This Canopy Walk In Massachusetts Will Make Your Stomach Drop
This canopy walk will take you soaring through the treetops, no experience or wings needed! At Ramblewild’s Tree-to-Tree Adventure Park in Lanesborough, visitors can explore over 1,400 acres of gorgeous New England forest from a canopy walk or exciting aerial ropes course.
Think this kind of outdoor activity isn’t for you? Sound too risky or even scary? Well, listen to this: children as young as SEVEN can participate safely and easily in the canopy walk experience at Ramblewild. Yup. If they can manage, so can you!
Participants are harnessed and buckled in for the entire duration of the canopy walk, making this activity safer than climbing that long flight of stairs at work – if you slip, you’re absolutely not going to fall!
Read on to find out why Ramblewild’s Tree Canopy Walk is one of the best ways to experience nature this summer.
You’ll start by taking a scenic drive to the canopy walk site. There, you’ll set off on your aerial adventure. You can try out high wires, zip lines, balancing logs, rope ladders, cargo nets, suspended bridges and more. Or, you can simply stroll along the 200-foot suspension bridge high above a gurgling stream.
Courses range from yellow trails for beginners, all the way to double black diamond trails. These are NOT danger ratings, but simply a way to sort which trails offer the least and most challenging elements. Kids as young as ten years old can often tackle black diamond courses!
All canopy walkers attend “ground school,” where they learn about basic safety stuff and the state-of-the-art harness system that keeps everyone snug and secure as they test their limits in the treetops.
Trails only take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete, which means that you don’t have to commit your whole day to climbing. In fact, you can actually finish 3 to 4 trails in one visit!
At this point, you might be thinking to yourself: “But I’m not a climber. There’s no way I’d be comfortable doing this.” Most people who visit Ramblewild are definitely not experienced climbers. In fact, many are attempting a canopy walk for the very first time!
Still don’t want to take to the trees? No problem. Spectators on the ground are welcome, and there’s no charge if you’re not climbing.
Ramblewild is definitely one of the best ways to catch an eyeful of beautiful Massachusetts’ fall foliage, but it’s really a great time in any season. What better way to bond as family or friends than by helping each other conquer the treetops?
The Ramblewild experience is just $69 per person, and reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Teens and kids can take advantage of discounted rates.
What do you think? Is this sort of activity something you’d be interested in trying? Or are you more comfortable on solid ground? Let us know!