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Nestled on the shores of spectacular Georgian Bay, the towns of Collingwood and The Blue Mountains are an easy drive north of the Greater Toronto Area and together make up one of Ontario’s most visited vacation destinations.
Home to the province’s best skiing, world-class golf, chic shops, and first-rate restaurants, not to mention some of Canada’s most sought-after luxury real estate, Collingwood and The Blue Mountains provide a truly unique lifestyle experience for visitors and residents alike.
Both communities exude big-time luxury, and you don’t have to dig too deep to find it. Take a drive through Collingwood’s leafy suburbs and you’ll see evidence of the town’s thriving real estate scene everywhere, from chic new-builds and luxury condos to classic heritage homes done up to the nines in modern amenities that have been added without spoiling their elegant old charm.
And in The Blue Mountains, luxury homes range from sprawling lakefront properties to rustic, chalet-style retreats, and hillside estates with magnificent views of Georgian Bay and proximity to those ski slopes. The usually much newer homes typically come equipped with luxury features such as heated floors, gourmet kitchens, and even their own wine cellars, all the while oozing a sense of grandeur that matches the area’s natural beauty.
Luxury Lifestyles in Collingwood & The Blue Mountains
But living the luxury lifestyle in Collingwood and The Blue Mountains tends to extend far beyond your home. It’s about immersing yourself in the area’s vibrant culture and indulging in the many leisure activities on offer.
In winter, residents and visitors alike enjoy some of the best skiing in the province at Blue Mountain Resort and the always-bustling Blue Mountain Village. Better still, consider joining one of the area’s long-established private ski clubs for an even better experience that also extends into summer activities, too.
In fact, the summer months provide another round of endless opportunities for fun in the great outdoors. Popular activities in the warmer months include sailing and boating, kayaking or canoeing, golfing, and hiking and biking along the myriad of trails that crisscross this part of Georgian Bay.
Fun Things to Do for Residents and Visitors
Consider yourself a foodie? Then you’ll be pleased to learn that gastronomy plays a significant role in the region. Local cuisine is a fusion of the classic and the contemporary, with the best restaurants in Collingwood and “Blue” featuring menus prepared by leading chefs who pride themselves on using locally sourced ingredients in their dishes. And the popular Apple Pie Trail offers a chance to sample the region’s famous fruit harvest in a variety of forms, from cider tastings to artisanal pastries.
The spa culture, too, is another important facet of luxury living up here. Leading the way in promoting wellness, serenity, and relaxation are internationally acclaimed retreats like Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain where you can rejuvenate surrounded by a tranquil forest setting. Some of the best luxury accommodations up here also offer spa services or, in some cases, special packages with leading spa facilities.
Whatever you like to do, LuxuryCollingwood will help you get the most out of this year-round playground that stretches along the bay from Wasaga Beach all the way to Thornbury and Meaford, and inland to Creemore and the Grey Highlands.
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