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Explore South Georgian Bays Apple Pie Trail

Enjoy a weekend exploring Ontario’s South Georgian Bay

Last winter our tribe of 10 trekked to the Southern Georgian Bay region (in Ontario, Canada) for some family time together – skiing at enjoying our Snowshoe and Cheese excursionBlue Mountain, enjoying a Snowshoe and Cheese excursion and generally settling into our super-large schoolhouse Airbnb for some games, food and libations. With snow softly falling, the winter conditions were perfect for a wintery day of skiing, snowshoeing cross-country to a plummeting waterfall and for a warm fire in the schoolhouse with some local hard apple cider and Pictionary.

The South Georgian Bay region offers a bevy of opportunities across all the seasons with Niagara Escarpment hikes, exploring natural limestone caves and Georgian Bay’s beach opportunities in the summer to downhill skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice climbing and other winter-based activities as the temperatures drop.

Ontario’s largest apple growing region

prime apple growing region (courtesy visitgrey.ca)With temperatures moderated from the waters of Georgian Bay and the natural micro-climate of the Niagara Escarpment, The Georgian Bay Apple growing region is one of 9 apple-producing areas of Ontario but accounts for 25% of the provinces annual crop. With early plantings dating back to the mid-1800’s over many properties, the region is well-established with more than 15 varieties of apples being grown – the favorite being the MacIntosh apple.

Why was the Apple Pie Trail created?

The Apple Pie Trail is a historic regional trail winding through the local communities of South Georgian Bay that is “an award-winning apple-inspired regional trail that unites art, apple history, delectable seasonal menus, ciders, apple tarts & treats, and our famous apple pies at 28 local orchards, restaurants, cafes, wineries, cider houses, shops and farmer's markets.” (as per ApplePieTrail.com). Think of all the opportunities to explore cooking with your favorite apples … and the inspiration to offer this contest to introduce you to the wonderful Blue Mountains and South Georgian Bay region of Ontario, Canada.

Links to help you understand Georgian Bay’s Apple Pie Trail:

What to do in the Blue Mountain / South Georgian Bay region?

As you consider how to make the most of your weekend getaway in the Blue Mountain / South Georgian Bay region of Ontario Canada, here’s a few of our recommendations:

Accommodations:

What to do:

Where to taste the apple delights:

What’s not to love about a getaway in the heart of South Georgian Bay region – tasty apple country, cliffside enjoyment of Niagara’s escarpment, small town country hospitality and fresh air! Any season of the year works. There’s lots to see, do and enjoy! 

Archived: GoGirlfriend’s Apple Pie Trail Contest Giveaway

Note: This contest ran October 2019 and has expired ... Visiting Ontario’s South Georgian Bay area for a family getaway earlier this year, we fell in love with the beauty of the escarpment terrain and the great apple delights of the area. So much so that we approached the Apple Pie Trail team and have a prize to draw at random for one Waterfall and Wine Guided tour for 2 people to be enjoyed as you make a weekend of it and visit the South Georgian Bay area.

Enter to win our Apple Pie Trail contest giveaway

"Enjoy a guided walk to Eugenia Falls and Hogg's Falls. View "Old Baldy", a local favourite for 1,000 square miles, views of the Beaver Valley and Georgian Bay. Next, stop to sample local wines from Beaver Valley’s first winery, Georgian Hills. Lastly, visit Thornbury Village Cider House & Brewery where you get to choose between a flight of cider, wine or beer while relaxing inside their cozy tasting room.”

Waterfall and Wine Guided tour prize details:

  • visit Eugenia Falls (courtesy of Ace Transportation)Prize: Waterfall and Wine Guided tour for 2 people
  • Tours are available for booking Fridays through Sundays
  • Tours to be used in the April 2020 – June 30th, 2020 window (subject to availability)
  • Includes pickup & drop off from any local hotel or B&B in the Blue Mountain to Collingwood area
  • Contest runs from 8am (EST) Wednesday, October 23rd through Wednesday, October 30th at 5pm (EST)
  • Random winner will be drawn and contacted Thursday, October 31st

How to Enter:

  • Head over to GoGirlfriend’s Contest page on Facebook and comment on our Apple Pie Trail Contest question. A winner will be drawn at random from the contest comments.
  • Please like our GoGirlfriend page while you’re there!

Did you enter our Apple Pie Trail Contest Giveaway? We hope so. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to continue the conversations.

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