When humans developed upright posture and huge brains, they left the care of the tree canopies in the hands and foot hands of irresponsible monkeys that still haven't paid the first month's rent. Take back the treetops with today's Groupon to Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour in Westfield. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a two-hour night lantern zipline tour for one (a $90 value).
- For $45, you get one admission to the Spooky Trail zipline, a complimentary cider, and bonfire access (a $90 value).
All equipment is included. Tours for children 3–12 are available for $40–$45, making this deal ideal for adults. Starting October 14, the Spooky Trail runs Friday–Sunday and has one final night on Halloween.
Carolina Ziplines bestows high flyers with a tree-centered, eco-friendly thrill ride that rockets tourists through the evening air in speedy style under the watchful shadow of Pilot Mountain. The after-dark treetop excursion starts with some basic paperwork, a brief safety orientation, and some time on a practice cable to get a feel for managing the cable system and to develop catchy, self-hummed danger music.
After the orientation, daredevils climb onto the 12 wooden platforms and 8–13 steel cables of the high course, braving dark zips into the unknown during two hours of adrenaline-pumping fun. Voyagers start with shorter hops from platform to platform before shooting across the final stretch known as "the long one", a cable that spans more than 1,000 feet and sends cablers sailing majestically through the canopic zone at vertiginous speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. During this platform-jumping megazip, enjoy lantern-lit bird's-eye views of the Carolina treetop ecosystem, the distant, majestic forest floor, and possibly ancient forest deities still imprisoned in tree trunks by magic runes.
Spooky Trail zippers immerse themselves in the eerie environs of a zipline course inundated with specters and haunts hiding behind trees and in the dark depths of the surrounding forest. The Halloween-themed sessions end beside the crackling warmth of a bonfire, sipping on cider in the cool evening breeze. Those who choose the night lantern zipline can add on the cider and s’mores bonfire for an additional $10 at the time of service.
Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour
Standing on a platform, eco-tourists pause to admire the view before stepping from their perch to soar across a high wire and admire the complex ecosystem of animals, plants, and Swiss Family Robinsons that lives in the scenic canopy. This moment—both tranquil and adrenaline-filled—occurs every day at Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tours, where experienced guides lead safely harnessed visitors on excursions through the verdant treetops of the Carolina forests nestled in the shadow of Pilot Mountain, near Hanging Rock State Park. The zipline course weaves from platform to platform, culminating in a 1,000-foot-long uninterrupted soar. After tours, guests can linger to have a picnic on the historic grounds, enjoy a bonfire when the weather’s cool, or even stay overnight in a cozy inn.