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Cabin tent in the woods
A cabin tent interior with two twin beds
Zip Guide in Fall
Package

Stay and Zip Package

Ages

10+

Duration

Overnight

Season

September-October

Location

7 Main Street, Charlemont MA

Intensity

Moderate

Price

$79 per person

Mild

Chill – These trips offer a mellow outdoor experience with a minimal (but not non-existent) chance of falling out of the boat. They require a basic level of fitness.

Moderate

Looking to Explore – These trips have some exciting parts and some more laid back parts. They require a moderate level of fitness.

Wild

Epic – These are our most exciting trips.
They require a higher level of fitness and carry a higher chance of falling out of the boat in challenging rapids.

Enjoy a free night stay in one of our cabin tents followed by a 9 am Zip line trip the next day for booked groups of 2 – 8 guests! Our 3-hour trek follows 11 zip lines, 2 sky bridges and 3 rappels suspended in the trees in the northern Berkshires.

*The Stay and Zip Package is available during the week (Monday through Friday) from September 15th to October 31st, 2020.

Cabin Tents are within a short walk from our zip line base offering camping that only requires you to bring a sleeping bag or other bedding.

Disconnect from the day-to-day and reconnect to each other on our unique 3-hour Zip Line Canopy Tour. Our course is a genuine canopy tour built directly in the trees. It’s a guided experience with 2 guides for each 8 guests. You experience progressively faster zips and a variety of tree types. Our 3-hour trek follows 11 zip lines, 2 sky bridges and 3 rappels suspended in the trees in the northern Berkshires and connected through platforms that sit high above the forest floor. We were the first Zip Line Canopy Tour in southern New England when we opened in Charlemont, Massachusetts in 2009. Come experience our friendly professional guides and our emphasis on safety!

A Typical Zip Line Day

  • You should arrive at our base about 15 minutes before your start time to register and get ready. When you enter our base, our guides and base staff will help you register. You will be asked to sign a waiver of liability (minors will need to sign their own and have a parent/guardian sign it as well) and we will check to ensure that you have proper footwear and clothing, aren’t wearing any dangling jewelry and are wearing your hair in a way that keeps it from being an entanglement hazard.
  • After you’ve registered and been weighed, we will help you get into and properly fit your harness and helmet. Then it’s up to the practice zip!
  • A short hike from the base, our practice zip gives you a chance to get comfortable with zipping, braking and self-rescue on a short, low zip line. Once everyone is checked out and able to safely zip, our guides will take you up to the vehicles that will transport you to the top of the course.
  • A 10-minute 4×4 ride brings you half a mile and 500 feet vertically uphill to the start of the course where a short hike leads to the first take-off platform. The first zip is slow and short to give you a chance to get acclimated to flying through the trees. The second zip leads to a spectacular view of the Deerfield River Valley and the northern Berkshires as you perch over the edge of the ridge on a 100+ year old pine tree. As you travel down the course, the zips get longer and faster.

A rappel at the end of the top section of the course leads to a water break and a short downhill hike to the start of the next section. The lower course consists of sky bridges and longer zips that culminate your adventure in the trees.

A downhill hike leads back to our base where you can share stories and memories of the trip and look at photos of yourself zipping just moments before.

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For Cabin Tents:

Bedding is not provided, so be sure to bring pillows and sheets and blankets (or a sleeping bag). You should also bring quarters for the coin-operated showers as well as shampoo, etc. The paths through the campground are not lit, so please remember to bring a flashlight. Our camping is located a few hundred yards off Route 2 and across the river from a rail line. Train and vehicle traffic varies greatly from day to day, but some campers prefer to use ear plugs on busier nights.

For Zipline:

Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the season, but avoid loose clothing that could tangle in ropes or other gear. Skirts should be avoided. In late fall or winter months, it is better to come with too many articles of clothing than to come with not enough! We go in the rain, so come prepared with rain gear if needed. You should also remove any dangling jewelry and tie long hair back.

Zip line canopy tours are open to anyone age 10 or up. Participants should be able to hike a short distance downhill and should be in reasonable physical shape. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We have a minimum weight limit of 70 lbs and a maximum of 250 lbs. Since zip lining is gravity driven, we must adhere to these weight limits strictly for the safety of our guests. We reserve the option to weigh guests when they arrive to determine eligibility for the canopy tour. We can not allow pregnant women to zip. All zip line participants take part in a ground school before getting onto the actual canopy tour. At the ground school, participants must demonstrate the ability to hand brake, self rescue and follow directions from their guides before being allowed on the canopy tour itself.

Don’t forget to read your confirmation letter (there is a lot of useful information in there!). Call our office if you have any additional questions. We’re always happy to help!

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