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: for $40, you get a two-hour high-course zipline tour from Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour in Westfield (up to an $80 value). All equipment is included. Child tours (ages 3–12) are available for $40, making this deal ideal for adults.
Carolina Ziplines bestows high flyers with a tree-centered, eco-friendly thrill ride that rockets tourists through the air in speedy style under the watchful shadow of Pilot Mountain. The tree top 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 develop catchy, self-hummed danger music. After a short orientation, daredevils climb onto the 12 wooden platforms and 8–13 steel cables of the high course. 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 excellent 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.
The Pilot Mountain property of Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour founder Robert Nickell combines speed-fueled thrills, tree-swinging tree swinging, and a high-flying opportunity to express humanity's unifying hatred of gravity. Groupon customers may bring up to four guests, who will receive $20 off a tour of their own, with this deal.
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.
1085 Nickell Farm Rd.
Westfield, North Carolina 27053