Nurturing with Nature

By on October 5, 2016

Strengthen relationships by reconnecting with each other in nature. A restorative couples, or mom and daughter weekend getaway can be uplifting and create lasting memories.

Restore at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
Ongoing research proves that spending time in nature restores body and spirit. Walking in green environments improves mental health and reduces stress hormones. Outdoor physical activity refreshes and energizes. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, just an hour from Toronto in The Blue Mountains Collingwood offers an exceptional environment to connect with nature. It offers the opportunity to promote well-being for all ages in your family through outdoor activities, from mini-golf and gemstone mining to the Children’s Adventure Playground. For those seeking to rekindle romance with your partner, a self-guided hike along the caves/ caverns/ crevasse trail offer both intrigue and awe. ‘Lovers Rest’ is a tranquil spot along the trail for a rest (and even a smooch!).

Make use of the psychological power of the colour green.  View acres of lush forest and a panorama of south Georgian Bay from the Suspension Bridge. Or, bond with your tweens and teens through adventure. Explore the connections between biodiversity and ecosystems by treetop canopy walking and ziplining on a guided Eco Adventure Tour.
Improve your social health by sharing ‘life firsts’ with friends. Soar like a bird side by side on a thrilling half mile ride on the Thunderbird Twin Zipline. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures offer many ways for you to reconnect with nature and others summer or fall. To learn more about the adventures at your own pace and thrill level visit: www.sceniccaves.com

Scandinave Spa, An Authentic Nature Spa 
Experience hydrotherapy at its best. Let the thermal recuperative and healing properties of water revitalize you. Those 19 years of age and older can surrender to the healing powers of water and heat with Finnish sauna, Eucalyptus steam room, thermal & Nordic waterfalls, hot baths and cold plunges. The use of Baths as a mode of relaxation is an ancient practice that dates back thousands of years. Award-winning Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain is celebrating its 10th year as one of Canada’s premier spa experiences. 
Surrounded by a natural forest setting, guests embrace the serenity of the outdoor environment. Registered massage treatments can be booked up to four months in advance. Massage guests receive guaranteed access to the Scandinavian Baths two hours prior to appointment time. A Healthy Bistro is on-site for a snack or lunch during guests visits. The Spa is open until 9pm every day so guests can rejuvenate post a day of other activities too. For more information visit: www.scandinaveblue.com

Stay at Pretty River Valley Country Inn 
An Agro Tourism destination, the Pretty River Valley Country Inn sits on 125 acres of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking the Pretty River Provincial Park only 15-20 minutes from the Scandinave Spa and Scenic Caves. Perfect for a restorative getaway, they attract a diversity of guests from busy couples re-connecting, girl’s getaways, family reunions, singles, same sex couples or people Eloping. 

The Inn delights in hosting multi-generations, going to both the Spa and Scenic Caves. “Mom & daughter getaways are a charming part of our business and seeing them reminiscing about their lives and times together always brings us joy,” says owner Linda Proudfoot.

On site activities include Icelandic Trekking, Guided Hikes, a Guided Forest Bathing Experience, yoga, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and salt water pool. View accommodations featuring real wood burning fireplaces and two-person jacuzzis at: www.prettyriverinn.com.  

 

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