Channel your adventurous spirit as you climb, leap, and zip your way through the treetops of Bemis Woods with Go Ape!
Explore your local park in a totally new way! Located just 30 minutes outside of Chicago in Bemis Park, this zip line adventure course was voted one of the "10 Best Zip Line Courses in the USA" by USA Today.
Before your adventure begins, you will start your day with a 30 minute safety briefing and training session. Your experienced instructors will teach you how to safely swing through the trees using harnesses, pulleys and carabiners. Before you know it, your instructors will set you and your group free to fly through the treetops at your own pace. Don't worry, instructors are very attentive and patrolling the course to assist you and keep you safe.
Over the course of the next 2-3 hours, you will traverse the 5 unique sections of this treetop course with each section getting you higher and higher above the park. Wave to family and friends below as they watch you master the numerous rope ladders, tarzan swings, and and other obstacles. With 39 crossings, including 5 zip lines, this is truly an adrenaline filled adventure.
As you make your way through the course, you will experience Bemis Woods from a whole new perspective, enjoying aerial views of the trails and surrounding forests as you zip from one tree to another. With a course over 2,000 feet in length, you will have plenty of time to soak in the views!
After completing the course, you are encouraged to stick around and explore the trails and nature preserves surrounding Bemis Woods, a Cook County forest preserve. By participating in this Treetop Adventure with Go Ape, you will have done your part to help preserve this local gem because a portion of every ticket sale goes toward park preservation and stewardship services.
Ditch the city sounds and escape to the beautiful Bemis Woods for this Treetop Adventure!
Mid-March through November:
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Yes, water is available on the course. You may also bring your own bottle so long as it can be secured to your harness.
As this is a physical activity, you are encouraged to stay hydrated. Please be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your experience.
No! You are free to move through the course at your own pace. Please keep in mind, however, that there will be other participants out there. You are encouraged to let them "pass" if they are moving more quickly than you'd like to.
Smaller items, such as keys and cell phones, can be kept in the experience provider's welcome cabin. You are encouraged to leave larger items and/or valuables at home or safely in your cars.
There are bathrooms on site which are available for changing before or after you complete the course.
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