Free Spirit Adventures

Extraordinary adventures available at Elmhirst’s Resort

horseback riding at ElmhirstOur sightseeing tours from the air, Floatplane charters and private health club are here to fulfill your Free Spirit with adventure, well-being and excitement, and horseback trail riding is available at nearby Stillbrook Farms.

How about landing on a secluded lake that only has access by air? Or why not try climbing up onto the back of a horse for the first time as you prepare to go trail riding through the woods? Discovering the wilderness of Ontario while creating adventurous memories has become our specialty.

Ontario is rich in sights to see, areas to explore and local secrets to discover. At Elmhirst’s Resort, we strive to be your guide to as many things that Ontario has to offer in as many different ways as possible.

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Airport Codes

Elmhirst’s Resort is listed in the Canada Flight Supplement:

Airport codes:

  • Seaplane base NQ6
  • Land runway PS2
  • Radio frequency 122.8

Land at your discretion. Visiting pilots may tie-down off the runway near windsock or at the hanger at no charge.

Sightseeing Flights

Free Spirit Air Adventures offers you the unforgettable chance to see the most beautiful parts of Ontario from the best possible vantage point. Sightseeing flights of the Northumberland or Kawartha Lakes areas provide a great opportunity for photographers, adventurers or for those just looking for a new adventure. Your pilot knows the area very well and will provide interesting history while pointing out sites and landmarks along the way.


The Sunrise Surprise allows you to takeoff and greet the sun as you fly over the Kawarthas.


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Air Charters

Charter your own flight to create your own Ontario adventure! Charter destinations are limited only by your imagination. We’ve been to New York City, Moosonee and the coast of Hudson Bay, Ungava, the Yukon and to Osh Kosh for the annual fly-in. Your pilot can assist with planning your day or days away on tour.

Do you have your own adventure in mind? Contact us to begin planning your exciting adventure in a charter floatplane!

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Copeway Wilderness Camp

Copeway Wilderness Camp is our own private hideaway located a short 20-minute flight north of the Resort. Once you land in a floatplane on this private lake that is only accessible by air, you will be surrounded by Ontario wilderness at its best.

There is a comfortable cabin available for overnight stays, complete with a hammock for sleepy afternoons. Day trips allow intrepid adventurers to canoe and explore, swim from island to island, jump into the lake from the rocks, or just chill out and watch the herons and loons. Half day or overnight trips are available.

Starting from $795

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Pilot Training

Licensed pilots may train for their float or seaplane endorsement with us.


Floatplane training is offered in the Piper PA12 or Cessna 185 aircraft. The PA12 Piper Cub is suitable for 2 passengers, with skis in winter or floats in summer. (Wheel floats year round)

Advanced seaplane training is offered in the Cessna 185,which is suitable for 3 passengers.

$275 – $550 per hour

Seaplane Endorsements

Course: 7 hours with dual, ground instruction and solo
Download our flyer for full details and requirements.

$1,895 + DOT Fee

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Cowhands Wanted

Cowhands are always welcome: chores; early feedings and barn clean outs are done daily so come on up and visit the barn to spend time with the horses.

Guided Trail Rides

The Elmhirst’s Resort property wouldn’t be complete without the farm, including horses and cattle. We love our horses, and are passionate about caring for these majestic animals. While we continue to care for our horses, we are currently not offering trail rides on our farm.

Stillbrook Stables, only minutes away, offers trail rides with advanced booking.

Please contact our front desk for more information and to reserve.

$50 – 60 minutes

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Horsedrawn Wagon and Sleigh Rides

Albert and his team of beautiful Clydesdales offer rides year around – sleigh rides in winter and horse-drawn wagon rides when there is no snow! You won’t want to forget your camera when these magnificent horses are hitched up and prancing down the road.

Rides are available at regularly scheduled times. Please refer to the Recreation Schedule (during Summer) or check with the front desk to find out when the next scheduled ride will take place.

Included with your stay

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Pool Membership

Our indoor pool is open year round and our outdoor pool is open spring – fall, dependent on weather. Memberships for unlimited use are available on an annual basis.

$149 – Seniors
$199 – Single
$369 – Couples
$499 – Family (4 max)
Drop-in swimming charge is $10 per person

Taxes additional. All prices in Canadian dollars. Gift certificates available. Free Spirit Health Club reserves the right to refuse memberships. Rates subject to change.

Health Club Membership

The health club at Elmhirst’s Resort is available for use to local residents and memberships are available. Monthly or annual memberships include use of pools, exercise area, weights, membership newsletter and special offers. Members may bring one guest each month, no charge.

Fitness Club Membership Rates
Couples (60+) $199 $269 $369
Single $129 $179 $249
Couples (2 PP) $199 $269 $369

Health Club and Pools

Being on vacation doesn’t mean you don’t want to exercise! Regular exercise contributes to a healthy lifestyle, helps reduce stress and improves your quality of sleep.

Free your mind, body and soul! Workout in our renovated gym; try aerobics or free weights, clock some kms on the treadmill, tone and sweat before you go to the spa for a relaxing massage, or go for a dip in the whirlpool before relaxing in the sauna. Jump into the cool waters of the indoor or outdoor pool. Solo fitness buffs looking for yoga, buns of steel or overall toning can workout to a video.

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