Ziplining is an exhilarating way to enjoy aerial views of nature without sucking on a helium tank until you get really big and drift away. Float above treetops with this Groupon.
- $119 for a three-hour ziplining canopy tour for two (a $188 value)
Pairs soar over the northern Berkshires on a three-hour zipline tour, soaking in treetop views from up to 60 feet in the air. The tour encompasses 11 ziplines, crosses two sky bridges, and tackles three rappels. As the tour progresses and guests become more confident, the ziplines increase in length and speed. See the schedule.
Those who follow Deerfield River westward from the Catamount State Forest to the Mohawk Trail State Forest travel through the hilly terrain of historic Charlemont. There, in 1989, the Berkshire Mountains and other geographical spoils caught the eyes of Bruce Lessels and Karen Blom—a medaling member of the US whitewater team and a public health nutritionist looking to make the outdoors more accessible. They built Zoar Outdoor on the river, establishing an 80-acre facility to be a base for ziplining, rock climbing, camping, and solar-powered lodging. Today, a staff of adventurers keeps that base running. They not only sell an arsenal of outdoor gear and continue those establishing activities, but also lead whitewater rafting and kayaking trips down their home river, slicing through the waves and rearranging a slew of fishes' living rooms along the way.