The Blue Mountains Apple Pie Trail was awarded best Ontario Tourism Culinary Experience Award this week at the Ontario Tourism Summit in Hamilton, Ontario. Accepting on behalf of the Trail was Patti Kendall the Marketing Manager for the Blue Mountain Village. Kendall, excited and honoured to win the award said, “We have everything it takes to deliver amazing visitor experiences and compete with other world-class experiences in Ontario.
The Apple Pie Trail combines culinary, adventure and agriculture to provide visitors a unique opportunity to get involved with our beautiful landscape, meet our locals, taste our terroir and return to the area again and again driving tourism for the region.” Kendall continued, “Special thanks to our partners and supporters including our 32 trail businesses who enthusiastically provide authentic local products and experiences all year long, and our sponsors who believed we could successfully collaborate on this amazing regional tourism product. Our key sponsors include Global Fruit/The Red Prince Apple, Blue Mountain Resorts, The Westin Trillium House, Scenic Caves, Scandinave Spa, Free Spirit Tours, Collingwood Downtown, Municipality of Meaford, Town of The Blue Mountains and Grey County. Thank you.”
The 32 members of the Apple Pie Trail include:
Collingwood Downtown: Café Chartreuse, Espresso Post, Heavenly Sweets, Downtown Farmer’s Market, Tesoro Mercato, Collingwood Cooking Academy, Grey Heron Designs
Craigleith: Craigleith Heritage Depot
Thornbury: Oakley’s Field Fresh Market, Ashanti Coffee Estate, Thornbury Bakery Café, The Cheese Gallery, Sisi on Main
Clarksburg: The Honey House, Clarksburg Farmers Market, Matilda Swanson Gallery, Loft Gallery
Beaver Valley: The Farmer’s Pantry, Blackbird Pie Co. (previously Blue Mountain Gourmet), Georgian Hills Vineyard, Ravenna Country Market, Apple Top Farm
The trail is in its second full year and is receiving much International attention from Ontario Tourism and the Canadian Tourism Commission with media and travel trade trips from Japan, Mexico, England, Korea and Germany, coming exclusively to experience the area and the Trail. Additionally, Trail Adventure packages are available to guests to Blue Mountain and residents alike to enjoy the culinary adventure experiences that support local businesses, local agriculture and the apple growers of Georgian Bay. Visit the Apple Pie Trail website.