While Collingwood is famously known for its perfect and abundant ski hills, it really is a four-season destination. Once the snow melts, there is an incredible bounty of things to do in this area.
There are over 60km of hiking trails in Collingwood, with new trails still opening. The town is removing old railway tracks to make room for new trails and the much anticipated Fit Trail will open this spring. The Fit Trail will comprise of a 1 km trail with 10 fitness stations made of wood and metal. If you love a lake-view hike, check out the Georgian Trail, which makes it way west from Collingwood’s Harbourview Park all the way to Meaford.
Collingwood has a number of spots where you can get your feet off the ground and have an adventure. The Timber Challenge High Ropes is nestled 60 feet above the forest bed and has many suspension bridges, cargo nets, ladders and zip lines. If you want something a little less elevated, the Woodlot Low Ropes might just be more for you, with some of the same features, just closer to the ground. If you prefer to be inside, the Climber’s Corner offers lessons and equipment, as well as birthday parties for the whole family.
Visit the Shops and Restaurants
With almost 100 restaurants just in Collingwood and many more in the surrounding area, you are sure to pleasure your palette. Two of our restaurants have been featured on the tasty Food Network show “You Gotta Eat Here!” – Smoke and the Iron Skillet – and for good reason. Besides that, a walk downtown will bring you to a number of high-end shops where you can taste some delicious olive oils, visit the candy factory, or pick up a unique gift. Plus, the Collingwood Farmer’s Market, which opens again in May, is more of an artisan market than a place to just pick up your vegetables.
Put the skis away and take out the clubs. Collingwood and the surrounding area is known for fantastic golfing. With the top- ranked Georgian Bay Club overlooking the lake, the Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club right beside the mountain, plus Monterra, Cranberry and Osler, you’ve got your pick of some of Ontario’s best golf experiences.
Spring is a great time to experience all that Collingwood has to offer, without the rush of tourists that tend to flood the area in the peak times of summer and winter. Get out there and enjoy!