The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens

Spend time in the trees during your next outing with 5 aerial trails on beautiful Cape Cod, two miles from Town Neck Beach. The Adventure Park offers a mixture of fun, learning, cooperation, skill challenges, and self-esteem building. Climbers wear safety harnesses clipped onto secure cables throughout their climb as well as a safety and equipment briefing and practice time before starting their climbing adventure.Visits typically include climbing time for more than one trail for each climber. Trails include climbing elements such as rope or cable bridges, tubes, as well as zip lines. Interpretive Forest Walk, on the ground, explains history of Cape Cod, the life cycle of trees, plant identification, and more. Picnic tables. Combo tickets with Museums & Gardens also available.
Contact Info
Address: 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563. Barnstable County. Tel: 508-866-0199. Email: info@capecodtrees.orgWebsite: www.heritageadventurepark.orgHrs: Spring, Summer, Fall - see website for details. Contact: Pam Salokangas, General Park Manager,, 508-866-0199.
Trip Info
Grade Level: 2nd-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hrs. Cost: Individual & Group Pricing Available. Combo tickets with Museums & Gardens also available. Call for details.

Zip Lines Fun Facts

The experience of a zip line course actually boils down to science. For example, if you want to go faster, tuck your knees and arms in to make your body as small as possible and reduce friction.

If you want to slow down, spread your body out like a star to increase the force of the air slowing you down.

How does the equipment differ between younger and older campers – do younger, smaller campers use different equipment than a counselor in their 20s?

Have your campers talk and think about what goes into designing a zip line course – about how many trees do you think were cleared to make way for the lines?

Don’t hesitate to ask your guide to explain these questions and the science behind the zip line course.