Blue Mountain in the fall is magnificently colourful with a unique, laid-back pace, and there is an abundance of things to do.
Blue Mountain is simply breathtaking in the fall with its rolling hills of greens, golds, browns, oranges and deep reds, beckoning visitors to experience a memorable fall getaway. Here are a few ways to experience the season to its fullest.
Fall Foliage Journeys
Blue Mountain and South Georgian Bay is home to some of the most wondrous and diverse scenery. This is one of the most scenic sections of the Niagara Escarpment. From several vantage points, you can view Georgian Bay, dramatic forests, lowland rivers, apple orchards and farms. Point your camera at these epic landscapes, and you’re practically guaranteed a postcard-worthy result.
Where are the Lookouts?
Every fall, Blue Mountain Village restaurants, cafés and bars roll out an impressive collection of dining specials. It’s the perfect excuse to have a special night out, for less. It's Fallicious and that means beautiful autumn days filled with adventure and cool crisp evenings perfect for sitting by the fire or enjoying an evening of dining and entertainment.
Fall is prime time for cycling around South Georgian Bay. The roads are quieter, the temperatures cooler and a mix of rain and sun mean conditions are ever changing and primed for fun. Visit a vineyard or tour one of many local breweries. Taste the local bounty. Visit historic downtown Collingwood and the picturesque villages of Meaford, Creemore, Stayner and Thornbury. Experience all that the region has to offer, by bike.
Suggested Biking Routes
Cornucopia of Fun at Local Harvest
Festivals All the events happening through fall celebrate the best of the season. On October 1 and 2, the Apple Harvest Craft Show is on, attracting close to 200 artisans and crafters. On Thanksgiving weekend, celebrate the harvest in Ontario's largest apple growing regions at The Blue Mountains Apple Harvest Festival. And there’s more Farmers’ and Artisan Markets, concerts, exhibitions, and smaller events than you can shake an autumn leaf at.
Immerse Yourself in the Arts
With the awe-inspiring scenery and unique culture in the towns of Collingwood, Clarksburg ("Artsburg") and Meaford, it’s no wonder the arts abound. Autumn is a great time to visit local artists by exploring galleries and studios. The Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts is the place to go for a showcase of creative works and exhibits. On Thanksgiving weekend, explore open studios in the beautiful Town of the Blue Mountains during Tour of the Arts. Art studios are within a 20-minute drive of each other and manyare within walking distance.
Autumn Forest Adventures
Getting a full spectrum view of the fall foliage from deep in the forest, by tree-top walk, by zipline, or by Hummer. Other activities including canoeing, kayaking, and fishing continue all season and really come into their own.
How to Book
Falling in love with fall? We've got everything you need for your getaway in The Blue Mountains. We offer a diverse selection of accommodation which means you will find the perfect place to call home during your stay. Choose from charming mountainside townhomes, secluded chalets and fully equipped condos. Search for your perfect vacation rental or call our Guest Services at 1-877-368-2583 for booking assistance, more ideas and local touring advice.