SPECIAL REPORT: RESORTS ADD AERIAL, BIKE ADVENTURES TO SUMMER OPERATIONS

special reportAmid a slew of special events involving everything from music to mud, resorts across the U.S. have added and expanded facilities for mountain biking and adventuring in the treetops. Ziplines, canopy tours, and adventure parks have become a hot trend. Often, these are being coupled with Segway tours, bag jumps, disc golf, and such old-school summer options as bungee trampolines and climbing walls.

New Adventure Parks and Tours

New adventure parks and aerial tours have launched, or will soon, at the following areas.

Expanded Parks and Tours

Mountain Bike Developments

Mountain bike expansions are spread across the country as well.

Next on the Horizon…

Who knows what other activities will take hold in the mountains? No one, which is why it’s encouraging to see resorts explore new possibilities. Plattekill, N.Y., for example, has dipped its toe into kayak waters, renting kayaks for use on nearby rivers and lakes. Paddling has been a growing activity with older Americans especially; perhaps this is a way to keep Boomers engaged year-round.

What activities and facilities are you considering? Have you placed any significant bets already? Let us know in the comments section, or email us at news@saminfo.com.

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