Summer is here and this year in particular, it’s a time for us to celebrate being back to a somewhat “normal” life. A time when we crave being outside in the fresh air and sunshine, going to the beach, and taking some holiday time.
Now that more people have their second vaccines and are thinking about exploring a little farther from home, consider small towns that aren’t so crowded.
Only a 90-minute drive from Toronto, Collingwood has plenty to offer. It’s also central to popular tourist attractions such as Wasaga Beach, and the Village at Blue Mountain. Locals and visitors enjoy outdoor shopping Saturday mornings at the Collingwood Downtown Farmers’ Market. Here you’ll find an assortment of fresh produce, baked goods, meats, local craft beer, cider, wine and spirits.
Beat The Heat
Cool off in Georgian Bay. Take a dip off the pier at the Collingwood harbour, or Sunset Point Beach. If you prefer to be on the water, kayaking or paddle boarding are fun too.
We highly recommend you taste and toast Collingwood’s great outdoors during Patiolicious. The restaurants, bars and bistros have done an outstanding job of turning every available outdoor space into beautifully decorated patios. You’d almost think there was a competition for the best decorated one.
Hit The Trails
You’ll be amazed with Collingwood’s extensive trail system. All are perfect for cycling, walking or jogging. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and take pictures of wildlife and views of Georgian Bay. If you’re looking to get in touch with nature, and away from the crowds, a Guided Hiking Adventure provides all that and more.
An All-Inclusive Community
Recently, Collingwood got a new rainbow crosswalk. As a result of the hard work of the Rainbow Club of South Georgian Bay, the premiere Collingwood Pride will be held July 15 – 18. There will be a combination of virtual and socially distanced in-person events to enjoy.
No matter what sparks your interest, you’ll find something fun to do this summer in Collingwood and surrounding area. We hope to see you soon!