The Blue Mountains Ontario Visited

~ A Moment in Time ~

Gary McWilliams
by Gary McWilliams (aka Festival Nomad)

The Blue Mountains is a wonderful community to live, work and play!

Downtown Thornbury, a community in The Blue Mountains

Judi and I live in Thornbury. a The Blue Mountain community, and love it here.

Overlooking Georgian Bay

It’s amazing what The Blue Mountains offer!

Georgian Peaks in The Blue Mountains

There are, of course, the Blue Mountains. Several ski resorts are located in them.

Winter in The Blue Mountains

The best know resort is Blue Mountain Village. Visitors from around the whole come to the resort, all year round.

Riding up the mountain

Also in the area is Georgian Bay.

Overlooking Blue Mountain Village and Georgian Bay

There’s go much to do on the Bay. In the spring there’s fishing for Rainbow Trout.

Fishing at the mouth of the river

In the summer, there’s sailing…

Sailing on the waters of Georgian Bay

Canoeing, swimming and so much more!

The joys of kayaking

The Thornbury Harbour is home to lots of sailboats and motorboats.

Thornbury Marina

On special days, the sailboats are all decked with flags.

Flag day in The Blue Mountains

For Thornbury in the fall, there’s fishing for Chinook Salmon.

Fall in The Blue Mountains

Just south of Thornbury is the village of Clarksburg.

Entering Clarksburg

Clarksburg and area are definitely known for their apple orchards.

One of the many Blue Mountain apple orchards

Its’s also been referred to as “Artsburg“! That’s because there are so many art and craft shops in the village.

Downtown Clarksburg

In the fall, when the apples are ripe, people come from all over.


During the Apple Trail Tour, many orchards allow people to “pick there own“.

Apples are now available!

Also, during the fall apple harvest, you can “smell” fresh baked Apple Pie!

Yum... apple pie!

The country south of Thornbury-Clarksburg is very scenic!

Kayaking of The Blue Mountains Beaver River

There are rivers, ready for exploring by canoe or kayak.

Climbing hills

There are hills to climb and trails to trek.

Scenic country road

The country roads, especially through wooded area are screen and beautiful!

The Blue Mountains farm land

Scenic farms dot the rural roadways.

Farm horses

And then, of courses, there are the farm animals, horse, cows and sheep.

Georgian Trail

When we moved to Thornbury and The Blue Mountains, we were told that the winters could be awful!

Here for the winter!

We even changed our sedan to an All Wheel SUV!

Overlooking the mouth of the Beaver River

But amazingly enough, we have really enjoyed the winters!

Fun at the Blue Mountain Resort

Even though we don’t ski, the Blue Mountain Village is a wonderful escape. There’s plenty to see and do, plus are some great restaurant at the resort.

Walking through the resort village

So, whether its winter, spring, summer or fall, The Blue Mountains is a great place to live, work and play!

The ART wall in Clarksburg

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Below is a video of the Blue Mountain Apple Pie Trail. It will give you a “TASTE” of the “MOUNTAINS“!