Learn about plants, trees, wildlife and Indigenous history while you do a 2-3 km hike. Let our interpretive guides show you how to identify through touch, smell and sight…. learn about unique ID features that are easy to remember. This 2-2.5 hour hiking classroom is available on demand year round, for all ages. The cost is $20 per person plus HST (minimum cost of $200 plus HST). Hikes are done out of Five Oaks along the Grand River near Paris, Ontario. Link to GROWE Hikes.
Edible Medicinal Plant Hikes
Learn to Fly Fish in Ontario
If wishing to learn how to fly fish… then knock on the door of Fly Water for casting and instruction. Tyler Dunsmore is an excellent instructor. His fly casting programs cover equipment, casting techniques, fly patterns to imitate river insects, insect cycles, presenting flies to fish, river safety and etiquette. This 5 hour course is all inclusive. Tyler teaches along the Grand River near Paris, Ontario. His courses are designed to accommodate 1-4 people… larger groups can be accommodated. For more information visit Fly Water Casting Lessons.
SUP & Kayak Yoga Trips
Experience a day of “Liquid Medicine for the Soul”… try kayak yoga. This 3-5 hours of explore kayaking, yoga and meditation in a solitude landscape. Includes tranquil walks and floating meditations as your journey down the river. Park at the end point and then shuttle upstream to paddle back to your vehicle. Trip is all inclusive with a guide-instructor… just bring your lunch. Cost is $145 per person plus HST… to learn more visit Ageless Arts & Yoga website. Other unique experiences include… SUP Yoga or Full Moon Kayak or Kayak Forest Bathing.
Grand River Fly Fishing Trips
Enjoy a guided fly fishing trip on the Grand River for Steelhead or Smallmouth Bass. As a fishery, the Middle Grand excels in trout and bass. The trips are 5-6 hours. Choose from floating down the river in a drift boat… or doing a walk & wade fly fishing trip. Both trips are all inclusive, showcasing some of the best fly fishing sections on the Middle Grand. Pricing is based on 1-2 anglers… trips can also be customized. For more information… contact Fly Water Guiding Services.
Other Attractions in Ontario
What Else to do in Ontario? Attractions Ontario is your all-in-0ne Ontario Tourism site. This association represents over 500 tourism attractions and accommodations across Ontario. They offer coupon discounts for many of the attractions. The above photo is of Safari Niagara with the behind the scenes “pet & feed” a rhino, located in Stevensville, Ontario. Whether it is trampolines, climbing walls, segways, zip lines or indoor sky diving… Attractions Ontario has a huge list of partners to discover.
For insight on particular attractions… contact Attractions Ontario @ 416-868-4386
Visit Six Nations of the Grand River
Travel 30 minutes south of Brantford to visit the Haudenosaunee Grand River Territories. This is the only place in North America where all Six Nations live together… The Seneca, The Cayuga, The Onondaga, The Oneida, The Mohawk and The Tuscarora. There is a traditional longhouse here, a Carolinian Tree Nursery, the renovated Chiefswood mansion of the famous poetess Pauline Johnson. Visit art studios, craft shops, food… and stay overnight in a log cabin!
Grand River Hiking & Cyling
Looking for a different place to cycle or hike? … then come to the Grand Valley. We have over 90 kms of forested trails overlooking the valley or running beside the Grand River. From here you can bike to Kitchener or Ancaster… even turn south and head to Lake Erie. With the town of Paris and Mt Pleasant right on the Rail Trails… one can stop for lunch and then move on. Some favourite trails in the area… The Paris Rail Trail or the scenic Hiking Loop at Apps Mill or hike the Grand Valley Trail. One can also visit the County of Brant website to learn about the free cycling and hiking trails.
Spincast Fishing Trips Grand River
Fishing Lake Erie is WOW! If you want to experience a guided fishing trip on the Grand River or Lake Erie near Long Point… visit BAER Fishing Adventures. They have Hobie kayaks, drift boats and motorized. Pickerel, largemouth bass and pike… along with many other species can add to the excitement of the day!
Kayak the Canadian Amazon
Experience a “one-of-a-kind” kayak adventure on the “Canadian Amazon”... with Big Creek Paddle Adventure near Long Point. This is a 3-3.5 hr guided experience… paddling under the canopy of the Carolinian Forest. Let the guides make the river come alive as they share about the plants and wildlife of Big Creek. The trip is all inclusive… with homemade snacks! Paddle in single or tandem kayaks… if bringing children, the tandems are great! For more information & prices on paddling through the trees! … Visit kayaking trips on the Canadian Amzon.