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Cape Enrage, New Brunswick Takes Me To The Edge

Rappelling at Cape Enrage, New Brunswick

When I’m standing on the edge of a cliff, I dream of rappelling down it or climbing up it. When I’m high atop a building, I envision a zipline to whisk me down to the ground. My mind is always focused on adventure and pushing the limits; I feel most at home when my adrenaline is pumping and my heart is racing. I long for the unknown. Being at a place like Fundy’s Cape Enrage that offers wild adventures like ziplining and rappelling is my idea of taking it to edge and going over.

Rappelling at Cape Enrage

I started my Cape Enrage adventure with rappelling and I’d forgotten how comfortable I was in uncomfortable situations. Standing on the platform with my feet wide and my legs straight, I prepared myself to step off. I was about to rappel 148 feet to the ground and as much as my mind was telling me not to look down, I wanted the added fear of seeing just how far I could fall. I had to do it. I looked. For several seconds, I soaked in the intensity. It’s never that I’m not afraid to do something; it’s that I revel in the fear. Looking added to the fear. It delayed my movements, yet added to the adventure at the same time.

Rappelling at Cape Enrage, New Brunswick

Once over the edge, I started to feel comfortable again and I thought about how to up the ante. I reached another ledge and swung my feet up on the line. Continuing the final 40 feet upside down increased my adrenaline.
The Steps at Cape Enrage

The climb back to the rappel included roughly 150 steep stairs, but I had just rappelled down a cliff. I could have run up the stairs with all of the adrenaline pumping through my body.

Each of my rappels was similar but I added an additional element of adventure to each decent. Taking larger leaps, hanging out on the edge, swinging, and spinning upside down kept me excited about every second of the adventure.

I would have been beaming for a week after such an eventful, exciting experience but without even missing a beat, we were geared up for ziplining and the Cape Enrage thrills continued.
Ziplining at Cape Enrage

I climbed the steps to the zip three times to experience the thrill of zipping over The Bay of Fundy. The views, the adventure, the equipment and the company all came together to make the experience remarkable.
Ziplining at Cape Enrage, New Brunswick

There were workers on both platforms who encouraged us and made sure we were safe. They checked and re-checked our gear, radioed each other when ready and only opened the gate when it was completely safe to begin the journey across. I was impressed with how sociable and friendly the employees were during the entire day. Everyone on site acted like this was our 50th time there. It was easy to see how much they all loved their jobs; what’s not to love after-all? I mean, they get to help people make their adventure dreams come true every day.

The process was safer and better equipped than any of my other ziplining experiences. We were inside a gated area while being hooked to and taken off of the line and there were stools on each end to help us get attached more easily. The gear was treated like gold and the employees respected each other and the guests.
Ziplining at Cape Enrage

With a braking system, I didn’t even need to use my hands. I just let go, opened my arms, and flew like a bird. It was exhilarating.

Even though we’d done the longest zip in the world when we were in Costa Rica, we had a better day at Cape Enrage. The overall experience had the New Brunswick feel to it. An excited staff truly does make a difference and knowing that we were safe allowed us to really explore the possibilities while in the air.

This wasn’t my first time experiencing Cape Enrage and it definitely won’t be my last. Canadian road trips to adventures are the home of my heart. I always say to my family that my idea of the perfect day would be to wake up in the morning, jump out of or off of something and continue on with my day. Imagine how productive you’d be if you were filled with that kind of adrenaline daily?

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38 thoughts on “Cape Enrage, New Brunswick Takes Me To The Edge

  1. Not my thing, but I’ve seen a friend zipline in France and get the sort of buzz you are talking about. I suspect it’s a bit addictive! Nice post

    1. Lesley says:

      I’ve never been zipling in France but I bet it would be beautiful in the north.

      All adrenaline-filled adventures are addictive. I can’t get enough.

      What is your favorite adventure?

  2. Not my thing, but I’ve seen a friend zipline in France and get the sort of buzz you are talking about. I suspect it’s a bit addictive! Nice post

    1. Lesley says:

      I’ve never been zipling in France but I bet it would be beautiful in the north.

      All adrenaline-filled adventures are addictive. I can’t get enough.

      What is your favorite adventure?

  3. Carol Colborn says:

    I have never ziplined and I don’t know if I can. You are certainly brave. I do have my adrenalin rush from other things.

    1. Lesley says:

      What gives you that rush?

  4. Carol Colborn says:

    I have never ziplined and I don’t know if I can. You are certainly brave. I do have my adrenalin rush from other things.

    1. Lesley says:

      What gives you that rush?

  5. Gemma says:

    Ah, I love shizzle like this. We’re currently in BC but if we make it over to New Brunswick I’ll check it out.

    1. Lesley says:

      There are so many options in BC. I look forward to visiting again soon with my family.

  6. Gemma says:

    Ah, I love shizzle like this. We’re currently in BC but if we make it over to New Brunswick I’ll check it out.

    1. Lesley says:

      There are so many options in BC. I look forward to visiting again soon with my family.

  7. Cory Lee says:

    Wow, those are some seriously epic photos! I am dying to go zip lining and hope to within the next few months. 🙂

    1. Lesley says:

      Thanks! I always try to remember to wear bright clothing for these adventures because I will look at the pics with fond memories for many years to come.

  8. Cory Lee says:

    Wow, those are some seriously epic photos! I am dying to go zip lining and hope to within the next few months. 🙂

    1. Lesley says:

      Thanks! I always try to remember to wear bright clothing for these adventures because I will look at the pics with fond memories for many years to come.

  9. Meg Jerrard says:

    Thanks for sharing this! We did the ziplines at Costa Rica too and absolutely loved it, though if you’re saying you had a better day at Cape Enrage then I’ll be adding this too my list too!

    Loved reading about your experience – I have similar feelings too about dreaming of rappelling off the side of buildings, or abseiling down a cliff 😀 I get a little squeamish when I’m at a huge height looking down, but as soon as I feel my weight being held up by the harness I also feel instantly comfortable and it’s the most intense and amazing feeling in the world 🙂

    Thanks for the tip on Cape Enrage!

    1. Lesley says:

      Exactly! I love it. I love jumping off of and out of everything I can. Imagine waking up every morning, participating in an extreme adventure, and continuing on with your day! You would be on a high all day long.

  10. Meg Jerrard says:

    Thanks for sharing this! We did the ziplines at Costa Rica too and absolutely loved it, though if you’re saying you had a better day at Cape Enrage then I’ll be adding this too my list too!

    Loved reading about your experience – I have similar feelings too about dreaming of rappelling off the side of buildings, or abseiling down a cliff 😀 I get a little squeamish when I’m at a huge height looking down, but as soon as I feel my weight being held up by the harness I also feel instantly comfortable and it’s the most intense and amazing feeling in the world 🙂

    Thanks for the tip on Cape Enrage!

    1. Lesley says:

      Exactly! I love it. I love jumping off of and out of everything I can. Imagine waking up every morning, participating in an extreme adventure, and continuing on with your day! You would be on a high all day long.

  11. I’ve always wanted to zipline, but have been concerned about safety. That you felt this was the safest you’ve been on makes me put Cape Enrage at the top of that list!!

    1. Lesley says:

      I was concerned about safety in countries like Mexico but at Cape Enrage, it was the last thing on my mind. They are fantastic!

  12. I’ve always wanted to zipline, but have been concerned about safety. That you felt this was the safest you’ve been on makes me put Cape Enrage at the top of that list!!

    1. Lesley says:

      I was concerned about safety in countries like Mexico but at Cape Enrage, it was the last thing on my mind. They are fantastic!

  13. Stacey Valle says:

    I did zip lining for the first time in Thailand last summer, and I certainly love it! Oh that adrenaline! I love how it feels, so I know what you mean 🙂 I’m hoping to do different zip lining in different countries, like Philippines and Africa. I didn’t know there’s a longest one in Costa Rica!

    1. Lesley says:

      I try to do it as much as I can. I love zipping through the trees in a new country. Enjoy the adventure.

  14. Stacey Valle says:

    I did zip lining for the first time in Thailand last summer, and I certainly love it! Oh that adrenaline! I love how it feels, so I know what you mean 🙂 I’m hoping to do different zip lining in different countries, like Philippines and Africa. I didn’t know there’s a longest one in Costa Rica!

    1. Lesley says:

      I try to do it as much as I can. I love zipping through the trees in a new country. Enjoy the adventure.

  15. Bobbi Gould says:

    I’m always amazed by the way you face fear head on!! I’d love to be able to get to that point one day. I miss you I hope we can meet again some day on our travels. FAM trip coming up?!?!

    1. Lesley says:

      Thank you, Bobbi! We all have fears that are too great for us but I try my best.

      I’m leaving for a press trip tomorrow in Mexico but I don’t have any group trips planned in the near future. It would be great to travel with you again. 🙂

  16. Bobbi Gould says:

    I’m always amazed by the way you face fear head on!! I’d love to be able to get to that point one day. I miss you I hope we can meet again some day on our travels. FAM trip coming up?!?!

    1. Lesley says:

      Thank you, Bobbi! We all have fears that are too great for us but I try my best.

      I’m leaving for a press trip tomorrow in Mexico but I don’t have any group trips planned in the near future. It would be great to travel with you again. 🙂

  17. Dawn Kealing says:

    Wow, aren’t you a daredevil! 😉 Haha. I don’t do well with heights, at all.

    I have only been zip lining once and that was in Costa Rica as well, I had an amazing time there! I absolutely loved my zip lining experience, I have never been repelling though, yet! I’ll have to add it to my list for sure. Regardless of my fear of heights I have to at least get myself to try something once. 🙂 I’m glad you had such a great time in New Brunswick! ^_^

  18. Dawn Kealing says:

    Wow, aren’t you a daredevil! 😉 Haha. I don’t do well with heights, at all.

    I have only been zip lining once and that was in Costa Rica as well, I had an amazing time there! I absolutely loved my zip lining experience, I have never been repelling though, yet! I’ll have to add it to my list for sure. Regardless of my fear of heights I have to at least get myself to try something once. 🙂 I’m glad you had such a great time in New Brunswick! ^_^

  19. Henri says:

    Despite the rain and strong winds, my wife and I had an absolute blast rappelling at Cape Enrage. We made 5 trips up and down the cliffs because we were the only ones there that day. The scenery is profoundly beautiful, the tides are incredible. A remote and wonderful place with great food available at the restaurant after a day of exhilarating adventure!

  20. Henri says:

    Despite the rain and strong winds, my wife and I had an absolute blast rappelling at Cape Enrage. We made 5 trips up and down the cliffs because we were the only ones there that day. The scenery is profoundly beautiful, the tides are incredible. A remote and wonderful place with great food available at the restaurant after a day of exhilarating adventure!

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