Go for a stroll around Collingwood Arboretum, a beautiful park of coniferous and deciduous trees and native plants. This tree-lined park is a popular space for relaxation and recreation.
Follow well-kept trails that are suitable for walking and biking and see how many native plants or trees you can name. If you get stuck, look at the information panels for help. Stroll under the flower-entwined pergola and find a quiet spot to enjoy the pastoral views and tranquil atmosphere. Collingwood Arboretum is part of Collingwood’s Harbourview Park. Here you will find soccer pitches and several picnic tables. Go to the park’s waterfront and watch local fishermen cast their lines into the water of Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay.
Leading away from the arboretum and Harbourview Park are a series of scenic trails. They make up part of the 37 miles (60 kilometers) of year-round accessible trails that spread throughout Collingwood. Amble along Birch Street Trail that connects with Harbourview Trail and takes you along a former railway track. Walk the Sunset Point Trail, past pretty parks and to viewing points that look across the bay.
Enjoy views of Collingwood Harbour from the waterfront Boardwalk Trail. It links the arboretum with the Georgian Trail, a 21-mile (34-kilometer) walking, biking and snowshoeing route between Collingwood and Meaford. Discover river creeks, beaches, nature reserves and picnic spots.
Collingwood Arboretum is about a 15-minute walk from downtown Collingwood. Free parking is available at the entrance to Harbourview Park. The arboretum is open year-round and admission is free. A map of Collingwood’s trails is available at Collingwood Museum and the town hall. You can also download a map from the official Town of Collingwood website.