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Suggestions for Collingwood during 1st week of November

Suggestions for Collingwood during 1st week of November

Oct 15th, 2001, 03:28 PM
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Suggestions for Collingwood during 1st week of November


This is our first visit to Ontario, and we will be staying for 4 days at Collingwood during the first week of November.

Do you have any suggestions for something to do in the area?
Will we still be in time to see the fall leaves change color?
Where would be a good place to go on a hiking day trip? How are the Scenic Caves?
Any other suggestions? We are willing to drive up to 2-3 hours each way to get to the attractions.

Thank you for your suggestions,

Oct 17th, 2001, 03:35 AM
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Alexandra: Since no one local has lept upon the opportunity to promote southern Georgian Bay tourism, I'll make a few suggestions.
First, the weather may determine whether your activities are predominately in or out of doors .. the first week of November can be either beautiful late fall temps .. very cool at night, but sunny and pleasant during the day, or wet, windy, and cool with white sprinkles in the air. Be prepared for either or both.
Attractions which will still be open locally: Scenic Caves (Collingwood), Sainte Marie Among the Hurons, Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre (both in Midland)

For a change of pace, Toronto is about a 1.5 hr drive. Suggest you park free at Yorkdale Shopping Centre (just east of 400, on 401 at Dufferin) and access downtown TO via TTC or GO Transit. Both come right to the mall.

Should you want to leave extra $ in Ontario .. there's also Casino Rama at Orillia.

Both Collingwood and Orillia are pleasant towns to explore if the weather is agreeable. Hope you have an enjoyable stay.
Oct 19th, 2001, 02:19 PM
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Hi Anne,

Thank you for your reply!

I hope that we have good weather.

Oct 25th, 2002, 06:22 AM
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I live in Collingwood and own an Inn here. Check out the Georgian Triangle Tourist Association for area attractionjs. The cheif claim to fame in this area is outdoor recreation, skiing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, watersports. www.georgiantriangle.com

You can also check out our web site www.beildhouse.com where there are some other local links.

Do not miss the Federal Building on the main street. It was recently restored and is the glory of this great town. It is only open Mon. to Fri. and is worth a breif stop to see the glorious stained glass dome.

I think that the Scenic caves closes after Thanksgiving.

Good luck and enjoy your stay in Collingwood.

Oct 25th, 2002, 03:53 PM
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Hi Alexandra:
I missed seeing this question til today but I am still in time to advise you about the state of our fall colours.
I live about 45 minutes from Collingwood. the colours are just about at their height now and we have had a few mornings of good frost. Barring any wind storms the leaves should still be brilliant although maybe just past their best next weekend.
Lots of things have closed down for the season now, after Thanksgiving which was 2 weeks ago now they tend to close up til Victoria Weekend in May. Your trip is in between summer and ski season which is very busy in the Collingwood area.
If you are looking for a pretty drive take the road up into the Blue Mountains and stop to view Georgian Bay. If it's clear you can see over to Christian Island and towards Midland. The drive to Thornbury and Owen Sound is pretty as well .If you are looking for hiking you can go up into the Blue mountains, along the Bruce Peninsula (which is the continuation of the Niagara Escarpment) . check out the tourist boards in Collingwood, Thornbury and Owen Sound. (I just input Thornbury Ontario on Google.ca and lots of links came up.
I am not sure what else you are looking at doing. I live in Midland on the opposite shore of Georgian Bay/Nottawasaga Bay and although many of our historic sites have closed down you may want to check the website for the towns of Midland and Penetanguishene for anything going on here.
And if "cottage country" just doesn't do it for you Toronto is only an hour away.
Welcome! Hope you enjoy your holiday.

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