We took a family trip to celebrate our daughter's and her best friends' 12th birthdays. They wanted to do a ropes course as their special treat on our trip. My daughter was set on Monkey Trunks, but my husband and I saw the price $49/pp and were NOT convinced without seeing it first. So we told her we'd go check out a couple places then she could pick which one for the next day. Turned out that was the best decision we made. Monkey Trunks is a roadside attraction basic ropes course and our daughter had done one nearly identical near our home for a fraction of the price.
Moving on there was one near weirs beach, not what she was looking for but I thought it was an improvement. We kept seeing these signs for Gunstock Recreational center on the road and our youngest had picked up a brouchure, so we decided to venture up to see what it was all about. We are so glad we did! Our time here made our trip really special.
The treetop adventure is an incedible experience. The 12 year olds had to be accompanied by an adult, so my husband went with them, our youngest and I were able to watch from the ground through most of the course. The course is made up of several sections; each one gets harder, longer and higher and are attached to pine trees in the forest in a natural setting. The surroundings are incredible and make it feel like a once in a lifetime experience (and I just watched!).
Very cool and unique obsticals and several ziplines on the different courses. You start at 15-20 ft. off the ground and end up over 100ft. off the ground at the hardest longest, black course.
The price was a great value 49$/pp. They had a buy 1 get 1 free special while we were there.
I would say even at full price and if you only completed half the course it would still far exceed it's local competitors as far as value for the experience.
There is a great playground, snack hut, plus tons of other cool stuff to do and look at while you wait.
The only con and its a pretty big one, is there were several guides during the first part of the course, (on the ground) and only one through the 2nd part of the course and he was at a platform on the course, our guide did not stay with us. Considering the risks involved this was a bit concerning and it was not promoted as a self guided tour, but you really were on your own.
My aunt and Uncle went on our recommendation later during the week and did the zipline tour. They said they had a blast and their highlight was two 3/4 mile long ziplines! It was a lot of down time waiting for the others in their group to get through each stage of the tour though.
I would love to go back with my husband to do the segway tours!
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