12 Places to Go Zip Lining in Michigan
Ziplining offers adventure seekers the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of Pure Michigan from the air as they glide through Michigan’s forests. Haven’t tried zip lining? Fly over the trees and through the woods at these thrilling spots that offer zip lining in Michigan.
1. Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park – Mackinaw City
History and the outdoors come together as you trek though the treetops on the Historic Mill Creek Adventure Tour! This special, guided nature experience takes visitors over the Forest Canopy Bridge, down the 425-foot Eagle’s Flight Zip Line, and up the five-story Treetop Discovery Climbing Wall. The park is open May 3 through September 33 and requires a separate ticket and signed waiver.
Michigan’s second longest zip line experience, at 1,350-feet in length, the Zipline Adventure at Boyne Highlands is made for adrenaline junkies! The adventure begins at the top of the mountain, followed by a descent of over 50 stories as guests are routed through trees and across the slopes on the way back to the base area. This thrilling adventure is open year-round.
The Boyne Mountain Zipline Adventure encompasses almost 4,300-feet of lines and drops over 50 stories! The adventure begins at the top of the mountain, and routes guests through trees and across the slopes of Boyne Mountain. Feel what it's like to fly at speeds of 20-25 miles per hour on lines up to 50-feet in the air and 780-feet in length. Open year-round, the adventure has nine zip lines in winter and ten zip lines in summer.
7. Allegan Event Zip – Allegan
Fly over the Kalamazoo River on two zip lines, each spanning 600-feet. Ascending the north tower on the Allegan Riverfront Plaza guests will soar over the river and back for an exciting round-trip experience that lasts around 20 minutes. Not enough of an adrenaline rush? Experience the sensation of free fall with QUICKjump. Take a step off the QUICKjump platform and experience approximately 5-feet of free fall during your descent to the ground. This outdoor zipline experience is only open during warm-weather months.
John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids! This four story, 600-foot, zipline is the real thing. Riders are securely harnessed before they step off the platform and fly over the zoo petting corral to another ridge. To complete the experience, purchase a combo ticket and ride the zip line and climb the ropes course. Though the zoo is open year-round, the zip line and ropes course are only open seasonally.
Camp Dearborn is home to Michigan’s longest side-by-side zip line at 1,450-feet! As if that wasn’t enough, guest fly through the air over water. Guests take off on their ride from the top of a six-story tower on Elm Circle, over Lake #1 then soar down to the Main Beach. The zip line is Camp Dearborn’s newest amenity and is open to the public during the summer months.
9. Camp Dearborn Zip Line – Milford
Frankenmuth’s Aerial Park is more than just a zip line park; it’s an aerial forest adventure with five separate trails of varying levels of difficulty. Each trail has zip lines but primarily consist of “bridges” between tree platforms made of rope, cable and wood configurations creating over 60 unique challenges. Guests are challenged to develop skills, endurance, and confidence during their time in the park. The park is open from late April through October and is recommended for ages seven and up.