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Visiting the Scenic Caves in Collingwood

Blue Mountain is know in Ontario as a great place to go skiing, mountain biking or simply as a getaway. It is also known for the Collingwood Scenic Caves & Nature Preserve.

Collingwood Scenic Caves & Nature Preserve
Collingwood Scenic Caves & Nature Preserve

Blue Mountain is technically not a mountain, it is part of the Niagara Escarpment, which runs from Niagara Falls to Tobermory Ontario. Rising more than 300 metres in elevation above Georgian Bay, it is one of the highest points in southern Ontario.

 

Collingwood Scenic Caves & Nature Preserve
View from Scenic Caves in Collingwood – looking northeast

 

Collingwood Scenic Caves & Nature Preserve
Collingwood in the distance

Less than two hours north of Toronto, it is worth the drive north. The views and the unique surroundings make for a worthwhile opportunity to explore.

The suspension footbridge at Scenic Caves is one of Ontario’s feature attractions. Take a walk across the 126-metre suspension bridge, which crosses 25 metres above the valley. This location gives fantastic views of Collingwood and Nottawasaga Bay.

 

Collingwood Scenic Caves & Nature Preserve
Margaret on the suspension bridge

The bridge holds the title of being the longest suspension footbridge in Ontario. It is 300 metres above Georgian Bay. The towers are 11.5 metres high.

 

Collingwood Scenic Caves & Nature Preserve
Ice Cave

Check out Suburban Tourist for more information on the caves and more photos.

 

 

 

 

Collingwood Scenic Caves & Nature Preserve
Cave walls

 

Collingwood Scenic Caves & Nature Preserve
Pink trillium

 

Collingwood Scenic Caves & Nature Preserve
Trillium along the trails at Scenic Caves in Collingwood

 

Collingwood Scenic Caves & Nature Preserve
Trillium everywhere

For more information on check out these links:

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My Collingwood

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