Adventure Anyone?

Annapolis County Spectator
Visitors to Annapolis County will be taking to the air, possibly as early as this fall, as the Hanse Society redevelops the Upper Clements Wildlife Park into the Upper Clements Adventure Park, complete with zip lines, elevated canopy tours, and suspension bridges. The project has been a couple of years in the making, but now a concept plan and feasibility study are complete and the aerial adventure park will be the centerpiece of the development that will also include survival camping, a network of hiking trails with educational interpretation centres, mountain biking trails with BMX courses, horseback riding trails, yurt camping, a paintball arena, along with an arrival plaza to showcase regional attractions and cultures. Other elements of the development will be announced at a later date.

The Hanse Society, which also owns the adjacent theme park and picnic park, said it sees the new development as being complementary to the existing theme park and will create a true destination. They expect it will attract new visitors, longer stays, and increased spending while creating economic benefits to the local economy and region. The redevelopment will be ready for the 2011 operating season with the Aerial Adventure Park possibly opening this fall. The Hanse Society worked with the Economic Planning Group of Canada. The wildlife park was closed for good last fall.