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black for difficult, blue for a challenge and green for an easy stroll. On this Friday there is a steady stream of walkers strolling the easy Georgian Bay Trail, through woodland and past a marshy landscape which leads to the Georgian Bay shoreline and rock formations called Grotto, and Natural Arch.

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Blue Mountain

BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT

It’s around a two-hour drive from Tobermory to Blue Mountain Resort, an adventure getaway just three hours north of Toronto. Once a smallish resort for domestic skiers, Blue Mountain has been adding attractions over the last 10 years or so and is now a four-season resort, with its international visitors growing by around 1% each year and the UK one of its top three markets. In summer they come for activities that include mountain walking trails, a mini-golf course, a zipline and the Ridge Runner

Mountain Coaster. At its centre is a village, with a small lake and various shops, boutique outlets, bars – including a craft brewery – restaurants and a square that hosts summer concerts. The resort’s 1,000-plus rooms are split between a Westin hotel, the Blue Mountain Inn and various village suites, I take a gondola to the top of the mountain for gorgeous views of the southern shores of Georgian Bay and the resort’s golf course. Mississauga Lake is just 22 kms away and is a hotspot for watersports, including kayaking and fishing for bass and lake trout. This is also an area for mountain biking, rock climbing and caves that burrow into the Niagara Escarpment. These include Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, where you can try to squeeze through a small gap called ‘Fatman’s Misery’. My visit ends at Scandinave Spa, moving gingerly between a collection of hot and (very) cold pools, saunas, steam rooms, hammocks and quiet relaxation areas set amongst a wooded area. 

Take me to the top

Enjoy the #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America! Come and enjoy a unique global destination and its many attractions and live an exhilarating experience at the heart of a picturesque pedestrian village with undeniable charm.

$31 million investment since 2019: • • • • •

Increased snowmaking capacity New lift Additional trails Enhanced activity offer And much more!

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