Day Trip Adventure in Collingwood

By on March 25, 2016

Southern Ontario abounds with fabulous road trips. When your next outdoor, weekend getaway or daytrip is calling, one of the best natural destinations within two hours distance from Toronto is majestic Collingwood. Its restorative natural beauty infused with thrilling, sight-seeing destinations can recharge mind and body.

Views from the Top at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
When adventure calls Scenic Caves Nature Adventures is a perfect daytrip destination from anywhere in Central Ontario. The award-winning Canadian Signature Experience attraction is located in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, perched on the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment. It offers history, adventure and a true back-to-nature experience. Explore caves, caverns and crevasses carved out over 450 million years ago and learn how the location provided shelter for the First Nation’s Petun tribe. 

Hikers can behold the area’s incredible vistas from lookout points on self-guided nature trails. Venture across Southern Ontario’s longest suspension footbridge to view 10,000 square kilometers of South Georgian Bay and surrounding countryside. For those with a heart for adventure and the best views, reserve a guided Eco Adventure Tour for a breathtaking walk up the treetop canopy and down two thrilling ziplines to the forest below.  Learn about the flora, fauna, native heritage, geology and unique ecology of this unique area.  For further adrenaline–pumping excitement, soar a half-mile down the Thunderbird Twin Zipline as you feast your eyes on a kaleidoscope. To explore adventures visit: www.sceniccaves.com. Enter to win an Eco Adventure Tour for 2 from Scenic Caves.
 

Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, Collingwood

A Canadian Premier Spa Experience at Scandinave Spa 
Celebrating its 10th year as one of Canada’s premier spa experiences is the award-winning Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain. Situated in a natural forest setting minutes from downtown Collingwood & Blue Mountain Resort, guests are asked to embrace the serenity of the rustic environment regardless of the weather outside. Unique offerings include a Finnish sauna, Eucalyptus steam room, thermal & Nordic waterfalls, hot baths and cold plunges.  Restore near a fireplace or in one of multiple relaxation areas. Need to loosen up? For ultimate relaxation, registered massage treatments can be booked up to four months in advance. The perks, massage guests do receive guaranteed access to the Scandinavian Baths two hours prior to appointment time.

Guests who are planning to visit on weekends and holidays may be subject to a wait list upon arrival. There are plenty of events and activities to do year-round in the South Georgian Bay area while you wait. Be sure to visit www.southgeorgianbay.ca for information on activities such as hiking, shopping, dining, golfing, beaches and much more. For guests who are looking to experience Scandinave Spa on quieter days, weekday visits are generally recommended. They are open daily and year-round. For more information visit www.scandinaveblue.com. Enter to win a Relaxation Package for 2 from Scandinave Spa.

A view from Pretty River Valley Country Inn

Stay at the Prettiest Inn in the River Valley  
An Agro Tourism destination, the Pretty River Valley Country Inn sits on 125 acres of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking the Pretty River Provincial Park. Located only 15 minutes away from Blue Mountains, Collingwood and Scandinave Spa, it is also a destination attraction of its very own. Onsite activities include Icelandic Trekking Guided Hikes, a Guided Forest Bathing Experience and yoga. 

Rustic charm meets absolute comfort in each room with all 11 accommodations featuring real wood burning fireplaces and containing Tempur-Pedic sleep systems. Many rooms also contain two-person jacuzzis. The Inn also features indoor and outdoor hot tubs, as well as a salt water pool. 

Need to unwind? Unravel with a daycation or two to boost productivity and creativity at work and mood. Release stress build up, prevent burnout, create lasting memories and engage in an experience of a lifetime. Enter to win a night’s stay at the Pretty River Valley Country Inn or visit www.prettyriverinn.com.

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