The outdoors has a reputation for being fun, rustic, a place to get a little dirty and maybe even a little sweaty. Some couples might not consider dirt and sweat to be romantic. But we sure do; because love isn’t about candle-lit dinners and boxes of chocolate. Love is about spending time together and making it special. Here’s how we find romance in outdoor adventure:
- If you want to ride double on a snowmobile, you’ll have to cuddle in close. You’re cuddled up close with your honey, enjoying the beautiful views of the forest around you. Of course, one of the best parts of staying out on a sled all day is coming inside at the end of it and cuddling under a blanket together with a warm cup of cocoa or a glass of wine. Still want the thrill and exhilaration of a snowmobile but lacking snow? Trade in the sled for a mountain bike, a trail run, or relax with your boo in a canoe.
- Get your once-in-a-lifetime experience close to home, as often as you like. Do you have that one friend on social media who always seems to be doing something cool with their loved one? Maybe it’s riding elephants in Thailand or sharing selfies at the top of Machu Picchu? It’s time to stop living vicariously through another couple’s experiences. Going dog sledding with your sweetheart - a quintessentially Canadian experience - will sky rocket you two to cool couple status. And you can do it in Ontario - a 2-hour drive from Toronto.
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- Don’t walk hand in hand under the trees; walk in the trees. Hiking through a forest is a wonderful way to explore and exercise together. But when you walk in the trees, you’ll really up the romantic factor. Share breathtaking views, spot wildlife, and see what the world is like in the trees on a canopy tour.
- Sleep under the stars. Pack your tent and grab your two-person sleeping bag. Turn off your phones and sleep under the stars with the one you love (dare we say, without kids!). Just you, those stars, and crickets. The only deadline you have to abide by is the night sky’s.
But it doesn’t have to be just the two of you. If you can’t get a sitter for the kids or you want to bring grandma and grandpa with you there’s room for everyone at Haliburton Forest. A couple’s trip with your sweetie and all your partnered friends? There’s space for that, too. Romance doesn’t have to be a solo trip.
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