Things to do in North Port, Florida: Axe Throwing at The Axe Haus

Looking for things to do in North Port, Florida? Axe throwing is the fastest growing sport and The Axe Haus is an axe-cellent time.

Kevin Rouse, Owner of The Axe Haus in North Port, Fla., Shows How to Throw an Axe.
Kevin Rouse, Owner of The Axe Haus in North Port, Fla., Shows How to Throw an Axe.

Ahhhh…Axe Throwing is Stress Relief.

Hurling a dangerously sharp hatchet at a target where wood splinters off is a bit exhilarating, liberating, and simply exciting. Axe throwing, the act of throwing a hatchet, aka axe, at a target dates back centuries. But, axe throwing venues, where you pay to toss an axe, first opened in 2011 in Canada. Axe throwing venues are popping up across the U.S. and Florida and now, North Port has The Axe Haus!

That's Me! With My First Bullseye! Threw it at The Axe Haus in North Port, Fla.
That’s Me! With My First Bullseye! Threw it at The Axe Haus in North Port, Fla.
That's Me with Another Bullseye at The Axe Haus in North Port, Fla.
That’s Me with Another Bullseye at The Axe Haus in North Port, Fla.

Hitting the Target of My Goals at The Axe Haus

In 2020, one of my #20in20 goals is to throw a bullseye with an axe and guess what? That goals has been accomplished!

It’s February and I’ve been axe throwing at The Axe Haus twice this year and love it! I first went in January and met up with fellow members of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association. My second visit, was tied to a Girls’ Night with a friend from my national park days who I don’t get to see often enough. Axe throwing is not as easy as it looks. At least, not for me. I’ve seen friends pick up a hatchet, hurl it, and hit the bullseye on the first try.

Kevin Rouse is the man behind the venue. If you do not know how to properly throw a hatchet at the wood target, one of the station officers will patiently show you how.

That's Me with Another Bullseye at The Axe Haus in North Port, Fla.
That’s Me with Another Bullseye at The Axe Haus in North Port, Fla.

Minimum age to participate is 13 years old and admission grants 90 minutes of axe-some throwing. The venue is veteran and first responder owned and operated.

Interested in league play? Reach out to The Axe Haus, they are World Axe Throwing League sanctioned!

Threw Axes with Fellow Members of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, The Axe Haus, North Pot, Fla., Jan. 2020.
Threw Axes with Fellow Members of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, The Axe Haus, North Pot, Fla., Jan. 2020.

Nuts & Bolts About The Axe Haus in North Port, Fla.

The Axe House is open evenings Wednesday – Sunday and times vary. Reservations are recommended and walk ins are welcome. Maybe I’ll see ya there!

7040 Sumter Crossing Dr.
North Port, Fla. 34287
Tel: (941) 426-AXES (2937)
www.theaxehaus.com
Connect with them on www.facebook.com/axehaus

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Author: Solo Travel Girl

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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