One of the day trips I’ve had while based in Toronto is to Blue Mountain. This was on the day we returned from New York. I had to smile at the name as I do enjoy a hike in the Blue Mountains back home. Blue Mountain in Ontario is about a couple of hours out of Toronto and is known for its skiing in winter and mountain biking in summer.
On first glance at Blue Mountain Village, I was transported back to a cross between the Snowy Mountains and Jenolan Caves in NSW. My family and I spent the day mainly cruising through shops, eating a late lunch and then catching the cable car up the mountain to see some fantastic views and also managed to fit in a short hike.
What was also quite memorable was that when we were done and ready to go down, it turned out that something had gone wrong with the motor of the cable cars and they were stuck. So basically, we got to stand in line and see other people stuck and then once it was fixed about 20 to 30 minutes later, go on it ourselves. There were a few anxious people including my grandma and one of my cousins. It didn’t deter the rest of us though because the views were breathtaking.
All in all, it was a fun day out. Had I been without the rest of my family, I’d probably have explored some of the longer walking trails. Then again, if it hadn’t been for my uncle and his family, I probably wouldn’t have ventured out to the Blue Mountain area!
After a few days in busy NYC, this was just what I needed. Nature, fresh air, blue skies and a whole lotta space!
Until next time,