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.
- $49 for a 6-punch tree-climbing pass to Monkey Grove (a $114 value)
Monkey Grove lets climbers scale 10 trees outfitted with a rock wall's footholds and grips. The punch card is valid for all of 2014 and 2015 season. The grove is open daily during summer and Friday–Sunday during spring and fall. View daytime and night climbing hours.
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.