Even the next block over can be an adventure - Troublesome Creek that winds through Hindman, Kentucky is where my adventure began

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Yon: Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

Photo taken by Maria, a Hocking Hills
Canopy Tour photographer
When I'm quiet, I can hear the whir from the cables as I zipped from platform to platform at the Hocking Hills Canopy Tours. It's only been two days since this travel adventure found less than an hour south of Columbus.

Happily, my 19 year-old daughter and 10-year-old son were included in this outing as I gathered info for a travel article I'm writing this month. The first time I came here four years ago, I knew my kids would love it. They did.

Unlike the last time, when I was part of a press trip, this excursion was the chance to interact with folks who are not writers --a family of four celebrating the 16 year-old daughter's birthday and a couple who I assume are just dating. Let's just say they kissed every so often.

Like the first time I took this trip, the guides were terrific. Josh and Jake made sure that we were securly fastened each time we headed out from one tree to the next. Josh also pointed out the details of this slice of Hocking Hills and what was significant about each leg of our three-hour tour.

The 10-year old in flight
The zipline course covers ten ziplines and five bridges. The last time I traversed this course, the foliage was full. With  leaves just opening, this time, I enjoyed watching people zip by on other lines off in the distance. In a month or so, you won't be able to see them.

Although this was a freebie for us courtesy of Hocking Hills Canopy Tour, if you can swing the cost, go. For a family, this is a wonderful way to spend time with your kids.

My son was the youngest in our group. Age 10 is the youngest a child can be in order to do this zipline. There's no upper age limit. The oldest person so far has been 94.

The weight range is 75 pounds to 250.

For those with a tighter budget, consider the SuperZip. $50 will get you three trips on a high speed zipline--up to 50 miles per hour. One trip is $30.

Also, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, kids ages 10-15 are half price with a paying adult--one kid per adult. To make a reservation, click here.
On one of the platforms with the Hocking River in back

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