Explorer's Tread
Explorer's Tread
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Bike Tours • Hiking & Camping Tours • Kayaking & Canoeing
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Local guiding company on the Bruce Peninsula, safely guiding people to amazing destinations through hiking, biking, backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, snowshoeing, or camping.
Lion's Head, Ontario, Canada

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Courtney S
Doha, Qatar101 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
We spent a week hiking the Bruce Peninsula with Zain and Muffy from Explorer’s Tread. It was a self-guided hike with drop-off and pick-up most days and a few days where we were able to walk directly to our accommodations. What a wonderful experience. The hike was well planned, well mapped and every effort was taken for safety. We had a GPS device that we could use for emergencies and so the good folks at Explorer’s Tread knew where we were—just in case. The best thing was that Zain and Muffy lived in the area and were probably the most infectiously enthusiastic representatives for this beautiful region of Canada. They knew every aspect of the trails we took and gave great advice about places to stop for lunch, places to explore for dinner and “special spots” along the trails that we absolutely should not miss. Both Zain and Muffy are first-responders and are incredibly safety-oriented. I had a miserable blister on the bottom of my foot on the last day and Muffy fixed up my foot well enough so I could do the 20km hike with no difficulty (she was my hero after that!). My husband, daughter and I had an absolutely wonderful time on this hike and STRONGLY recommend you consider going with this great team. They will take very good care of you and allow you to enjoy the best of what the Bruce Peninsula has to offer. (Just watch out for the poison ivy!)
Written February 21, 2020
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Stryker Family! So glad you enjoyed yourself. And a huge THANK YOU and YOUR WELCOME! Glad the blisters didn’t get in the way to finish your hike. Come back anytime, there is certainly more things to see and do! Happy adventuring! Cheers Z&M
Written February 22, 2020
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Fluffy
Montreal, Canada192 contributions
Jul. 2019
Zane was a great guide and cares about safety first. He knew the waters well and was a great guide. We had a wonderful morning kayaking in Lion's Head. We took the Beneath the Lion's Head tour. Zane also provided us with snacks in the middle of the excursion to give us that extra energy boost to kayak back. Would definitely do this again! The waters were gorgeous!
Written August 5, 2019
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Paul E
St. Catharines, Canada177 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Couples
A great trip under the Lion's Head. A great trainer, Justin. The weather was fantastic and the water almost still. Could not ask for better. I highly recommend it.
Written August 18, 2018
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maddyrocks29
Dunnville, Canada4 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Couples
The beneith the lions head was an amazing kayak adventure! We had a small group of 6 including our very knowledgeable instructor Justin. It is a very well instructed trip, safety is the biggest concern to them! My boyfriend was dreading it the whole week and when we finally went he loved it and wants to do it again!
Written August 13, 2018
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kelleys155
Tiverton, Canada1 contribution
Jul. 2018 • Couples
My husband and I had a full day trip with Zane in lions head kayaking and then hiking to the lions head lookout which offers a magnificent view. Zane was a wonderful guide full of knowledge about the area and ensured we had a wonderful adventure. We kayaked back to the harbour we had started from but stopped along the way for a gourmet lunch that he prepared on a rock beach with spectacular views. A perfect day!
Written August 4, 2018
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Josleynnn
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Friends
will strongly recommend Zane, we had such an excellent experience learning from Zane. He made sure everyone have fun and enjoy the Kayaking!
Written August 4, 2018
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Andie-Rae P
7 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Couples
My girlfriend and i wanted something fun to do on the one of the summer days. Came across the kayaking trip offered by explorer thread and decided to give it a chance. Simply put it was an amazing experience. We went with the lions head half day trip that which was great. We both had no kayaking experience and were a bit worried at first but that was quickly quelled when we met Zane. He's a really great fellow, always ensure that we good and having a fun time. Detailed information was provided and shortly after we were on our way. At every turn he would ensure that we were safe which was really great. He's also quite a jovial person so easy to talk with and relate to. Day went great and we were also provided with snacks which was a great little addition. If you're going to be anywhere this side i would without hesitation recommend explorers thread.
Written July 30, 2018
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2Midwest
Indianapolis, IN283 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Friends
I did the Lions Head trip with my friend. I had never been kayaking and was very uneasy about its safety. Our guide brought a special extra long kayak just for me -- ensuring I would not have any problems. He also trained all folks on the trip about safety techniques. We kayaked close to the shore. It was a beautiful trip with a picnic stop plus a stop to see a cave. This is a great outfit. I can't wait to use them again (they also do biking, hikes, and wildflower walks).
Written July 27, 2018
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James L
Chatham-Kent, Canada1 contribution
Jul. 2018 • Family
This was a wonderful family experience! Our guide and his team were informative, helpful and outstanding!! it was a bucket list accomplishment.
Written July 26, 2018
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,540 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Couples
We daytripped thru the Georgian Bluff anngot great views of Colpoy bay and Georgian Bay, Explorers trad and Kelso Park. Lots of picnic opportunities and a great day out with dogs.

For some reason the washrooms were chained closed when we were there while the picnic faciliies and garbage cans remained.
Written July 26, 2018
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