A couple weekends ago we kicked off spring with a family day trip to HISTORIC BANNING MILLS southwest of Atlanta in Whitesburg, GA. Drew is almost 9, and has become quite passionate about ziplining (really anything adventurous). He’d been begging me to take him someplace where he could experience more thrills. It’s tough, because most companies don’t accommodate kids under 10 (or under a certain weight limit), but Historic Banning Mills has one canopy tour (The Level 1 Forest Tour) for ages 8+, plus the new Crazy Squirrel Village, a two-tiered obstacle course for ages 4+! When I heard about that, I was sold, because I knew that Jack (age 6) would love it too.
Now, Historic Banning Mills has it all. It’s by no means a place just for kids. Just the opposite in fact. Guinness Book of World Records measured and proclaimed the Screaming Eagle Zip Line Canopy Tour at Banning Mills “The Longest continuous Zip-Wire (line) course/tour, in the world,” featuring six different adventure levels and nearly 40,000 lineal feet. In addition, Banning Mills has the World’s Tallest Freestanding Climbing Wall, standing at 140-feet tall (14 stories); the Sky Trek bridge(which is 600-feet-long, over 180-feet-high, and travels over Snake Creek Gorge with breathtaking views); team building and GPS Trek courses; two Aerial Adventure Parks; and a 100 foot Power free fall. There’s something for thrill-seekers of all ages! (I’m happy to stay on level 1, thank you very much!) …………READ MORE……….