Great Outdoors: Northwoods Zip Line

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It’s an adventure-thrill ride fueled by gravity.

In this week’s Great Outdoors we head to a family-owned business in Minocqua, Wisconsin to go zip lining.

“So you’re just here to enjoy the beautiful scenery, enjoy the ride and experience something new,” said Andrew Warner, General Manager of Northwoods Zip Line.

The zip line is one of Wisconsin’s newest and most exciting tours.

“We are a world class canopy tour. Canopy tour is going to refer to our tour taking place tree top to tree top as you navigate through the 9 different zip lines that you’ll do,” said Warner.

More than a mile of zip line cables make up the two and a half-hour tour.

“The last zip line goes over a lake,” explained Warner.

Along the route participants will also climb over six adventure bridges.

More than10,000 people have taken part in the experience since May 2014.

“The oldest customer we’ve had our complete our tour is 93–years–old believe it or not. She loved the tour,” said Warner.

Twenty to forty miles-per-hour is the average speed on a zip.

“I would say it’s probably the closest sensation you’re going to have to flying unless you are doing something like parasailing, hang–gliding or actually flying,” said Warner.

The zip line tour is offered year-round.

A smaller scale tour is offered for youth over 30-pounds.

If you’re not into heights, they also have snowshoe and fat tire bike trails during the winter and paddleboards in the summer. 

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