Trail Woods Lifestyle


Harbour Even the weather at Trail Woods is extraordinary. Nestled between the deep waters of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment, the region enjoys more moderate temperatures and a longer growing season than areas south or north.

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:

  • Lifestyle Lora Bay Hole 15the spectacular play at 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 
  • and the 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
  • scarpment – a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
  • The lively, historic Town of Collingwood
  • The shopping, excitement and nightlife of the Village at Blue Mountain

Country living complete with all the amenities and services close by

Lifestyle Mountain ViewCARP, 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. And a never-ending list of activities caters 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 Trailwoods residents.


This is only a partial list of all the annual festivals, events and theatre productions that are available to residents.

Things to do in the Village of Thornbury

Trailwoods Lifestyle

  • 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.


Come home to the country community of Trail Woods.