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What You'll Get
For $69, you get a three-hour-plus treetop Premium Adventure Tour (a $139 value) with North Georgia Canopy Tours, embarking from its Canopy Command Center in Lula, about one hour's drive from downtown Atlanta. Due to safety precautions, all participants must be at least 10 years old and weigh between 70 and 250 pounds.
North Georgia Canopy Tours is a tour company with both adventure and education at its lofty heart. Taking advantage of Georgia's naturally forested terrain, certified guides lead harnessed zipline adventure tours that thrill participants and increase appreciation for the local ecosystem. Because expert zipliners are just behind whooping cranes on the endangered-species list, inexperienced adventurers needn't fret about their ability to keep up. Before embarking on the tour, you'll be fitted with a seat and chest harness, two lanyards with safety clips, gloves, and a helmet, and you'll be taught to use the essential trolley system. The complete orientation and training session includes a short zip just a few feet off the ground, so you get to taste-test flying before the thrilling main course.
The three-hour tour includes 12 ziplines, two sky bridges for dramatic scenework, and three nature walks for appreciating the ground. Experience the fastest zips on the course, and move over three ponds and the North Oconee River before rappelling and concluding with a thrillciting 680-foot dual zip over the Hilltop Pond. These fast-paced, one-of-a-kind adventures are ideal for nature lovers, thrill-seekers, and former feral children pining for life among the gibbons.
The Premium Adventure Tour offers the added bonuses of digital photos, as well as a DVD that captures your thrilling treetop adventure from the tour.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Not valid until 1/1/11. Reservation req'd, subject to availability. Groupon forfeited for missed reservation. Must be 10 or older, weigh 70-250lbs., sign waiver. NGCT conditions & cancellation policy apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About North Georgia Canopy Tours
In 2001, the first of many ziplines began to sprout from the grounds surrounding the Old Mill Farm. The cows would inspect the strange contraptions quizzically, but they soon grew comfortable with the droves of smiling guests whooshing overhead. Today, spread across more than 100 acres near the North Oconee River in Lula, Georgia, North Georgia Canopy Tours lead groups on high-flying adventures. Available for purchase, photo packages and GoPros can commemorate the adventure. The tours entertain guests with serene views and exhilarating activities, as ziplines reach up to 70 feet off the ground and extend as far as 850 feet, allowing zipliners to catch glimpses of flying squirrels migrating south in V formation. Staff also welcome visitors to stay overnight in 15 campsites and several authentic Native-American teepees equipped with amenities such as electricity and air conditioning. The walls of each teepee bear custom-painted Cherokee symbols representative of the seven Cherokee Clans, for which North Georgia Canopy Tours' seven campgrounds are named.