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“Awesome zipping”

Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Bear
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a ‘tree top adventure’.That means we build giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with the world's best zip lines.We then equip people with harnesses, pulleys and carabiners, give them a 30 minute safety briefing and training and let them loose into the forest canopy, free to swing through the trees. Of course, instructors are always on hand, regularly patrolling the forests (not in monkey suits unfortunately!)The result is spectacular. The Go Ape experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all (no pun intended), it’s just great fun.
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We have been to Go Ape courses is Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and now the one at Lum's Pond in Delaware. This one has the best zip lines of all the courses and it is a great adventure. The guides are very friendly and Rory did a great job getting us started.

Some tips for first timers:
-you don't need to wear gloves but expect your hands to be a little bit sore when you finished
-wear bottoms that come down to about mid thigh or knees, the harness is snug and you need something between you and it
-sunglasses seem to stay on just fine
-be prepared to be on the course for 2.5-3 hours, use the facilities, eat, etc before you start

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We live locally therefore our expectations were not very high for an adventure course in Delaware. We were pleasantly surprised. It was a little pricey for the length of the course but overall our party had a lot of fun. We did a course in upstate NY that was much longer for the same price of Go Ape. We had two sixteen year olds and an 11 year old and they made us buy two adult tickets. Yes, pricey day. None of the kids needed our assistance or guidance so that was bothersome for it was another way to make money off of us. Landing in mulch almost every time is not very pleasant but hopefully they will work that out better for next season. The zip lines are wonderful. We went on a weekend early in the morning and it was a little annoying having to wait between stations for people ahead of you. What should have taken us two hours ended up taking three. My suggestion is you may want to consider doing this mid week when crowds are less. Staff is fun and very encouraging. Pricey but fun afternoon. Once for us should be enough at this cost.

Thank 1DelawareGal
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

When you start the course, you learn immediately - the only route options you have are 'difficult' and 'extreme.' Ha! Be prepared to get sweaty and dirty.
My husband and I went opening weekend and LOVED this course.
Our only issue was how each zip line landing is set up. You literally drag your heels (or your back if you're extra lucky) in mulch each time.
Looking back - this was just a minor annoyance because overall, the course was just what we needed to round out our awesome time at Lums Pond.

1  Thank Cazanda
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

My husband and I did the Go Ape Treetop Adventure at Lums pond on August 14. It was a lot of fun and just the right level of physically challenging. We are both in our mid 50's and reasonably active and we were challenged but didn't have any trouble completing the course. Since we were just two adults, we were second to go and it took us under an hour and a half to complete the course. The safety briefing was excellent and if you follow the safety measures they employ, it would be very difficult to get seriously injured. However, less serious injuries are probably common. I finished the course with some bruises and a little bit of a wrenched back from a crash landing on a zip line and my hubby smacked his tailbone on a platform when stepping off on one of the Tarzan swings. But don't let that stop you, especially if you're like us and enjoy an adventure that leaves you just a little sore. This course is worth it! At $55 per person, I think it is a little pricey but even so, I will definitely go again this year.

Thank tgussie
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We had 7 in our group, ranging from age 19-53, although mostly between 19-25. We had a blast. The instructors are absolutely great. The course is very well designed and, as long as you follow the instructions, very safe. There are 5 stages -- the 1st one is the practice run. The zip line part was the most fun because after the work of climbing a rope ladder and crossing over various types of bridges (rope, plank, rings, swings, and others I can't even describe), it's a lot of fun just to fly over Lum's Pond. Each zip-line (except for the 1st) is over water. At some points, you can choose extreme or moderate path. The youngsters in the group took the extreme paths -- it was great because they completed the path, but it was still a challenge for them. The senior member of the group (aka me) took the moderate path, which was easier but still a bit of a challenge. You don't have to be in super-great shape (I am not), but you should be able to climb a rope ladder. This place is a great place to take kids and show them the beauty of being outside, doing some physical activity, and having a blast doing it. We'll definitely go back .. and try it out in other places that have it ... although this location is particularly nice because of the zip-lines going over the water.

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