Welcome to Blue Mountain
About Blue Mountain
Welcome to Blue Mountain, known for its amazing four-season recreation. The Village at Blue and the hamlet of Craigleith are found in between the mountain and the shores of Georgian Bay. This area has amazing scenery and great ways to experience all that this area has to offer.
Blue Mountain is pretty much synonymous with winter. With over 40 different trails for downhill skiing and snowboarding, Blue is definitely one of the biggest ski resorts in Ontario.
What most people don’t know is that Blue Mountain is just as popular in the summer months. From hiking and mountain biking to golfing and ropes courses, there’s something to do for every age and skill set.
August Blue Mountains Real Estate Market Report
In the Municipality of the Town of the Blue Mountains, the number of listings decreased by 22% in August compared with July, while the number of sales stayed about the same. Looking at August 2020, listings are off by 24% this year, and sales are down 52%! The listing to sales ratio skewed slightly in favour of sales in August, to 55-45 from last month’s even split. The average sale price for the Town of The Blue Mountains came in at $1.4 million dollars for August, an increase of $200,000 in one month. Not surprisingly, a huge 68% of the area’s sales were in the one million dollars plus range.
Acorn Montessori Pre School – Thornbury
Beaver Valley Community School – Thornbury
Georgian Bay Secondary School – Meaford
L E Shore Memorial Library – Thornbury
The Craigleith Heritage Depot – Craigleith
General & Marine Hospital – Collingwood
Collingwood After Hours Medical Clinic – Collingwood
Explore each section below to see some of our favourite local spots. You can choose from Arts & Culture, Local Businesses that we love, Outdoor Recreational Activities and Natural Treasures!
History of Blue Mountain
It was the spring of 1883 when Charles Rankin was sent to survey the “Wild Land” beyond the Simcoe district. After establishing a log house for himself in what is now known as Lora Bay, Rankin proceeded to plant a large garden of potatoes west, near the “Blue Hills”, now named the Blue Mountains. The area he landed and settled upon was later referred to as Rankin’s Landing. The first potato harvest in 1834 brought in approximately 100 bushels of potatoes; which would have been excellent provisions for the long winter ahead…