A Local Zipline Adventure

Contributor: Brittany Hopkins

When you hear the word "zipline", does your mind instantly fly you away to a Costa Rican rainforest? Luckily, you don't have to fly 3,000 miles every time you feel the urge to sail through treetops.

Sonoma Canopy Tours offers a ziplining experience in a remote section of the wilderness outside the tiny Sonoma County town of Occidental. On the course, you'll fly through 11 sections that range from quick zips to long drifts through the redwoods and over a creek.

Image: Sonoma Canopy Tours

Image: Sonoma Canopy Tours

As soon as I have the opportunity to plan a surprise birthday or bachelorette party for an adventurous Urban Deer, this will be it. If you pay for 8 flights on one credit card, they'll give you 1 of the flights free. They also offer 15-30% discounts for larger groups — sounds like a pretty good deal for a small company or team building activity.

If you are thinking about taking flight this summer, give them a call soon. Their schedule books up fast!