7 Places Near Lake Erie for Ziplining, Canopy Tours, Ropes Courses and More

Let your spirits sour with our guide to a ton of Lake Erie adventures in Ohio, New York and Ontario.




1. Holiday Valley’s Sky High Aerial Park

The 5-acre Sky High Aerial Park boasts 13 courses with an array of platforms, obstacles, bridges and ziplines. New this year is the Bird Swing on the Black Widow course, where riders cross from one “bird swing” to another. “Black Widow also now has a new rope ring feature,” says marketing director Dash Hegeman. “The Sunshine course also got a bit of a reroute so it’s a slightly different experience than it was last season.” The park also features the Climbing Forest and Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster. Ellicottville, N.Y. holidayvalley.com

2. Long Point Eco Adventures

Long Point features a canopy tour and zipline experience, with eight ziplines, overlooking the Long Point Natural Wildlife Area, culminating in a 40-foot rappel to bring you back down to terra firma. After a hard day on the ropes, you can enjoy luxury glamping and a meal or drinks at the Marshview Patio, then wake up refreshed and ready to go kayaking or mountain biking. Turkey Point, Ontario. lpfun.ca

3. Lake Erie Canopy Tours

Since 2017, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake has offered canopy tours and ziplines with views over the lake and Geneva State Park. The scenery is beautiful in spring and summer, but stunning in the fall once the leaves start to change. There’s also a full ropes course, as well as nighttime zipline tours. Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. lakeeriecanopytours.com

4. Common Ground Canopy Tours

Now in its 10th year, these canopy tours are offered by Common Ground, a non-profit that runs day camps and team-building exercises. The tours zip you from tree to tree over the Vermilion River Valley, including ziplines up to 70 feet high and 850 feet long. Common Ground also features tree-climbing adventures for groups of five or more. Oberlin, Ohio. commongroundcenter.org

5. Niagara Falls Zipline

You’ve seen the falls from a boat. Why not see it from the air? You can ride a zipline through the gorge, past the American falls and land at the visitors center at the base of Horseshoe Falls. The zipline is open year-round, so you can see the falls at full power, or when they’re encased in snow and ice during the winter. Niagara Falls, Ontario. wildplay.com

6. Kalahari

The Zampezi Outdoor Water Park, now in its second year, includes a renovated zipline experience, including a freefall tower that allows riders to jump off one of the 50-foot outdoor towers and experience freefall for the first 10 to 15 feet, before being safely lowered by a jumpbelt. Sandusky, Ohio. kalahariresorts.com

7. Peek’n Peak

As part of a concerted effort to expand its offerings beyond ski season, Peek’n Peak installed the Aerial Adventure Course in 2014, and three years later, added the 2,000-foot Soaring Eagle zipline. In addition to the Soaring Eagle, there are 13 smaller ziplines found in the Aerial Adventure, including a descending zip that takes you almost straight down. Clymer, N.Y. pknpk.com