What to do and see in Blue Mountains, Ontario: The Best Places and Tips
Although the name suggests otherwise, the Blue Mountains is an actual town in Grey County that consists of several small communities including Thornbury, Christie Beach, Clarksburg, Heathcote and Ravenna. The area is very picturesque and scenic in the summer months and during "apple season" in the autumn, but the town is most famous for its mountains. Tourists flock to Intrawest's Blue Mountain Ski Resort year-round for its wide array of offerings. If you aren't in the mood for skiing or snowboarding, take a stroll through Blue Mountain Village and enjoy a coffee at one of the cafes or a meal in one of the many restaurants located in the village.
1. Blue Mountain Village
4.5 based on 788 reviews
The Blue Mountain Village is located in the Town of the Blue Mountains, nestled between the charming communities of Collingwood and Thornbury, at the foot of Ontario's largest mountain resort, Blue Mountain. The Village offers a vibrant social and cultural scene combining unique attractions, dining and shopping experiences. There is ALWAYS something to do at BLUE including five hotels, 25 retailers, 25 cafes & restaurants, year round award winning Festivals and Events plus Activity Central to book your hiking, biking, caving, climbing, spa, and more!
Reviewed By BurlingtonGirl25 - Burlington, CanadaBurlington, Canada
A Slushy Mess!
Went to Blue Mountain with our Family for the first time the weekend of March 30th. We were surprised to see an unplowed parking lot - and even more surprised to see the village itself - a beautiful village to walk around full of slushy watery puddles and
2. Blue Mountain Ski Resort
4 based on 634 reviews
Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain village resort, is nestled on the shores of Southern Georgian Bay and spans across the beautiful Niagara Escarpment. Blue Mountain has evolved into a true four-season destination, and continually ranks among the top family-friendly resorts in Canada
Reviewed By KodoDrummer - Yekaterinburg, RussiaYekaterinburg, Russia
Beautiful place for family getaways, skiing & boarding
This is a year-round entertainment resort, but as the name implies, it is best known for skiing in southern Ontario. On this ski visit, the skiing was fairly good, with nice fresh powder snow and the afternoon temperature was mostly in the -3C to -8C rang
3. Georgian Hills Vineyards
4.5 based on 87 reviews
We invite you to discover the beauty of our vineyards and taste distinct cool climate wines made from the grapes grown on the vines overlooking Georgian Bay. At the winery tasting room you may choose to taste any four wines available at the tasting bar. Spoil yourselves with a Wine & Cheese Tray, starting with a welcome bubbly followed by a sampling of three wines paired with three artisan cheeses. Open year round Wednesday to Sunday 12 – 5pm.
Reviewed By [email protected] n - london, ontariolondon, ontario
We visited the Georgian hills winery today and it was a picturesque spot to enjoy charcuterie, wine and cider. As a fan of full reds, it did not fit the bill. They had a pleasant sparkling Vidal and dessert wines. The person in our group who tried the cod
4. Northwinds Beach
4.5 based on 18 reviews
Reviewed By Chris F - Blue MountainsBlue Mountains
The beach is located in Craigleith ..... handy to get to in the Craigleith area ! On good beach days in the July , August summer holiday periods ... beach can be very busy , with limited parking ..... early birds have the advantage !! Also an area to laun
5. Pretty River Valley Provincial Park
5 based on 17 reviews
Reviewed By SkyRattlers - Ontario, CanadaOntario, Canada
Nice trail system
My wife, kids (2 and 4) and I really enjoyed spending an hour along the trails here. It was a little bit steep in parts and we almost bailed due to our kids ages. But eventually found some flatter paths and got to enjoy exploring the river.
6. Plunge! Aquatic Center
3.5 based on 186 reviews
The ulimate all ages, 4 season indoor/outdoor water adventure at the base of Blue Mountain in the Blue Mountain Village, Ontario. Inspired from the tradition of cottage-style boathouses, Plunge! is an authentic and magical expression of a place and its people. Indoor-outdoor pools, indoor water playground, hot tubs, rope swings, docks and slides are sure to provide year-round fun. Or, if you prefer, simply watch all the action from the comfort of your dock chair. Rediscover the meaning of fun!
Reviewed By activecanadian
Hmm, not sure what all these positive reviews are about. This place is severely run down - the change rooms and the facilities. The change rooms were dirty and old, the showers had seen better days, and the towels provided were not clean and smelt like me
7. Thornbury Village Cider & Brewery
4.5 based on 54 reviews
The Thornbury Cider and Brew House offers tasting flights of our popular Thornbury Cider, Thornbury Beer or wines from our parent company, Colio Estate Wines. Painstakingly crafted in small batch lots and made from locally sourced apples, our Thornbury Premium Craft Cider is the best-selling brand in Ontario! Our Cider taps feature our Premium Craft Cider as well as our Cranberry, Blueberry-Elderflower and Blood Orange Apple Ciders. The beer taps feature our Dam Dark Lager, Ladder Run Amber Lager, Pickup 26 Pilsner and Thornbury Light Lager. New Cider and Beer innovations are released regularly throughout the year, so there is always something interesting and fresh to try! We also offer a non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice for non-drinkers and children. Our Experience Room features colourful murals of the cider and beer-making processes and is available to rent for groups, meetings and parties. Our large deck is open year round. Come by and check us out!
Reviewed By Andy H - Cambridge, CanadaCambridge, Canada
Good selection of Cider and Beer
While we have heard of Thornbury Cider we didn't realize they made so many different flavours along with beers. You can't mix the flight's so we had a flight of each and still tried each others. Ended up an expensive visit as bought some beer and cider to
8. The Olde Stanton Store
4.5 based on 26 reviews
Reviewed By Tashijee
Gift ? gift
Its a nice small shop actually not small but has so much stuff inside that u feel its a small place, they have all kinds of gift items that u need to take home for family friends and kids. Also have some brownies and pastries must visit
9. Craigleith Provincial Park
3.5 based on 79 reviews
Reviewed By tinaL7885UX - Cambridge, CanadaCambridge, Canada
Convenient Base Camp Near Collingwood
This is a small campground on the shore of Georgian Bay. Nice swimming but bring water shoes/crocs as the beaches are rocky and not sandy. The footwear will give you grip on the smooth rock and help you walk over the not-so-smooth rocks. Some sites are qu
10. The Fishway
4.5 based on 22 reviews
Reviewed By Nannagrandma - Rockwood, CanadaRockwood, Canada
Amazing to watch the salmon
The salmon were running in large numbers. Most seem to have difficulty finding the small entrance to the fish ladder but there were many at various levels ot the ladder trying to make their way to the top of the dam. Kind of funny to watch the ones trying