4 Really Cool Things To Do in Durham This Summer!

Looking for something a little different to do this summer? No need to travel somewhere else because we've got some really cool places to check out right here in the Durham region!

How about an aerial adventure at the Tree-Top Eco Adventure Park in the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine? It's just a short drive North on Simcoe St to try your hand at this cool obstacle course which includes zip lining, suspended bridges, nets, swinging logs, surf boards and more!
It might not be quite as cool as ziplining through the rainforest in Costa Rica
Yup that's me! :) Doin' the SuperWoman!

but it's still a great time & it's definitely a lot cheaper, lol! ;) Check out their website or their Facebook page for more info! And just for laughs, you can check out this super embarrassing video that I did a couple of years ago when we had our son's birthday party there :)

Prefer to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground? Well how about the water? And maybe not so firmly planted, lol...Stand Up Paddleboarding, or SUP for short, is a blast! Port Perry SUP operates out of Fowler's Park right in the middle of all the action in beautiful downtown Port Perry! Jenn, the co-owner, was a fantastic instructor when my family did the Intro to SUP with her this past weekend. 

Can you tell that I'm the only one who's dry?? Mad Skillz! :)
All the equipment is provided, you just need to show up! I definitely want to try the Yoga & Board Bootcamp classes next just to see how that actually works, lol! And the Paddleboard Race at the Take Back The Lake Paddle & Pint event on Saturday August 15th looks awesome! For more info check out their website or their Facebook page.

For something a little less "zen" there's Axe Throwing! Yes I said axe throwing, lol! I'm talking about the original Backyard Axe Throwing League, otherwise known as BATL. I haven't personally tried this one yet but a friend is trying to get a group together so stay tuned for more on that, lol! "Everybody wants to throw an axe, they just don't know it yet" says  founder & CEO Matt Wilson who started this phenomenon in his backyard in 2006. There are now locations across Ontario, including one in Pickering! Check out the video on their website HERE and of course their Facebook page HERE.

Still feeling energetic? Then you'll definitely want to check out the new SkyZone Trampoline Park in Whitby when it opens at the end of this month (July 2015)! Ultimate Dodgeball, SkyRobics, SkySlam...I can't wait to try it all! Like their Facebook page to keep up-to-date on their grand opening!

Last but not least...this one is NOT located in Durham but it's just a short trip into Scarborough for a really fun time taking shots at your friends & family members at Archery District! You can channel your own inner Katniss Everdeen or Daryl Dixon playing Archery Tag®! We had a group of 20 & played a series of guided games that switched up every 9mins...it's only an hour but it's pretty tiring! Lots of fun, but tiring :) They provide all the gear plus a lesson before you get started so once again, all you have to do is show up! :)

So what do you think? Have you tried any of these yet? Know of another cool local venue that I didn't include? Post it in the comments!

Have a fabulous day!

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