Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Zip-lining over Grand Falls, New Brunswick

Crossing Grand Falls on a zip-line.

Looking across the gorge
Most of my posts are written to propose experiences that others can easily replicate.  That said, I'm not sure how accessible Grand Falls, New Brunswick is to most New Englanders.  

I happened across this adventure when attending a teaching conference at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone, Maine.  This small farming town is located just two miles from the Canadian Border and is an over 5 hour drive from Portland.  

A Changing Waterfall

On an afternoon off, a group of teachers drove the 12 miles across the border to the town of Grand Falls, New Brunswick.  The Saint Johns river runs through this small, potato farming town, and creates  impressive falls at the center of town.  Zip Zag is a zip-line operation that offers a man-made adventure across the river.  Individual cost is $40 and if in a group $30.  This includes two, 16 second trips across the gorge with views of waterfalls, rock strata, and bridges.  

Although Grand Falls might not be in your immediate travel plans, I recommend you try zip-lining in your near future!  This adventure gets your adrenaline spiked and a breath of fresh air.

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