Skyward Adventures, Inc. invites visitors to don a harness and grab hold of a zipline bars, then hold tight as they careen through the forest canopy. Ten lines and four sky bridges, including a spaghetti bridge and a log bridge, constitute the zipline layout, a stretch that takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete, depending on group size.
Before setting off on their high-speed trip, however, each participant takes part in a safety discussion with the experienced guides, then hikes up to the practice area for some warm-up runs and experience with the proper technique.
Embellished with precarious overhangs and crevices, RockQuest Climbing Center’s 20,00-square-foot wall affords challenges to climbers of all skill levels. The expanse features separate areas for bouldering and roped climbing and is open to all climbers who can pass a simple belay test. A staff of experienced climbers, meanwhile, offers belay courses to acquaint newcomers with proper climbing technique and safety considerations.
Tac Force Challenge tests the strength of racers by putting them through the rigors of an adventure 5K obstacle course designed by power lifters, martial-arts experts, and special-operations professionals. The muddy, muscle-straining course houses 31 obstacles, such as rope walls, river dashes, unbalanced beams, log trips, and tunnels that force runners to use all their strength and jet-pack fuel to reach the finish line. Participants begin their first race ranked as a Private and advance closer to General as they complete each run. This progress is saved in the Tac Force database, which catalogs completion dates so that the government knows whom to call in the event of a sweaty-bicep shortage.
It might be time to switch up your regular weekend routine. Washington Twp Recreation Center in Washington Township has you covered.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Amid leafy branches and between gently swaying trees, Tarzan impersonators soar through the air. Dagaz Acres' eco-adventure zipline course lets children, adults, and adult-size children explore woodland canopies up to 70 feet high, and staff ensures that participants glide snugly in their half-body swing harnesses. Adventurers plunge through seven dual ziplines strung over 23 acres of ground and ravines, three canopy-level ziplines, and two bridges. One bridge is a Burma bridge built with varying types of rope, and the other is a plank construction pirate bridge that stretches 90 feet and swings over a ravine to discourage motorcycle-chase sequences.
Dagaz Acres' staff members spread their love of outdoors learning to team-building and leadership exercises held in single-day and overnight programs. They train athletic teams and office groups through ground exercises and on a low-challenge ropes course, which allows participants to engage in physical challenges without the added risk of a bird nesting in their hair. The company reflects this passion in its name, Dagaz, which is derived from a Nordic rune meaning "transformational breakthrough change." Staffers enable others to change through adventure as they design, build, and maintain zipline and ropes courses elsewhere through Dagaz Acres Management Inc. construction division.
Having a day out with the family shouldn't have to be expensive. Not only can Williamstown Family Fun Park offer a fun time without breaking the bank, but it can also offer a safe, outdoorsy one. The park—which is only one mile West of the Ark Encounter—offers exciting adventures for all ages. Read on to learn about the main attractions:
Treetop Zipline: Adults and kids 7 and older can zip through trees during this exhilarating eco-adventure. Beginners to experts can join in on the fun, with some lines as high as 70 feet.
Mini Golf: All ages can enjoy an exciting game of mini golf, whether it's a friendly round or a competition where loser washes dishes for a month. This 18-hole course has a small town theme with attractions like a city jail.
Treetop Zipline: This course is great for adventure-seekers ages 3–6. Once kids are safely harnessed in, they climb, balance, and zip along cargo nets, tunnels, wobbly bridges, and an ending zipline, all 3–4 feet off the ground.