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I challenge you to find a more unique camping experience in the Kawarthas! In fact, if you know of something that can compete with this experience, let me know and I will write about it.

What am I referring to? Camping in beautiful Sandaraska Park, amid 200 acres and 219 campsites, in scenic Ganaraska Forest…with your horse!

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The surrounding forest includes 11,000 acres with access to hundreds of trails. You can explore the Ganaraska Forest on horseback and both of you can return to your private campsite. Most sites are fully serviced with hydro and water and offer pens of 10’ by 10’ or 12’ by 12’.

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Options range from 2 people / 2 horses + 2 pens, 3 persons / 3 horses + 3 pens, to 4 persons / 4 horses and 4 pens.

“Pack up the RV or tent, the family and your four-legged friend(s) and a spend a few days or a week in beautiful Sandaraska Park!” 

And there is more! Check out the special events happening every weekend including horse clinics with topics such as de spooking, and fun for the family including drama clubs, kid’s crafts, kids and adult’s karaoke.

Facilities include:

  • Daily, weekly or seasonal sites
  • Clean washrooms, hot showers and flush toilets
  • Two playgrounds and playhouse; large recreational hall, basketball and park library
  • Laundry facilities
  • Dumping station
  • New heated salt water pool; pool open from 9am to dusk
  • Hiking trails; nightly patrols
  • Fire pits, firewood and ice
  • Park store

…And fresh air, peace, tranquility and the opportunity to make new friends who love all of things that you do.

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For more information:

Sandaraska Park 156 Sandaraska Road Pontypool, ON  L0A 1K0

Phone: 705.277.2000

http://sandaraskapark.ca/our-park/

Email:  sandaraskapark@live.ca

 Please note: Atv’s and dirt bikes are not to be ridden on Sandaraska Park property

 

Ganaraska Forest Centre 10585 Cold Springs Camp Road Campbellcroft ON L0A 1B0 Phone: 905.797.2721

gfc@grca.on.ca

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority 2216 County Road 28 Port Hope ON L1A 3V8 Phone: 905.885.8173 Fax: 905.885.9824 info@grca.on.ca

 

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The ‘Story’ of how Treetop Trekking came to be will warm any entrepreneur’s heart. In 2001 Jean-Marie Bévillard arrived in Quebec from France and enrolled in an entrepreneurial course. One of the assignments was to prepare a business plan for a dream business that the student would one day love to own. Jean-Marie modeled her plan on a successful treetop adventure park from her hometown in Grenoble France.
The assignment was a success! Jean-Marie partnered with the instructor, Stéphane Vachon, and the rest is history!
The company is now over 10 years old and is a leader in treetop aerial game and zip line adventures in Eastern Canada. And there is not only one location – there are 5 in Ontario alone, in addition to the original parks in Quebec. The park near Bethany is in the  Ganaraska Forest located just a bit east of Kirby along Durham Road 9.
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Zip Line Aerial Game Treks – yes, trek from tree to tree on suspended bridges, Tarzan swings, cable traverses and zip lines. You have to be at least 9 years old and 4 ft. 7 inches to join the fun. After your safety orientation, you’ll have up to 3 hours of thrills. 

Night Treks – yes, that means trekking under the stars! You must be at least 14 years old and with a group of at least 8 people. 

Team Building Exercises – there are lots of options – including the Survival Challenge – to build a customized team building program for your group.

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Check out the website at http://treetoptrekking.com/ for rates, seasonal schedule, packages, information for groups and even fundraising ideas.

And for some great photos and a video, check out the action at http://treetoptrekking.com/en/ganaraska/about-us/photos-videos/.

Now if you’re a teacher or a lover of the great outdoors, you have to visit the trekking location at the Ganaraska Forest Centre.

The Ganaraska Forest Centre is a multi-use facility located in the heart of the 11,000-acre Ganaraska Forest.

It features:

  • Overnight accommodations for over 80 people,
  • A large Great Hall, with four break-out classrooms, a commercial kitchen and expert culinary staff to look after any group’s dietary needs.
  • Certified teachers who offer over 25 Ontario curriculum-linked outdoor educational opportunities to students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 through day-use programming and residential stay options of 2 to 5 days.
  • Outdoor education programs that meet or exceed the criteria of the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association’s (OPHEA) Safety Guidelines.
  • Options for private and corporate events and community and non-profit groups.

Visit the Centre’s website at http://www.ganaraskaforestcentre.ca/ for full details and lots of great photos!

 

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