Whee! Ziplining Through Glorious North Georgia Mountains

Think the Georgia mountains around our Inn are stunning?
Just wait until you see them from a whole new view: ziplining over them! Strapped
on a wire and gliding over the lush landscape is not just a great adrenaline
rush, but a really great way to take in the scenery. Several local companies
specialize in tours and they all are top-notch.
Photo courtesy of North Georgia Canopy Tours
Adventure Tour is
a perfect name for the North Georgia Canopy Tours’ 3 hour-escapade that has 12
ziplines, two sky bridges, three nature walks, a rappel, plus zips over ponds
and the Oconee River.  The grand finale?
A 695-foot dual zip over the Hilltop Pond. For thrills in a shorter time-frame,
the Sky Bridge Tour takes two hours
and includes nine ziplines, including the longest zip on the course, with the
same dramatic ending. To prove to family and friends back home that you did it,
you can rent a GoPro camera from the company, and video the whole thing.
North Georgia Canopy Tours
5290 Harris Road, Lula
Adventure Tour, $89/person
Sky Bridge Tour, $69/person
GoPro Camera rental, $35
If you’d like to learn a little local history while you’re
having fun, check out these ZipnTime Tours. As you’re zipping tree to tree on
the four zip lines of the Moonshine Canopy Tour, certified guides will be
entertaining you with the history of early moonshiners and the legends of the
Sautee-Nacoochee area. For even more adventure, add on the “Intimidator” option
and experience one of the longest ziplines in the country.  Sign up for the Goldmine Canopy Tour and you can
not only glide above the forest floor, but also hike to an former 1880’s mine.
ZipnTime Tours
7019 S. Main Street, Helen
Moonshine Canopy Tour, $49/person; Intimidator option, $20
Goldmine Canopy Tour, $69/person
Photo courtesy of Sunburst Stables
Sunburst Stables offers two miles of cables with nine
ziplines. For extra excitement, take one of the special Twilight Night Tours
where you jump off into the darkness and soar high over trees on a lighted
course. Afterwards, you can share stories while munching s’mores around a
Sunburst Stables
251 Sunburst Lane, Clarkesville
Open daily, except Thanksgiving Day
Twilight Night Tours, $95/person


After being up in the air for a while, coming back to a comfy
chair and a glass of wine at the Inn will sound pretty good. So if you don’t
yet have reservations for the summer, give us a call!