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Escarpment Trail Tours

Guided Tours Offer A Glimpse Into The Forces That Shaped the Escarpment

The Escarpment is one of only thirteen Canadian UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves, because of its unique cliffs and diverse forest ecosystem, one of the oldest in eastern North America.

Highlands Trail Tours offer two different excursions into the escarpment at Duntroon Highlands, which sits nestled on one of the highest points of the escarpment near Collingwood, the Blue Mountains and Creemore.

The Waterfall Tour is a shorter, 1 hour loop that meanders down through the diverse forests and natural rock formations of the escarpment to a lovely waterfall and babbling brook.

 

> The Escarpment Tour is the longer, 2 hour loop that carries on past the waterfall to climb to the top of the ridge, offering breathtaking views of the Nottawasaga Valley and the bay.

Both tours offer an immersive exploration of:

Forests: 

 

Discover 10 different types of trees that call the escarpment home, what makes them special and what they contribute to the eco-system.

Formations: 

 

The rock that forms the Escarpment was laid down over 400 million years ago under a giant warm sea. The trails follow a stream that forms the headwaters of the Batteaux as well as a ledge formed by erosion of the softer limestone.

Farming History: 

 

Evidence of unique Indigenous settlements dot the escarpment but it was the Scottish farmers who dramatically started changing the landscape. The remains of their farming efforts are highlighted and how they shaped what Duntroon Highlands looks like today.

 

As part of the tour, guests get all day use of the extensive Duntroon Highlands trail network which includes access to the Bruce Trail, safe parking for your vehicle and a chance to enjoy locally inspired food and beverages at the Cafe patio or out on the trails.

Self Guided Hikes

  • Looking to explore on your own time? 
    Day passes are available for exploring a range of trails nestled on one of the highest points of the escarpment.

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For more information, give us a call at 705.445.3554. 

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Our Café features a range of healthy to hearty menu options, inspired by the region's rich farming history. Our coffee and tea is made to exacting standards. We also carry a range of fine wines and local ciders and beers.

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  • Speed Golf at Duntroon Highlands October 23

    4oin us for a fun variant of golf which scores both on strokes played and the time taken to run the round.

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    Oct 23
    4:00PM
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  • Glow Golf Soiree October 12

    Light up the skies at Highlands with our second annual Glow Golf evening event.

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    Oct 12
    7:00PM
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    Enjoy big savings on golf green fees every Thursday after 3:00 pm along with beer & food specials.

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    Aug 18
    3:00 pm
  • Kenneth’s Walk for Team GIVE’R Foundation

    This second annual culinary walking tour is in honour of Kenneth McAlpine and a fundraiser for the Team GIVE'R Foundation.

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    Oct 15
    12:00 pm
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    8:00 pm

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