Long Point Eco Adventures: What’s to Love About this Ontario Glamping Resort
Thinking of glamping at Long Point Eco-Adventures? Check out our review of what to expect and whether it’s worth the stay.
*This post was sponsored by Long Point Eco Adventures.
If you’re an Ontario traveler who loves a unique stay in a rustic, outdoor setting – without having to pitch a tent or sleep on the ground – Long Point Eco-Adventures has to be on your radar.
This all-inclusive Ontario glamping resort has everything you need for a comfortable overnight getaway, from luxurious king-sized beds to a full-service restaurant.
And you get all of this and more while still experiencing the outdoors just like you would when camping.
If this kind of vacation sounds up your alley, read on to hear why Long Point Eco-Adventures might just become your new favourite Ontario summer getaway spot.
What is Long Point Eco-Adventures?
Long Point Eco-Adventures is arguably Southwestern Ontario’s finest glamping and adventure resort with everything you need for your getaway within steps of your accommodations. In fact, it’s even made our list of top family getaway resorts in the province.
We had the chance to visit this incredible spot ourselves in June 2023 and were so impressed with all that it has to offer.
The resort proudly markets itself as being a budget-friendly getaway destination in Ontario, perfect for nature-loving couples, families and groups. Glamping tents and pods are comparable in price to a mid-range hotel, with prices ranging depending on the season and type of accommodation selected.
But unlike staying at a hotel in the city, what you get here is a beautiful property filled with exciting activities like a zipline course and axe-throwing, hiking and biking trails, and a view that could easily land on a list of the most scenic views in all of Ontario.
You also have access to the amazing Marshview Patio restaurant serving fresh food to suit all preferences. Alternatively, if you feel like cooking your meals yourself, your personal fire pit at your glamping site is also available for you to cook on.
Long Point Eco-Adventures is particularly attractive to travelers of all budgets because of the range of accommodations and the option to bundle your stay with tours and activities for additional savings.
Long Point Eco Adventures Glamping Accommodations
Glamping at Long Point Eco-Adventures can take place in either luxury canvas tents or hard-sided wooden pods (or yurts). Here’s a look at what each type of accommodation has to offer:
Luxury Canvas Tents
Large, study, soft-sided structure fully equipped with electrical outlets, lights, queen- or king-sized beds, side tables, half-bathroom with running water and flush toilet, outdoor shower, and sliding door leading to a covered deck.
To help keep you comfortable regardless of the temperature, each tent also comes with a fan as well as heater and heated blankets.
We stayed in the Deluxe Double Queen Wilderness Suite and thought the rooms were absolutely gorgeous. They were surprisingly spacious (for a tent), and the outdoor deck was the perfect place for our son to play with his trucks and blocks.
The firepit and lounging chairs outside were a great addition, especially as firewood and starters were provided by the staff.
The evening temperature dipped a bit low, but with the heated blankets we were able to stay cozy regardless.
We hadn’t noticed the window coverings at first so we were a little nervous about how our son would fall asleep. But once we zipped them up a lot of the light was blocked and he fell asleep and woke up rested the next morning.
All of the Wilderness Suites tents are grouped together on the property, with space and tall grasses separating each one from its neighbours. You can sometimes faintly hear your neighbours in a similar way you would at a campground. There are also enforced quiet hours, so you shouldn’t have to worry much about noise.
All in all, we LOVED the Wilderness Suite. We felt like the whole scene belonged in an African Safari (including the view of the marshlands below the property!) and would definitely return again for a beyond-comfortable glamping experience.
Glamping Pods (Yurts)
The other option for glamping accommodations at Long Point Eco-Adventures is the wooden glamping pods. Elite Pods include a queen-sized bed, indoor shower, half-bathroom and mini fridge. Fans, heaters and heated blankets are also included.
Deluxe Pods also come with a queen-sized bed, half-bathroom and mini-fridge, but also include a pull-out couch. Private showers are outdoors. Hydro, A/C and running water are included (air conditioning being a great feature of these!)
Deluxe Pod Clusters are groupings of two or three deluxe glamping pods centred around a large fire pit with chairs, and private showers for each cluster. This is a great way for families or groups of friends to vacation together and enjoy each other’s company while still having their own space.
Mabee Marsh Cabin
If you prefer to have a few more amenities and a more spacious place to stay for a larger group booking, then consider booking the Mabee Marsh Cabin, located just off the main site of the resort. This charming, rustic log cabin can easily sleep 11, with three glamping pods on site for seasonal use if additional space is needed.
Amenities include wifi, heating and air conditioning, a full kitchen, two fireplaces, a large outdoor fire pit with Muskoka chairs, and an entire home filled with modern, rustic décor.
Unlike some of the glamping accommodations on the main property of the resort, the Mabee Marsh Cabin can be booked all year round.
Dining at Long Point Eco Adventures
Aside from the safariesque glamping tents and the absolutely stunning lookout over the Turkey Point Marsh, the highlight of our visit to Long Point Eco-Adventures was the food.
The quality of food here far exceeded what we would have ever expected to eat when camping. Hence why glamping at Long Point Eco-Adventures is more of a resort experience than a camping one.
The Marshview Patio restaurant menu features classic entrées and more upscale versions of pub favourites, as well as fresh seasonal items and light snacks. The onsite Hometown Brew Co and Burning Kiln Winery are featured at the bar.
We ordered fish tacos and a poutine to share, and even picked up some cans of Hometown Brew beers at the restaurant (for grocery store prices!) to bring some back to our tent to enjoy later.
The breakfast menu (including coffee) at the Marshview Patio were also a highlight of our stay. Delicious, fresh and hearty breakfast options filled us up and energized us for a whole morning of exploring the property and the nearby beaches.
Long Point Eco Adventures Activities & Tours
Whether you’re up for an overnight stay or are just looking to daytrip to Long Point Eco Adventures, there are lots of fun activities to keep you busy and entertained.
Here’s a look at the activities you can book at the resort:
If you thought ziplining through a forest canopy was only for the rainforest, think again. This 2.5-hour, 8-platform ziplining course will take you through the treetops of the lush Carolinian Forest and open you up to spectacular views of Turkey Point Marsh.
Stargazing & Observatory Tour
This is the tour we were most excited about! Darren is a space enthusiast and loves exploring the night sky. He had the chance to participate in the evening Observatory Dome Experience (while I kept the little one asleep in the tent).
The Observatory Tour began as soon as it was fully dark out (10 pm) and while it was set to last one hour, it actually extended well beyond this – giving even more time to soak up the views from the 16 inch telescope.
The tour was run by a very knowledgeable guide who began with a lesson on the constellations, focusing on the significance of each in Greek and Roman history and mythology. As the group learned about each constellation, they would view its stars through the telescope. The guide also led them to some nebulae and exploded stars.
The tour takes place indoors inside the Observatory (beside the Marshview Patio restaurant), where the ceiling opens and the motorized, rotating telescope, programmed by GPS coordinates, is able to track each of the notable stars in the sky.
Darren really enjoyed the tour and highly recommends it for anyone interested in space. And if you happen to be visiting the resort on a clear night when the moon is at its smallest or not visible at all, chances are you’ll be in for some really great stargazing!
Book a one- or two-hour group axe-throwing tour (ages 10+) and let your guide challenge you to a series of skill-testing activities and games to see who has the biggest inner-lumberjack. For the best experience book as a group or family tour.
Mushroom Foraging Tours
One of the most unique activities at Long Point Eco Adventures is fungi foraging! If you’ve ever wondered which forest mushrooms are edible and which are not, then this fun tour through the Carolinian Forest around the property is a unique way to spend part of your day at the resort.
There are also a few set dates throughout the year when you can even learn how to cook and pair wines with the mushrooms you find in the forest, culminating in the enjoyment of a four-course, chef-prepared meal.
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a beekeeper? If so, then a tour of the honeybee apiary will be right up your alley. Tour the onsite apiary and learn how honey is made through the essential role of each bee.
If you’ve got curious, bug-loving kids ages 8+ then this is also a fun family activity everyone will enjoy.
The extensive 86km of forest trails at Long Point Eco-Adventure are a haven for cyclists, and the property is a home base for the Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club.
Join a 2-hour group tour with an experienced professional mountain bike instructor who will teach you the skills you need to navigate the bumpy and windy forest trails, or take them on yourself if you’re an experienced biker!
Paddle Boarding Tours
With the popular shores of Turkey Point Beach within a 5-minute drive of Long Point Eco-Adventures, one of the most popular things to do during a stay here is to hit the open waters.
Join a 2-hour paddle boarding tour where your guide will meet you at the skill level you’re at – whether it’s learning the basic skills to stay afloat or upping your SUP game with new confidence and skills.
Kayak tours through Big Creek are another popular adventure activity, making you feel like you’re transported to the lush rainforests of the south in what’s known as “Canada’s Amazon.” If you’re hoping to see wetland nature while working up a sweat then this 4-hour kayaking tour is a must-do activity to tack on to your glamping trip.
Burning Kiln Winery is a sister property to LPEA, and is located a short walk across the road from the resort. Book a 45-minute winery tour or wine pairing tutorial, or stay for a full meal at the Burning Kiln Winery Restaurant Patio.
Recommended: Vacation Packages
You can also book stay and play vacation packages that combine your choice of activities with an overnight accommodation and restaurant credit. This is a great way to save some extra money on the full price of each activity!
Things to Do Near Long Point Eco-Adventures
Aside from the exciting activities at LPEA, there are some really great attractions nearby. Turkey Point Beach is a short 5-minute drive from the resort, and Long Point Provincial Park and beach are only a half-hour drive away, with a host of other great attractions nearby.
Here’s some suggestions of what to do near Long Point Eco-Adventures:
1. Swim at Turkey Point Beach
Turkey Point Beach is located a short 5-minute drive from the resort and is the perfect beach to spend the day lounging and swimming. You can either pay to park in Turkey Point Provincial Park (which is located right along the beach) or find parking elsewhere in the community.
There are quite a few restaurants and shops to explore in town, and the road that runs along the shoreline makes for a beautiful place to take a stroll while getting constant views of the water.
2. Check out Long Point Beach
Long Point Beach is located a bit further out than Turkey Point Beach, but it’s another great place to explore the waters – particularly if you like long walks on the beach. The shoreline here is long and beautifully sandy.
Long Point Provincial Park is home to 1.5 km of swimmable shoreline, with more public and private shoreline outside of the park.
The area is a designated World Biosphere Reserve, and in fact much of the park is not reachable by land. Boat tours are your best way to explore the unreached parts of the marsh.
3. Enjoy the View at a Nearby Winery
Aside from the breathtaking views of Turkey Point Marsh that are found at Long Point Eco-Adventures itself, its hard to beat the views from nearby Inasphere Wines Estate Winery and Farm Market.
Enjoy a glass while looking out over the cliff to the vineyard and vegetable fields below and the majestic marshland beyond that.
4. Visit Long Point Bird Observatory
If you are a lover of birds then consider taking a trip to the oldest bird observatory in the Americas (and the founding program of Birds Canada), at Long Point Bird Observatory. Visit between April and early June to catch a daily bird banding demonstration, or visit in October for their owl nights after sunset.
Long Point is well known for its unique ecosystems and ideal position along the bird migratory route and as such has various viewing platforms and research stations for viewing birds.
5. Stop in at Blueberry Hill Estates
Front Road Cellars located at Blueberry Hill Estates is one of the premiere wineries and cideries in Norfolk County. As the name suggests, you can expect various fruity options here, including an amazing pick-your-own blueberry patch. We picked blueberries here a few years ago and had a blast!
Is Long Point Eco Adventures Worth Visiting?
We absolutely loved our stay at Long Point Eco-Adventures and highly recommend it to adventurous travelers looking for something different from the usual campground or city hotel stay.
As each generation gets less connected to nature and more plugged into technology, it’s refreshing to see a resort dedicated to making the outdoors exciting, fun and the centre of attention.
In our opinion, we think that a stay at Long Point Eco-Adventures is a great local vacation option, whether you’re looking to maximize your adventures on a budget or are simply looking for accommodations near Turkey Point Beach or Long Point Beach.
Wrap-Up: Long Point Eco Adventures
If you have an adventurous spirit or love connecting with nature, we highly recommend a visit to Long Point Eco-Adventures.
The glamping accommodations are the perfect combination of luxurious and comfortable yet rustic, and the activities you will find onsite and at nearby attractions are more than enough to entertain everyone for a few days.
As the company continues to grow and the property expands, we can’t wait to see what exciting developments are yet to come.
Erie is the owner and author of Everywhere Ontario. She’s lived and traveled around Ontario for over 30 years, visiting small towns and big cities from the shores of Lake Erie to the crisp northern air of Hearst along the Trans-Canada Highway. She is passionate about maximizing fun and supporting local tourist businesses and is always looking to provide the best recommendations to her fellow Ontario travelers. Read more about Erie here.