Saturday, October 10, 2020

Collingwood in the Fall

The drive to Collingwood from the GTA is a Fall wonderland, especially along Airport Road as it winds and rolls on the journey north. The Georgian Bay area is currently at about 70% colour change so it is prime viewing right now.
A ski lift waiting for winter
Wedding photos at the top of the mountain

A waterfall cascades down the mountain

You can visit the lakefront area of Collingwood which has a nice selection of beaches, parks and trails to explore. Our favourite park where we have launched kayaks and enjoyed the facilities is Sunset Point Park and Beach. You can find a big children's playground area with friendly squirrels, washrooms, plenty of paid parking, a big inukshuk and cool stairs down into the water.

Collingwood Terminals Limited grain elevators
Broken windows have added to the problems as it is reported that bird crap is up to two feet thick in the elevators

Millenium Park is along the western edge of the harbour, extending it's finger of land and site of the Collingwood Terminals grain elevators. The stark white structure is definitely one of the town's iconic landmarks which remains in limbo - to be restored or demolished, now that is the $10 million dollar question.

Map of Collingwood Trails
The Hen and Chickens Trail was submerged when we visited

Looking southwards from the edge of the bay you can see the vertical stripes of the many ski hills cut into the side of the escarpment. Blue Mountain Resort being one of the top tourist destinations in the area all year long. Their village is a tourist attraction with several restaurants, stores and other features like outdoor fire pits, the large pond that you can rent a paddle boat or a water trike and amusement rides. You can walk up an down the ski hill, bike the hills, ride the ski lift, or wait for winter and ski down the hills.

If you don't ski, Fall is the best time to visit the area for the scenery and we try to make it at least once a year. Blue Mountain also has the Agora Path of Light experience as well.

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