Want to combine an adventure with environmental responsibility? Eco-adventures are available in every continent on the planet, whether you’re floating down a river in South Africa or exploring a tree canopy in the Brazilian rainforest.
For our eco-adventure, though, my husband and I didn’t have to stray far from home. We spent a weekend at Long Point Eco Adventures, located in St. Williams, Ontario Canada. We loved every second of our trip, and appreciated the emphasis on conservation and environmental awareness.
The luxury accommodations of their wilderness suites truly put the glamour in glamping (glamour camping). A comfortable king bed with a private flush toilet, outdoor shower and hardwood floors, these tent-like cabins are the ideal place to relax and unwind in comfort under a starry sky. Activities all center around environmental awareness and education, but are also really fun.The zip line and canopy tour, kayaking, fishing and boat tours are popular choices for visitors. We particularly enjoyed a tour and dinner at Burning Kiln winery where fresh, local foods are paired with locally made, award-winning wine.
Our favorite aspect of our stay though, was definitely the Long Point Observatory. Long Point is special because the skies are free from light pollution, which means that the area provides optimum conditions for astronomical viewing. The observatory, the largest of its kind available to the public in Ontario, is located in one of the darkest points in Southern Ontario. With a 16” Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, it’s possible to see celestial objects 10,000 times faster than the faintest objects visible to the naked eye. We were lucky to see Saturn, and it’s rings and it was so beautiful, awe-inspiring and totally indescribable. This was a moment that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
If you’re planning an affordable, adventurous, environmentally responsible vacation this summer why not consider an eco-adventure? Whether you decide to travel far, or stay close to home, eco-adventures provide wonderful memories and amazing experiences as they bring you closer to the nature and beauty of our precious Earth. Watch Long Point Eco Adventure’s videos: