Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Observatory & Eco Adventures in Southern Ontario

Just over 2 hours to the west of Niagara Falls is a much less busy place!

High in the trees on a 100' ridge overlooking Long Point Bay and Turkey Point Marsh experience breathtaking zip lines and swinging suspension bridges. Fly through the Carolinian forest over native plant and bird life.

Looking for a unique experience and something that is out of the ordinary? Experience breathtaking zip lines and swinging suspension bridges. Glide through the Carolinian forest over native plant, animal and bird life on a world class zip lines. The views of the bay and marsh from the zip lines and canopy tour are outstanding.

There is only one place along the shores of Lake Erie where you can enjoy 15,000 acres of protected forests and marshlands along with spectacular aerial views. High in the trees on a 100' ridge you can stand on the deck of the 45' astronomy observatory and gaze across this Great Lake to see the hills of Pennsylvania. The highly trained staff are dedicated to sharing the beautiful environment in a safe, eco-friendly way while educating you on the local flora, fauna and wildlife. This outdoor eco-adventure combines education with adrenaline-filled action, which is sure to leave you with an experience that will be hard to forget. From kayak trips to zip lines to an astronomy observatory, the goal of the folk at Turkey Point Marsh is provide you with a great adventure.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Fundy Trail Parkway - New Brunswick

The Fundy Trail opens up previously unreachable areas of the Bay of Fundy coastline. Skirting cliff tops above the world’s highest tides, the Fundy Trail winds its way along one of the last remaining coastal wilderness areas between Florida and Labrador.

From stunning ocean views above the caves of St. Martins to the deep pools and rapids of Big Salmon River, the Trail will delight you at every turn.

One of the easiest ways to see one of world’s most stunning coastlines is from the comfort of your vehicle. The paved, low-speed auto parkway winds past scenic lookouts along the 13-kilometre (8-mile) route to Cranberry Brook Lookout.

Spacious, complimentary on-site parking areas allow easy access to footpaths, picnic areas and rest stops. Step out of your vehicle into the only coastal wilderness remaining on the entire east coast of North America.

View the unspoiled beauty of the Fundy coast as you bike along the 13-km (8-mile) trail to Cranberry Brook Lookout. The hilly, multi-use trail runs parallel to the Parkway road; the trail surface is gravel dust.

You’ll find the biking trails perfect for bird watching and photography. You’ll also find water stations and outdoor toilet facilities at rest areas along the trail.

Pack your helmet and pick up a trail map at the Park entrance!

Whether you’re a day hiker or an avid back-packer, you’ll find the Fundy Trail Parkway satisfying terrain. From easy two-hour guided walks, to self-guided or interpretive multi-day wilderness hikes, from educational walks to special group bookings there’s something for everyone.

Lace up your sneakers or hiking boots. Grab your binoculars. Fundy is a well-known birding destination. And the view from 250 metres (820 feet) above the beach is spectacular!