Trenton Park has long been seen as a jewel for the town and surrounding area. It’s looking like it offers the potential for another promising attraction for Pictou County.
The possibility of establishment of a TreeGo aerial adventure course is tantalizing news – for more reasons than one. It would undoubtedly prove to be a great attraction for visitors to the area. But also, at a time when health professionals are hoping for anything to get people more active, an outdoor course such as this, combining fun, strength and agility, is a pretty fitting recreational opportunity.
And by all accounts, TreeGo’s various features – ladders, nets, swings, zip lines and such in a treed setting – offers an experience ranging from moderate activity to a pretty decent workout. The courses usually offer four or five different adult or junior courses and two for children.
This is one part of a number of possibilities identified in the Trenton Park Master Plan unveiled in 2012. A public information meeting is planned for next Tuesday, 6 p.m., at the Trenton Rink Annex, to let people see what a TreeGo operation would look like and ask questions about it.
As Mayor Glen MacKinnon has said, the course would require about five to seven acres and would not affect existing trails.
MacKinnon also said TreeGo’s owner-operator, Martin Laviolette, in looking for places to locate, liked Trenton precisely because it is a smaller community.
It does offer the combined benefit of a good-sized wooded area within the proximity of a small urban setting, taking into account the surrounding towns.
The potential is there for this attraction to appeal to a wide surrounding area – to bring people in and perhaps at the same time see what else Pictou County has to offer. TreeGo operations are in place in the Moncton and Fredericton areas.
It’s a fun idea and sufficiently different from other features available in this area that it offers great potential as a tourist draw.