From first time riders to experienced thrill-seekers – Ozone Zipline delivers an exhilarating adventure in the trees
Mason, OH (Vocus) March 30, 2010
The Midwest’s largest zipline tour, Ozone Zipline Adventures, reopens for the season on April 1. Much like zipline tours in exotic destinations, Ozone Zipline Adventures is an eco-adventure that combines the thrills of flying through the treetops at heights of 200 feet above the valley floor, with outdoor recreation, environmental education and historical awareness.
“From first time riders to experienced thrill-seekers – Ozone Zipline delivers an exhilarating adventure in the trees,” said Zip Tour Director, Chris Addison. “It’s a new way to getaway as you unplug from the rest of the world and just fly! This tour is full of excitement and fun which makes it the perfect weekend getaway for couples, families, nature lovers and adventurists alike.”
Now in its second year of operation, Ozone Zipline Adventures offers two guided tours seven days a week April through December.
The Extended Tour includes all ten ziplines (totaling over 6,000 feet of cable) and covers nearly two miles of land. Ziplines on the Extended Tour range from 250 feet long to more than 1,100 feet long. Wooden platforms in the trees connect the ziplines and provide breathtaking vistas of the forest, valley and National and State Scenic Little Miami River. Platform heights range from 25 feet to 60 feet high. Nine sky bridges suspended above the forest floor connect various points along the tour and range from 10 feet to 75 feet long and 10 feet to 40 feet high. Riders can reach speeds of up to 30 mph along portions of the tour. The tour last approximately four hours.
A Traditional Tour is available which offers an abbreviated version of the Extended Tour. Riders on this course will fly on the first seven lines of the tour and cross seven sky bridges. The Traditional Tour is approximately three hours long. All tours depart from a 45-foot tall multi-level central zipline tower which acts as the “zip hub” and observation deck.
Additional Tour Details:
- Riders must be at least ten years old and weigh at least 80 lbs. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
- Reservations required.
- The zipline canopy tour is open seven days a week.
“The broad appeal of this new attraction complements the existing product mix of outdoor adventure, professional sports and family-friendly attractions in Warren County, such as Kings Island, Great Wolf Lodge and The Beach Waterpark” said Phil Smith, President and CEO of the Warren County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “To date Ozone Zipline Adventures has welcomed guests from over 18 states as far away as California and six countries including Canada, England, Germany, India, and Spain.”
Located just minutes north of Cincinnati, Ozone Zipline Adventures is nestled alongside The Little Miami State and National Scenic River in Southwest Ohio, a hub of outdoor activities such as the Little Miami Bike Trail, Morgan’s Canoe Livery and Fort and world renowned historical sites like Fort Ancient.
For more information or to reserve your zipline tour, visit http://www.ozonezips.org or call 513-932-3756.
Proceeds of the zipline tour will help to subsidize many of the camp’s school programs whose outdoor education experience has been jeopardized by budget constraints. With the zipline tour, Camp Kern will be able to keep the outdoor education experience affordable to area schools and provide greater assistance to the schools for the residential camp experience.
About Ozone Zipline Adventures:
Ozone Zipline Adventures, based out of YMCA Camp Kern, is a full canopy (tree-top) tour connected throughout the ravines of the Little Miami River Valley.
The camp was founded as “Camp Ozone” in 1910 by Carl B. Kern on the shores of the Little Miami River across from the North Watch of Fort Ancient.
About Warren County and the WCCVB:
Warren County is Ohio’s Largest Playground! With easy access from Interstates 71 and 75, visitors to Warren County can enjoy more activities within a 30-mile radius than anywhere else in Ohio.
The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a destination marketing organization whose mission is to drive tourism and overnight visitation to Warren County. Tourism is the leading industry in Warren County. The 6.4 million yearly visitors drive an economic impact of $917 million and 11,029 tourism-related jobs.
For additional information, visit http://www.ohioslargestplayground.com or call 800-433-1072.