Have you ever taken any of your corporate groups tree trekking? Even though Labour Day was just a few days ago and the official start of autumn is not for several weeks, the fall foliage is slowly starting to appear in many destinations. Treetop trekking (also known as treetop walking) is an opportunity to view the colour and splendour of the fall season from a unique vantage point. For groups that enjoy ziplining, this experience will be an exciting new adventure.
Important: Before considering treetop walking for a corporate group, remember it's important to ensure equity. If there are members of the group that have physical challenges that would make it difficult or impossible for them to participate, it' best to select a less physically challenging activity.
In treetop trekking, participants move from platform to platform suspended near tree-top level. There are wooden bridges, cable traverses,Tarzan swings, hammock nets, and yes, ziplines that take the members of the group across the aerial course. Some locations even have a via ferrata. Participants wear harnesses, hard hats and gloves to ensure their safety.
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Fortunately, with new locations opening up, treetop trekking is more accessible than ever and not too far from urban centres.
For corporate groups planning a meeting, conference or retreat in Ontario or Quebec, there are now 13 treetop trekking locations.
In Quebec, ARBRASKA offers treetop trekking in:
- Mont St-Gregoire
ARBRASKA operates at the following locations in Ontario:
- Brampton - close to Toronto
- Stouffville - close to Toronto, the newest location
Scenic Caves Nature Adventure offers treetop canopy walks in Collingwood and there is a Treetop Adventure Park in London, Ontario. Walk in the Clouds Treetop Canopy Tours in Haliburton.
Even if your group has no plans to visit Canada in the near future, this adventure is also available in the UK near Windermere and Reading and near Walpole in Australia. US treetop walking locations can be found in Whitefish, Montana and at Aerial Treetop Adventure Park in Lake Tahoe.
It's only a matter for time before this hot new trend takes hold at a location near you.
Photo Credit: Robert Meeks