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Long Point Eco-Adventures: The Views are Spectacular!
Long Point Eco-Adventures offers unforgettable outdoor adventure tours and vacation packages combining education and adrenaline-filled action. Book your next great adventure in Norfolk County today.
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Looking for a unique vacation experience or an outdoor adventure that is out of the ordinary? From ziplining through Carolinian forest to stargazing at Canada’s newest public astromical observatory to canoeing and kayaking down Big Creek into Long Point Biosphere, our mission is to provide eco-friendly adventures that develop new skills and provide exciting experiences for corporate teams, youth and school groups, families and visitors.
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Zipline & Canopy Tours
The views are spectacular! Glide through the Carolinian forest on a world class 2½ hour zipline and canopy tour adventure. This thrilling tour includes 8 zip lines, 2 suspension skybridges, 14 platforms and a 40-foot rappel. Travel high above the forest floor and take in the views overlooking Long Point Bay World Biosphere and Turkey Point Marsh. Fun and knowledgeable guides will always be with you with you. Historical & Ecological narratives included.
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A zip-line (also known as a flying fox, foefie slide, zip wire, aerial runway, aerial ropeslide, death slide or tyrolean crossing) consists of a pulley suspended on a cable mounted on an incline. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable, usually made of stainless steel, by holding on or attaching to the freely moving pulley. Zip-lines come in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment. They may be short and low, intended for child’s play and found on some playgrounds. Longer and higher rides are often used as a means of accessing remote areas, such as a rainforest canopy. Zip-line tours are becoming popular vacation activities, found at outdoor adventure camps or upscale resorts, where they may be an element on a larger challenge or ropes course.
The term “flying fox” is most commonly used in reference to a small-scale zip line typically used as an item of children’s play equipment, except in Australia and New Zealand where it also refers to professional forms of zip-line equipment.
In a flying fox the pulley(s), attached to the car, is fixed to the cable. The car itself can consist of anything from a simple hand grip, with the user hanging underneath, or a bucket for transporting small items to a quite elaborate construction, perhaps including a seat or a safety strap. Children’s versions are usually not set up with a steep incline, so the speeds are kept relatively low, negating the need for a means of stopping.
In order to be propelled by gravity, the cable needs to be on a fairly steep slope. Even then the car will generally not travel completely to the end (although this will depend on the load), and some means of safely stopping the car at the bottom end is sometimes needed. It can be returned by several means, a line leading from the car to the uphill end being the simplest.
The zip-wire is not a recent invention. It has been used as a transportation method in some mountainous countries. In some remote areas in China, zip lines serve the purposes of bridges across rivers. Referred to as “an inclined strong”, one appears in The Invisible Man by H.G Wells, published in 1897, as part of a Whit-Monday fair.
In 1739, Robert Cadman, a steeplejack and ropeslider, died when descending from Shrewsbury’s St Mary’s Church when his rope snapped.
Alberto Santos-Dumont used a direct ancestor of the zip-line in the spring of 1906 for a method of testing various characteristics of his 14bis pioneer era canard biplane, before it ever flew under its own power later that year.
Post time: 12-26-2016