If you’ve been looking for a place to do some zip lining in Gwinnett, then your wait is almost over. The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford will add high-flying fun this September, when the park unveils its new TreeTop Quest canopy tour.
New features will include zip lines, sky bridges, and Tarzan ropes. To fit in with the Heritage Center’s dedication to eco-education, visitors will learn about the environment as they make their way through the canopy.
According to the TreeTop Quest website, canopy courses will include:
- Chick’s Pea: Accessible to children from 4 to 6 years old, with a minimum height of 3’ 4”
- Chirpy on a Branch: Discovery course for ages 7 and above, with a minimum height of 3’ 6”
- Swing in the Trees: Ideal for family outings for ages 8 and above, with a minimum height of 3’ 9”
- Head in the Clouds: Family athletic route for ages 12 and above, with a minimum height of 4’ 6”
- Your Place in the Sun: The higher it goes, the hotter it gets. Ages 12 and above with a minimum height of 4’ 6”
The website also sets guidelines for safety measures, and notes which courses require on-ground adult supervision.
The Heritage Center currently features miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as an outdoor pavilion and a large multi-use building, both of which can be rented for private events. The Center offers programs and workshops for school groups and families.
The Heritage Center is also a gold level award winner in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating, due to its use of pervious paving, wetlands, and large greenroof.