Looking For the Best Michigan High Ropes Course & Zip Line Experience? Let Us Tell You About the Adventure Park…
The Adventure Park at Frankenmuth is an “aerial forest ropes park” consisting of about 60 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood, and rope to form bridges and zip lines.
Groups of these bridges or “elements” link together to form separate courses though the trees. Although every course has zip lines on them, there is much more fun than just zip lining to be had! There are five courses in total, for ages seven to adult, with challenge levels suitable for every age and skill level–from beginner to expert. Each person selects the course(s) they want and climbs at their own pace.
All our participants receive a thorough briefing before climbing and wear safety harnesses clipped to safety cables throughout their time in the trees. Our staff is available throughout the Park to answer questions or assist whenever desired.
The Adventure Park is all about active participation as there are no motorized rides in the park. The trails are designed for everyone to enjoy, and designated as Yellow, Green, Blue and Black–similar to ski trails. As one progresses through the difficulty levels, the bridges require more balance, agility, focus and arm strength. Your time in the park is not a heart pumping activity and you do not have to be a body builder to make it through the trails. Kids, teens, adults and seniors find their comfort zone and seek greater challenges when they choose. There is no ‘correct’ way of crossing the bridges. Each bridge calls upon the climber to find his or her own mix of strategy, balance and strength to proceed from platform to platform.
Other than park rules, the only requirement we have is that your harness be properly worn and you are always attached by one of your carabineers (safety clips) to the safety cables on and between each platform. Our staff will show you how to use the equipment. The Adventure Park employs an “always locked on” climbing system, which utilizes interlocking carabineers. This innovative safety system virtually eliminates the potential of a climber becoming detached from a safety line while in the trees.
What are the Park Hours and Season Dates?
The park is now closed for the season.
We welcome all group appointments(weather permitting.) Contact our office to book an appointment at (248) 429-7177.
What trails are kids allowed to climb by age?
Please visit our Rules Page to see a chart that shows which trails each age group can climb
What is the FrankenZip™?
The FrankenZip™ is a new course opening in the Spring of 2016. It features a Zip Line only experience. Over 850 linear feet of zip lines are included in the FrankenZip™. Separate tickets are available to to the FrankenZip™ for those who wish to Zip Line only! Age restrictions apply.
What are the ticket prices?
More information, including our group rates, can be found on the Adventure Park Ticket Pricing page
Is a ticket required to watch my friends/family climb?
Tickets are only required for guests who are climbing. Observers are always welcome in the park.
What is the time duration of the ticket?
Tickets in the main Park are valid for two hours. You are encouraged to be prepared prior to buying your tickets (i.e. restrooms, snacks and dressed properly) so you can maximize your time in the park. Ticket sales end one hour before closing but if purchasing a ticket this late in the day, you will not get a full 2 hours hours of climbing.
Are reservations required?
Reservations are required for all tickets! Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to contact our office to learn about eligibility for reduced prices. For more information, please see our Groups Page.
What clothing should I wear?
Wear fitted clothing that does not allow anything to hang loose or get tangled in cables and rope. Long hair and jewelry should not be left loose. Sneakers or hiking shoes are recommended. Flip-flops and sandals are not acceptable.
What equipment is provided?
A harness and gloves are provided with your admission ticket. New gloves are also available for purchase.
Is there a height, age or weight restriction?
There is no height restriction for the ropes courses and zip lines. The trails are for ages 7 to adult. However for our younger climbers, there are age restrictions on which trails can be used. For example, 7 and 9 year olds can use the yellow trail with supervision but need to be accompanied by an adult on the green trail (1 adult per 2 children). You must be 10 years of age to use the blue trails with adult participation. A chart with participation and supervision requirements is on the ropes courses general rules page. Whenever adult participation is required the 1:2 adult/child ratio must be met. Regarding a weight restriction, the limit is 265 pounds.
Do I have to be really fit to do the trail?
Most people that lead an active lifestyle and are in good health should not have any difficulty in completing many of the trails. You are able to proceed at a pace that is comfortable to you. You are also welcome to leave the ropes course and take a break. Unlike the purple, yellow and green trails, the black trails are very challenging.
How difficult are the trails?
The trails range from easier (yellow) to advanced (black diamond). Relative to each persons ability, the trails are very manageable but become more physically challenging as you progress to more difficult trails. If you have not been up in the air before you may be unsettled at first about being 10 feet above the ground on a yellow trails or 20 feet above the ground at points on a green trails. Very quickly you will begin to have fun with the challenges and the height above the ground will not be your main focus. Your focus becomes being balanced and efficient on each bridge you are crossing. You will be secure and safe in your harness as long as you are Always Attached. Being attached to your lifeline is the most important requirement to remember and you are responsible to be Always Attached.
Can the rope course operate in the rain?
The Adventure Park can still be fun while it is raining. However, the park will close for severe weather such as heavy rain, thunderstorms and high winds. If small storm systems are moving through the area we try to stay open and ask our guests to take a break while they pass. Call before you travel to confirm the operating schedule.
Is the Adventure Park certified?
Designed by Swiss alpine mountaineers, The Park is built to the standards of the ACCT (Association of Challenge Course Technology) specifications, among the most stringent ropes course safety standards in the world. The Park was built, and is currently maintained by Outdoor Venture Group, LLC. You can find out more about them at www.outdoorventures.us or contact them for more information at [email protected] or call (203) 692-4900.
What food services are available?
The Park operates a small Adventure Store on site which sells hot and cold beverages, snack items and souvenirs. For groups, we can provide suggestions on local pizza delivery options as well as restaurants which can provide in-park catering.
Are we allowed to bring our own food?
Is there a fee for parking?
No, parking is free for all guests.
Are private or group lessons available?
All participants will be provided adequate training, so lessons are not required. If desired, arrangements can be made to hire a guide. If interested, please call ahead to make sure that one is available. More information about guides can be found on our Guide FAQ page.
Do you offer season passes?
Season Pass are available from our Shop Now page.
Are Adventure Park gift certificates available?
Yes, they can be purchased at the Adventure Park and online.
What are the driving directions?
Information on how to get to the park can be found on the Directions page.
The Adventure Park is Open Rain or Shine, so we recommend dressing for the weather! In the event of severe weather (such as thunder, lightning, or high winds) the courses may close. Although we are unable to offer refunds, in the event of any course or park closures, your time may be extended, or vouchers will be made available for you to use towards future climbs that season!