Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, in Simcoe Country, is a popular year round recreation and adventure destination entertaining the entire Southern Ontario, region. The community is situated on the southern shores of Georgian Bay in Nottawasaga Bay and is part of the Bruce Peninsula-Georgian Bay Region.
Collingwood is surrounded by many natural features for play and sightseeing. Natural features like Lake Huron, the Niagara Escarpment, Blue Mountains, the Craigleith Provincial Park, Bruce Trail, Nottawasaga River Valley and, nearby Wasaga Beach attract many to the area year round.
During the summer months the most popular activities and attractions for self guided adventures and for booking with tours, guides and outfitters in Collingwood include mountain biking, canoeing, caving, birding, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, biking, sailing, boating, sightseeing, kayaking, fishing, water skiing, zip lining, golfing and farm tours.
The most popular farm tour in the region is called the Apple Pie Tour which extends from Collingwood to Owen Sound stopping at 33 agri tourism locations.
During the winter months resorts, rental companies, tours, outfitters and guides provide activities and adventures like alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing. Many are enjoyed on Blue Mountain - the local ski and mountain biking resort.
Because Collingwood is a hub for year round adventures there are many services important to travelers. Some of the services include accommodations (hotels, motels, B&Bs, cottages, inns, lodges, vacation homes, resorts), campgrounds, tours, guides, outfitters, attractions, restaurants, banks, gas stations, grocery stores, post office, internet, pubs, liquor stores, entertainment, laundromat and transportation services (train, bus, airport, car rentals).
Besides adventure, there are also opportunities to enjoy history and local attractions like water slides, vineyards, spas, wellness centres and self guided tours visiting with many historic buildings dating back to early 1900s.
There are over 60+ kilometres of trails in Collingwood. Some of the more popular trails include the Hen & Chickens Boardwalk, Promenade Trail, Heritage Trail, Sunset Point Trail, Bay Loop Trail, Heather Pathway, River Trail, Georgian Trail, Train Trail, Black Ash Trail. Georgian Trail.
And then there are the parks and green space areas in Collingwood - some with sightseeing benches and day use picnic areas - like Sunset Point Park, Millennium Park, Central Park, Cedar Park and the Nip Spooner Park.