One of my favourite things about summer time in Ontario, wait – one of my favourite things about living in Ontario period is how much there is to see and explore. Canada in general (in my humble opinion) is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
My mom and dad have always been really into just picking a place on a map and driving to it, I think that’s where I get my constant need for adventure and travel from. I don’t ever remember a summer where we didn’t go somewhere. Every summer my family packs our bags, packs the car and heads somewhere for the weekend. This summer our little weekend getaway was Blue Mountain. Now, for those of you who know what Blue Mountain is you’re probably wondering why the heck would this girl go in the summer? It is a skii resort of course. Well – my friend I’m hoping once you see the pictures I’ll have changed your mind.
Blue Mountain is located in Southern Ontario, a 2 hour drive out of Toronto, and about a 10 min drive from the coast of Georgian Bay. For many people Blue Mountain is a frequent winter getaway destination. What I didn’t know was how popular it was in the summer as well.
Blue Mountain Village is one of the cutest little places I think I’ve ever been. It makes me feel like I’m in some tucked away mountain top, away from the rest of the world. The Blue Mountain Village is filled with different restaurants, lodges to stay at and boutique shops to explore, you can check out all that information here.
We opted for a day of hiking up the mountain, one of the many activities that were offered in and around the village (The Scandinavian Spa is a very popular tourist destination among Torontonians, and I will one day make it back to try that spa out!). It was a 45 min hike, and was quite honestly one of the hardest hikes I’ve done in a long time. The view at the top was completely breathtaking, and enjoying a gondola ride to the bottom of the mountain was the icing on top.
Because of the location of Blue Mountain, we were also able to drive to a couple other smaller beach towns that were close by. The last picture was taken in a place called Southampton Ontario, one of the cutest little beach towns I’ve been to in Ontario. I highly recommend that to people who are looking for a destination in Ontario that isn’t as touristy as Wasaga Beach or Grand Bend.
Whats your ideal weekend getaway?