With everything from quad biking, to a forest theme park to polar bears, there's no shortage of exciting excursions to experience within half an hour of the house.
The Highland's very own forest theme park, Landmark, is located in Carrbridge (10 miles south) and has everything from dinghy water slides to high ropes courses and an enormous fire tower. If that's not enough adrenaline for you, there's also a quad bike trekking centre at Rothiemurchus (19 miles south).
For a unique natural perspective, check out the majestic polar bear and cub, along with wolves, deer and snow leopard at the Highland Wildlife Park (24 miles away).
And if you're brave enough, take on the chilly waters at Loch Morlich Watersports Centre where visitors can sail, kayak and windsurf to their hearts' content (24 miles away).