Chattahoochee Nature Center Opens Sweet New ZipLine

If possible, a visit to the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell just got better with the addition of a new aerial adventure course and zipline canopy tour on the 127-acre property.

There are three courses in all, the first two are a combination of challenge elements that include zip lines, suspension bridges, ropes courses and more, and is best suited for kids ages six and up.

Prepare for your zip line adventure with our helpful tips in this post (as well as a list of other zip lines in Georgia.

Course three is a zipline canopy tour that gets adventurers 55 feet in the air with three suspension bridges and seven ziplines, including taking you over Beaver Pond. This course is reserved for kids eight and older and a minimum of 60 pounds.

Aerial Adventure Course

My favorite part of the aerial adventure courses is facilitation from below. What does that mean? It means kids (and adults) are able to figure things out for themselves and go at their own pace.

Although children 6-9 must have an adult accompany them on the course, after an initial on-course evaluation guides return to ground level to let you problem solve on your own.

Navigate your way across the magic carpet, over barrels, along swinging balance beams and through tunnels, all in the tree canopy. I promise, you’ll feel accomplished afterwards.

Zipline Canopy Tour

For slightly older kids (8-years-old and 60 pounds) try the Zipline Canopy Tour. This is a guide-led zipline with the highlight being the screaming King Zip across Beaver Pond (next is the Fisher Zip. Get it King-Fisher). As you go over the pond, glance below for a look at the craggy rocks just below the water’s surface.

While in the trees, you never know what you might see, we had two hawks fly right past us! And below was a log full of turtles.

Built By Experts

The eco-canopy courses at the Chattahoochee Nature Center were developed and are run by American Adventure Park Systems. AAPS honed their zip line chops creating Historic Banning Mills in Whitesburg, which is probably the most intense zip line in Georgia.

In addition to Banning Mills, I’ve also zipped at the Unicoi State Park location. Of the three, Chattahoochee Nature Center is the closest to the ground and the tamest, perfect for younger kids or first time adventurers. (but don’t worry, there are still plenty of thrills).

AAPS’ other zip line parks

Amicalola Falls State Park (Georgia)
Unicoi State Park (Georgia)
Lake Guntersville State Park (Alabama)
Wind Creek State Park (Alabama)
The Creation Museum (Kentucky)
The Ark Encounter (Kentucky)
Coming Soon DeSoto State Park (Alabama)

Know Before You Go

  • Kids must be at least 6 years old for the Aerial Adventure Course
  • Kids Ages 6-9 must be accompanied by an Adult
  • Kids must be 8 years old and at least 60 lbs for the Zipline Course
  • Reserve an hour and a half for the Aerial Course and another hour and a half for the Zipline Canopy Course
  • Be sure to wear closed toed shoes.
  • You’ll be more comfortable in the harnesses if you wear longer shorts or pants
  • Book the first tour of the day for a quieter experience in the woods before the visitors arrive in mass for the Nature Center
  • No need to bring your camera, the staff will take photos for you and email them to you — all set and ready for sharing on social media.
  • The courses are a separate admission fee from the Chattahoochee Nature Center fee. You must pay for both the Nature Center entrance and the tours.
  • There is a maximum weight of 250lbs for women and 285lbs for men
Sue Rodman

Sue Rodman

Co-Founder at 365 Atlanta Traveler
Sue came to Atlanta after finishing the Walt Disney World College Program where she was a tour guide then guest relations hostess (and no she did not moonlight as Snow White). Sue spent 25 years in PR before adding freelance travel writing to her resume. Prior to 365 Atlanta Traveler, Sue published an award winning family travel blog called Field Trips with Sue for eight years, and produced a TV segment with the same name on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta. Her favorite place to visit is anywhere with her husband and three sons. Sue believes anytime is a good time for dessert and there are no bad field trips, just better stories.
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