Your New Lifestyle

Your New Lifestyle

The Trail Woods Lifestyle


It's the perfect climate for apples, and for more than a century, the sprawling orchards that flourish in the Beaver Valley and Thornbury have made it Ontario's largest apple growing area!


At Trail Woods, you've settled in the heart of Georgian Bay and Blue Mountains country living. A mere stroll brings you to the best the area has to offer:

  • the golf course at Lora Bay

  • the restaurants, pubs, and shops of Thornbury

  • casting for trout and salmon on the Beaver River or trolling Georgian Bay

  • world-class sailing and boating out of Thornbury Harbour

  • the beautiful Georgian Trail

  • Ontario's best downhill skiing and private ski clubs

  • ride, stable your horse or participate in an event at the new equestrian park in Thornbury

  • cross-country skiing on wilderness trails and groomed facilities

  • the sandy beaches of Georgian Bay

  • beautiful vistas, challenging hills, rugged trails, and bucolic lanes that draw cyclists from across the province and beyond

  • the rugged cliffs, ancient caves, mysterious glens, rare ferns and secluded waterfalls of the Bruce Trail and the Niagara

  • escarpment – a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

  • the lively, historic Town of Collingwood

  • the shopping, restaurants, excitement and nightlife of the Village at Blue Mountain

  • the Metcalf Rock, known for amazing climbing

  • Kolapore Provincial Park

  • the beautiful Georgian Bluffs

  • the popular Apple Pie Trail

  • Thornbury's Jazz Festival

Country living complete with all the amenities and services close by

CARP, Canada's Association for the 50-plus, called Thornbury one of Ontario's "great places to live". Your Trail Woods home gives you country living with all the frills.

Two nearby hospitals offer complete health service. A never-ending list of activities cater to your every whim – from the most active to the more relaxed.

A new municipal building, fire hall, police station, and medical centre allows Thornbury to provide the best possible services to Trail Woods residents.

Things to do in Thornbury

Things to do in Thornbury

  • Stroll the boutiques and shops of its historic main street.

  • Lay back on summer Sundays to listen to Jazz in the Park.

  • Share a brew on a friendly pub patio.

  • Eat out with friends at one of the many superb restaurants.

  • Watch the Chinook salmon fight their way up the famous fish ladder built at the Mill Dam.

  • Wander the lovely trail along the Beaver River from the Harbour to downtown.

  • Take a dip in Georgian Bay at Thornbury's kid-friendly beach.

  • Celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas at the village's popular Yuletide street party.

  • Admire the grand, historic homes of old Thornbury, whose many widow's walks tell tales of its maritime history.

  • Enjoy the music of the Georgian Sound Festival, complete with Jazzmania, Big Band Saturday and Gospelfest.

  • Celebrate the harvest and the autumn splendour at Applefest.

  • Browse for antiques throughout the year, and especially at the village's two popular antiques shows.

  • Get involved and tackle some interesting new subject at the town's Library or through a Bluewater District School Board continuing-education program.
    All within minutes of your door.