Only about a two hour drive from Toronto, Ontario, the Blue Mountain/ Collingwood area is an all-season scenic delight. This picturesque area is one of Ontario’s top ranked tourist destinations. From hiking beautiful forested hiking trails, to spending a fun day at the gorgeous beach, there are beautiful and scenic sites that will delight every visitor.
The following is a list of the must-see scenic places in the Blue Mountain/Collingwood area:
Collingwood Walking Tour
Every visitor taking the Collingwood Walking Tour will enjoy viewing the many captivating historic homes and buildings that are peppered throughout the charming and quaint town.
The Georgian Triangle is a unique collection of small communities that feature a striking blend of rural farm fields and apple orchards that dot the shore of Georgian Bay which are enclosed by a the spectacular cliffs that shape part of the Niagara Escarpment.
Located in the Town of The Blue Mountains, just 20 minutes from Wasaga Beach, and less than two hours north of Toronto, the Scenic Caves is a must-see scenic attraction. Explore a maze of caves and crevices. Travel down into the ice cave where it so cold and deep that snow and ice frequently stays until early summer. The scenic caves offer stunning scenery and breathtaking views.
The Suspension Bridge is at the highest point on the Niagara Escarpment, suspended high above the ground. Visitors have the most spectacular view of Georgian Bay and the surrounding countryside that is 10 000 square-km of awe-inspiring view. At 126 meters long, 25 meters above the valley and stream, and more than 300 meters above Georgian Bay, it is the longest suspension footbridge in Ontario.
The Niagara Escarpment has been designated a biosphere reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Beneath a blanket of red oak and sugar maples, visitors will discover such vegetative life as forest berries, wildflowers, white birch, trilliums, and much more.
A three hour guided tour includes a 410 foot suspension bridge walk, tree-top walk, cave tour, and the new 1000 ft long Zip line. You will see 200 year-old oak trees, up to 60 feet in height, amazing wildlife, picturesque woodland, and your tour guide will provide you with fascinating information about the unique ecology of the Niagara Escarpment.
Blue Mountain Summer Gondola
Located at the opening to the Village Events Plaza, take a scenic ride to the top of the Niagara Escarpment. The gondola can be used by pedestrians, cyclists, and is appropriate for all ages.
As one of the longest freshwater beaches, with 14 kilometers of white sand and clear waters, Wasaga Beach is one of Ontario’s most popular destinations, and one of Canada’s few Blue Flag Beaches. With numerous restaurants, accommodations, and shopping, Wasaga Beach hosts almost two million visitors every summer.
Because The Blue Mountain / Collingwood Area is an area containing the most beautiful natural scenery, historical sites, and a wide variety of entertainment activities, it is one of the most popular vacation spots in Ontario.
Book your Blue Mountain accommodation soon as rooms get filled quickly. Alternatively, you can stay in a nice Blue Mountain cottage.