Adventure enthusiasts rejoice! Our 75 acres, long winding trails, and 800 feet of beachfront combine to make for the ultimate wilderness playground for adults and kids alike – fun for the whole family. Climb and zip-line off of the High Ropes Adventure Course, go kayaking or tubing out on the vast waters of Lake Erie, learn outdoor survival with an expert guide, or simply enjoy the wonderful smoky taste of a s’more at a camp fire. And, if that doesn’t satisfy your adventure appetite, there’s also swimming, boating, hiking, trail biking, paintball, rappelling, and more. Visit in the winter and you’ll have opportunities for outdoor adventures, including snowshoeing. When it comes to adventure, Pioneer is an all-you-can-eat buffet (and speaking of buffets, here’s a link to our culinary page)
Unique to Pioneer in Western New York is our exclusive 800 feet of beautiful beachfront – all for you to use. Swim, kayak, tube, or simply relax – you decide. Just make sure to watch a sunset. It’ll take your breath away.
High Ropes Adventure Course
For a thrilling personal or team challenge, try Pioneer’s High Ropes Adventure Course – 50 feet tall, 5 elements to explore, a 575 foot zip-line or 50 foot rappelling wall to go down, and unforgettable memories to take away with you.
Safety is our first priority. Each participant is given a safety demonstration by a trained instructor before beginning the High Ropes Adventure Course. It is Pioneer’s goal for our visitors to have the most enjoyable experience possible, and that means providing you with the security of well engineered designs, quality materials, and continuous inspections of our equipment and High Ropes Adventure Course.
Have up to 30 people play paintball at once in Pioneer’s very own paintball field in the woods. The games are organized, supervised, and refereed by our professional staff.
We carry a full line of paintball rental equipment to ensure you have everything you need to get in there and start having fun! *(Personal gear may also be used; however, it must be subjected to our safety tests first. Only approved balls purchased from Pioneer are allowed within the facility).
The basic package includes:
- Tippmann FT-50 Rental Marker
- Two hours of field play
- Compressed Air Fill
- 200 Paintballs
- Rental Mask
*Pioneer is an authorized dealer/distributor of Tippmann paintball products.
Frisbee Golf (FROLF)
FROLF – Disc Golf, also known as Frisbee Golf – is a game that is very similar to regular golf. However, instead of using golf balls and clubs, players throw a Frisbee into a basket. Score is kept the same with the lowest score winning.
Pioneer is home to an 18 hole FROLF course that spans Pioneer’s beautiful 75 acres. The holes will take you everywhere from the shore of Lake Erie to the quiet meadow tucked away in our woods.
Check in at the welcome center to sign up for a self-guided hike. Hiking Guides are available at the Welcome Center. The guide gives detailed descriptions of each trail, with distance, and key features to note while hiking.
With 50 acres of woods, there’s an adventure to be had around every corner while exploring our trails on mountain bikes. There are well-maintained and ready to use mountain bikes available for trail riding.
Orienteering requires navigational skills using a compass and map to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain. It can be done at many speeds: at a slow or moderate pace, to develop your skills – or – quickly, to race others in order to find all of the designated points first.
Want to shake things up this winter? Build a fire outside and enjoy the crisp air with friends and family, or enjoy the comfort and warmth of a fire inside around a fireplace in one of our meeting halls. Visit in the winter and you’ll have opportunities for outdoor adventures, including: snowshoeing, and winter survival training.
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