We understand that there are a ton of amazing outdoor activities calling out your name here in the Green Mountain State – however, after spending the afternoon 30 feet up in the air, flying through the trees, we suggest that you bump TimberQuest to the top of your list. Located directly on Magic Mountain in Londonderry, TimberQuest is the next evolution in aerial adventure courses. We’ve listed our Top 5 Reasons why you should plug TimberQuest into the family GPS and start your Quest ASAP.
1. You’re not too big or small, young or old…you’re juuuuuust right.
Paying homage to it’s ski mountain location, there are different ‘trails’ you can take through the canopy – green, blue, red, and black diamond – all with varying levels of difficulty depending on how adventurous you want your afternoon to be. When we were there, we saw kids as young as 6, and heard stories of a gentleman (no, no…a hero) in his low 80’s (!) who had tamed the course.
2. There’s a 350 foot long zipline (!!!)
Yes, you read that correctly – you will be hurtling through time and space (ok, at least through space) for a length that is longer than a football field. Best part? No 290lb. defensive end waiting to put a stop to your run – instead, just a smooth landing zone.
3. Get that workout in without a treadmill.
Nobody actually likes going to the gym. However, we’ve never seen so many smiles and hollers of joy coming from people who are actually getting in a killer workout before in our lives. Seriously, if gyms were always this happy and filled with laughter we’d go way more often. Maybe. Alright, who are we kidding – we’ll just stick with TimberQuest.
4. All that bonding.
No, not James Bond (although you will feel very 007 when you’re strapping in to the next zipline), we’re talking family bonding. There’s something about acting like a kid again and just playing in the trees that really brings you all together. Also, if you’re anything like we were, you’ll have plenty of shared moments with the instructors as they give pointers from below and lend a helping hand, which is great because they’re all awesome. Plus, they are bound to secrecy and would never tell a soul if you keep needing a boost of moral support. Not that that happened. At all. We were professionals.
5. Ultimate bragging rights.
So, you’ve proved to the kids that you are hard as steel and a true conquerer of your Quest. That’s great, now go and join them on the Black course, quit pounding your chest and hollering all about, ya’ goof!