Experience The Fun Of Treetop Trekking In Ontario

A treetop trekking adventure is so much fun.

Each Thanksgiving, my family and I share an outdoor adventure – something that is active and helps us connect to each other. Last year was the best ever – we conquered the Treetop Trekking aerial course in Huntsville! 

After getting geared up with harnesses and helmets, we anxiously walked to the course area. We looked up and saw people zipping through the colourful fall foliage, balancing precariously on log ends and swinging on ropes like Tarzan.   

We were all a little nervous but very excited to get started. After a safety and practice session close to the ground, we climbed the first ladder and rocked the first several courses.

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The next courses were a little higher and a little more difficult but our confidence grew after completing each one. 

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We laughed, joked around and encouraged each other to keep going. It was a great bonding experience. 

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The final course, before the big zip lines, was the Tarzan rope swing. My neice Nicole, shown below, had no fear but as I sat on the edge of the platform, high in the trees, I really didn’t think I could do it. But I did – I let go and did a free fall (anchored by a secured rope) into the large net.  WOW – I felt so alive and so proud.  

My niece, Nicole, loved the Tarzan rope swing.

If you are looking for something fun to do with your family this Thanksgiving or anytime, I highly recommend trying a treetop aerial park or a treetop canopy nature walk. Find one near you with this list of the treetop trekking Ontario has to offer.

ONTARIO'S AERIAL TREETOP PARKS 

TREETOP TREKKING - Barrie, Brampton, Ganaraska, Huntsville, 1000 Islands, Hamilton and Stouffviile

Relive your childhood at one of the seven Treetop Trekking aerial parks, some of the most popular treetop trekking locations in Ontario. Feel the rush as you fly across ziplines and climb like a monkey on balance logs, cable traverses, hammock nets, wooden bridges and Tarzan swings suspended high in the forest canopy. Kids courses and night treks available.  

BOLER MOUNTAIN TREETOP ADVENTURE PARK – London

This treetop adventure park has 5 different courses from Junior to Advanced. Each course has 13 to 16 aerial games – ladders, ropes, wobbly bridges and more.

Fly across ziplines. Photo: Treetop Trekking.

MUSKOKA ZIP LINES & AERIAL PARK - Bracebridge 


Billed as the “Ultimate Treetop Experience". Adventure seekers 9+, can spend hours playing 10-50 feet above Santa’s Village’s famous whispering pines located along the Muskoka River. The giant 350 ft zip-line across water will give you a thrilling ride.



LONG POINT ECO-ADVENTURE 
- St. Williams


Glide through the Carolinian forest on a world class 2½ hour zip line and canopy tour adventure. This thrilling adventure with spectacular views of Long Point Bay and Turkey Point includes 8 zip lines, 2 suspension skybridges, 14 platforms and a 40-foot rappel. Night zipping available.

Walk through the treetops. Photo: TreeTop Eco-Adventure Park.

CHICOPEE TUBE PARK 
- Kitchener

Start with an 80-metre zip for first timers or experience over 300 meters of soaring fun, starting from one of the highest and most scenic elevations that the Chicopee Hills have to offer. Enjoy a breathtaking ride while taking in a spectacular view of the surrounding hills and trees.


TREETOP ECO-ADVENTURE PARK – Oshawa

Take to the trees over the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine.  This aerial adventure park has 60 tree top adventure games and 5 ziplines. Rope bridges, tarzan swings, floating barrels and logs will challenge your mind and body at every level of fitness.  

Give yourself a fun challenge. Photo: Treetop Trekking.

SCENIC CAVES/NATURE ADVENTURES/ECO ADVENTURE TOUR - The Blue Mountains

High among 200 year-old oak trees, up to 60 feet above the ground, get ready for an experience like no other. Explore the beauty and wildlife of the picturesque forest valley at the top of Blue Mountain, as you become one with the birds, then soar along the new 1,000ft zip line.

(Scenic Caves are not operating their treetop canopy walks and zipline in 2023.)

WALK-IN-THE-CLOUDS - Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve

After a short guided voyageur-canoe ride across a wilderness lake, you’ll start to “Walk in the Clouds" - through treetops on the world’s longest canopy walkway. Over half a kilometer long, offering some of the best treetop trekking in Ontario, the canopy boardwalk winds through the treetops some 10-20 meters above the forest floor. A platform suspended from the treetops above, becomes the gathering place where your guide elaborates on the forest environment surrounding you. 

Make your way across a variety of obstacles. Photo: TreeTop Eco-Adventure Park.
About Trish Manning

Trish Manning is an adventure travel writer and the content coordinator for Ontario Outdoor Adventures. She is an avid outdoor person who loves to hike, paddle, SUP, snowshoe, cross-country ski and explore Ontario's great outdoors with her golden retriever, Daisy.

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