The North Shore Adventure Park is a part of Outdoor Venture Group, LLC, a company that designs, builds, and operates outdoor adventure parks in the US, a concept borrowed from Switzerland. Until now, they existed primarily on the east coast. In addition, their parks are mostly connected to larger attractions like museums and aquariums. The North Shore Adventure Park is their first midwestern endeavor and is one of the few stand-alone parks they operate.
Adventure Park Details
The park offers a kid area- called the Adventure Playground, for visitors starting at age 3. Then the courses, referred to as “trails” at the park, can be experienced by guests starting at age 7. The trails have varying levels from easy/beginner to an advanced “double black” trail that requires one to be of very sound mind and body to undertake. Those who don’t wish to climb on the trails can spend time on the ground, walking around and supporting fellow family members up in the trees. From the youngest in the family to the oldest, the North Shore Adventure Park is something everyone can enjoy- a perfect family day trip.
As the trails are all self-guided you can go at your own pace. Well, as long as you are aware of any groups coming in behind you, anyways. It is a fun adventure in the trees and a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.
How to Book and When to Go
You can book your tickets ahead of time, or just stop in and buy tickets at arrival. Be aware, on a busy Saturday there may be some wait times to start a trail. However, since the park can accommodate 120 climbers at a time, it shouldn’t be too long of a wait. They frequently run specials so check out their Facebook page and the top banner on the website to see what savings are available. The park is seasonal so add this to your “Must Do” list for your next summertime trip to the North Shore.