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Zip Lining in Georgia for Kids

by Melissa S. Treacy

Soaring from tree top to tree top is an amazing way to see the world. Those with children in Georgia can find a wide variety of zip lining courses for kids throughout the state. If you are seeking to zip line with the whole family, check out these locations for some fun for all.

Historic Banning Mills

Located in Banning, this course allows visitors to view a hidden gorge, the only one of its kind along the Snake Creek in Carroll County. Originally a home to the Creek and Cherokee native American nations, the courses zip those ages 8 and older along six different levels of fun. Depending on experience and desired length, families can choose the course that is right for them, among the six available. According to its site, this course is the world's largest zip lining course. Reservations must be made in advance, and can be done by phone at 770-834-9149. Visit historicbanningmills.com for more information.

Treetop Quest

Kids as young as 4 to 6 can test their skills at the Chick Pea course here at Treetop Quest, one of six courses available for zip lining. Zippers get to zip any course they choose for a full 2.5 hours with the price of admission. Reservations are required and can be made by phone at 770-904-3547. Visit treetopquest.com for more information.

Lake Lanier Canopy Tours

Lake Lanier Canopy Tours aren't just for those staying at the connected resort. Guests can enter the resort in order to zip. Based in Chestnut Mountain, the park invites those ages 8 and older to choose from six different zip line tours, all of which include zips that go right over Lake Lanier. There are also several sky bridges. The courses vary by time and difficulty. One takes place in the evening hours, through the dark, but children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in that course. To reserve a space, call 770-828-7654. Visit lakelaniercanopytours.com for more information.

Callaway Gardens TreeTop Adventure

Kids must be at least 54 inches tall to zip at TreeTop Adventure. Located in Callaway Gardens, in Pine Mountain, courses zip guests along lines more than 3,000 feet at heights more than 70 feet in the air. This hot spot includes 10 zip lines, including a new Lake Course, which was added in March 2013. It includes five zip lines over water with four additional obstacles. To make a reservation, call 1-800-CALLAWAY or visit callawaygardens.com.

About the Author

Melissa S. Treacy is a former newspaper and online media editor in Philadelphia. She has been published on philly.com, in the "Philadelphia Inquirer," "The Philadelphia Tribune" and "Montgomery Newspapers" since she began writing in 1997. Most recently she was a regional editor for Patch.com, managing the Montgomery County sites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Pennsylvania State University.

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