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Adventure with an Appetite!

Up, down, around the Niagara Escarpment, adventure is waiting for you this winter.  Tour a local vineyard, snowshoe in the pristine and peaceful Beaver Valley or head to a Cooking Class, Spa or a micro brewery. Whatever your preference The Apple Pie Trail™ Adventures are hosted by locals who know this area best including Free Spirit Tours, Georgian Hills Vineyard, Collingwood Cooking Academy, Scandinave Spa and Summerbound Tours. 


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scandinave2 Trained in European cuisine, local Chef Philip Tarlo invites your group to the Collingwood Cooking Academy* to learn the tricks of pastry and how to make the perfect Apple Pie. Afterwards drive 10 minutes to the award-winning Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain. Guests can spend several hours soaking in the Scandinavian Baths while enjoying the serenity of the surrounding natural environment.

Duration: 4-6 hoursclaire travis sm
Dates: Year round available on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Class starts at 11am, spa is open until 9pm. Guests must be 19yrs+ for access to the Spa.

Price: $140.00pp+tax.
Includes: Three hour cooking class (you’ll take home an apron, 3 mini apple pies, apple streudel, apple crepes & apple bread) plus access to Spa baths, open daily until 9pm.
*24 hour booking notice preferred.

Transportation required: Self guided, the cooking school is 10minutes from Blue Mountain.
To book:
Contact Leanne or Philip at the Cooking School at 705-445-9003, please note 24 hours notice is required for food preparation.


BLACK OUT DATES: Please note this adventures is not available during the school Christmas holidays and will not be offered January 1st to April 10th as the Cooking School closes its doors for a European Tour.


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Visit Collingwood’s three new micro-breweries. First stop is SideLaunch Brewery, then off to Collingwood Brewery and finally Northwinds Brewhouse. At Side Launch and The Collingwood Brewery you will learn about the art of making beer and enjoy samples.   At Northwinds you'll get to try a flight of beer accompanied with home-made pretzels while sitting at one of their beautiful harvest tables.

Minimum group size to book is 6 people.
Duration: 3 hours 
Dates:  Year round, daily 1pm-4pm
Price: $55.00pp +tax
Transportation: provided with guide from Free Spirit Tours.
To book: Activity Central at Blue Mountain 705-443-5522

3. WINERY TOUR & TASTINGwine tasting 2015

Just 15 minutes away in the Beaver Valley you'll start this tour with a walk through the peaceful winter vineyards followed by a short tour of the winery including a  slide presentation “From Vine to Glass”. This will give you a good understanding of the grape growing and winemaking process at Georgian Hills Vineyards. A personal tasting with insights to four wines completes the tour.

Duration: 45 minutes
Dates:  Year round, Saturdays & Sundays 11am
Price: $12.00pp +tax
Transportation: self guided
To book: Activity Central at Blue Mountain 705-443-5522

4. SNOWSHOE & WINE TASTING TOURwinetasting small

Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour in the pristine and protected forests of Kolapore Uplands followed by a visit to nearby Georgian Hills Vineyards for a glass of welcome bubbly and three local wines paired with cheese.

Duration: 3 hours
Dates: Daily, weather permitting, from 1:30 to 4:30pm. (Saturday’s space is limited).
Price: $70pp+tx.
Transportation: Provided by Free Spirit Tours
snowshoes, guide and wine and cheese!

To book: Activity Central at Blue Mountain 705-443-5522