Top Places to Go Zip Lining in Michigan With Kids

Are you looking to fly over the trees and through the woods with your family? Check out these thrilling spots that offer zip lining in Michigan.

Child on a zip line in the forest

Is your family daring to be a little more adventurous? Somewhere between the thrill of a roller coaster at an amusement park and the pee-your-pants terror of skydiving is zip lining. And let us tell you, there’s nothing quite like flying above the ground and through the woods or city to give you and the kids the rush that any novice adrenaline junkie is seeking – with some great scenery to soak up, too.

If it sounds like the right amount of fun for your family, check out this list of the top places to go zip lining in Michigan. Some are local and others are a better for weekend trips, but all promise treetop thrills for families in and around Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Note: For the safety of their guests, some parks enforce age, height, weight and other physical restrictions. Check with your chosen park for more information – and also to find out if reservations are suggested.

Allegan Event 

  • Address: 439 River St., Allegan
  • Phone: 269-420-3961
  • Hours: noon-8 p.m. Monday, and Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 2, 2019
  • Cost: $20/person

Offers two 600-foot zip lines that take riders over the river and back again for a 20-minute experience. This spot also has an indoor aerial course and an outdoor free-fall simulation for the super daring. Add $7 for both the zip line and the jump.

Camp Dearborn

  • Address: 1700 General Motors Road, Milford
  • Phone: 248-684-6000
  • Hours: Call for details
  • Cost: overnight campers: $13/ride, $30/three rides; day visitors: $15/ride, $40/three rides

This line takes thrill-seekers on a 1,400-foot ride from the six-story tower on Elm Circle over the lake down to the Main Beach. A signed waiver is required to ride.

C.J. Barrymore’s Family Entertainment Center 

  • Address: 21750 Hall Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-469-2800
  • Hours: Call for details
  • Cost: $8/ride
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The Soaring Eagle Zipline at this family hotspot takes riders up 120 feet and then along a 650-foot line across the park. Riders must be 48 inches tall to ride alone or 42 inches tall to ride with an adult. While you’re here, try the other attractions, too, which include a drop tower and two roller coasters.

Frankenmuth Aerial Park 

  • Address: 1375 Weiss St., Frankenmuth
  • Phone: 989-284-0201
  • Hours: Spring: 4-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday April 26-June 9, 2019; summer: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday June 10-Sept. 2, 2019; fall: 4-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $35-$39/ages 12-plus, $30-$35/ages 10-11, $25-$32/ages 7-9, $25/all ages during the last two hours of operation

This park in Michigan’s Little Bavaria offers six courses full of bridges, ladders, zip lines and other climbing elements for every skill level. Try the newest course, the FrankenZip, for seven zip lines ranging from 15 to 35 feet high.

Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure

  • Address: Stony Creek Metropark, 3737 Southdale Drive, Washington Township
  • Phone: 800-971-8271
  • Hours: Call for details and to book a climb
  • Cost: $39/ages 10-15, $59/adults, $10/parking

This local adventure course offers 2,970 feet of treetop obstacles including rope bridges, a “Tarzan” swing and zip lines. Platforms top out at 50 feet and the longest zip line is 609 feet. Guests must take a 30-minute safety briefing before hitting the course. Kids ages 10-15 must be supervised by a participating adult. Course takes two to three hours to complete.

Howell Nature Center

  • Address: 1005 Triangle Lake Road, Howell
  • Phone: 517-546-0249
  • Hours: Call for details
  • Cost: Call for details

On select days, this nature education hub offers a seven-line zip tour above different animal habitats. Includes a half-mile of zip lining, a half- mile nature hike and encounters with live animals. All guests 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Snow Snake

  • Address: 3407 E. Mannsiding Road, Harrison
  • Phone: 989-539-6583
  • Hours: Call to make a reservation
  • Cost: $55/person

Soar along 10 different routes through the trees of central Michigan. The longest zip line offered is more than 800 feet and the tallest is more than 70 feet. Participants must be at least 7 years old, and kids ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

TreeRunner Grand Rapids Adventure Park

  • Address: 2121 Celebration Drive NE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-226-3993
  • Hours: Varies seasonally, call for details
  • Cost: $35/13 and under, $39/14-plus, $20/Junior Park, $25-$29/last call

The west-side TreeRunner Park offers 2.5 acres of aerial obstacles, including the 365-foot zip line. Check out the Junior Park for lower-to-the-ground zip lines, rope bridges and other aerial obstacles for kids ages 4-7. Kids must be at least 7 years old to climb the adult course and must be accompanied by an adult.

TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park 

  • Address: 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
  • Phone: 248-419-1550
  • Hours: 3-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday April 26-June 16, 2019,  9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday June 17-Sept. 2, 2019, 3-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday Sept. 3-Oct. 31, 2019, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Nov. 1-9, 2019
  • Cost: $38/ages 7-9, $43/ages 10-11, $48/ages 12-plus, $20/junior park, $32/last call

Guests at the TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park start on the main platform and choose from 10 routes, which includes six beginner, two intermediate and two expert courses. Most courses include a zip line and all offer different obstacles of varying levels of difficulty, including tunnels, rope swings, trapeze elements and more. Also offers a Junior Course for kids ages 4-7 a bit closer to the ground.

Wildwood Rush

  • Address: 2575 Boyne City Road, Boyne City
  • Phone: 855-ZIP-INFO
  • Hours: Call to make a reservation
  • Cost: $20/single ride, $75/full canopy tour

This one is a little far for metro Detroiters – but it’s so worth the trip. Choose from a full canopy tour, which features a series of nine different zip lines, six platforms and sky bridges; the triple-zip racing line, which offers three lines running parallel and a chance to race against your friends; single rides on the 1,200-foot lines; plus a free-fall jump and a climbing tower.

Are you a fan of other spots that offer zip lining in Michigan? Let us know in the comments.

This post was originally published in 2018 and is updated regularly. 

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