Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down trees like a tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with this Groupon.
- $19 for Monkey Grove tree-climbing passes for two (a $38 value)
At the park's new Monkey Grove, climbers can scale 10 trees equipped with a rock wall's footholds and grips. The Monkey Grove is opened Friday–Sunday from 1 p.m. until closing.
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring's 13 courses are color-coded by difficulty level, from yellow for beginners to double black diamonds for experts. They aren't ski trails, though—they're climbing challenges. More than 150 platforms adorn 5 acres of trees, which participants trek among by way of cable, wood, and rope bridges, as well as ziplines. A short safety briefing precedes all excursions, covering how to use the included gear and harnesses.
The park's main courses aren't the only place to test climbing skills. Over in the Monkey Grove, visitors can scale 10 trees fastened with the footholds and grips of a classic rock wall. Younger climbers, meanwhile, can explore The Labyrinth, a small, contained structure featuring more than 40 junior-sized versions of the park's other challenges. The courses illuminate on select Glow-in-the-Park evenings, when food, live music, and hoot-owl choruses await climbers upon their return to terra firma.