Located between Ontario’s largest ski resort and the world’s largest freshwater beach, Collingwood - known for its Victorian and Edwardian-inspired architecture - is a four-season destination with cottages and ski chalet rentals scattered along the Niagara Escarpment and the shores of Georgian Bay.
Popular pastimes include skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and ice canyoning in the winter and hiking, mountain biking, caving and zip-lining come summer. The region is a preferred destination for water sport enthusiasts, who take to Georgian Bay to go sailing, canoeing, and kayaking. Sunbathers and swimmers will enjoy the 14km long Wasaga Beach - the world's longest freshwater beach! - and golfers can hit the links at the variety of courses in the area.
With plenty of restaurants, cafés, pubs, and spas in the area, there’s no shortage of places to retire to after a day on the trails or slopes. Sample a traditional pilsner or a couple of lagers at Creemore Springs Brewery, or head to Café Chartreuse or the Espresso Post for a coffee or tea. Agro-tourism opportunities abound along the Apple Pie Trail, a scenic route that runs through the town, with stops at orchards, vineyards, and eateries.
Just two hours northwest of Toronto, Collingwood offers outdoor and cultural attractions, making it a popular place to rent a cottage in Ontario.+ More