We first headed toward the Nature Center, and just outside was a tree climbing station. There, professionals had gear set up, and help the kids to use it to climb trees. D was all over it! L was a bit cautious about going up, he seems to have developed a fear of heights recently. They started to shimmy up the rope, and Adam yelled up that if they were able to ring the bell at the top, then they would not have to clean their room later that day. You should have seen how quickly D got up to the bell!!! L got almost all the way to the top, looked down, and froze. The guys running the station were great with him, very patient and reassuring. They also allowed him to come back down at his own speed.
A further hike up the trail led us to some really neat ice sculptures, and of course they needed their picture with the Minecraft creeper. We also waited here to hop on a horse drawn wagon ride out to the sugar bush.