The Top 5 Beaches in the Blue Mountain Collingwood Area

After a long, cold winter, there’s nothing we Canadians love more than getting out of the city and hitting the beach. Sand, sun and swimming make for a perfect summer day. There’s no need to head south. When you’re having your vacation at Blue Mountain, there are tons of great beaches to choose from.

 

Georgian Bay Family Vacations

Memorial Park Beach

This lovely beach is located on the eastern side of Meaford on Grant Avenue. Offshore are “the Sisters”, large rocks jutting out from the waters of Georgian Bay. Legend has it two sisters swam too far from shore and drowned. Afterward, these rocks mysteriously appeared where the unlucky girls perished.

In spite of the gruesome tale of the Sisters, this park is a lovely place to spend the day. There are 400 metres of shoreline, a picnic area, a children’s playground, miniature golf and clean washrooms. Parking is free.

http://www.meaford.com/town/membeach.htm

Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach (the beach, rather than the town) is the longest freshwater beach in the world, with 14 kilometres of white sandy shoreline and is designated a Blue Flag beach http://www.blueflag.ca . Located on Georgian Bay, east of Collingwood, this is probably the best-known beach in Ontario. Wasaga Beach is actually divided into six beach areas; five are family-friendly (including one that allows dogs) plus the main beach which is part of the entertainment district of the town.

Ontario Summer Family Vacation

In addition to the beach, there are watersports rentals, beach volley ball, washrooms, and shopping. There’s also the Nancy Island Historic site with a War of 1812 museum, a lighthouse and children’s activities in the summer.

http://bit.ly/bxsm89

Little River Beach Park

Little River Beach Park is a pebbled beach surrounded by trees near the Town of the Blue Mountains. This beach is up for a Blue Flag designation and has a lifesaving station, washrooms, a children’s playground and parking.

http://blueflag.ca/drupal/?q=node/133

Collingwood Cottage Vacations

Hibou Conservation Area

Named one of the top 10 beaches in Ontario, Hibou is something of an undiscovered gem. It is located (more…)

Top 10 Hiking Trails in Collingwood

Fall is a great time to get outdoors and explore; the weather is cooler and the autumn colours make for a lovely backdrop. There are many local trails for everyone from beginners who want a short, easy trail to experienced hikers who want more of a challenge.

1. Harbourview Park Loop in Collingwood
This easy trail is only 1.3 km and starting at Birch Street it takes you to the Georgian trail, Boardwalk trail, Harbour Centre trail and Harbourview trail and back to Birch Street. While this loop should only take about 15 minutes, it can get breezy along the water so dress warmly. Get a map online at http://www.collingwoodtrails.ca/HarbourviewLoop.html.

Harbourview Park Loop

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Midland Rib & Craft Beer Festival

Happening on Canada Day Long Weekend. The MIDLAND RIB & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL, starting on Friday June 29th at 4:00 PM till Sunday July 1st at 9:00 PM, located at the Hourborside Park. They are bringing you the BEST BBQ in Canada. So you better come hungry and ready to...

Blue Mountain Attractions – The Top 10 Things To Do In Collingwood 2018

You've heard that the skiing is amazing, but did you know about all of the other just as amazing Blue Mountain Attractions? From family fun activities such as the Plunge Aquatic Centre or the Scenic Caves, to athletic adventures like Timber Challenge rope course or...

Homemade Craft Ideas for Dad

To follow up with our last post for Father's Day, I'm going to expand a bit more on some fun and creative ideas for Dad. CUSTOM BBQ SIGN SUPPLIES: – Wood – Spray Paint – Aging Solution – 3/4″ Screws – Knobs – Vinyl – Spray Polyurethane – Grill Set 1. Cut the wood...

Midland Rib & Craft Beer Festival

Happening on Canada Day Long Weekend. The MIDLAND RIB & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL, starting on Friday June 29th at 4:00 PM till Sunday July 1st at 9:00 PM, located at the Hourborside Park. They are bringing you the BEST BBQ in Canada. So you better come hungry and ready to...

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Homemade Craft Ideas for Dad

To follow up with our last post for Father's Day, I'm going to expand a bit more on some fun and creative ideas for Dad. CUSTOM BBQ SIGN SUPPLIES: – Wood – Spray Paint – Aging Solution – 3/4″ Screws – Knobs – Vinyl – Spray Polyurethane – Grill Set 1. Cut the wood...

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Father’s Day

Father's Day is this Sunday, have you made your plans? If you are in the Blue Mountain area and unsure of what to do, we can make it easier for you. Here are some ideas of what to get, give or do with your dad this Father's Day; Activities at Blue Mountain : Ridge...

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Kissable K9 Event

Kissable K9 will be coming to Blue Mountain on July 11 2018 !!   Kissable K9 is a cosmetic teeth cleaning service for dogs and cats of all breeds, sizes and age. We start off by getting to know your fur baby by introducing ourselves to help make them feel comfortable...

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FOOD TRUCKS

Food trucks are a huge phenomenon right now and having so many close to Blue Mountain is dangerous, but so good.  With such a great selection that is offered, it is hard to choose where to go. Do you want authentic Mexican? or Gourmet? or even just the most amazing...

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The ski resort is great but there's so much more to the Town of the Blue Mountains and the Collingwood area. From golfing to biking to shopping to dining to beaching to sailing - from boy's weekends to girl's getaways, family vacations and group offsites - this blog is setting out to provide a collection of the best ways to get the most out of one of the most fun spots in Canada.

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