Zipping along: Kersey Valley Zipline a fun ‘daycation’

McKenzie Brooks ziplines at Kersey Valley recently. / Zoie Nelson, Times-News correspondent

Commentary by Zoie Nelson
Times-News correspondent

   ARCHDALE — Being able to fly is something many people would love to experience and now they can at Kersey Valley. There are 14 cables that stretch about 1.5 miles that let you fly through the air anywhere from 40 to 100 feet off the ground. The views go from gorgeous wooded areas to a great view of the field where the corn maze is held every year.
Before anybody can fly they must first go through flight school, which is just a quick video showing how to correctly fly. Then all participants are required to wear a helmet, gloves and a full body harness.
“I liked feeling like I was flying through the air,” said participant McKenzie Brooks, “but it’s definitely not for everyone. It is really high off the ground and it can be pretty freaky.”
Kersey Valley is the perfect “daycation” for anybody that doesn’t mind being a little higher off the ground. Prices range from $89 or $104 depending on which course is chosen. All participants must be more than 10 years old and pass the breathalyzer test with a zero. Participants must also weigh at least 70 pounds but can’t exceed 250 pounds. During the fall, there are tours throughout Spooky Woods, its Halloween event. For more information or to make reservations call (336) 431-1700 or visit kerseyvalley

Zoie Nelson is a rising sophomore at Williams High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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