It’s Friday, the day is coming to an end, and all you can do is watch the clock. Because when 5 finally rolls around, you get to escape the weekly grind and enjoy a weekend on your terms. And what’s a great way to let your hair down or undo the tie? Get out of town of course. We took an Ultimate Weekend Escape from Toronto to Collingwood and back so check out the video and see if you can spot any familiar stops we made.

Our Escape came with available features like Active Park Assist, a panoramic sunroof, wireless Bluetooth capabilities, and the foot-activated hands-free power liftgate. We didn’t leave the city with any definite plans, but we knew we were prepared for almost anything.

Need a suggestion as to where you can have an ultimate weekend away from Toronto without going too far? You can escape to Collingwood and experience a variety of fun and exciting outdoor activities. And seeing as it’s just down the 401, you can leave downtown Toronto at 5 on a Friday, have an incredible weekend, and be back at home Sunday night.

We left Toronto, took a Ford Escape, synced up some driving tunes and headed for the 401. Our first stop was Fernwood Farms and Market where we picked up some fresh produce. Then we headed for the hotel, found a great spot right out front and had an early night. The next morning we checked out downtown Collingwood, had an amazing breakfast at Café Chartreuse and did a little horseback riding at Mountain View Stables. Then we hiked around Bruce Trail for a while, got back in the Escape and found a great piece of furniture at Billy Hill Pine in nearby Stayner. The nice folks at the store didn’t think we could fit it into the Escape, but we folded down the seats and used the foot-activated hands-free power liftgate and we had plenty of room to spare. The next morning we packed our bags, and headed to Scandinave Spa for a dip in the pool and some relaxation. On our way back to the city, we made sure to check out the Scenic Caves and then zipped back down the mountain. We jumped back in the Escape, hit the 401 again, and were back in Toronto by sunset.

Check out our video of the Toronto Ultimate Weekend Escape. Think we missed anything? Know of a fun activity people should experience in Collingwood? Use the comments section below, leave a comment on Facebook, or send us at Tweet use #ultimateescape.

In order to make this video happen, we’d like to send a special thanks to the following businesses who graciously opened their doors for the Ford Ultimate Weekend Escape:

Dufferin County Museum

Mountain View Stables

Billy Hill Pine

Fernwood Farms and Market

Café Chartreuse/Coach-house Cafe

TK Ferri Orchards


Scandinave Spa

Olde Red Hen

Scenic Caves

Bridges Tavern