Buford and Dunwoody
Adventures in Zip Lining - Treetop Quest Dunwoody
While I’ve dreamed about zip lining in an exotic locale, I’ve only done it in our backyard. When my kids and I were given the opportunity to try Treetop Quest Dunwoody, I was nervous; they were very excited. But I took a deep breath and stepped off the ledge.
“I had to learn to trust my clip” was a phrase I never thought I’d hear at the dinner table but that’s what Sam, my 16-year-old, said after visiting Treetop Quest. We were discussing the challenging level 4 course that left their arms and legs shaking. For those who are not as adventurous, the obstacles on levels 1-3 were tough enough for me. The payoff of two long ziplines through a wooded forest and across a parking lot made the voyage worth it!
Treetop Quest is self-guided but staffed with friendly workers to help on the course or to readjust your harness. The course is broken out into multiple levels, so we could choose the pace and course that best suited us.
Eight-year-old Charlie said his favorite Treetop activities were the obstacles and zip lines. He also had fun checking out the mine cart at the end of the younger kids' Chick Pea course. Level 3 was a hit for all ages; it has the most zip lines of all the levels. Older kids will also enjoy the challenging Level 4 course.
Know before you go: At Treetop Quest, your admission fee allows 2 1/2 hours on the courses; after an instructional session you can go through them as many times as you want. Closed-toe shoes are required - no sandals or slip-off shoes - as well as a signed waiver. Participants must be at least 4 years old to zip line, and helmets are provided for ages 4-6. Be sure to make advance reservations, and consider bringing a post-zip lining lunch or snack to enjoy at one of the park's picnic tables.