Collingwood Harbourlands Park
One of my favourite places in Collingwood has to be Harbourlands Park. It is located at the end of the “spit” leading to the majestic Collingwood Terminals grain elevators near the foot of the main street. There are beautiful walkways and gardens including a memorial walk paying tribute to the many shipyard workers who worked in the Collingwood Shipyards which closed in 1986 after 100 years of operation in the community. A yacht club is home to local sailing ships that grace the waters and recently, the original Watts Skiff building was located to the area.
Whenever I need a reminder of the fact that I live in one of the most beautiful towns in the country, this is where I go. On a sunny day, the kids are jumping off the pier to swim. At night, there is no better place to watch a thunderstorm. On any day, a trip out to the park takes my breath away as I look in every direction at some of Mother Nature’s finest work. Damn, it’s good. If you haven’t been there lately or ever, come take a stroll. It does the heart good in more ways than one.