There’s few things more comforting than fresh-from-the-oven apple pie. In the BLue Mountains, they love it so much that they’ve created an entire trail to celebrate it!
The Blue Mountains are particularly suited to be Ontario’s apple pie capital for many reasons, the biggest of which is the unique micro-climate in the area. They’re located at the crossroads of the escarpment, the Beaver Valley and Georgian Bay. These three features make from warmer winters and less windy summers — both things apples adore.
Traveling the area means tasting your way through pies, ciders and of course, fresh apples. It’s a great way to experience fall colours too!
Our perfect weekend along The Apple Pie Trail is jam packed with delicious, apple-themed activities!
1. For homestyle crumble pie, stop into Giffen Country Market. They also offer over a dozen varieties of cold stored apples from their orchard.
2. When in the area, cut all that apple-y goodness with a flight at Side Launch Brewing Co. in Collingwood. Their enormous tasting room offers their three flaghsip brews and a rotating tap of locally made goodness.
3. For dinner, head to Azzurra for pillowy sweet potato gnocchi with caramalized local apples & bacon. Your mind will be blown.
4. Find time to relax at the Scandinave Spa outside of town. Book a massage or just relax by the fire after a dip in their hot pools.
5. For the perfect pie, drive out to Blackbird Pie Company in Heathcote. This double crusted pie uses Spy apples that hold their shape during baking.
6. Need another reason to drive to Heathcote? Free Spirit Tours offers a paddling adventure that launches from town. Spend an hour or so paddling down the serene Beaver River. Take in the views as you paddle passed cows, apple trees and quaint bridges.
With over 30 stops along the trail, there’s no better way to explore The Blue Mountains than along the award winning Apple Pie Trail!