Canopying in North Georgia Canopy Tours, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia USA

Features of the tour:
12 zip lines on a 1 mi / 1.6 km cable, zips over 3 ponds, 2 zips over the North Oconee River, a 30 ft / 9 m rappel, 2 sky bridges, the fastest zips, 3 nature walks.
Adventure finale:
695 ft / 212 m dual zip
Adventure duration:
3 hrs
Weight guideline:
70 - 250 lbs / 31.7 - 114 kg
Athens – Clarke County is a county in Georgia, USA. It is a consolidated city that lies in the northeastern part of the state, including the previous City of Athens proper, being the county seat and Clarke County. Athens - Clarke County is the sixth largest city in Georgia and the principal city of the Athens – Clarke County at the Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

One of the most exciting activities, which takes you deeply into nature is canopying. The essence of canopying is to go through a forest using canopies and zip lines, rappels and many others. One of the best places to practice canopying near Athens is North Georgia Canopy Tours.

The area is huge and the available activities more than many. Besides canopying, you can enjoy a nice barbecue at one of the picnic sites, try some more relaxed sports for fun, feed the birds, walk and many other activities to spend your day.

The adventure canopy tour includes twelve zip lines on an enormous 1 mi/1.6 km cable, zips over three ponds, two zips over the North Oconee River, a 30 ft/9 m rappel, two sky bridges, the fastest zips and three nature walks.

This amazing adventure concludes with a thrilling finale of a 695 ft/212 m dual zip over a 2 ac/ 8094 m² pond right in front of the observation deck. If you are a nature enthusiast and in an excellent physical condition, this is an adventure you should definitely try.

How to Get to Destination

70.5 miles / 113.5 km, 1 hour 18 minutes
Head north on Capitol Ave SW, take the first turning right into Martin Luther King Jr Dr SE, turn left onto the ramp on Interstate 75 (North) / Interstate 85 (North), merge onto I-75 N/I-85 N, keep left, follow signs for Interstate 85 North N, take exit 106 to enter the GA-316 E / University Pkwy towards Lawrenceville / Athens, this road is temporarily closed, slight right towards GA-316 E/US-29 N / University Pkwy, continue to follow the US-29 N, continue along Epps Bridge Pkwy, continue towards US-78 BUS E, turn right at S Milledge Ave, turn left at Baxter St.
96.1 miles / 154.6 km, 1 hour 49 minutes
Head northeast on Hickman Rd to Summer Ridge Dr, sharp left at Walton Way, turn right onto Walton Way Extension, turn left on Wheeler Rd, turn left at Marks Church Rd, slight right onto the ramp on Interstate 520 W / Interstate 20, take exit 1 for I-20 to West Atlanta / East Columbia, take exit 1A on the left to Interstate 20 E, merge onto I-20 W, take exit 172 for US-78/GA-17 to Thomson / Washington, keep right at the fork, follow signs for Lincolnton and enter the GA-10 W/GA-17 N/US-78 W / Washington Rd, continue to follow the GA-10 W/GA-17 N/US-78 W, turn left on GA-10 W/US-78 W, continue to follow the GA-10 W, continue to Oconee St, slight left at E Broad St, turn left at S Lumpkin St, turn right at Baxter St.
Athens Ben Epps Airport,
5.0 miles / 8 km

Athens has no direct passenger rail service; the closest Amtrak stations are located in Atlanta, Gainesville and Toccoa. Freight service is provided by CSX and Athens Line, the latter having leased tracks from Norfolk Southern. The Georgia Department of Transportation has proposed the city, as the terminus of a commuter line that links Atlanta and Gwinnett County along the Georgia 316 corridor.


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