In The News: Lake Geneva Canopy Tours
Taking Flight In The Treetops of Lake Geneva
World Class Zip Lining Close to Home
By: Joe Murphy, Age 12
Imagine standing at the end of a platform, forty feet in the air and taking a 45 mph leap of faith through the treetops. That is the kind of thrill you’ll find when zip lining at the Lake Geneva Canopy Tours.
Located at the highest elevation in Walworth County, known as Geneva Mountain, the Lake Geneva Canopy Tours is a world class outdoor adventure center, on a site that was formerly a gravel pit and has been 100% reclaimed to all of it’s glory.
It’s here you’ll find eight zip lines nestled in the tops of oak, ash, and pine trees and spread out over a 100 acre wood. With 18 platforms, 5 sky bridges, 4 spiral stairways, including a one-of-a-kind double helix stairway that wraps (twice) around a large ash tree and ascends 40 feet to the top of the tree, this course is second to none.
The Best of Lake Geneva recently toured the canopy and was able to experience this unbelievable attraction first hand. The tour began with a ride into the wood on a Polaris Ranger to Ground School, where we learned how to zip and brake with the help of our guides, Kapp and Rick. After mastering the skills, we were ready to take on the course.
“Once you set foot on the first plank,” explained our guide, Kapp, “you will not touch the ground again for two hours.” The first several zip lines were “warm up zips,” and quickly escalated to bigger, faster and longer ones. To get from one zip line to the next, you will climb winding stairways and cross narrow bridges, including one that extends 240 feet, all of which float among the tree tops and sway with each step.
The expert guides were comical and made the experience enjoyable. There were opportunities for group pictures high up in the trees and their knowledge of nature was impressive.
It’s a prime example of reclaimed property,” Bud Bronson, course manager, explained. “based on the quality of craftsmanship, guide training and location, with our proximity to Chicago and Milwaukee, The Lake Geneva Canopy Tour ranks among the best in the US.”
In addition to the canopy tour, you find almost nine miles of biking and hiking trails, a high ropes course, a ground based team building experience, as well as a 1,200 foot long Dual Racing Zip Line, where riders race each other at high speeds on a zip that lasts about 45 seconds. The canopy tours are open all year long and offers seasonal fun including the Easter Egg Drop and Pumpkin Drop, where you throw these object at a target while ziplining to win prizes.
The Lake Geneva Canopy Tour provides an adrenaline-pumping thrill you will enjoy. If you are afraid of heights, get over it fast because this is something you wouldn’t want to miss.
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