The warm months offer no shortage of recreational opportunities in The Blue Mountains, from swimming to hiking and everything in between, head outdoors and explore the beauty and natural wonders the area has to offer.
Trails & Hiking
Get outside and experience over 285 km of public trails including caves and crevasses, forested trails, and wide-open spaces that weave their way throughout The Blue Mountains. Home to a section of The Bruce Trail and a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, hiking in The Blue Mountains promises expansive views of Georgian Bay and the countryside.
Whether you're in pursuit of a challenging uphill climb, prefer an expansive stretch of flat gravel, looking for technical trail riding, or want to pedal along the open road, The Blue Mountains offers routes for cyclists of all stripes. The Blue Mountains is a recipient of the Silver Designation from Share the Road Cycling Coalition.
Fishing & Boating
Fishing in The Blue Mountains offers small streams, wide rivers, and the expanse of Georgian Bay. Expect to find native species such as trout, bass, and salmon, among others.
Located in the heart of downtown Thornbury, the Fishway is a popular attraction for observing fish swimming up the Beaver River to spawn. Species such as rainbow, or brown trout, and chinook salmon can be observed in the spring and fall, respectively.
Beaches & Swimming
Grab your sandals and head to one of the many public beach areas in The Blue Mountains! Public beaches include Christie Beach, Council Beach, Northwinds Beach, Little River Beach, Peasemarsh Beach, Delphi Point and Craigleith Provincial Park, each offering a unique shoreline and swimming experience.
At the intersection of the Beaver River and Georgian Bay is the Thornbury Harbour. The Thornbury Harbour features a full-service marina, located on the beautiful shores of South Georgian Bay within walking distance of downtown Thornbury.
The Town-owned and operated Tomahawk Golf Course (par 54), and Monterra Golf at Blue Mountain Resort (par 72), are public course options in The Blue Mountains. Private club options include Georgian Bay Club (par 71), and The Golf Club at Lora Bay (par 72). From the laid-back setting at Tomahawk to the sprawling hills of Monterra, wherever you choose to tee off, your round will be relaxing and fun.