New Activities Introduced at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins near Garden of the Gods

There is more fun to be had at Timber Ridge Outpost this fall than just staying in Timber Ridge signtreehouses and log cabins.  Archery Golf, Kayak Rentals and Private Guided Walking Hikes through the Shawnee Forest are being offered to guests and non-guests alike.

A new Archery Golf course has been set up to challenge experts and beginners alike.  Players compete to see who can shoot arrows closest to the flag on an 18 hole course.  Lowest score wins.

“One of the big changes this year will be providing caddies to players,” said Elizabeth Canfarelli of Timber Ridge.  “In addition to helping our guests, we are trying to provide work experience for local teenagers in an area where jobs are scarce. Our caddies will be trained to help archers and monitor safety.”

Kayak Rentals have been available at Timber Ridge for the past year, but the company nowkayaking at Pounds Hollow Lake has a US Forest Service Guide permit allowing drop off and pick up service to the local bodies of water in the region.

“We are very excited about our new Private Guided Hikes,” said Canfarelli.  “Visitors can choose from several hikes of various durations and lengths. Each hiker is provided use of a Day Trekking Pack and Walking Poles and can customize private walks, such as searching for mushrooms or learning to identify trees and other flora or hiking trails that only the locals know about. Our Local Naturalist Guide has an extensive background that includes zoo keeper, wildlife rehabilitation, vet technician and more.  Wild Mushroom Foray hikes are guided by our local Certified Mycologist”

To learn more about Archery Golf, Kayak Rentals & Private Guided Hikes, visit Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins on line at or by calling 618-264-9091.

About Timber Ridge Outpost and Cabins

 Timber Ridge Outpost and Cabins is Illinois 1st and only Treehouse and Log Cabin Resort nestled in the trees at the edge of the Shawnee National Forest. It is open all year round. All units have full kitchens and baths, free Wi-Fi and TV and other luxury amenities.

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