- $49 for a canopy tour for one with a t-shirt ($109 value)
Virginia Canopy Tours
Everett Gee used to conduct complicated legal maneuvers in Virginian court rooms. Then, he discovered his wild side: zipping through the canopies of the Eastern United States' deciduous forests. He was friends with the owners of North Georgia Canopy Tours, and started to learn the business. Then, he heard that the state of Virginia was looking for new entertainments with which to populate the Shenandoah Valley. Combining his knowledge of local law and the sport of zip lining, Everett pitched State Park officials the idea of Virginia Canopy Tours, and started his business.
He now shares the birds'-eye vision of forest escapes on canopy tours. The tree-top tour he constructed takes approximately two and a half hours to navigate, incorporating eight different zip lines, a sky bridge, air stairs, and rappelling experience. In the midst of the adventure, tourists enjoy two nature walks, one midway between the highest zip line and fastest zip line, before returning to the heart-pounding action of flying up to 90 feet above the forest floor, a joy normally reserved for birds and people with really strong wings. The second nature walk is after the final zip line and includes rappelling.