GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio (Sept. 20, 2017) — Located adjacent to The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, across 25 acres of Geneva State Park, Lake Erie Canopy Tours, featuring the Adult and Kids Adventure Challenge Courses and Zipline Canopy Tour will open Sept. 22, 2017.
Suspended above the forest floor, riders will travel through the canopy’s sky bridges, towers, and other course features. All riders will be harnessed and belayed to a network of steel cables for maximum safety.
Lake Erie Canopy Tours will be open on Fridays and Saturdays through October (weather permitting). Hours of operation for the Challenge Courses are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily (last tickets will be sold at 3:00 p.m.). The Zipline Canopy Tours are scheduled at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Guests should arrive 15 minutes prior to start time to ensure all forms are completed. The 2018 season will be open April through October.
About Lake Erie Canopy Tours
Lake Erie Canopy Tours experiences include:
- Adult Adventure Challenge Course: The self-guided course with 35 elements, ranging from easy to extreme, is monitored by trained professionals to help ensure safety and provide assistance. The course can be tailored to the adventurer’s level of experience. The course lasts up to two hours and is great for group outings and team building excursions. Course highlights include: Amazon Bridge, The Barrels, Jungle Traverse, Rainbow Bridge, a daring (and optional) free-fall back down to earth, and more.
- Kids Adventure Challenge Course: Similar to the Adult Adventure Challenge Course, the Kids Adventure Challenge Course is set closer to the ground and offers opportunities for children ages 2 to 10 to climb, zip and more. Course highlights include: Mini-Trapeze, The Wiggle, Short Zips and more.
- Zipline Canopy Tour: The Zipline Canopy Tour will offer multiple zipline sections, including a side-by-side double zip, swinging sky bridges and several tree top towers up to 60 feet tall. The tour will showcase a shoreline panorama and the beauty of the park. The experience is guided by two staff members in groups of eight or less for approximately two hours.
Walk-ins are welcome. Guests and groups of all sizes can purchase tickets online at www.LakeErieCanopyTours.com. Reservations can also be made by calling 866-601-1973.
“Lake Erie Canopy Tours expands the appeal of The Lodge and Ohio Wine Country as premier destinations on the shores of Lake Erie,” said Eric Frantz, General Manager, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake. “We look forward to welcoming more adventure travelers, outdoor enthusiasts and active families to Geneva-on-the-Lake, many of whom are already taking advantage of winery experiences, biking, boating and touring a region recognized for its natural beauty and outdoor offerings.”
Ashtabula County, Delaware North and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources partnered to bring the project to life following its announcement. Lake Erie Canopy Tours was designed, engineered and constructed by Skyline Ziplines, which has designed and operated world class ziplines, challenge towers and suspension bridges throughout the U.S. The aerial attraction is operated by Delaware North, which also operates The Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake.
About The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Located at 4888 North Broadway (State Highway 534) in Geneva-on-the-Lake, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake features 109 finely appointed guest rooms (the majority with lake views) and 25 two-bedroom cottages; Horizons Restaurant, an upscale restaurant with a striking octagonal dining room and al fresco dining – all with a breathtaking view of Lake Erie; a lounge with a rectangular bar; and amenities that include a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pool and gift shop. The Lodge entrance is located one mile north of Geneva State Park, on the left. For room reservations, call 866-442-9765 or visit www.TheLodgeAtGeneva.com. For Horizons reservations, call 440-466-7100, then press 2.
About Delaware North's parks and resorts business
Delaware North Parks and Resorts is a global leader in the hospitality industry, operating lodging, food and beverage and retail services, recreational activities, and educational programming at destinations throughout North America and Australia. Delaware North operates in many of the United States’ iconic national and state parks, including Grand Canyon National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Niagara Falls State Park, as well as at cultural attractions such as Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex. Its portfolio also includes luxury resorts in Australia. To learn more about Delaware North’s hospitality management expertise, visit http://www.delawarenorth.com/parks-and-resorts-home.aspx.