SAVOUR THE LOCAL TASTES AND SAVE ON BLUE MOUNTAIN’S APPLE PIE TRAIL
Blue Mountains, ON, June 15 2011- Ontario’s Apple Country invites visitors to experience and enjoy locally-grown foods, adventures and scenic views. Open year round, Blue Mountain’s Apple Pie Trail features new stops and adventures offering guests a variety of homegrown fun. The Westin Trillium House at Blue Mountain and its Sunsational Savings package makes the trip even sweeter by offering its guests four nights for the price of three.
For those looking for a unique weekend getaway guests can choose an Apple Pie Adventure, which allows them to customize their time on the trail. Open June through to October guests can tailor a day to accommodate any preference and choose from a range of options including adventurous hikes, relaxing scenic tours and an exciting selection of local apple-inspired culinary delights.
“As the local food movement continues to gain momentum, The Apple Pie Trail is an exciting way for our guests to experience the distinct and delicious products our region has to offer,” says Stacy Manning, director of sales and marketing at Westin Trillium House. “This is a special activity that the local trail participants are proud to support and share with visitors, they are truly at the core of the trail experience.”
Escape the city and travel the Apple Pie Trail that runs from Collingwood through the Blue Mountains, to Thornbury, Meaford and Owen Sound. The trail features 32 trail members showcasing delicious apple products from the region’s finest orchards, farmer’s markets and restaurants making each stop entertaining and delectable.
With exciting new additions to on the trail visitors can enjoy endless options of apple edibles as well as apple-inspired art and tours about the apple industry’s heritage. Westin Trillium House guests taking part in the Sunsational savings offer will also be given $50 worth of Apple Pie Dollars to put towards a purchase they make at any of the stops along the trail.
Open seven days a week, from June through to October, the Apple Pie Trail Adventures offers daily activities for families and friends to choose from:
・ Mondays �Take a self-guided ride on the new Ridge Runner, or visit the Scenic Caves Nature Adventures inside Blue Mountain.
・ Tuesdays- Hike up the scenic mountain trail to experience a spectacular view of Georgian Bay. Make your way back down on another mountain trail or gondola ride. Refresh with an exhilarating spa experience at Scandinave Spa, featuring Nordic baths, cold plunges, sauna, and steam room. Relax with a local apple treat or other bistro offering.
・ Wednesdays- Enjoy a canoe or kayak paddle down the beautiful winding Beaver River. Use your Apple Pie trail voucher for lunch at Blackbird Pie Co. in Heathcote or at any other Trail stop along the way.
・ Thursdays-Take in a piece of history with a guided tour of The Depot, Craigleith Shore and Thornbury Harbour. Then enjoy the scenery of Eugenia Falls, Lake Eugenia, Hogg’s Falls and the Lower Valley. Take in these views with a picnic lunch on top of Beaver Valley.
・ Fridays-Sundays-Have a weekend adventure with a scenic gondola almost to the top of the mountain, cycling through the beautiful countryside and paddling on the Beaver River. Be sure to stop along the way to at the many Apple Pie Trail shops and restaurants.
Book an Apple Pie Trail Adventure by calling: (705) 443-5522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Westin Trillium House:
A four-season resort offering 222 luxury suites, The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain is located within comfortable driving distance from major Ontario cities, such as Toronto, Hamilton, St. Catharines and Windsor. Known for promoting complete renewal, The Westin Trillium House features a year-round heated outdoor pool and two hot tubs, in addition to the adjoining Plunge! Aquatic Centre. Guests can participate in a Westin WORKOUT® or hit the slopes while basking in the natural surroundings of the resort. Suite amenities include The Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed® and Bath®, high-speed Internet, full kitchen or kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, DVD player and in-room dining provided by Oliver & Bonacini café●grill. For business travellers, The Westin Trillium House features a 10,000 square-foot conference facility with superior audio visual capabilities. For more information, visit www.westin.com/bluemountain
About The Village at Blue Mountain:Set at the base of Ontario’s #1 ski resort, the Village at Blue Mountain is a 32-acre all-season pedestrian village presently home to more than 40 retail shops, high-end eateries, unique attractions (ski, golf, fishing and more) and four condominium hotels. The Intrawest master-planned Village at Blue Mountain is scheduled for completion in 2010. For further information, please visit www.villageatblue.com.