This area of South Georgian Bay is truly a four-season destination gem. When the weather is enjoyable, the options to enjoy the outdoors are essentially endless. The guests can enjoy hiking, cycling, golf, swimming, kayaking and canoeing, zip lining and treetop walking. Even if the weather is not agreeable, there are many shops, theatres, museums, art galleries, antique stores and of course, restaurants to escape the rain or snow.
A website that will give you an abundance of area information is www.abbbe.com. From there, you can go to a more specific website that may meet your needs.
Did you know that Thornbury Cider is actually made in Thornbury? You can try this delicious beverage in most restaurants in our area.
Did you know that Clarksburg is also known as “Artsburg”? Four amazing Art Galleries draw people from afar to view and buy from the endless displays of original art. No one leaves Clarksburg without purchasing fresh honey from “The Honey House” or visiting Hyndall’s Hardware.
Our guests cannot believe the choice and quality of our local restaurants. Find below a list of local restaurants located in the town of Thornbury. All restaurants are approximately 8-10 minutes’ drive from the bed and breakfast. All have menus listed online to help you choose the right restaurant for you.
- The Dam Pub Gastro Pub – thedampub.ca
- The Bruce Wine Bar – brucewinebar.ca
- The Mill Café – themillcafe.com
- Sisi – sisithornbury.com
- Simplicity Bistro – simplicitybistro.com
- Bridges Tavern – turnerstevens.com
- The Corner Café and Grill – http://cornercafegrill.ca/
Part of our area landscape is changing from apples to grapes. Who knew that our climate change has improved conditions for this type of crop. Now we have two established wineries that are becoming “must visits” for the area. For more information go to:
- Georgian Hills Vineyards – georgianhillsvineyards.ca
- Coffin Ridge Winery – coffinridge.ca
Micro-breweries are becoming increasing popular not only in Ontario but in the Blue Mountain region. With three micro-breweries now in Collingwood you can either visit one or all of them. For more information go to:
- Side Launch – sidelaunchbrewing.com
- The Collingwood Brewery – thecollingwoodbrewery.com
- Northwinds Brewhouse – northwindsbrewhouse.com
You can book a tour with Free Spirit Tours, advance reservations required, must be 19 years of age or older. Tours include guide and transportation.
When: Fridays & Saturdays
Time: 1:30 – 4:30
Cost: $50.00 / person
Free Spirit Tours – www.freespirit-tours.com
Collingwood Charters provides quality waterfront tours, sunset dinner cruise and local wine tasting and enjoying the scenic views of Collingwood Harbour, the Nottawasaga Lighthouse and the escarpment as you cruise the Southern Coast of Georgian Bay. There are a variety of different cruising options and prices for more information go to:
- Collingwood Charters – collingwoodcharters.ca
There are 35 Bruce Trail day hikes in the South Georgian Bay area. Ranging in levels of difficulty, the trails offer unique hiking experiences and some are just minutes from Heathcote Haven.
For more information check out www.brucetrail.org
The Georgian Trail stretches from Collingwood to Meaford, with Thornbury as a great mid-point of the trail as you can head east of west, along Georgian Bay. It is mostly flat so is great for cycling as well.
For a complete list of current trails check out www.georgiantrail.ca
Cycling is becoming very popular in this area. Whether you’re a road rider, joy rider or a tour rider there is a trail that will fit your needs. The paved, scenic roads and trails are almost endless. For a complete and to date map of the areas cycling trails go to the below website.
Golf is booming! Lora Bay in Thornbury, Monterra at Blue Mountain and Meaford Golf Course in Meaford are all public golf courses.
For more information, please check the following websites:
- Lora Bay – lorabaygolf.com
- Monterra – thebluemountains.ca/golf
- Meaford Golf Course – www.meafordgolf.com
If you are looking for a true country experience than you have found the right place. In the heart of an area that has an abundance of horses take the time to enjoy a guided trail tour. For more information about times, dates and pricing click on the link below.
- Mountain View Stables –www.mountainviewstables.ca