Collingwood Parks & Gardens
This provincial park is at the base of Blue Mountain, on the shores of the Georgian Bay. Some of the rocks of this Niagara Escarpment area contain invertebrate fossils as old as 455 million years. There are 172 campsites in the park, some with electrical hook-ups.
This lovely 35 km (22 mi) long trail can be accessed in Collingwood and spreads all the way to Meaford. Suitable for walkers, joggers, cross-country skiers or bikers, the path is well marked to indicate road names and amenities. Benches are available for rests along the route.
Step in the tracks of French explorer Samuel de Champlain or residents of a historic Huron village at this nature reserve. Collingwood Scenic Caves is situated at Blue Mountain, on the highest part of the Niagara Escarpment. The caves are millions of years old. The interiors are absorbing, and contain many rare and exotic plants. The caves are is open early May to late October. The site is also home to Ontario's longest suspension footbridge and an exhilarating treetop walk.
Harbourview Park, at the base of First Street and the Collingwood harbour, boasts a winding boardwalk with stunning views. The park features areas where visitors can learn about the environment as well as a play area. Boat launching facilities are on site.