Aaah, summer! It’s just around the corner …. that long anticipated time to be free, have your holidays, to explore and to conquer! With so many diverse things to do in Newfoundland in summer, you won’t be bored. Exploring Newfoundland can be a full time adventure. Kayaking/canoeing, caving, hiking, fishing, whale (and iceberg) watching, and skiing are some of the exciting things to do in Newfoundland. The season, landscape, culture and history determine the types of things to do in Newfoundland. Your choice of activity will be determined by your sense of adventure and how willing and able you are to step outside your comfort zone.
Of all the things to do in Newfoundland, only two places offer the one that is the fastest growing ecotourism adventure for people wanting excitement and thrills – zip lining, also known as the canopy tour! If you like to travel through the air while suspended almost three hundred feet above the ground, then taking a canopy tour will be one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Newfoundland. Imagine having a harness around you which is attached to a pulley and this pulley is attached to cable lines overhead! The cables stretch from a high elevation to a lower elevation where gravity will propel you and bring you to the lowest elevation. Discover a canopy tour about a ten minute drive east of Corner Brook at the popular Marble Mountain Resort! There in winter and still want to go zip lining? Go for it. This is one of the most exciting year round things to do in Newfoundland!
You think taking a canopy tour is outside of your comfort zone? Being fearful can take the fun out of an adventure; it can prevent you from doing the things you think you would love and from loving the things you do. But fear is not always a negative thing; it can stop you or propel you forward depending on your ability to deal with it. Fear and feeling outside your comfort zone can help you prepare to do adventurous things so that you keep yourself safe. Make it your responsibility to find out the reputation of your zip lining/canopy tour company. Word of mouth is a great way to determine whether you want to take this adventure; go to the company’s website and check their safety precautions.
Most outdoor enthusiasts like to challenge themselves and not let fear stop them from doing the things they love or think they will love. American writer Dale Carnegie wrote, “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy!” So come to Marble Mountain Resort on the west coast of Newfoundland and take a canopy tour over the Steady Brook Falls where you will forget your fears as adrenaline pumps your veins and you witness total beauty around you, breathtaking scenery as you view Marble Mountain and the Humber Valley! Let the adrenaline pumping canopy tour be your key to conquering your fears. Believe in yourself, face the fear you feel, jump right in and a world of possibilities are open for you! As Irish novelist James Stephens wrote, “Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.”