The Apple Pie Trail

The Apple Pie Trail

If you love apple pie, the Apple Pie Trail along the shores of Georgian Bay is an experience you won’t want to miss. The “trail” is a regional, self-guided tour of markets, farms, orchards, bakeries, restaurants, shops, cafes, breweries, cideries and wineries that create food, drink and artisanal crafts inspired by the apple. In addition, enjoy outdoor activities like cycling, hiking, paddling, cave exploration and snowshoeing.

This award-winning trail features fun and tasty spots in several communities of Grey County including Meaford, Thornbury, The Blue Mountain, Craigleith and Collingwood, as well as Clarksburg, Heathcote and Ravenna in Beaver Valley.

A young girl bites into a juicy freshly picked apple.

Farmers Pantry | Bruce Grey Simcoe

How to get to The Apple Pie Trail

Location: Grey County

By car: The Apple Pie Trail is most easily explored by car and stops include free parking.

By transit: Customize a private bus tour along the Apple Pie Trail with Blue Mountain and Collingwood Adventure Tours or travel by taxi cab.

By bike: Peddle or e-bike quiet country roads and well marked cycling routes along Apple Pie Trail.

Know before you go

Download the Apple Pie Trail app to learn about each stop on the trail, check out menus, make reservations, book tours and more.

The Apple Pie Trail can be experienced year-round, with unique warm season activities as well as cool things to do in the winter.

Make your tour a multi-day getaway. Stay at one of the charming inns and hotels along the way.

Things to do at The Apple Pie Trail

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Go apple picking

Pick fresh apples at Farmers Pantry, a working apple farm and country market located near the town of Collingwood. This family favourite also offers a petting zoo, mini-golf and a cedar maze.

Relax at a spa

Book a massage treatment, go forest bathing and unwind in outdoor thermal pools at Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain.

Shop at a farmers’ market

Visit farmers’ markets and bakeries located along the trail for seasonal produce and delicious apple-inspired treats.

Sample local ciders

No tour of the Apple Pie Trail is complete without a stop to sample fresh cider at one of (or all) the cideries on the route.

Paddle the Beaver River

Winding its way through Grey County, the Beaver River offers an opportunity to take in the scenery by canoe or kayak.

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A flight of three glasses of fresh apple cider.
Spy Cider House and Distillery | Bruce Grey Simcoe

Interesting facts about the Apple Pie Trail

The warming lake effect from Georgian Bay and the protective shield of the Niagara Escarpment creates the perfect climate and conditions for apple growing.

Since the mid 1800s, apple farming in this fertile region has become a local mainstay. In fact, Southern Georgian Bay produces an estimated 25% of Ontario’s annual apple crop.

A unique variety of apples are grown along the trail. Due to their rich abundance, apples feature in local recipes, menus, brews, artistic expression and recreational activities across the region—creating the Apple Pie Trail.

Last updated: April 11, 2024

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