Zip Zone Canopy Tours
As spring approaches, many Ohioans are anxious to get outside after a long, cold winter. For those seeking adventure and a connection to nature, Zip Zone Canopy Tours has just what you need.
Founded in 2012 by Jerrod and Lori Pingle, Zip Zone Canopy Tours is a hands-free, fully guided zip line expedition through the treetops of Camp Mary Orton, near Worthington. Visitors of Zip Zone experience a unique, two-hour tour from platform to platform across ravines, streams and breathtaking landscapes.
Experts in their industry, the Pingles have more than 25 years combined experience
working with zip line courses. After traveling the country, assisting with the construction and inspection of multiple courses in places like Hawaii and Alaska, Jerrod and Lori brought their expertise home to Ohio. They formed their training and consulting company, Get A Grip Adventures, LLC, in 2010 and constructed an adventure course in their own backyard.
“Having grown up in Worthington, I’ve always wanted to bring zip lining to this area,” Lori said. “I love Camp Mary Orton and was thrilled when they agreed to partner with us on this venture." Jerrod and Lori both agree that though they’ve seen amazing properties throughout the country, the beauty and tranquility of Camp Mary Orton is on par with most exotic locations they’ve visited.
Zip Zone Canopy Tours caters to a wide range of ages, physical abilities and levels of experience. “Our course is unique in the
respect that the tour is fully guided, allowing our staff to adjust the level of difficulty based on the participant’s needs,” Lori said. “Our guides help visitors truly enjoy the course while alleviating any anxiety they may feel."
Zip Zone Canopy Tours reopens on March 22. In addition to their normal tours, which are offered seven days a week, they also feature zip lining at night.
For information on hours of operation, pricing and special discounts, visit www.zipzonetours.com or call (614) 847-ZIPS.
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