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Collingwood Travel Guide: 44 reviews and 98 photos

Cheerful Port Town on Nottawasaga Bay

Yes, let's get this straight. Collingwood is a town of about 17,000 on Nottawasaga Bay, which is a section of Georgian Bay, which is a section (sort of) of Lake Huron. It's about 90 miles NNW of Toronto.

The region south of Collingwood is a productive grain belt. Agricultural prosperity was the foundation of the town's growth, but now it is being supplemented by holiday-makers from the greater Toronto area who are attracted by not only by the open spaces near the waters, but also by the nearby Blue Mountain (ski-ing).

The Blue Mountain is a long ridge whose slopes line Nottawasaga Bay immediately to the west of Collingwood. You get a good view of the from the tip of the peninsula that juts out into the Bay.

The town of Collingwood is generally clean and spiffy, and a good deal of care and effort has gone into restoring and preserving several blocks of interesting architecture.

  • Last visit to Collingwood: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Nov 18, 2006
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  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    chet.im really enjoying how you show off the architecture of smaller towns

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    we've got a collingwood just down the road from us - got a famous footy team - it has not got a gayety theatre on the main drag lol

  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2006 at 2:21 PM

    How great that you are visiting some of Ontario's small towns. Most people make it to Toronto and Niagara Falls and quit. I also love Collingwood's downtown, thanks for visiting my Meaford pages!

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