Looking for the Best North Shore High Ropes Course & Zip Line Experience? Let us tell you about The Adventure Park…
The Adventure Park on the North Shore consists of 75 elements installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood and rope to form bridges and zip lines.
Groups of these bridges or “elements” link together to form separate trails though the trees. Although every trail has zip lines on them, there is much more fun than just zip lining to be had! There are 6 trails in total, for ages 3 to adult, with challenge levels suitable for every age and skill level–from beginner to expert. Each person selects the trail(s) they want and climbs at their own pace.
How do I use the Park equipment?
You will be instructed on how to use the equipment during a safety briefing prior to your climb. The Adventure Park employs an “always locked on” climbing system, which utilizes interlocking carabiners. This innovative safety system virtually eliminates the potential of a climber becoming detached from a safety line while in the trees. Other than Park rules, the only requirement we have is that your harness be properly worn and you are always attached by one of your carabiners (safety clips) to the safety cables on and between each platform.
What trails are kids allowed to climb by age?
Please visit our Rules Page to see a chart that shows which trails each age group can climb.
Is a ticket required to watch my friends/family climb?
Tickets are only required for guests who are climbing. Observers are always welcome in the Park.
What is the time duration of the ticket?
Tickets in the Main Park are valid for two hours and thirty minutes. The first 30 minutes is for your Harnessing & Briefing followed by 2 hours of climbing. You are encouraged to be prepared prior (we suggest a minimum of 20 minutes) to your Harnessing & Briefing (i.e. restrooms, snacks and dressed properly) so you can maximize your time in the Park.
Are reservations required?
Reservations are highly recommended. Walk-in customers are always welcome, however, because the Park is often sold out, we may be unable to accommodate your group. Don’t be disappointed; plan ahead and secure your starting time with a reservation.
Plan to arrive early. If you arrive late to your reservation, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to serve your group at your time of arrival.
Large Group? Groups of 15 or more are encouraged to call for reservations in order to receive group pricing and guaranteed access to climbing harnesses. Advance reservations for groups of this size are required at least two weeks in advance. For more information, please see our Groups page.
What clothing should I wear?
Wear fitted clothing that does not allow anything to hang loose or get tangled in cables and rope. Long hair and jewelry should not be left loose. Sneakers or hiking shoes are recommended. Flip-flops and sandals are not acceptable.
What equipment is provided?
A harness and gloves are provided with your admission ticket. New gloves are also available for purchase in the Adventure Store.
Is there a height, age or weight restriction?
There is no height restriction for the ropes courses and zip lines. The trails are for ages 3 to adult. However, for our younger climbers, there are age restrictions on which trails can be used. For example, 3 and 9-year-olds can use the yellow trail with supervision but need to be accompanied by an adult on the green trail (1 adult per 2 children). You must be 10 years of age to use the blue trails with adult participation. You can check out our chart with participation and supervision requirements for the ropes courses on our General Adventure Park Rules page. Whenever adult participation is required the 1:2 adult/child ratio must be met. Regarding a weight restriction, the limit is 265 pounds.
Do I have to be really fit to do the trail?
Most people that lead an active lifestyle and are in good health should not have any difficulty in completing many of the trails. You are able to proceed at a pace that is comfortable to you. You are also welcome to leave the ropes course and take a break. Unlike the yellow and green trails, the blue, black, and double black trails can be very challenging.
How difficult are the trails?
The trails range from easier (yellow) to advanced (black and double black). Relative to each person’s ability, the trails are very manageable but become more physically challenging as you progress to more difficult trails. If you have not been up in the air before you may be unsettled at first about being 10 feet above the ground on a yellow trail or 20 feet above the ground at points on a green trail. Very quickly you will begin to have fun with the challenges and the height above the ground will not be your main focus. Your focus becomes being balanced and efficient on each bridge you are crossing. You will be secure and safe in your harness as long as you are Always Attached. Being attached to your lifeline is the most important requirement to remember and you are responsible to be Always Attached.
Can the rope course operate in the rain?
The Adventure Park can still be fun while it is raining. However, the Park will close for severe weather such as heavy rain, thunderstorms, and high winds. If small storm systems are moving through the area we try to stay open and ask our guests to take a break while they pass. Call before you travel to confirm the operating schedule.
Is the Adventure Park certified?
Designed by Swiss alpine mountaineers, the Park is built to the standards of the ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) specifications, among the most stringent ropes course safety standards in the world. The Park was built and is currently maintained by Outdoor Venture Group, LLC. You can find out more about them at www.outdoorventures.us or contact them for more information at Info@outdoorventures.us or call (218) 220-5330.
What food services are available?
The Park operates a small Adventure Store on site which sells drinks, ice cream, packaged snacks and souvenirs. For groups, we can provide suggestions on local pizza delivery options as well as restaurants which can provide in-Park catering.
Are we allowed to bring our own food?
Is there a fee for parking?
No, parking is free for all guests.
Are private or group lessons available?
All participants will be provided adequate training, so lessons are not required. If desired, arrangements can be made to hire a guide. If interested, please call ahead to make sure that one is available. More information about guides can be found on our Hire a Guide page.
What are the driving directions?
Information on how to get to the Park can be found on the Directions page.
Weather Policy: The Adventure Park is Open Rain or Shine
We recommend dressing for the weather. In the event of severe weather (such as thunder, lightning, or high winds) the courses may close. Although we are unable to offer refunds, in the event of any course or park closures, your time may be extended, or vouchers will be made available for you to use towards future climbs that season!
Bike here from Gitchi Gami Trail
We are just minutes (downhill) from the Gitchi Gami paved bike trail that connects downtown Silver Bay all the way to Gooseberry Park. Check this map for details.
Clients can also bike easily through Silver Bay or via the ATV trail that runs through the property from the Black Beach.
We provide bike parking near the check in, accessible for bikes via the ATV trail on Adams.