Ahhh, summer. May through August in the County of Simcoe is a truly spectacular time. We have access to water, trails, golf courses, campgrounds – just about any outdoor activity you can dream of is available here. The summer season is short, so we have to make the most of it! Here are 6 outdoor adventures guaranteed to kick your summer up a notch.
Go Tree Top Trekking
Barrie boasts the largest Tree Top Trekking course. Located at Horseshoe Resort, clip up and get an entirely new view on things. Anyone 9 years old and up can take part, and they have different courses for different skill (and bravery) levels. An added bonus is that it is also a really awesome workout.
Visit The Wye Marsh
The Wye Marsh is a public environmental research and education center located in Midland. It’s absolute heaven for nature lovers. Explore the trails (guided or on your own), take part in one of their workshops, they even offer summer camp for kids. Whatever you choose, it’s definitely worth exploring.
Take A Segway Tour
If you’re looking for a unique way to explore the wilderness, Go Tours Horseshoe may have what you’re looking for. You’ll be trained on how to ride an Off-Road X2 Segway, and then off you’ll go on the trails. The Segways are capped at 20 miles/hr, but that actually feels surprisingly fast when you’re zipping around.
Kayak Around Kempenfelt Bay
When you live this close to a beautiful lake, you need to get out and enjoy it! Happy Paddling Kayak Tours is a perfect chance to enjoy Barrie’s waterfront. They offer single or tandem kayaks, so parents it’s a great opportunity to take your kids out paddling. Pretty much anyone can do it, and it’s really fun.
Hike The Bluff Trail At Awenda Provincial Park
Awenda Provincial Park is a little untouched sliver of heaven along the shores of Georgian Bay. It also gives us The Bluff Trail, a 13 KM circular hiking trailer that you can access from many parts of the park. It’s generally easy going, not much in the way of elevation changes. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars because you’re sure to see some wildlife on your journey.
Take A Cycling Tour
Simcoe County offers some of the best cycling in the province. Let Collingwood Cycling Tours show you around Wasaga Beach…or Creemore…or Collingwood…or Blue Mountain. OK, you get the picture. Hop on your bike, enjoy the local sights and flavour! P.S. if you do the Butter Tart Run, please bring us back some treats!