The fields and farmland of York region are a ballooner’s dream landscape, green, gently rolling and picturesque. If you live in Richmond Hill, you’re close to hot air balloon paradise! Companies like Richmond Hill’s Skyworks Balloon Rides, take passengers up from May to October. If you haven’t been in a hot air balloon, it’s time to try it out. You’ll watch the balloon gradually inflate to almost eight storeys high. Climb into the basket with crew, pilot and fellow passengers and slip away from earth into the air. The only sound you hear is the soft roar of the burner as you soar over meadows and farms. If you’re lucky you’ll glide over a golf course and wave at the players. Land in a field where you’ll be greeted with flutes of champagne. What could be more fun?