Zip Line and TreeTop Canopy Tours are very popular, but it’s important to know what you’re getting into before you book.
Zip Line Tours and Adventure courses have become all the rage. There is nothing better than spending the day outdoors climbing and flying through the trees. Atlanta has several zip line and adventure courses within a short drive from the city. Here is a list we put together of Zip Lines in Atlanta. Before you book your zip line adventure, here’s a few things you should consider. Continue reading Five Things to Consider Before Booking a Zip Line Tour
Zip lines at Banning Mills go over the Snake River and offer gorgeous views.
As my boys get older, we tend to do a lot more adventure travel. Zip line Georgia canopy tours and treetop adventure courses are top on the list right now. Here is a guide to five zip lines in Georgia. There’s something for everyone from the age of four on up. In addition to zip lines, most of these outposts also offer canopy treetop adventure courses. Let us know what you think are the best zip lines in Georgia and if we’ve missed any, tell us about them. Before heading out, take a look at our post on What to Consider Before Booking a Zip Line Tour.
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Photo from Georgia State Parks
What: Nightime Activities celebrating the Blue Moon
Where: Georgia State Parks (see each listing for specific park)
When: Throughout August
Cost: $5 parking fee at State Parks (program fees vary, see each listing)
Georgia’s State Parks are celebrating the enchantment of the “Moon and Stars” with themed nighttime events the entire month of August. The rare moon occurrence (two full moons in one month) is referred to as a “blue moon” and happens only every two and a half years. The first full moon has past (August 2), but the second full moon is on August 31.
Below are just a few examples of evening programs planned this month and include hikes, kayak and canoe tours, plus an astronomy tower open house. A full calendar is available at on the Georgia State Parks website.
For a list of planetariums and telescopes where you can get a good view of the full moon, see our post on Where to See Stars in Atlanta.
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The tallest freestanding climbing wall in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. You can climb up this or jump off it at Historic Banning Mills.
What: Banning Mills Adventures
Where: 205 Horseshoe Dam Rd., Whitesburg, GA 770-834-9149
When: All Adventures (except hiking) require reservations. See website for times
Cost: Prices depend on activity (reservations are required)
Photos: For additional photos of Historic Banning Mills, visit Field Trips with Sue on Facebook
Historic Banning Mills is best known as the oldest, longest and fastest zip line in Georgia, but they offer lots of other adventure activities too. On our recent visit to experience the Banning Mills zip line, we got a glimpse of a few other adventures that will get your heart pumping in a beautiful woodlands setting. These experiences can be added on to a zip line adventure or experienced on their own.
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TreeTop Quest is an adventure course for ages 4 and up. The more advanced courses at TreeTop Quest have swinging bridges, high heights and challenging elements that are lots of fun!
What: TreeTop Quest
Where: Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation, 2020 Clean Water, Drive, Buford, GA 30519 770-904-3500
When: Daily June & July 10 am – 7 pm, Other months weekends and holidays. Closed December – February. Last ticket sold 2 hours before closing
4 – 6 (Chick’ Pea) $19 for one hour course and $25 for 2.5 hour course
Ages 7 – 11 $29
Ages 12 – 17 and students $39,
Adults (18 and above) $45
Parking is Free
Photos: For additional photos of TreeTop Quest, visit Field Trips with Sue on Facebook
TreeTop Quest is a self-guided, family friendly canopy adventure course, located on the grounds of the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center. It’s the first canopy adventure course I’ve seen that offers something for kids from preschool (age 4 and up) through high school, which is great for those of us with multiple children across various ages. There are six courses and each takes about 30 minutes to complete. We’ve profiled them by age group below. Not all children can do all six courses, so check your child’s height and the TreeTop Quest course requirements before you go.
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Ready to hit the course!
What: TreeTop Adventure
Where: Callaway Gardens , 17800 U. S. Hwy. 27, Pine Mtn., Ga. 800-225-5292
When: Daily 10 am – 6 pm
Cost: $30 per person (Garden admission is additional) There are discounts for groups of 10 or more. Advanced Reservations are Required
Photos: For additional photos of Callaway Gardens TreeTop Adventure, visit Field Trips with Sue on Facebook
The TreeTop Adventure at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. is a combination of a challenging ropes course and moderate zip lines. The combination is a whole lot of fun, especially for tweens and teens.
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Watching from the boat is as much fun as boarding.
What: Georgia Wakeboard Lessons
Where: Jackson Lake (but instructors will travel to instruct on other lakes)
When: All summer long
Cost: Prices start at $75 (Field Trips with Sue readers receive a 30 percent discount on their first hour using code FS12, see the bottom of this post for details.)
Photos: For additional photos of Georgia Wakeboard Lessons visit Field Trips with Sue on Facebook.
As a way to celebrate the beginning of summer vacation, I took my boys to Lake Jackson, about an hour south of Atlanta, to learn wake boarding from professional wake boarder Brett Lee of Georgia Wakeboard Lessons. Hanging out at the lake on a beautiful day was a perfect way to welcome summer.
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