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The Apple Pie Trail

Posted by Admin on September 1, 2021
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Apples in Southern Georgian Bay

Our area is perfect for growing apples as chances of frost in the late spring or early fall are limited because of the protection from Georgian Bay. The Niagara Escarpment keeps that warm lake air in the region, creating a perfect climate for growing apples. Since apples were introduced to the country in the 1840s, local families have come to rely on the abundant apple crop in the fall for their fall and winter recipes, a tradition that continues to this day.

The Apple Pie Trail

The Apple Pie Trail is a culinary adventure trail featuring activities and adventures, restaurants, cafes, apple art and culture, farms, shopping and – of course – apple pie. Here’s a short description of the stops featured on the map, but be sure to follow The Apple Pie Trail on social media, as stops are always being added to the trail and some great special events are featured throughout the year.

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Blue Mountain Village & Craigleith

1. Copper Blues Bar & Grill | 3- 156 Jozo Weider Blvd | The Blue Mountains

Copper Blues menu is exquisite and the ambience incredible. Have a cocktail in their stylish lounge or head out to their state of the art patio and listen to the live music at the Village Events stage.
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2. Kaytoo Restaurant and Bar | 176 Jozo Weider Blvd | The Blue Mountains
Located right along the Mill Pond in Blue Mountain Village, this is a great stop for Canadian inspired food and drink after taking part in the activities Blue Mountain Village has to offer.
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3. Firehall Pizza Co | 162 Jozo Weider Blvd | The Blue Mountains

A great Italian restaurant located in the Heart of Blue Mountain Village, this building was modelled after an Ontario Firehall featuring whimsical firefighter paraphernalia throughout. Often featuring live music on Sundays, great pizza, and a patio overlooking the Mill Pond.
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4. Rusty’s at Blue | 150 Jozo Weider Blvd | The Blue Mountains

Local barbecue located right at the base of the slopes at Blue Mountain Resort, featuring delicious ribs, pulled pork, brisket and local ingredients.
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5. The Pottery Restaurant | 110 Jozo Weider Blvd | The Blue Mountains

Blue Mountain Resort’s original restaurant, The Pottery features great food and value with a locally inspired menu. This is a great stop for some food during your day of adventure at the hill.
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6. Surf Café | 209544 Hwy 26  | The Blue Mountains

Surf Cafe is a welcoming spot in The Blue Mountains. Pizza, Wine, Beer, Organic free Trade coffee, lattes, Tea, Pastries Iced, Fresh Gourmet Sandwiches, Soups, Ice Cream, Patio and meeting space.
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Beaver Valley

7. Ravenna Country Market | 495972 Grey Country Rd. 2 | Ravenna

Gourmet sandwiches and soups, in-house baker and fudge factory and local market items. Located on Grey Road 2, this is a local favourite for cyclists and adventurers alike. Worth the trip to the quaint town of Ravenna near Kolapore Uplands.
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8. Georgian Hills Vineyards | 496350 Grey Country Rd. 2 | Clarksburg

This beautiful setting offers wine not easily found elsewhere in the region. The venue offers tastings coupled with cycling, paddling or snowshoeing and is a great venue for weddings, events, or an afternoon of tasting wine and cheese.
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9. T&K Ferri Orchards | 496415 Grey Country Rd. 2 | Clarksburg

Open Seasonally, T&K Ferri Orchards is situated on 22 acres of land, with a large variety of apples available in season. Walk the picturesque Orchard, pick up some apples buy some cider, and enjoy!
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10. Grey and Gold Cider | 788171 Grey Road 13 | The Blue Mountains

Makers of award-winning artisanal wild-ferment dry ciders. A sustainable, farm-based cidery in the heart of Grey County apple country. Visit the orchard-side bottle shop to taste a unique variety of ciders and take home a bottle or growler.

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11. Farmer’s Pantry | 788030 Grey Country Rd. 13 | Clarksburg

Originally a roadside apple stand, the Farmer’s Pantry is a seasonally opened adventure destination with mini-golf, pick-you-own-apples, wild life centre and full farmer’s market.
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12. Spy Cider House and Distillery | 808108 24th Sideroad | The Blue Mountains

Passionate to the core, our organic ciders and spirits pay tribute to the Blue Mountains by insisting on a philosophy of excellence that can only be expressed through the local fruit.

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13. Blackbird Pie Co | 108 Main St | Heathcote

Located right near the paddling adventures offered by Free Spirit Tours, Blackbird Pie Company offers incredible sandwiches, all kinds of pies and arguably the best butter tarts you’ll ever try.
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14. Free Spirit Tours | 236720 Grey County Rd 13, | Heathcote

Book a day with Free Spirit Tours to experience the best of guided local adventures. Free Spirit Tours offers hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, and sea kayaking, and can adjust to your group’s size and age group.

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Thornbury & Clarksburg

16. Loft Gallery Inc | 18 Bruce St S | Thornbury

Loft Gallery Inc., offers incredible large Canadian Landscape Paintings by local, Ontario and Quebec Artists. Come in for a look, buy some art, take an art class or check out their plentiful events on the website!
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17. Thornbury Bakery Cafe | 12 Bruce St S | Thornbury

Thornbury Bakery Cafe is a landmark in Thornbury. Located right along the downtown strip, the bakery offers everything baked from scratch – no packaging and no frozen foods!
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18. The Cheese Gallery | 11 Bruce St S | Thornbury

Art meets cheese in this wonderful shop offering international and local cheese, mustards, oils, fine foods, art and gifts. Hosting several community events and offering tastings, this cheese gallery is perfect for a mid morning or afternoon treat for your taste buds.
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19. Bruce Wine Bar | 8 Bruce St S | Thornbury

Bruce Wine Bar is truly an amazing culinary destination! The owners are true lovers of wine, food and community, so together with their resident chef, they have created an environment for a truly artisanal dining experience. Menu items are sourced seasonally and locally.
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20. Thornbury Village Cider House & Brewery | 90 King St E | Thornbury

Using the finest apples in the region, Thornbury Village Cider House & Brewery offers a variety of delicious, different, light and refreshing cider, available for tastings year round. Pop in for a flight, bring home a growler of your favourite choice, or mix and match their bottles offerings in the store.
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21. Goldsmith’s Orchard Market | 207600 Hwy26 | Thornbury

Goldsmith’s Orchard Market sells produce grown right there on the farm and locally sourced products created in Southern Georgian Bay. If they wouldn’t put it on their dinner table, they wouldn’t sell it in their store. Make sure you try their delicious Thornberry Pie when you go in!
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22. Thornbury Farmer’s Market | 30 Mill St | Thornbury

Every Sunday 11 am – 2 pm from May to early October. Located in the park beside Town Hall on Highway 26 in Thornbury. Live music, fresh, local produce, artisan- created crafts.
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Meaford

23. Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre | 12 Nelson St E | Meaford

Meaford Hall is an incredible venue for music, drama and more! With acoustics offering an amazing experience, the venue hosts an average of 150 live shows each year.
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24. Meaford Museum | 111 Bayfield St | Meaford

Featuring an Apple Exhibit, the Meaford Museum takes you back to apple farming practices from the 1800s and how that has changed over the years. Located in the what was originally the Town’s Pump House built in 1895, the museum is located near the water.
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25. Meaford Farmer’s Market | 3 St. Vincent St | Meaford
Every Friday seasonally, 3pm-7pm at the Meaford Harbour pavilion, pick up your fresh, local, food, arts and crafts at the Meaford Farmer’s Market. Often featuring music along with a. Variety of local vendors! Definitely worth a visit for your weekend groceries!
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26. Good Family Farms | 157366 7th Line | Meaford

Good Family Farms is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the community. Take an educational farm tour, in which you join the farmers on their vehicles to get a behind-the-scenes look. Check out the farm store for organic meat and vegetables.
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27. Windswept Orchard Cidery | 317282 3 Line | Meaford

A micro cidery and fermentory in the heart of Georgian Bay apple country. Award winning small batch traditional dry cider and perry. Crafted with organic and wild foraged fruit from hedgerows, lost orchards and local growers.
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28. Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery | 599448 Concession Rd 2 N | Annan

The scenery here is amazing, soak in the view of Georgian Bay from above, taste some delicious wines and ciders, and keep an eye out for events such as live music and snowshoe tours!
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