7-Acre Zip Line Adventure Opens This Weekend in Chicago Suburbs

A seven-acre adventure course in Bemis Woods opens June 25

Starting this weekend, instead of a walk in the woods you can zip through the trees at a Cook County forest preserve this summer. 

Go Ape’s first treetop adventure park opens to the public Saturday in Bermis Woods, located about 20 miles west of downtown Chicago. 

Located throughout the forest preserve, the adventure begins as visitors climb a rope ladder into the trees and brave more than 40 obstacles, steps and swings before reaching the zip lines.

In total, it features five individual sections and zip lines with the course. The longest runs for 600 feet. Climbers can be as high up as 750 feet in the air during the course.

Spanning across 7 acres, the company estimates it could take up to three hours to finish.

Admission costs $37 for participants 10 to 15 years old and $57 for those 16 years of age and older.

For children under 10 years old, the attraction offers a "Treetop Junior" adventure for all ages.

The course is designed to limit harmful impact on the trees. Go Ape prides itself uses specialized braces that grip the trunks and allow the platforms to stay in place. A portion of every Go Ape tickets goes back to Bemis Woods to support the park. 

For more information on Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course and how to purchase tickets, click here.

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