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Ziplining Across the South

Some of you may remember our travels through North Georgia earlier this year. The trip included a stop at Wildwater Ltd. for a canopy tour on the Chattooga Ridge. Canopy tour is code for ziplining for those of you who haven’t tried it yet, and Wildwater’s course is actually located in Long Creek, South Carolina, on the border of Georgia. We ziplined through the trees across 10 sections, four bridges and four lakes on 20 acres. The guides made it so safe and easy that we even had a few grandmothers in our group giving it a try. The best part was toward the end of the course when the zipline crosses Academy Lake. Flying over the water was breathtaking, and in the summertime, you’d be tempted to let go and drop right in for a dip.

We’ll let the photos and video below convince y’all, though. To find out more about Wildwater, visit www.wildwaterrafting.com/ or call 1-866-319-8870. They also offer whitewater rafting, jeep tours, ropes courses, kayaking and more on the Chattooga River, Ocoee and Pigeon Rivers in Tennessee and Nantahala River in North Carolina. Zipline rates are $79 a person or $69 a person for a group.

Photos from top are of Lake Rabun on the way to Wildwater, the Wildwater welcome sign, gear laid out for zipliners, the first zipline platform, final zipline over the lake and the veggie burger from nearby Grapes & Beans in Clayton, Georgia.

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