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Pocono TreeVentures Aerial Ropes Course & Zip-Lining - A Great Place To Explore With Kids

Are you ready for an outdoor adventure of a lifetime? Head to Pocono TreeVentures! 

Located in Stroudsburg PA, in the picturesque foothills of the Pocono Mountains, Pocono TreeVentures offers up an incredible suspended aerial ropes course. With varying levels of difficulty for both kids(ages 4+) and adults, this course is the ultimate playground for thrill seekers of all ages. They are also now home to 1,000 ft. dual racing zip-lines; the Zip Racer! 

After grabbing your gear, the friendly and knowledgeable staff helps to fit your harness. Next, it's on to a safety course where you'll learn about the color coded tweezles, and how to attach/secure your clips and trolley (for the zip-line) to the lines. Finally, it's off to explore high above the ground in the trees, in their ropes course that's seemingly, straight off the pages of "Swiss Family Robinson".

Pocono TreeVentures' Aerial ropes course offers 5 levels of difficulty. We started in the beginners course and explored 2 levels that were age appropriate for our children. You can choose to explore the course as far you would like/ feel comfortable with (age permitting). Each level of the course presents a new challenge and the height of the course increases with each advanced level. The peak element is raised 30 feet off the ground! This impressive course is comprised of 66 elements in total, and sits on 14 scenic acres.
This is an amazing confidence builder for kids! As you make your way through the elements of the course,  you are completely in control and responsible for attaching / unhooking your own clips and trolley from the lines in the course.  Keep in mind, there is staff on-hand if help is needed, however, guests are largely expected to move through the course on their own. It was completely amazing to watch as our children gained more and more confidence in their own abilities and physical capabilities, as they moved through each element of the course! 
As a mother, I was admittedly concerned about the safety factors upon arrival. Though I was quickly assured after going through the staff-lead safety course, and after learning more about the unique SAFE LINK Safety "intelligent belay" system used at Pocono Tree Ventures. Check out our kids zip-lining from element to element in the video below; they connected their own clips and trolley to the lines; they are 7 & 9 years old!

Overall, our visit to Pocono Tree Ventures was amazing! Friendly knowledgeable staff  and awesome course. Truly, an adventure like no-other!  We will definitely be returning for more fun with the kids this fall!

More about Pocono Tree Ventures:
Spend the day up in the trees while you climb, balance and zip through the 66 elements of the Pocono TreeVentures aerial ropes course. Great for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts from beginner to expert, the family outdoor aerial forest adventure offers five courses of varying levels of difficulty. Pocono Zip Racer, 1,000 ft dual racing zip lines is now open and part of the park too! Each course consists of "bridges" between tree platforms that are constructed of rope, cable and wood configurations that challenge you with aerial tightropes, swinging log steps, moving platforms and rope net climbs. Be prepared to  see the world from above with the highest point of the advanced course being over 30 feet off the ground.

The course was designed and constructed by Outdoor Ventures Group builders of successful aerial ropes parks throughout the Country. Unique SAFE LINK Smart Safety "intelligent belay" System with double-connected safety clips that help keep guests locked to a safety line. Sited on 14 acres, the course takes guests through a series of experiences that allows them to move through the trees at varying heights and difficulty levels. You'll put on a safety harness and be given instruction by trained staff prior to entering the beginner course - then it's up to you to make it fun. Each course offers a different challenge level-try one, two or all five courses.

Tree Ventures Ropes Course and Zip Racer are open year-round, weather permitting.

To learn more about Pocono TreeVentures visit them online at or call (800) 446-0231

*Disclosure: Admittance to Pocono Tree Ventures was provided for review purposes. All opinions expressed are our own.

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