In case you haven’t heard, there was some good news on the transit front at the end of last month. Collingwood has agreed to extend bus service for a six month trial period, out to Blue Mountain. Many people have advocated for this for over a decade and it’s great to see things coming together. [...]
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At any time of year, Hogg’s Falls is a beautiful and wild little paradise. Situated amid a forest preserve, here the Boyne River tips over the edge of the escarpment at the southern edge of the Beaver Valley. While Hogg’s Falls is not nearly the largest waterfall in the area, it is one of the [...]
Collingwood and Wasaga Beach have public transit services available at very modest user costs. Please see below for updated information on the public transit systems in these two communities. Colltrans, the Town of Collingwood’s public transit system, has three regularly scheduled transit routes. Pickup at the terminal (corner of Pine and Second Street , beside the [...]
Regular readers know that I’ve had the good fortune in life to have some pretty special friends and one of them is Chris Hadfield. You know him – King of the Twitterverse or perhaps the Universe? He was the first and likely only, Commander of the International Space Station and he literally brought his experience [...]
Every year, tens of thousands of people converge upon our community for a four day celebration of The King of Rock and Roll. It really is a blast and appeals to all age groups with a variety of events going on the whole time. I personally get a kick out of the not-so-young fans dressed [...]
Monday is July 1st, Canada Day, 2013 – Canada’s 146th Birthday! We’ve compiled a list (from local municipal websites and newspapers) to help you find places to celebrate in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Meaford, The Blue Mountains, Stayner and Creemore (Clearview). Happy Canada Day! THE BLUE MOUNTAIN www.villageatblue.com Celebrate in the Village with free activities all day [...]
My hubby John likes to play golf but figures his skill set doesn’t justify big green fees every time he wants to bring out the clubs. A few years ago, he and my 70something Uncle discovered Tomahawk in Thornbury and they were hooked. Situated on just over 51 acres of land just south of town, [...]
While some of us are still hunkering down, there is no doubt that there are signs of Spring in the air. Just like Spring market home buyers, these birds are busy building or settling into a new nest. Or given the location they’ve chosen, are they building a nest egg?
What the heck? Can someone tell me what this means? Chris and I drove past this strange “art” marking both sides of someone’s driveway. Toy horses, slow sign, a flag, a FAN? I’ve seen all kinds of lawn ornaments but this one has us scratching our heads. Any ideas?
February 18th and is Family Day and there are all kinds of events planned for that week-end in this area. Blue Mountain Village as always offers plenty of family-friendly activities from ice skating and swimming to horse wagon rides and a visit from the Birds of Flight. Blue has also recently released a great little [...]