Ride a North Georgia Zip Line

North Georgia Zip LineSomething about the North Georgia Mountains brings out the adventurous side in people. Maybe it’s the beautiful surroundings that beckon visitors to go explore or the fresh mountain air that invigorates the spirit.  One good way to get a thrill while staying at Glen-Ella Springs is to try a North Georgia Zip Line.  This activity will have you flying through the treetops at high speed, giving you an adrenaline rush and an opportunity to view the North Georgia Mountains from a unique vantage point.  If you want a little bit of adventure and a fast-paced sightseeing opportunity, then a North Georgia zip line trip might be right for you!

About Zip Lining

Although zip lining has been popular for several years, some people are still unfamiliar with the activity. A zip line, sometimes referred to as a zip wire, is a pulley suspended on a cable which is mounted on an incline.  The rider of the zip line therefore uses gravity to propel himself or herself down the line. The rider makes the trip down the line holding onto or using equipment to attach to the pulley which will move down the incline. There are many ways in which zip lines can be set up. A series of zip lines through designated area combine to make courses, and other obstacles like ropes can be included in some courses. Now that you know a bit more about the concept, you can start planning your own North Georgia zip line ride!

Where to Ride a North Georgia Zip Line

Here at Glen-Ella Springs, we always like to refer our guests to Sunburst Stables.  Not just a place to enjoy a horseback ride (although those are always fun!), Sunburst Stables offers a variety of adventurous activities to visitors. Their North Georgia zip line tours are a great way to spend an afternoon. The zip line tour at Sunburst Stables consists of two miles of cables hung through leafy trees and are suitable for everyone with a sense of adventure, as there is no experience required! The tour takes you through the trees, over a sawmill, through a goldmine cave, over ponds and pastures, and other picturesque scenery.  The goldmine line is the only cave zip line around and you’ll get the thrill of zipping through the cool cave in complete darkness. Then there is a chance to race your companions and go through a fountain at the end of the tour. There truly is a lot of fun to be had

Where to Stay When you Ride a North Georgia Zip Line

Glen-Ella Springs is the ideal place to stay no matter what kind of adventures you want to experience on your trip.  Located in Clarkesville, we’re not too far from a lot of the best attractions in the North Georgia Mountains.  And in between your forays into the great outdoors, our guest rooms and suites are the perfect place to relax and recharge.  Each room has a rustic charm while still maintaining all the comforts and amenities you deserve when you’re traveling. And our farm to table Restaurant has some of the finest cuisine in the area, and you won’t even have to leave the property to try it! We can’t wait to see you and give you the best North Georgia experience possible. See you soon!

Zip lining isn’t the only outdoor activity for your stay. Download our Vacation Guide to find all of the best things to do in North Georgia!

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