Collingwood, Ontario – Everything You Need to Know
I absolutely love traveling to Collingwood. The drive alone is peaceful and breathtaking, especially in the summer. Mile by mile I notice my stresses and worries dissipate while the scenery just keeps getting better.
The last time I visited Collingwood was for work, but because this beautiful town has so much to offer, work felt like fun and I enjoyed every minute of my stay there.
With its gorgeous boutique shops, ski-resorts, unique eats, kayaking, horse-riding, and destination spas – Collingwood Ontario delivers on adventure and fun at any age. Whether it’s business or pleasure, Collingwood is Ontario’s best-kept destination secret!
Collingwood is home to some great secret spots!
Situated just north of Toronto on Nottawasaga Bay at the southern point of Georgian Bay, Collingwood offers a bounty of exploration and relaxation.
Here’s Everything you Need to Know About Collingwood
For the Couples:
Blue Mountain Resort is a four-season, year-long resort that offers skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, luxury accommodation and fantastic dining options. Visiting in the summer? Blue Mountain private beach is picturesque and totally relaxing.
Visiting in Winter? Book a cozy spot in the resort and enjoy the shops, bars and try out The Pottery Restaurant – casual dining with a rustic-contemporary feel. Order a fresh beet salad, mushroom ragout, or mouth-watering Muscovy Duck Breast.
Holding hands, sneaking a smooch, and enjoying a little downtime OR an exciting adventure – this is a couple's dream vacation.
A true destination spa, this award-winning concept is ideal for couples to enjoy a little self-care. Surrounding by nature and Scandinavian baths, there is absolutely no way you could visit Collingwood without at least purchasing a day pass here!
Looking for a little extra? You’ll need to book in advance, but every luxury is here at your fingertips including Registered Massage Therapists and getaway packages for endless days of zen.
Peaceful and serene, you’ll bliss out here and never want to leave! I know I didn’t!
Of course, there is so much more that Collingwood offers so check out more here.
Collingwood For Families:
Do your children love swimming, climbing, or horseback riding? Collingwood loves hosting kids and you’ll never run out of interesting and interactive activities to do with them.
Plunge Aquatic Centre is home to Collingwood’s indoor and outdoor swimming facilities with slides, rope swings, and an indoor playground.
Open year-round, adults can lounge in the hot tubs while the kids splash and play.
Want to plan more for your kids? Just click here.
For a Girls or Guys Weekend:
Cheers to Beer!
Celebrating an upcoming milestone, wedding or birthday? Collingwood’s breweries are a great place to start your weekend away together! Seasonal offerings like raspberry and orange creamsicle, flights to your delight, and a great casual atmosphere – customers have known to come back time and time again for a refreshing pint or two! I found the staff to be knowledgeable and extremely friendly – a bonus!
Collingwood Brewery is a brewery, taproom, and retail store definitely worth the visit.
Love the thrill of an off-road adventure or a speeding boat splashing lake water in your face? Who doesn’t?! Xtreme Adventures is a great way to connect with your girls or bros while waterskiing, jetskiing, off-roading, and ATV’ing!
Add a little spice to your vacation and rev up that adrenaline! You’ll love your time here.
For the Solo-Vacationers:
There’s something cathartic and healing about a solo-trip. You can do whatever you like, whenever you want and enjoy every second of it! A solo-vacation to Collingwood may just be the introvert's perfect vacation idea this summer or winter.
A little secret about Collingwood that most people don’t know?
While the village of Blue Mountain is stunning and full of things to do, there’s also the town of Collingwood which is about 5 minutes away.
With boutiques, shops eats, and treats just about everywhere – you’ll spend hours enjoying the fine art of perusing.
A favorite store for out-of-towners (and myself personally) is The Collingwood Rock Shop – a mecca of spirituality, crystals, rocks, and décor.
Not feeling this vibe? No worries – what about checking out the Espresso Post – a timeless café and bakery with some of the best coffee this side of the Georgian Bay! Guaranteed!
What are The Best Places to Stay in Collingwood?
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience with choices, amenities, and fair prices – there’s nothing better than Airbnb. Period.
Airbnb lets you select a shared or private space in your preferred price range, date, and style. Having stayed at handfuls of Airbnb’s – I suggest you go this way and you can feel great knowing you’re supporting locals who love Collingwood and it’s economy too.
Check out some great listings here.
How Long Should I Stay in Collingwood?
A weekend just won’t cut it – that’s how wonderful and scenic Collingwood really is! I am personally suggesting you spend at least 4-5 days there and take in everything it has to offer.
For more information and to book your getaway today, click here.
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