Blue Mountain for Anyone
Collected by Frederick Simeon
Skating and schussing, shopping and swimming. Hikes and haute cuisine. Movies in the square and dancing in the bars. Mountain bikes and snowboard parks, family fun and adult getaways—this is Blue Mountain Village. Come summer or winter, come spring, or come fall.
220 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V2, Canada
While I am firmly in the camp dedicated to the premise that golf is a nice walk spoiled, if I were ever to take up the sport I’d try it at Monterra. (Note: one nice way to ease in and practice your short game is back at the Blue Mountain Village...
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4B2, Canada
Few breweries can boast a setting as beautiful as the Blue Mountains, though the Northwinds suds do a might fine job of keeping attention focused on craft. Currently outfitting their physical location, Northwinds beers have already hit the Ontario...
70 Hurontario St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 2L6, Canada
Sip fresh coffee and watch Collingwood's main street pedestrians after you finally settle on which scrumptious treat to select from Cafe Chartreuse's menu. Owned and operated by Ruth and Patrick Bourachot, the latter a French-trained chef, the...
260 Scenic Caves Rd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P2, Canada
Walk a suspension bridge, zip line through the Niagara Escarpment, traipse along the tree canopy, or explore the nooks and caverns of the caves. Scenic Caves offers adventures in weather warm and cold, as it also serves as a starting point for...
170 Jozo Weider Blvd C, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V2, Canada
Two caveats if you decide to do lunch or dinner at M.J. Byrnes Irish Pub. This is not the place for a quiet evening with your heart’s desire. And you may find youself singing “O Danny Boy” before the evening’s through. But come with your friends...
150 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Y9, Canada
It's hard to miss Rusty’s. It’s the closest bar to the main chairlift at Blue Mountain (one hopes that makes it an après-ski versus pre-ski hot spot) and come nightfall it’s swathed in a band of lime-green Christmas lights. There's a pool table...
498 First St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1B8, Canada
If you’re coming up to Blue Mountain with your friends for some skiing or biking, then you really need to get your protein boost on. theSmoke, a new addition to the local dining scene, is the perfect place to do this. But it is neither for the...
174 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0V2, Canada
The odds are pretty good that you will find absolutely nothing you need at this rustic establishment, whose interior is actually decorated with the remnants of an old barn, though one could make the case for the double hammock that reclines just...
156 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2, Canada
Located in the hub of the pedestrian village, Red Devil Sports not only boasts some of the best selections of footwear here, they’re also one of those few win-win shopping destinations. The left side features women’s wear (four-season fashions,...
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0P7, Canada
Back in the day, you used to ride up the chairlift to your favorite ski run gliding high above a twisting sort of riled rattlesnake track of concrete that squirmed through the woods below, riding a sort of modified go-kart in an activity that...
Walking the Timber Challenge High Ropes is much easier than it looks. Each adventure course (green, blue, black) has been designed to deliver a fresh, more difficult challenge than the last. Prices begin at $39 for adult Blue Mountain guests, and...
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