Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours soaring through the fresh air of truth with today's Groupon: for $49, you get the Mitten Zipping outdoor adventure package ($99 value) at Kersey Valley Zipline Aerial Tours, based in High Point. Customers will need to use this Groupon quickly, as the winter-specific tour is only available from November 26 through December 19, 2010. Tours begin at 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Kersey Valley Zipline staffs certified instructors and outfits participants in full-body harnesses and helmets to ensure everyone's safety while soaring through the vibrant, crackling woods. The Mitten Zipping tour takes speeding wire acrobats through ten engineer-designed lines, zooming along holiday character toy displays and visions of knitting grandmothers. Cable whooshers can light their body rocket's path with an included glow stick, then warm up with marshmallows and hot chocolate by a campfire while watching a laser light show. A fun winter activity for families and flight-craving wolf cubs, the Mitten Zipping tour thrills elevated-velocity seekers without requiring them to procure pilot's licenses.
Kersey Valley offers a range of family fun for everyone. Its laser tag course plunges competitors into military-style battles on outdoor battlefields. Lasers modeled after MP5 submachine guns fire over 1,000 feet with instant feedback on hits and stats. The zipline adventure tours prove equally thrilling for Kersey Valley visitors, who glide through the skies across 14 legs of sail-ways that stretch between 200 and 800 feet per leg. Some first-time riders prefer to stretch their aerial time to the max by zipping more than 800 feet long in one run. Those who prefer to keep their amusements more grounded may challenge themselves with themed escape rooms or frolic through seasonal, family-themed adventures, including the Maize Adventure and the Kersey Valley Spookywoods.