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Season of Harvest Apples (Posted On: Tuesday, September 21, 2010)

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The season of harvest apples and fall adventures has begun in The Village At Blue Mountain.  Over 20 restaurants, cafes, shops and farmer markets join the Blue Mountain Apple Pie Trail family.

Some of the best fall adventures can be had during the week, when the traffic is light and the crowds are sparse.  Until October 31st, fall-colour fanatics are invited to trek the Blue Mountains Apple-Pie Trail and try out the active

adventures held at The Village at Blue Mountain, where there are unique autumn experiences held every day of the week.

All Experiences can be reserved by calling Blue Mountain Activity Central at 705.443.5522.  Space is limited, BOOK EARLY! Check the website for more detail.     

The Apple Pie trail is located along the shores of Georgian Bay, where the moderating effects of the Niagara Escarpment create the optimal conditions for growing apples. The 28 stops on the trail are restaurants, cafes, shops, orchards and farmer’s markets that all use locally grown apples in their apple pies.

Every week sees a full roster of fun, seasonal activities, such as:

Mondays: Self-guided Canoe or kayak trips depart down the beautiful winding Beaver River, an easy paddle amongst the fall colours. The package includes a $10 Apple Pie Trail voucher for use at any of the stops along the trail. Price - 1 hour from Flower Bridge to Heathcote - $60 with canoe, $40 with kayak; 2 hours from Epping to Heathcote - $70 with canoe, $50 with kayak
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Tuesdays and Thursdays: History buffs can take in the historic Beaver Valley Views & Tastes Tour. The guided interpretive tour visits Thornbury Harbour, Clarksburg, Farmer’s Pantry, Eugenia Falls, Hogg’s Falls and other scenic lookout points of interest and also includes a picnic lunch by Blue Mountain Gourmet and a dessert stop at Ravenna Country Store. (both trail members). Price: $55pp +tx

Wednesdays: Art connoisseurs will delight in the Art, Apples & Local Food (Self Guided) where they will tour the countryside for art, apples and relax at The Cheese Gallery in Thornbury with the Vintners Platter - which includes artisan cheeses, breads, local smoked trout paired with a glass of local wine. (The package also includes a $10 Apple Pie Trail voucher).  Price: $32pp +tx

Fridays: Weekend warriors looking to kick off the weekend in high gear will appreciate the Peddle & Paddle Blue package. The self-guided tour starts at the Village, where adventurers take a bike up the Gondola to the top of the Escarpment and ride past active orchards and down into the Beaver Valley. They will be equipped with a kayak, and follow a leisurely one to two hour river ride back to their bikes and ride the country roads and Georgian Trail back to Blue. The package also includes lunch at Blue Mountain Gourmet country bakery and a $10 Apple Pie Trail voucher, and the gondola runs from Labour Day to approximately mid October. Price: $60pp +tx

The Blue Mountain, Collingwood area boasts a variety of seasonal activities and sight-seeing, especially the magnificent fall colours. Travellers looking to make their stay a little longer are in luck, as both the upscale Westin Trillium House and Blue Mountain Resort are located close to all of the autumn action.

For an extended autumn getaway, The Westin Trillium House is offering the fourth night free, after three consecutive night’s stay, as part of their fall special. The package also includes $50 CAD Food and Beverage Credit and a complimentary room upgrade based upon availability at check-in. Valid from now until December 30th, 2010.

Blue Mountain Resort’s Fall Harvest Getaway gives guests the chance to enjoy the resort’s amenities at their leisure. Days can be spent taking in the beautiful sights and colours surrounding the area, capping off the evening with an insatiable harvest dinner. Priced from $99 per person per night, the package includes one night's accommodation in a Village Studio Suite and one special harvest dinner per person in the Pottery Restaurant per stay. Available from September 15 - October 31, 2010.

Please see our website for more information.

 

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