Although the weather might not be as ideal as basking in the warmth of summer activities, there’s still plenty of outdoor options available. Here’s a few that should quench your thirst for adventure.
The TreeTop Eco-Adventure Park (53 Snow Ridge Ct.) is home to several outdoor excursions and activities. But the selling point might be combat archery. Think of an equivalent to paint ball and you get the gist of what this is all about. Don’t worry, they have blunt tips, not flesh-piercing arrows you might have envisioned. The park, which also includes zip lines and obstacle courses, is open year round.
Tree Top Trekking has a handful of locations in Ontario including one in Stouffville (3291 Stouffville Road). Here there are five different aerial courses to check out with night treks also available (unless you’re scared of heights, the dark or both!). A safety orientation precedes the fun with the proper gear provided although gloves are suggested. You have to be older than nine and taller than 55 inches (4 feet, 7 inches) for admission.
If landing without a net below is your idea of fun then Skydive Toronto (3065 4th Line, Cookstown) is the spot for you. There are several options here ranging from a solo jump (after several classroom hours) to a parachute jump and a tandem skydive. Tandem skydives go as high as 13,000 feet which ends up being less than a minute of free falling. Depending on your age you might need parental or guardian permission or a doctor’s note for those longer in the tooth. And no liquid courage or drugs are permitted eight hours beforehand!
Whether you want to start at the bottom and work your way up or rappel down the side of a cliff, Rattlesnake Point (Appleby Line, Milton) is the place. Just be sure to carve out a full day for it as there’s plenty of time to rappel after getting the basics down from guides and professionals. Naturally poor weather will result in a cancellation but otherwise expect a lot of fun here. Rock climbing courses/adventures are also offered here from April through to November.
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