Imagine what it would feel like to swing freely from the trees like Tarzan – taking in the world beneath you. Now, imagine doing that securely in a harness right in your own backyard (or close to it). If you like to live life on the wild side, then you’ll love ziplining and treetop trekking. Fresh air, new perspective, a view of our landscape from high in the sky…It’s time to get your adrenaline pumping! Are you ready?
Treetop Trekking at Horseshoe Resort
1101 Horseshoe Valley Rd. Comp 10 R.R. #1, Barrie, ON
Discover Ontario’s original zip line and aerial park at Horseshoe Resort, Barrie! Open from April to early November, this park offers a course for everyone – even those as young as five! Aerial courses range from beginner to advanced, with seating for those who prefer to watch from the ground. Once harnessed, you can fly through the sky, maneuvering over wooden bridges, balance cables, net walkways, ziplines, and more. If flying during the day is too mundane for you, strap on a headlamp and let the stars lead your way through their night trek adventure.
Thunderbird Twin Zipline at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
260 Scenic Caves Rd. Blue Mountains, Ontario
Want a bird’s eye view? Grab a friend and get your heart pumping on Ontario’s longest zipline! Fly through the air on a 2,550-foot zip line with a 287-foot vertical drop. Yikes…or weeeee. Whatever you fancy. Speed control is in your hands, but if pedal to the metal is your mantra, you can reach speeds up to 70 km/h! Views will not disappoint during this dash! After all, you are at the top of the Niagara Escarpment. Thrill-seekers must be 10 years of age or older (youth 10-15 must ride with an adult).
Muskoka Zip Lines and Aerial Park- Santa’s Village
1624 Golden Beach Road. Bracebridge, Ontario
This aerial adventure course is located directly in the heart of Santa’s Village. It offers 34 games over two levels to challenge you. Climb through cargo nets, tire bridges, rolling logs, and obviously, zip lines. Be prepared to end your adventure with a quick shot of adrenaline and a leap off the Jump Tower. Participants must be 48” tall, and those 10 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. The best part about this? Santa! After swinging from the sky, you can visit the man in red in the amusement park.
Free Zip Line Fun for Little Ones
If you have mini-adventure seekers in your home, who are too small for the parks listed above, try the mini zip lines in Barrie and Orillia. A couple of our beautiful city parks have free mini ziplines to introduce the thrill to your mini adventurers. In Barrie, you will find zip lines at Sunnidale Park off Sunnidale Road, and Centennial Beach off Lakeshore Drive. If you live in Orillia, you will find a mini zipline at the Walter Henry Park at 3050 Orion Blvd.
Whether you’re big or small, beginner or advanced, there is a zip line for you. So go ahead, look up, soar with the birds, and say yes to some new adventures. We guarantee it’ll be a rush!