If pedal to the metal is your speed, a pure adrenaline rush is what you seek, and you think life is not really lived unless it is lived on the edge, let Wisconsin be your haven for adventure. In addition to snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking and other silent, more subdued offerings, Wisconsin is your place for high-speed, high-flying and action-packed sports and activities, too. Leave fear in the dust and check out these adventures.
Air travel like never before… in a wicker and leather gondola! A majestic ride under a red, white and blue hot air balloon awaits you in Green Lake County. Take in the beautiful scenery as you float in the sky high above the tree tops. This is a ride you won’t soon forget.
Experience the thrill of soaring and gliding from 3,000 feet or higher all the way to the ground beneath you. Aboard a sailplane with an FAA certified pilot, learn some basic maneuvers and the use of the controls allowing you to steer the glider. Take in the views that stretch for miles and miles and let your fear of flying slip away as you glide effortlessly to the ground.
Crash through whitewater rapids on the exciting Peshtigo and Menominee Rivers as you help maneuver your raft. This unforgettable ride is one of the most thrilling available in the Midwest, and along the way you can expect to see some of Wisconsin’s most scenic unspoiled wilderness as you rest during some calm stretches of your journey. Tighten your helmet and life preserver and get ready for the thrilling ride of your summer.
Conquer your fear of heights and climb higher than you ever thought you could at Adventure Rock. Whatever your climbing ability – from newcomer to the sport to the more experienced – Adventure Rock is the perfect place to find your footing. Experience their variety of climbing terrain on their more than 12,000 square feet of climbing surface.
Pure, exhilarating excitement for ages 8-80! Clip into their six ziplines sending you from tower to tower in amongst the tree tops along cables strung between platforms. Zooming across the lines at heights from 10-100 feet in the air, enjoy dangling your feet and zipping across the terrain below. Great adventure for the whole family!
Perhaps the quintessential daredevil experience, there is no rush quite like jumping out of a plane and deploying a parachute to guide you safely to the ground. Choose one of these Wisconsin businesses to fly you high in the sky, open the door, and let you freefall towards land. Once you’ve done this, what fear can’t you overcome?