7 Amazing Treetop Adventures You Can Only Have In North Carolina
Hangin’ in the treetops is a summer pastime that might sound more like fiction but can be achievable in North Carolina. From zipping through a gorge, to climbing between oaks, or even navigating your way at night by flashlight; there are plenty of treetop adventures in North Carolina that instill that childlike sense of adventure and wonder in all of us.
1. Secluded treehouse for two?
Treehouses aren't just for kids or the backyard; adult treehouses where you can spend a night or two are now becoming more mainstream, with many vacationers reserving a night up high. What goes well with a treehouse? How about wine? Treehouse Vineyards in Monroe offers two overnight tree houses and one rentable for daytime events.
For more information on Treehouse Vineyards, read our article
2. Treetop adventure for all ages
Durham's Museum of Life + Science offers the amazing Hideaway Woods Nature adventure. Perfect for all ages, there's the Treehouse Adventure with eight separate treehouses connected by rope bridges and cargo nets with two slides for accessing ground. There's also the 'mini-section' designed with little explorers in mind.
Wanting to hang out in the trees? Read our article about Hideaway Woods
3. Get 'SkyWild'
The Greensboro Science Center offers a more grown-up treetop adventure perfect for kids, teens and adults. The SkyWild Treetop Adventure Theme Park seeks to teach young thrill-seekers animal behaviors and movements by reflecting them in this treetop ropes course.
While this is a fun attraction, the science center also offers some pretty neat exhibits. Read our article
4. Time to get adventurous
Fayetteville's ZipQuest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure is located next to the hidden gem of Carver Falls. This treetop adventure park offers a two-hour zipline tour including 8 ziplines, 3 spiral staircases, and suspensions bridges. It was named one of Top 10 ziplines in the U.S. by USA Today.
Read all about ZipQuest and what to see and do in our article
5. Canopy Tour Zipline
Located near Saluda, the rugged Green River Gorge is a pristine place for exploration, and perfect for the thrill-seeker. The Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour is one of America's steepest and fastest ziplines featuring 1.25 miles of airtime descending you 1,100 feet via 11 lines connected by a sky bridge.
6. Navigate by moonlight
Both ZipQuest and Kersey Valley offer nighttime treetop adventures for my fellow night owls. Kersey Valley has a 60-foot, solar powered flight deck you leap off and zipline into the night, with glow stick in hand. At ZipQuest, you can explore the rope courses you'd normally navigate during the day, with a headlamp to guide your nighttime adventures.
7. Experience a one-of-a-kind canopy walk
High up in the Blue Ridge, Navitat Canopy Adventures offers a "Tree-Based" adventure that allows you to explore some of the most scenic, usually unseen, portions of the Blue Ridge. Here you'll find two SkyBridges spanning 200 feet each and suspended 40 feet in the air. There are also 10 zip lines and forest swings.
For more about Navitat, read our article
Seems I’ll be spending the rest of my summer up in the treetops, how about you? Any you’ve done on the list or any you’d add?
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