Words by Cara Williams – Photos by Clay Dolan
Inspired by the biological cycle of life, a new interactive mountaintop journey of learning and discovery has landed at Blue Mountain this fall—AGORA: Path of Light. A feast for the senses, this circular path through the forest atop the Escarpment offers us the opportunity to speak to the forest through a series of sound-responsive interactive lighting installations based on the five elements of air, space, earth, water and fire.
Running through October 25, the adventure begins with a moonlit gondola ride where you’ll experience incredible unobstructed views of Georgian Bay, the Nottawasaga Lighthouse and the glow of Collingwood and beyond. Once at the top, you follow the southern trail to the entrance of AGORA where you’ll begin the 3 kilometre trail walk along the Escarpment and through five unique illumination installations. Guided by the voice of the forest, you’ll participate in a conversation with nature which tells the story of our land through the language of light. A chance to reflect, relax and reconnect, AGORA affects each of us differently while undoubtedly connecting us to each other and to our natural surroundings.
Guests are strongly encouraged to plan their visit in advance. For more information about AGORA and how to purchase tickets, details can be found at AgoraPathofLight.ca.