August 18, 2018: It was a pleasure to return to the Treetop Trekking facilities at Ganaraska, Port Hope to partake in some more aerial obstacle courses and zip line fun!
“Treetop Trekking” has five locations across Ontario (and five locations in Quebec). This branch in Ganaraska is located at 10585 Cold Spring Camp Road in Campbellcroft, Ontario (which is really about a 20 minutes drive from downtown Port Hope but I’ll refer to it as Port Hope anyway).
As you approach the site, you’ll enter and pass by the Ganaraska Forest Centre area which has plenty of parking available.
We signed in at the reception desk, got suited up with our harness and helmets with the professional help of the staff, and then followed one of the guides to the orientation area where we did a brief but thorough rundown of how to use the carabiners and equipment.
We also learned how to navigate through the games and courses and especially what to do in case we fell off the course and had to get back onto the ropes by ourselves.
On this visit, we had three hours’ time to go through the obstacles courses (called “games”) as well as the zip lines.
We completed the first two beginner courses with ease. They were called the “Porcupine” and the “Woodpecker”.
Having recently done these two courses last month when we were here, the games were familiar to us and this was reflected in the speed and ease in which we completed them. As Ken said, we literally “zipped” through them. 😀 I guess my body was familiar with the muscles required to navigate through each course too.
After this, we did the “Flying Falcon” course for the first time which involved mainly zip lines. This was easy and I viewed it as a sort of “celebratory” course, a fun rather than challenging when compared to the other ones.
There were two other advanced ones called “Timberwolf” and “Tarzan”. These were more technical and required upper arm strength and endurance. Now that I’ve completed three courses here, I would love to challenge myself and complete these two in the future too!
They have a sitting/resting area for you to rest up in between obstacles. You can leave your belongings there. There is also a first-aid kit available.
This was such a great day to do treetop trekking as the weather was perfect — it was cool with a refreshing breeze and not too sunny either! It had rained a few days prior and some of the wooden pieces were a bit damp, which did make it a little slippery at times to walk through the obstacles but overall it was a much better and comfortable climbing day than climbing in 30-degree heat (like last time). Maybe that’s why we also zipped through everything so quickly and with ease. 🙂
Thank you for allowing us to enjoy another treetop trekking experience!
FTC Disclaimer: Although the Municipality of Port Hope reached out and invited me to a complimentary visit to promote the businesses in Port Hope, the opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the Municipality or businesses.
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