8 Things to Do in Blue Mountains That You Shouldn't Miss

January 28, 2018 Enriqueta Cusson

Although the name suggests otherwise, the Blue Mountains is an actual town in Grey County that consists of several small communities including Thornbury, Christie Beach, Clarksburg, Heathcote and Ravenna. The area is very picturesque and scenic in the summer months and during "apple season" in the autumn, but the town is most famous for its mountains. Tourists flock to Intrawest's Blue Mountain Ski Resort year-round for its wide array of offerings. If you aren't in the mood for skiing or snowboarding, take a stroll through Blue Mountain Village and enjoy a coffee at one of the cafes or a meal in one of the many restaurants located in the village.
Restaurants in Blue Mountains

1. Blue Mountain Ski Resort

108 Jozo Weider Blvd, Blue Mountains, Ontario L9Y 3Z2, Canada +1 705-445-0231
Excellent
44%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 543 reviews

Blue Mountain Ski Resort

Reviewed By Catherine H - Owen Sound, Canada

I have many experiences skiing at Blue with family and with school groups. Overall, all staff are very friendly, kind and most helpful. Lessons are exemplary with safety, encouragement and expertise. Today, skiing with my children, my daughter had a 'wipe-out', not resulting in a serious injury, but a ski broken in half. (That being said, as a teacher, when serious injuries did occur, safety patrol was always quick, thorough, professional and kind.) Today, fellow skiers were helpful, and a lift operator at bottom of hill was so kind to stay with my girl until I could get to her. He called an on-demand shuttle to help us return to our car. Then, Hillside store staff were expertly knowledgeable to help us buy new skiis, for a super deal, with patience, and words of encouragement. A beautiful day on the slopes, with an unfortunate twist, but a happy ending, and my family is very grateful for the kindness extended to us by all staff.

2. The Thornbury Harbour

Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario N0H 2P0, Canada +1 519-599-3131
Excellent
52%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

The Thornbury Harbour

Reviewed By thebunter - Canada

Nice spot to visit after a lovely meal in town. Hot night so was very relaxing to sit at the waterfront and enjoy the view.

3. Georgian Hills Vineyards

496350 Grey Road 2, Blue Mountains, Ontario N0H 1J0, Canada +1 519-599-2255
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Georgian Hills Vineyards

We invite you to discover the beauty of our vineyards and taste distinct cool climate wines made from the grapes grown on the vines overlooking Georgian Bay. At the winery tasting room you may choose to taste any four wines available at the tasting bar. Spoil yourselves with a Wine & Cheese Tray, starting with a welcome bubbly followed by a sampling of three wines paired with three artisan cheeses. Open year round Wednesday to Sunday 12 – 5pm.

Reviewed By Michael K

This upcoming vineyard does a wonderful job of being personable and showing their passion for their work: every employee seems to genuinely love their job. They clearly have a lot of knowledge for what they do and are willing to share. While their indoor venue is a bit small, it is perfect for small parties. Anything larger would have to be outdoors which is probably ideal, honestly. Having been to many of the ice wine vineyards in the Niagara region, I prefer Georgian Hills. A must-try if you like ice wine. Their cider is also fantastic and they offer a hopped up cider for the beer fans.

4. Thornbury Village Cider House & Brewery

90 King St E, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario N0H 2P0, Canada +1 519-599-2616
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Thornbury Village Cider House & Brewery

Thornbury Village Cider House is open to the public! Sameple our authentic Premium Apple Cider, Craft Beer, and a selection of Colio Wines. Our retail store also features Thornbury Village Craft in growlers and cans, as well as Thornbury Craft Beer in cans, and a variety of wines from Colio Estate Winery.

Reviewed By Henry T - Caledon, Canada

This place is right on the highway as you enter into town. There is plenty of parking. I visited at the end of November and it was completely empty. The interior is very clean, fresh and inviting. They have a nice small tasting area to sample the product. If you like what you have tasted you may purchase your favorites and take them home with you. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Although it is very nice, they are lacking something. I'm not sure what it is, perhaps a tour of the process or light snacks.

5. Plunge! Aquatic Center

220 Mountain Dr | At the base of Blue Mountain, Blue Mountains, Ontario L9Y 0V9, Canada +1 705-444-8705
Excellent
22%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
15%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 160 reviews

Plunge! Aquatic Center

The ulimate all ages, 4 season indoor/outdoor water adventure at the base of Blue Mountain in the Blue Mountain Village, Ontario. Inspired from the tradition of cottage-style boathouses, Plunge! is an authentic and magical expression of a place and its people. Indoor-outdoor pools, indoor water playground, hot tubs, rope swings, docks and slides are sure to provide year-round fun. Or, if you prefer, simply watch all the action from the comfort of your dock chair. Rediscover the meaning of fun!

Reviewed By Family T - Ontario, Canada

It was a rainy day so we stopped in as other attractions were closed. Wanted to let kids have fun and we all enjoyed it.
Reception staff very courteous.
Indoor 'spa' (hot tub) closed. Outdoor hot tub jet not working.(apparently for weeks/months according some we met there). In fairness this was stated on a board at the front desk just disappointing.
Both urinals in men's washroom out is service leaving one toilet to serve and well it wasn't a dry area.
Echo the dirty part. At one end I seemed to be standing in sand. The dirt in the hot tub was very visible. We saw someone fix a drain cover but not clean the pools in the 2.5 hours we were there.
Towel and chair thing mentioned by others is true. A solution would be small lockers on deck.
Agree that a public pool with slides and a rope would have been just as good and less expensive. At about $15 a person, it was expensive for the quality of the venue.
But it did the trick so if you are stuck on a rainy day.

6. Pretty River Valley Provincial Park

Pretty River Road, Blue Mountains, Ontario L0M 1P0, Canada +1 705-429-2516
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 15 reviews

Pretty River Valley Provincial Park

Reviewed By Brad H - Canada

we go here quite often for hikes or dog walking. beautiful walk through the different types of trees and Wilderness. not a lot of wildlife to see but still good. more and more city people coming to this destination and has a lack of parking spaces.

7. The Olde Stanton Store

174 Jozo Weider Blvd, Blue Mountains, Ontario L9Y 0V2, Canada +1 705-446-0373
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

The Olde Stanton Store

Reviewed By susieq312016 - Toronto, Canada

This store originated not far from Blue Mountain and is one of my fondest childhood memories. When I saw there was one here I had to stop and browse! The store is a wonderful unique shopping experience and has some of the most beautiful thoughtful gifts around!

8. The Fishway

12 Bridge St, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario N0H 2P0, Canada +1 519-599-3131
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

The Fishway

Reviewed By Meredith F

We stopped here while in Thornbury on a Saturday afternoon. It was interesting to see, about 10 minutes was enough time though. We did see fish trying to jump up the dam part, and we saw a few fish in the actual ladder part. There are many historical plaques and signs which are useful to get an idea of the background for both the dam and the fish ladder.

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