It’s been a couple of weeks since the last summer fun web update but this one is a big one! Today, I had the chance to visit Seven Springs and take a trip on the Screaming Hawk Zip Lines!
These are brand new to Seven Springs and actually aren’t even open yet to the public. That happens this weekend (July 29, 2011) in coordination with the Rib and Wing Festival.
Here’s how it works…
You get suited up with a lot of different safety equipment including a harness, cables, and a trolley that attaches to the overhead line, allowing you to zip from one platform to the other.
In all, there are 6 platforms. The first two platforms are 350 feet apart. The same goes for platform two to three. The next zip is a little longer, spanning 425 feet. Then, you cross ‘Black Bear Bridge’ to the fifth tower. From there, it’s a 777 foot swing from ‘Venom Tower’ to the final platform where you take a leap of faith off to finish the adventure.
Overall, the trip took a little more than two hours from start to finish.
Here are the stats to get to Seven Springs and take flight on the Screaming Hawk… (Read More)
The ‘Summer Fun’ series continues with a trip to Seven Springs. I traveled down to Somerset County on Friday to find out exactly what kinds of activities they have during the summer.
I’ll be honest… I was expecting the place to be completely dead when I got there. I was expecting empty parking spots and a few people sitting around. Instead, I actually found a crowded parking lot and a lot of people around the resort.
So, what is there to do in the summer at Seven Springs? Let’s break it down activity by activity. I won’t go into depth on all of these, but you should know that there’s even more information at their website. I’ll post the link at the bottom of the post.
Let’s start with some of the activities that I did while I was there.
I promised you a second post about some of the things to do at Seven Springs. Here’s a list of few more things that you might be interested in. I’ll link you to the website at the bottom of this post and you can get more information there…
Hiking and Biking
Rock Wall Climbing
I’ve done the disc golf before with Katie Sabatino. That was definitely a good time. If you go later in the season, I would recommend bringing bug spray with you. That’s really a given for anything outdoors that time of year.
I haven’t done the Alpine Slide, but you can get a pretty good idea of what it’s like with this first-person perspective that I found on YouTube.
Now I have to remind you that doing all of this at once would be extremely pricey. Keep in mind that this is a resort. Prices will be a little more expensive for things but you will get the convenience of everything being in the same place. You also have a superb quality with everything at Seven Springs.
Thursday was such a beautiful day outside that I wanted to get outdoors and try something that I’ve never done before. It hit me… I get these weekly e-mails from Seven Springs about what’s going on up on the mountain and remembered one about a game called ‘disc golf.’ So, I called [...]