Lark Valley Zip Lines
Ready for another adventure? Last weekend, my hubby and I decided we would try zip lining. I actually bought a package on Groupon last month for his birthday and we didn’t have a whole lot of time these last few months, so we sort of forgot about it. Now that I’ve graduated and we’ve settled down a bit, I decided it was time. We were both super excited to try something new! I’ve actually never heard of zip lining in Indiana before… so this was a first for me!
This place is literally in the middle of nowhere. Hidden away in a little town called Shoals in Indiana, it is about an hour from Bloomington. It’s so far out in the country that I lost cell reception at the end. I guess that is the kind of place that a zip line area would be though! I was really excited to be flying through the wilderness.
Look at us go! There are 10 ziplines in the normal zipline package at Lark Valley Zip Lines. They start you out with the shortest and slowest zipline and then gradually increase the speed and length with each line. Each of the lines has you stopping yourself in the dirt, which can be a little tricky. I actually bit the dust on the 5th line and landed on my butt. It didn’t hurt or anything, but it was not the most graceful entry haha.
I was really nervous at first about zip lining at Lark Valley Zip Lines, but surprisingly after I did the first one I wasn’t scared at all. It feels very safe, and is over quite fast. It feels amazing to be soaring through the trees! A few of the lines have you zipping by trees that are pretty close to you, which can be a little freaky. Two guides go with your group on your tour, and one of them stays on one side to help you land and the other stays at the beginning of the line to make sure you are hooked onto the line properly and ready to go. I never felt like anything would go wrong!
The 8th line has two lines, so you can race a partner. I was so excited (my competitive nature coming out haha) to race my husband. He cheated somehow and beat me! Pfft. We got to go over the lake twice, which felt awesome! All of the lines took about two hours to complete, and the time flew!
We both had such a good time at Lark Valley Zip Lines… I was a little nervous because it was in the middle of nowhere, but the owners were really kind and friendly to us and we didn’t feel any awkwardness at all. There is a well displayed sign along the road telling you where to enter… make sure to follow the sign and not your GPS!
Each tour group goes out every 30 minutes and they sell water and cans of soda for $1 on-site. One downside is that they only accept cash, which we didn’t even think about so we had no money to spend! We were dying of thirst too, haha. I felt bad because people tipped our tour guides but we didn’t bring money so we couldn’t tip. So bring cash if you come here!
They recently just opened two more zip lines that are longer and faster which they offered us to add onto our package. We didn’t bring cash so we couldn’t do it, but the lines looked really cool! Maybe next time. 😉
Have you ever went zip lining before? Do you think you could brave the lines at Lark Valley Zip Lines? 😉