Michigan’s Cannonsburg, Illinois’ Chestnut Mountain Add Ziplines
Working towards the goal of making Cannonsburg Ski Area a year-round recreation area. the resort has opened a multi station zipline tour, and Chestnut Mountain opened a Soaring Eagle Zip Line adding to their summer activities.
Cannonsburg’s new zipline is one of the longest in the Heartland. The 10-station canopy tour travels through the treetops for 6,500 feet. Most Midwest multiple station tours are under a mile.
“It’s great for all ages,” said Cannonsburg’s marketing director Alycia Choroszucha. “You don’t have to be super physically fit to do it. We think it will be a big attraction for western Michigan.
The tour costs $45 and reservations are recommended.
Chestnut Mountain’s new Soaring Eagle Zip Line allows guests to take flight from the 500-foot ridge that sits above the Mississippi River. You get an eagle eye perspective of the majestic Mississippi River Valley as you fly along the zip line.
“The Soaring Eagle is a family friendly thrill ride,” exclaimed General Manager Mike Murphy. “It’s a natural fit with our other summer and winter attractions we have at Chestnut.
The zipline joins a growing list of warm-weather activities offered at Chestnut, including the Alpine Slide, mountain bike rentals, a three-mile Segway tour, Mississippi Riverboat tours, miniature and disc golf, and scenic chairlift rides. They offer lodging packages all summer long, and it makes a great base to explore the nearby historic village of Galena. Most of the town is on the National Historic Register, and was home to Ulysses S. Grant.
Photo: Top -- Chestnut Mountain adds the Soaring Eagle Zipline (Chestnut Mountain); Bottom -- Cannonsburg opens multi-station zip tour (Cannonsburg)