Ziplines may drop as much as 80 feet between launch and landing.
Photo Credit : Annie Card
It’s not about looking at the color through a car window. Nope. Ziplining, a relative newcomer to the New England outdoor-adventure landscape, lets you ride a cable through the canopy, whizzing you past all those blazing oranges, reds, and golds. Your feet dangle, your heart races, and the autumn colors come to life as never before. Think of it as the active foliage seeker’s chance to see the New England fall in all its glory. Here’s a sampling of foliage zipline tours in northern New England.
NEW ENGLAND FOLIAGE ZIPLINE TOURS
Alpine Adventures. Lincoln, NH. 603-745-9911; alpinezipline.com
At Alpine Adventures you can choose from several different adventures for stunning views of the White Mountains.
Bretton Woods Canopy Tour. Bretton Woods, NH. 603-278-4947; brettonwoods.com
Visitors take their pick from various zipping lines to coast through the canopies of the White Mountain region for breathtaking vistas of autumn.
Cranmore Mountain Aerial Adventure Park & Soaring Eagle Zipline. North Conway, NH. 800-786-6754; 603-356-5543; cranmore.com
Not only can you take a ride on the Soaring Eagle zip line, you can also try the giant swing and scenic chairlift to take in as much autumn scenery as possible.
Gunstock Mountain Adventure Park ZipTour Ziplines. Gilford, NH. 603-737-4388; gunstock.com
Soar through the hills of New Hampshire and experience the fall foliage like never before at Gunstock Mountain Adventure Park, which offers other fun fall activities, such as hiking.
Loon Mountain Zipline Adventures. Lincoln, NH. 800-229-5666, 603-745-8111; loonmtn.com
At Loon Mountain Zipline Adventures not only do you get to see the fall colors of the hills, but you get to enjoy them as you coast above the Pemigewasset River.
Monkey Trunks. Chocorua, NH; Weirs Beach, NH; Saco, ME. 603-367-4427; monkeytrunks.com
Pick from several zip lines to create the ultimate fall zipping experience. When you’re done sailing through the tree tops and soaking up all the fall colors, take some time to monkey about on the ropes course.
Mount Sunapee Canopy Zip-Line. Newbury, NH. 603-763-3500; mountsunappe.com
Take in the fall colors of Mount Sunapee’s canopy as you zip side by side with a friend!
Sugarbush Zipline. Warren, VT. 800-537-8427; sugarbush.com
Enjoy colorful fall views of Vermont’s Lincoln Peak mountain as you zip 800 feet through the air.
Wildcat Mountain ZipRider. Pinkham Notch, NH. 603-466-3326; skiwildcat.com/ziprider
Relish in the fall beauty of northern New Hampshire as you fly over 2,000 feet through the air.
Zoar Outdoor Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours. Charlemont, MA. 800-532-7483; deerfieldzipline.com
Take your time zipping through the beautiful fall canopies of the Berkshire region. This is one of the only tours that runs through November.