Posted : May 9, 2017
Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.
There’s a secret I want to share with you, the Mother’s Day gift that Mom really wants is some quality time with you. Fortunately, our region is blessed with a variety of adventure opportunities that make for perfect family day trips from Toronto. Make Mother’s Day 2017 the start of a new family tradition, give Mom the gift of a family outdoor recreation experience in York Durham Headwaters! Here are seven adventures to do with your Mom…
Just a short drive north of Orangeville is your chance to take Mom on a rustic horseback riding adventure. Rawhide Adventures works out of Peace Valley Ranch, a working cattle ranch located in Shelburne. They offer Ranch Trail Rides with spectacular views from the Niagara Escarpment. Call them to reserve an adventure for Mom today!
Location: 638135 Prince of Wales Rd, RR#3 Shelburne, ON
Located just 45 minutes northeast of Toronto you will find the peaceful horseback trail rides of Pathway of Pleasure Valley. Enjoy some quality time with Mom at their buffet style Brunch and Horseback Trail Ride this Mother’s Day. Make it a day trip with Mom and experience this unique horseback riding adventure!
Location: 2499 Brock Rd, Uxbridge, ON
Located in Markham, The Hub is the largest climbing gym in Ontario and the largest bouldering gym in Canada. Even if it’s Mom’s first time climbing, the Hub is the perfect place for her. She can boulder, climbing lower walls without ropes, or she can do some top roping, using a rope and harness to ascend a higher wall. Get active and work together as a family this Mother’s Day!
Location: 165 McIntosh Drive, Markham, ON
Located in Oshawa, Treetop Eco-Adventure Park is your chance to treetop trek and zipline with Mom. With five zip lines and 65 treetop obstacles, a full day of adventuring awaits. If extreme sports are what your Mom loves they have combat archery. It’s not as scary as it sounds, it’s like tag mixed with paintball mixed with archery and will certainly make for a memorable Mother’s Day 2017!
Location: 53 Snow Ridge Court, Oshawa, ON
Spend an unforgettable day zip lining with Mom at Treetop Trekking’s newest adventure park in Stouffville, only 20 minutes north of Toronto. Spend the day on the park’s Zip Line and Aerial Game Courses where you will trek from tree to tree on fun games like suspended bridges, Tarzan swings, swinging logs, cable traverses and zip lines! Plus, Mom climbs for free this Mother’s Day!
Location: 3291 Stouffville Rd, Stouffville, Ontario
Help Mom take flight this Mother’s Day! Close to Toronto, the Brampton Flight Centre is located in beautiful Caledon. Give your mom the thrill and adventure of flight at this wonderful destination airport community. Take a sightseeing flight or introductory flying lesson or experience flying as pilot in command, without ever leaving the ground, in a full motion simulator.
Location: 13691 McLaughlin Rd, Caledon, ON
Another way for Mom to experience the freedom of flight is hang gliding! Surrounded by 30,000 empty acres, she will feel total freedom and have a breathtakingly beautiful view. Make Mother’s Day 2017 the one where Mom soared through the open sky! Even people who are ‘afraid of heights’ love it.
Location: 1150 Hwy 7, RR #1 Markham, Ontario
So there you are, seven unforgettable adventures that are just a short day trip from Toronto. Have fun & Happy Mother’s Day!