Archive for September, 2010

You may have seen or heard the slogan “Your base camp for adventure,” as part of advertising for Horseshoe Resort in Barrie. If you haven’t heard this yet or don’t know what it is about, Horseshoe Resort has built a new adventure park with fun for the whole family. As part of the new park you can try zorbing which puts you inside a giant ball and sends you rolling and bouncing down the hill (This is the first Zorb park in Canada!) Feel the rush of the wind on your face as you zip over 2000 ft down Canada’s only Zip Flyer.  Take your life to new heights climbing the 32 ft high tower.  Let your adrenaline flow free as your race down the new downhill mountain biking park’s different runs featuring ladders, bridges and boxes. Like to skate or bmx? Bring your board, bike or skates and try the new skate park. With all that is new at Horseshoe Resort, this truly is “your base camp for adventure.” For those seeking softer activities, Horseshoe also offers two golf courses – The Highlands and Valley, horseback riding, a Shizen spa, skiing/snowboarding plus so much more. Come on up to Horseshoe for your next adventure.

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Sir Sam’s Inn and Waterspa offers something for every couple. With a rich history of the Inn originally being the estate of Sir Samuel Hughes (who led Canada’s Military through the first world war,) there is literature and imagery throughout to provide more information. One thing you will notice in the decor is the respect for nature Sir Samuel Hughes had.

The staff experience was incredibly. Upon my arrival I was given a tour of the facilities which of course included a brief overview of what to expect in the water spa. I knew I was in store for a relaxing experience. With 6 different stations, you get the full treatment and once you have completed your treatments your body will thank you for the recovery from stress and tensions brought on by the everyday.

Dining at Sir Sam’s was a culinary delight. With carefully prepared food, the experience was one I won’t soon forget. Each course was presented with class and style resembling as much a work of art as it was a culinary masterpiece.

Staff are careful to consider everything that would make your stay enjoyable and as carefree as possible. With daily boat tours you can get a sense of what life is like on Eagle Lake. Take a tour by bike, or mountain bike if you are the adventurous type looking for the off-road tour. In the winter, Sir Sam’s Ski hill is located across the road offering alpine trails and the Haliburton area is perfect for Nordic skiers. Snowmobile the countless trails that Haliburton offers. Sir Sam’s has something for everyone and you will return from your trip feeling rejuvenated.

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