7 Awesome Outdoor Activities In Porter Destinations

Warmer weather calls for outdoor activities. Whether it’s riding the waves or playing a round of golf, summer offers plenty of opportunities for getting active. We’ve rounded up some of the best places in Porter destinations to try out big-time summer sports.

Disc golf in Ottawa

campfortune.com/en/disc-golf/

A mix of two popular summer sports, in disc golf, players throw frisbees into baskets around a multi-hole course. Camp Fortune – a 15-minute drive from downtown Ottawa – is home to two disc golf courses: a beginner 9-hole course and a more difficult 18-hole course. From technical tunnel shots to uphill holes, the activity tests players’ throwing techniques. It’s a family outing that’s both challenging and fun.

Jet ski in NYC

newyorkharborjetski.com

Streak across the waters around Manhattan with a jet ski ride up and down the Hudson River. The three-hour Grand New York City Tour takes adventure seekers past the Big Apple’s famous landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. Not many tours can keep up with the adrenaline offered by this fast-paced spin on city sightseeing.

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Golf close to the airport in Halifax

airlanegolfclub.com

Fancy a game of golf as soon as you get off the plane? Airlane Golf Club is located directly behind Halifax International Airport, welcoming golfers of all skill levels for tee-off on its 9-hole, par-36 course. Bonus: you get impressive views for plane spotting.

Rafting outside of Québec City

expeditionsnouvellevague.com

A 35-minute drive from downtown Québec City, Expeditions Nouvelle Vague is located on the shores of the Jacques Cartier River at the end of the Tewkesbury rapids. Choose from full or half-day white water rafting adventures with packages to suit all levels of experience. Many tours include a BBQ supper and the chance to swim and cliff jump.

Urban night cycling in Chicago

bikechicago.com/biketours

Discover Chicago’s best-loved attractions illuminated on a leisurely three-hour night bike tour. Guided by the experts of Chicago Bikes, cyclists get to pedal past the lit-up Chicago skyline, the world-famous architecture of the Magnificent Mile, and take in Millennium Park’s spectacular Crown Fountain. The tour finishes with fireworks at Navy Pier, the perfect end to a magical night.

Fishing in Thunder Bay

thunderbayfishingadventures.com

The waters around Thunder Bay are teeming with trout, bass, perch, northern pike, walleye and salmon, so there is no better way to experience the area’s natural beauty than with a single or multi-day freshwater fishing trip. The guides of Thunder Bay Fishing Adventures can lead you to all the best secret fishing spots.

Surfing Lake Ontario in Toronto

surfthegreats.org

If you thought that surfing can only be done in the ocean, think again. With Surf the Greats, watersport enthusiasts get to learn to surf on Lake Ontario. Lessons include all equipment, transportation to and from the surf spot, dry-land lessons, in-water lessons and extra time surfing.