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If the reviews are any indication, you have to book some time this summer at the Trail Tours Dirt bike/ATV School.

  • “Dirt bike and forest tour…awesome!” 
  • “Best family event we have done to date!” 
  • “Such a great time!”

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With over 25 years of experience, Trailtours is the largest and oldest off road training operation in Canada. It doesn’t matter what your experience or abilities are, they cater to everyone…conservative, average, above average or technical…everyone gets training that fits their comfort level.

Trailtours staff also guide experienced riders and groups on tours through the Ganaraska…all on modern Honda Bikes and ATVs.

Many consider off road motorcycling to be one of the most exhilarating things you will ever experience. Even the many customers who have never ridden before. The excellent training facility, experienced staff and a supply of Honda bikes will ensure everyone has fun.

Here are a few of the summer options.

TRIALS/DIRTBIKE PACKAGE: Spend the morning on a TRIALS bike and the afternoon on a Dirt Bike.

STREET RIDER PACKAGE This package caters to the street rider who is just starting out and to the seasoned veteran. Training will be customized and the curriculum will turn you into a better, more confident street rider! You will be introduced to traction control, brake control, accident avoidance, clutch control, etc.

BEGINNER PACKAGE Training for beginners is offered everyday but this package gives you an opportunity to get your friends together in one group.

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COUPLES PACKAGE Staff will teach you both at the level required and customize the day so that you both have a great time.

There are also packages for large groups including corporate groups or bachelor parties. And of course, packages to meet all budgets.

And there is a Kids/Teens Camp for ages 7 to 12 and Teen Camp for ages 13 to 19! Pick two, three, four or five days in a row. Learn how to climb hills, ride through mud and even wash and maintain a bike. You’ll ride different trails every day.

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Trailtours is open between May 1 and October 31.

They are located one hour east of Toronto, just 25 minutes south of Peterborough. Customers will be met by Trail Tours staff at a carpool located at Porter Road and the 115 Highway at the time agreed upon in the booking confirmation package.  The facility is located nearby.

Contact Steve Weykamp via email steve@trailtour.com or telephone 705-875-2980.

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g796992-d3315485-r313417846-Trail_Tours_Dirtbike_ATV_School-Bethany_Kawartha_Lakes_Ontario.html

 

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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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