WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
The Apple Pie Trail is a Culinary Adventure Trail and Apple Pie is just the beginning!
Inspired by South Georgian Bay's apple-growing history, we bring together culinary, shopping, adventure, farms and other local experiences that celebrate our history and reinterpret the mighty apple for the 21st century.
Make The Most
Of the Trail
We have created some fabulous tools for you, to help you make the most of the trail.View or download our latest Brochure and Trail Map to start planning your Apple Pie Trail Experience.
Because there is so much to see and do on our tour, we always suggest making it a two (or more) day plan. Start by planning a stay at one of our member- accommodations.
We have created some fabulous tools for you, to help you make the most of the trail.
View or download our brochure and Trail Map. Browse our Trail Stops. Pick one or pick them all - we've got 28 local gems (trail stops) to share with you
If it's adventure you're after we've got you covered.
Why the Apples Are So Good
European settlers introduced apple trees to Canadian soil, with the apple packing industry beginning here in the 1840s. Production is concentrated along the southern shore of Georgian Bay where protection by the large, deep body of water reduces the chances of late Spring and early autumn frosts. Beside the shore the towering Niagara Escarpment that forms the Blue Mountains and is the slope that makes this Canada's busiest ski area confines warm lake air to small areas creating micro-climates ideally suited to apple growing. The soil conditions, ideal for viniculture in Niagara at the southern end of the Escarpment are equally supportive of apple growing in the Georgian Bay region.
Why the Pie Is So Good
Long winters and plenty of apples add up to one simple thing: apple pie. Ever since this area of Canada was settled in the 1800s, the families who came relied on local produce for their kitchens. The abundant apple crop in the fall became family desserts through the winter. By the warmth of the wood fired kitchen oven, generations of bakers refined and traded their recipes creating a heritage of apple pie second to none. This tradition continues today in a place where apple pie is a way of life.