Province/Territory: Ontario

Wilderness in your plate

  • 16” telescope
  • 100s of acres of forest
  • 120-feet above the ground

Your getaway begins with an evening of star gazing at the Long Point Observatory. The night is capped off with a fireside chat before retiring to the sound of owls, coyotes and peeper frogs. The next morning, after a scrumptious breakfast, you’re off on a guided foray through the Carolinian Forest. Interpreters teach you how to identify and collect edible mushrooms—including Crimini, Portobello, Matsutake and Enoki. All that trooping through the trees builds up quite an appetite. You head to the Burning Kiln Winery to sample a variety of wild mushroom recipes, paired with award-winning wines. Afterwards, you while away the afternoon exploring the rural charm of Norfolk County, before returning to camp for one more unforgettable experience—zip lining in the pitch black of night! Flying through the forest you can’t help but think that this must be what it’s like to be a bat.

Why you should visit
  • Look through a 16”, state-of-the-art telescope and get a close up view of nebulas, constellations, planets and other mysteries of the night sky.
  • Wake up to the irresistible aroma of fresh-brewed coffee and home-baked goods.
  • Spend the morning with a certified mycologist and naturalist as they lead and instruct you on how to locate and choose mushrooms in the wild.
  • Relax and watch the Executive Chef demonstrate how to prepare a variety of wild mushroom recipes, including mushroom salads, soups, pastas and more, paired with carefully-selected and award-winning wines.
  • Spend the afternoon discovering the rural charm of Norfolk County, including the quaint village of Port Dover.
  • Dip your toes into the waters of Lake Erie and afterwards enjoy a picnic dinner by the water.
  • Test your nerve by clipping yourself onto a zip line and soaring 120-feet above the ground through the dark of night.

Weather

Visitor information
When to go
  • The Wilderness Mushroom Foray Adventure runs in September when the Carolinian Forest is ripe with a multitude of mushrooms.
  • Other vacation packages are also available at other times of the year.
Need to know
  • It is recommended that you bring sturdy, closed-toe shoes like running shoes or hiking boots, flashlight or headlamp, sunscreen and bug repellent, and proper dress for the day’s weather—since you are in the woods for much of the experience long pants are a good idea.
  • All personal safety protection equipment for zip lining is provided.
  • Weather can change quickly so dress in layers.
  • Don’t forget your camera, but make sure it is small enough to tuck in your pocket--you'll need your hands free for zip lining!
Getting Here

• Long Point Eco-Adventures is centrally located on the north shore of Lake Erie, west of Niagara Falls, in St. Williams, Ontario. It is approximately a two hour drive from the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

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