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