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Get Health & Social Benefits With Fun Outdoor Adventure

Get Health & Social Benefits With Fun Outdoor Adventure

An outdoor adventure is an exciting opportunity to get away from your routine and develop a new perspective. Each season brings new experiences for all ages and skill levels. Bring your friends, family or colleagues. With so many activities to help you relax and re-energize, you’ll never want to come indoors.

The Benefits of Outdoor Adventure & Outdoor Recreation
  • Improved physical health for yourself and your family
  • Opportunities for social interaction
  • A time to have fun and enjoy yourself

Close interaction with nature often includes a physical challenge (perhaps with an element of risk) that tests your limits and gets you out of your comfort zone. When you successfully rise to the challenge, you will learn more about yourself and gain confidence in your abilities.

Some Challenges to Try on Your Next Wilderness Adventure

Rock Climbing (for Groups of 12+) and High Ropes

Challenge yourself and your group to climb the high ropes built among the trees or the natural rock climbing wall. It’s a great place to test personal limits or to bond with your team. Haliburton Forest staff will keep everyone feeling comfortable, yet challenged, with activities to suit all skill levels and activity levels. The office athlete can push the boundaries of her comfort zone, while the office homebody feels safe enough to have an adventure, all in one place at Haliburton Forest.

Canopy Tour

Experience the longest canopy walkway in the world with a Canopy Tour at Haliburton Forest. Journey 10 to 20 metres above the ground, among the branches and leaves, for over half a kilometre, while you enjoy spectacular views. You’ll want to come back and do this again and again. From the first spring leaves, through the lush greens of summer, to the bright colours of the changing leaves in the fall, each season brings fresh vistas.

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Wolf Centre

At the Wolf Centre, you can observe wolves in their natural habitat year round. This 5000-square-foot facility includes exhibits, a cinema, and a classroom. Friendly staff are available to answer questions. It’s a great place to bring your kids where they can learn while having fun. Be sure to join us on Thursday evenings in July and August, when the Wolf Howl experience provides a guided walk in the forest with the opportunity to hear real wolves howling.

Forest Exploration

With over 300 km of trails, Haliburton Forest has lots of space for walking, hiking, and mountain biking. In the winter, enjoy the snow-covered landscape while snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Have a romantic getaway to reconnect with your partner.

Or bring the whole family for a stress-free outdoor adventure. Spring is the perfect time to glimpse one of the many baby forest animals. Enjoy crunching the fall leaves as you walk through the forest, long after the heat of summer has subsided.

Lake Activities

Haliburton Forest’s 100 plus lakes are located at the top of the Algonquin Dome, making our water systems the freshest in Ontario. Enjoy a swim or test your fishing skills. Don’t forget ice fishing during the winter months. Bring your colleagues for a fishing derby. The team with the smallest fish has to wash the dishes after your celebratory meal. Families will also enjoy the many water activities. Spend the day swimming or take your kids for their first canoe or kayak ride.

Educational Opportunities

Take in one of our natural history presentations to learn about nature, natural history, geology, geography, cultural history, and the local flora and fauna. This is an amazing opportunity for kids, students and families.

Wilderness Accommodations & Food

Stay for the weekend or a whole week in our cozy, refurbished holiday units or at a private lakeside campsite. Prepare your own food or let us handle the cooking at The Cookhouse licensed restaurant.

Group Activity for Friends, Family, and Colleagues

Professional facilitators at Haliburton Forest provide diverse, customized group experiences. We will work with your group to personalize a group experience for your needs. All ages, skill levels and activity levels are welcome. Some activities, such as rock climbing and guided hikes are only available for groups of 12 or more. Let us help you plan a corporate retreat, family reunion, or group getaway.

Booking Made Easy for Your Group Vacation!.

Outdoor Adventure Group Vacation Packages

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outdoor_recreation

https://canada.humankinetics.com/blogs/excerpt/what-is-outdoor-adventure-education

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