We all know about Tarzan’s cinematic showboating in the trees and WE wanted to do that, too. Now, you can, at New England’s many ziplines and treetop ropes courses. It’s a blast, with varying degrees of shivers, from mild to wild. Learn more. Note: zip lining can be done by almost anyone except the youngest children. Also: it is safe. You are secured to the structure at all times!
At Morningside Flight Park in the mountains of western New Hampshire, you can fly through the trees on a course suitable for almost every age and skill level. Your flight takes you from the top of Morningside Mountain on slopes where hang gliders have been flying since 1974.
At Berkshire East Mountain Resort in western Massachusetts, start with an introductory zip course and, if you like, graduate to the extreme course: two half-mile-long zips, with approaches 200 feet off the ground. This is a category killer!
Monkey Trunks, with locations in Chocura, in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, at Weirs Beach in NH lakes region, and near the ocean in Saco, Maine, gives your family several zippy choices, including a dual 360 feet zipline and a 35-foot-high giant swing rock climbing wall.
Zoar Outdoor in the Berkshires of Massachusetts covers the gamut: 11 zip lines, 2 sky bridges and 3 rappels from the top of the ridge to the river valley below, encountering progressively faster lines as you go. One guide to 4 guests means you’ll have a personalized journey
ELC Outdoor Adventure Outpost in the far northern reaches of New Hampshire has a variety of lines that let you catch a glimpse of Mount Washington and the White Mountains as you navigate from the penguin platforms to Burma buckets.
Indoors. Yes, the weather’s is yuck, but you can zip and travel on ropes courses indoors. (great for wearing out active kids).
At IT Adventure Ropes Course in New Haven, CT, you’ll find the largest indoor ropes course in the world. Enjoy high adventure on two 60-foot-tall Sky Trail ropes courses and four 200-foot- long Sky Rails.
Also indoors, the Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course in Reading, MA, lets you walk zig zag beams, crisscross angled rope ladders, and spaghetti hand lines, a plank, and a standalone beam, and if you dare, pivot and return. One course is specially designed for children ages 2-7.