Calling all aspiring Ewoks!
That reference is a bit too "Sci-fi" for ya? No sweat.
Just trade it out for "Swiss Family Robinsons."
Try "Robin Hoods" ('Prince of Thieves'-era)"
How 'bout... "Tarzans"?
Nothing? Really? ... Really?
Whatever. Moving on. Lemme put it this way:
Do you like to (/ have you ever wanted to) frolic amongst the tree tops?
Traipse across bridges festooned through a forest canopy?
Rise above the branches like some half-bird/ half-monkey/ all-explorer, presiding over all that you survey?
Yes? Sweet. (Finally!)
Sounds like you're a natural-born fan of canopy tours.
If that's the case, you can stop pinching your pennies and saving up for that trip to whatever tropical hotspot you heard about on the Travel Channel. We've got the perfect destination for ya, right here in the good ol' U.S.ofA. In the Midwest, no less.
In fact, it's located in none other than -- drumroll please -- Ohio!
Kirtland, OH, to be exact. (About a half-hour outside of Cleveland.) Gasp.
That's right, gang. After an easy-peezy 4.5-drive from Cincy, you can get your canopy-walk on at The Holden Arboretum. The newly unveiled Kalberer Family Emergent Tower and Judith & Maynard H. Murch IV Canopy Walk are 'bout to give you a whole new perspective on adventure.
Now, before you hop into the photo gallery above for a squirrel's-eye-view of the experience, take a quick sprint through these need-to-knows.
CANOPY WALK / EMERGENT TOWER
- 2016 season: April 1 through November 1.
- Open every day from 9am to 5pm.
- Extended hours (June 2 - August 25): Open Thursday nights from 5pm-8pm. Last tickets sold at 7pm.
- Both structures have finite capacity. Visitors are encouraged to call or check the website for the latest intel prior to visiting.
- Location: 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland, OH 44094
THE HOLDEN ARBORETUM
"The Holden Arboretum is an outdoor living museum that promotes the beauty and importance of trees and other woody plants to create sustainable and healthy communities in the Great Lakes region and beyond." -- Per the Arboretum itself
- Covers 3,600 acres
- Hosts more than 20 miles of hiking trails
- Home to more than 120,000 documented plants
- Recognized by the Audubon Society as an Important Bird Area
Yep, all of that goodness is right here in the Buckeye State.
Impressed (but kinda not surprised)?
Now we're on the same page.
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For a peek into the adventure, scroll back up and check out the photo gallery .
For more information, swing by the the Holden Arboretum website.