The Blue Mountains, Collingwood, South Georgian Bay

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Hiking Trails Abound

Travelers and locals alike thrill to our awe-inspiring nature. Soak up the magnificent scenery. Scout out caves, lookouts, meandering creeks, waterfalls, sand dunes, old mills and incredible flora and fauna.

The Bruce Trail

Running along the Niagara Escarpment from Niagara to Tobermory, the Bruce Trail spans more than 890 km, plus over 400 km of associated side trails. There are many main trail access points and side trails in South Georgian Bay, all featuring scenic spots for communing with nature. 

 

Devil’s Glen Park

Hike one of the highest peaks along the Escarpment, to the lookout platform and admire the steep bedrock gorge and sweeping view of the entire valley. Nottawasaga Bluffs Look for the Franks Lime Kiln Side Trail to see the kiln once used by early settlers to burn dolostone rock to create lime , and Freedom Rock, with inscriptions on it made by people of days gone by.

 

Pretty River Valley Park

This hiking area reaches one of the highest points on the Niagara Escarpment. Walk amongst lovely creeks, ponds, meltwater channels, moraine and talus slopes. Kolapore Uplands This trail starts at Duncan Crevice Caves, where distinctive fern, moss, liverwort, and lichen vegetation thrive, then leads through a 30-metre gorge to the summit of Metcalfe Rock.

 

Loree Forest

The highlight of this easy hike through a forest of mixed variety is the spectacular views of Georgian Bay and down the slopes of the Georgian Peaks Ski Club.

 

Hogg’s Falls

Hogg’s Falls is a seven metre cascade of sheer and shimmering curtain of water over a rock face. The trail here then continues and into a natural open amphitheatre surrounded by high hills.

 

Siegerman Side Trail

This trail affords great views across the Beaver Valley and a nearby ravine, past the remains of an old homestead and a boulder fence, and then follows the lip of a picturesque ravine.

 

Bayview Escarpment Nature Reserve

This trail will take you to the edge of the Escarpment with wonderful views across to Georgian Bay. The area is noted especially for its ferns; at least 20 species may be found.

 

The Georgian Trail

This 34 km former Northern Railway route stretches from Collingwood to Meaford and has more than 30 access points. The flat crushed stone surface, ideal for walking and cycling, cuts through some scenic features, the Georgian Bay waterfront, apple orchards, parks and beaches.

 

Collingwood Trails

Collingwood’s network of more than 60 kilometers of multi-use trails are mostly flat terrain and lead to every major point of interest in the Town including the beaches of Sunset Point, the Georgian Bay lookouts, the tranquil gardens of the Arboretum, the Station Museum, and Collingwood Downtown.

 

Beaver River Trail

This 10.7 km trail connects the Thornbury Harbour to Clendenan Dam along the Beaver River, offers a number of scenic rest areas and vistas, and meanders through Town of the Blue Mountains parks.