Fall Explorer's GetawayChart Your Course.
Everybody is meant to move and here, you’re never too young, too old, too new, or too experienced to hike. There is a path for every person. At Blue Mountain, theExplore Park makes Nature the main attraction with a network of over 20 hiking, biking or multi use trails spanning the escarpment with a total of 30km ranging from beginner to advanced.
All of the trails are mapped and have clear signage to make exploring easy. This season, an Explore All Day ticket provides even more activities. Your ticket includes unlimited, single-day access to Blue Mountain’s hiking trails and cross-country biking network, plus access to theOpen-Air Gondola,Canopy Climb Net Adventure, Chutes & Loops Ball Run and the Blue Mountain Private Beach. The possibilities to explore are endless and whether you are doing it on-resort or venture into our incredible local area, we know that you will find freedom in the outdoors.
Fall Explorers Escape
This trail is for more advanced hikers, but the rewards are worth it. If you prefer to start your adventure from the top, your Explore All Day ticket includes Open-Air Gondola access that will take you 720 vertical feet to the top where you’ll find plenty of trails across the expanse of the escarpment.
You’ve definitely built up an appetite, so head back into the Village to find some dinner. You decide on Northwinds Brewery. The outdoor seating along the millpond provides an excellent vantage point of the escarpment. Bonus! It’s close to The North Face Store giving you the perfect excuse to pop in for some new gear.
This morning, you awoke with the sun and headed to the Southern-most side of Blue Mountain at the bottom of the Grind, home of Apple Crusher. You found, much to your delight, that you aren’t the only one who traded sleeping in for some trail running. While catching your breath at the top, you wandered onto a trail that definitely piqued your interest –Agora Path of Light is a definite “must do” while you are at Blue.
You relax in the hotel hot tub before heading over to the Blue Mountain Inn for a filling breakfast at the Pottery Restaurant. It’s a nice little walk outside of the Village, but like most hidden treasures, it’s well worth it! To accommodate some digestion time, you decide to take a scenic ride up the Open- Air Gondola and a leisurely hike down Village Way. Rumour has it, you can get a great look at the Timber Challenge High Ropes, Canopy Climb Net Adventures and Wind Rider Triple Zips as you near the bottom of the trail, not to mention you’ll hear the hoots and hollers coming from guests riding the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster.
Now, it’s time to pack up a few staples from the Village Market before you head out to the Beaver Valley, just 20 minutes away, for a scenic paddle down the winding Beaver River with Free Spirit Tours. You can choose a canoe, kayak or paddleboard for your adventure. They offer rental packages and tours that cater to paddlers of all levels of experience and provide a safe, fun, and often educational paddle, that all ages can enjoy. While on the river, keep your eyes peeled for beavers, muskrats, minks, turtles, deer, and maybe even a rare river otter.
Once you are back on-resort, it’s time for a rest and refresh before heading out to dinner, followed by Agora Path of Light. What an incredible way to wind down your last evening at the Resort.
Check-out day, but you’re not quite ready to go home just yet. Last night you met some likeminded explorers in the Village who are local to the area and love to Mountain Bike. You pack your car, head to the rentals building to get set up with a cross-country mountain bike. You meet at the bottom of the orchard for a home-grown tour of the Explore Park Bike Trails and local single-track courtesy of your new friends.