Unlike zipper lines, zip-lines convey riders through woodland areas at vertiginous speed without bisecting forests in half. Sail through a unified canopy with today's Groupon: for $44, you get a Taste of the Tours with Zip Adventures at Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center in Milton (an $89 value). Zip-liners must be at least 8 years old and in average physical condition to enjoy this Groupon.
At Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center, Zip Adventures sends thrill-seekers buzzing along cables between wooden treetop platforms, granting them clear views of resplendent Floridian foliage as it whisks by their dangling feet. During the three-hour Taste of the Tours, treefarers zip through seven different lines that include a climactic 900-foot zip, which crosses Coldwater Creek and dips riders close enough to the water to high-five largemouth bass. With the constant security of carabiners, a clipped-in harness, and the doubled vigilance of two expert guides, tree-line adventurers may boldly leap into their 40–50 foot-high flights without fear of hang-ups or an unanticipated stop by the intraforest travel police.
Since its humble beginnings on Tomahawk Landing in the '70s, Adventures Unlimited has been reconnecting city dwellers and outdoors enthusiasts to the natural world through paddle-powered river trips, exhilarating ziplining flights, and team-building challenge courses. Its staff of nature lovers young and old find their niche in the lush woodlands surrounding Coldwater Creek, with its robust ecosystem of hawks, turtles, and fish, as well as sasquatches disguised as hawks, turtles, and fish. When adventurers tucker themselves out with day trips into the wild, they can settle in for a long haul at Adventures Unlimited's selection of cabins and campgrounds.