New treetop adventure to open at Metroparks

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Go Ape Treetop Adventure at Mill Stream Run Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks, Strongsville (Photo courtesy: WJW image)

STRONGSVILLE, OH – In the mood to “go ape” this spring? Just head to Strongsville.

A Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course is slated to open tomorrow, April 11th, at the Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville. The reason they call it Go Ape?  Because you’ll be able to explore the park  from the actual treetops using zip lines, obstacles and Tarzan swings.

The 2-3 hour adventure starts out with a safety briefing. Then participants will take their harnesses and pulleys and start the adventure, which includes 5 zip lines (4 that take them across a wetland),  42 obstacles (including 2 Tarzan swings), a spider’s web, and a jungle crossing,

You must be 10 years old and 4’7″ tall to participate. The course will be open weekends and select weekdays until May, every day from June to August, and then weekends and select weekdays again from September to December.  The cost to “Go Ape” is $55-57 for ages 16 and up, and $35-37 for ages 10-15.

Want an idea of what it’ll be like to literally swing through the Cleveland Metroparks? Watch this video of a similar Go Ape Treetop Adventure in North Myrtle Beach, which opened last summer.