OGO Balls

Roundtop Mountain Resort, PA
Family Friendly?:  Yes
Age Range:  Ages 6+, ages 6 and 7 must ride with a rider 14+
Restrictions:  Maximum rider weight is 275 pounds, maximum combined weight for up to 3 riders is 550 pounds
Recommendations:  OGO balls are great fun for all ages 6+.  The OGO Balls are part of an Adventure Package includes many other activities.  The sweet spot for the package seems to be families with kids ages 6 to around 14.  Teenagers and adults will enjoy the OGOs but may find the other activities to be oriented towards a younger crowd.

OGO Balls

Looking through an OGO Ball

(Updated 3/10/16) When it comes to weird outdoor activities, riding the OGO Balls at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania ranks right up there.  I had experienced their Vertical Trek canopy tour a year earlier and had a blast so I thought I would give OGOs a try.  They kept me entertained for a solid couple of hours.

OGO Balls consist of an 11 foot diameter ball with a second 6 foot ball suspended inside by 1,200 colorful cords.  Needless to say, the balls are pretty striking visually. Read more ›

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The Vertical Trek

Vertical Trek

Launching from a cliff

Roundtop Mountain Resort, PA
Family Friendly?:  Yes
Age Range:  Ages 10+
Restrictions:  Must be between 70 and 250 pounds
Recommendations: Much of the course is fairly high, around 40′.  Participants with a strong fear of heights may not enjoy this experience.  People with a moderate fear of heights should do well because the guides are very good at making them feel comfortable and secure.
Updated 3/8/16 – We enjoyed Roundtop Mountain Resorts Vertical Trek zip line tour so much a few years ago that we decided to do it again – it is worth a repeat.  This tour is completely hidden in the trees on the mountainside so don’t be fooled when you first pull in.  There are a couple of smaller zip lines near the base area but they are part of  Roundtop’s  Adventure Package, but they are not a good indication of the adventure that awaits above! Read more ›

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Sky High Aerial Adventure Park

Holiday Valley, NY
Family Friendly?:  Yes
Age Range:  Ages 7+
Restrictions:  Under 265 lbs
Recommendations: This facility is built in sections so you can control the amount of difficulty.

The Sky High Aerial Adventure Park at Holiday Valley in western New York is not really focused on zip lines.  However, they have built a fun canopy tour course that includes some very unique zip lines, so we just couldn’t resist including them in our reviews!

First, let me say that Holiday Valley is a beautiful resort that is very well maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful – they honestly seem happy to have you there.

As an added bonus, Ellicottville is just down the street. It is one of the nicest “ski” towns in the east and a really fun place to hang out year-round.  OK, enough of the love-fest, what about the course?

Reservations are required for the Aerial Adventure Park (as they call the course). They have an on Read more ›

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