Regardless of the season there is always something to do in the Blue Mountain area, and Autumn is no exception. You don’t have to wait for Winter to start having fun; here are seven things to do to keep you and the family busy in the Fall.
1. Tee Off
Play a round or two… or several of golf!
The Collingwood area is quickly becoming one of Ontario’s leading golf destinations. The Fall season really brings out the beauty of a golf course, so why not play a few rounds before you put away your clubs for the Winter. Here is a list of the 10 best courses in the area:
Top 10 Golf courses in the Collingwood area
Batteaux Creek Golf Club
Baywood Golf & CC
Blue Mountain Golf & CC
Duntroon Highlands Golf Course
Atoka GC @ Cranberry
Meaford Golf & CC
Monterra Golf Course
OslerBrook Golf & CC
Raven Club at Lora Bay
The Ferns Golf & CC
2. Go for a Bike Ride
Nothing beats a brisk bike ride in the fall. With the natural beauty of the Blue Mountain area, painted with the colours of Autumn, there’s always a view as you coast down the road. For those looking for more of a challenge, try tackling Ontario’s highest mountain biking trails that feature breathtaking views of Georgian Bay. Visit any one of these trails:
The Georgian Trail runs along the south shore of the breathtaking Georgian Bay. Along the way there are great places to stop and rest and enjoy an incredible view.
The Kolapore Uplands are a network of trails that consist of both easy and challenging trails for everyone from the beginner to the most seasoned rider. Mountain bikers, check out the Blue Mountain Bike Park:
3. Horseback Riding
Reconnect with your rural side and take advantage of those beautiful crisp Fall days at the same time. Try out these places to get your horseback riding fix:
Springwell farms has now moved to an even more beautiful location outside the small village of Gibraltar. With an indoor arena, outdoor sand ring, and gorgeous hacking trails, it’s a great place to spend the perfect afternoon horseback riding.
Whinny acres offers trail rides, special event rides, unique horse adventures and overnight and weekend packages. It’s perfect for a Fall getaway!
4. Visit the Scenic Caves
Feed your sense of adventure while being one with nature and history. For the explorers out there, delve into a maze of caves and crevices, hidden fortresses, and ice caves. In addition, check out the amazing new suspension footbridge as it stands near the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment more than 300m above Georgian Bay. Feel as if you are suspended above the world as you take a spectacular 126 meter hike across the narrow bridge as it arcs a couple dozen meters on top of a treed valley. Come join the adventure and feel as if you are literally suspended above the world.
5. Catch a Show at the Theatre Collingwood
On those colder Autumn days, keep the family indoors and take in a great show at the Theatre Collingwood. A non-profit professional organization, the Theatre Collingwood is dedicated to putting on the finest theatre productions based on great literature. With a fantastic selection of shows to watch, it is guaranteed to be an extremely entertaining outing. Visit the theatre’s website for more information.
6. Take a tour of the Candy Factory
Located in Collingwood, stepping into the candy factory is like stepping back into a simpler time. There are treats for every possible occasion; a holiday, a special event, or even a family meal. For an inside look, observe the manufacturing operation from a special viewing area. Afterwards, indulge yourself in chocolates made of the finest ingredients and a variety of candy and treats.
For more information visit the Candy Factory’s website.
7. Pamper Yourself at a Spa
Great during any time of the year, the Blue Mountain area is home to some of Ontario’s most beautiful spas, all of which will help you relax and rejuvenate. Everyone wants to feel pampered and taken care of, so try one of the many great services that spas have to offer. From Scandinavian baths to Swedish and hot stone massages, facials, body treatments and ion cleanses, the spas have everything you need to forget all your worries and indulge in a day of serenity.
Visit any or all of these great spas: