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Ohio’s Ozone Zipline Adventures Announces Major Expansion With Longer Zip Lines



Oregonia, OH – (November 10, 2010) — Ozone Zipline Adventures is the largest zip line canopy tour in the Midwest and it’s get­ting big­ger. Ozone is adding two new 1,500-foot-long lines which will be 200 feet above the Little Miami River and will con­nect Ozone to Fort Ancient near the North Watch.

Each 1,500-foot-long line is longer than any sin­gle line on our exist­ing course, and longer than any sin­gle zipline in Ohio,” said Jeff Merhige, Executive Director of YMCA Camp Kern which oper­ates Ozone Zipline Adventures. “When the new lines open in April we will have grown our total zip-tour length to more than a mile and a half, a nearly 50% expansion.”

The first 1,500-foot-long line will start at the top of Ozone Tower, a mul­ti­level plat­form tower where all tours begin. The zip line will con­nect to a plat­form on a des­ig­nated tree on the Fort Ancient side of the river. From this plat­form, rid­ers will con­nect to the sec­ond 1,500-foot-long zipline and zip back across the river.

As you zip out on the new river lines, the canopy will drop away below your feet…within a few sec­onds you’ll be zip­ping in 360° of open air with an amaz­ing view of the river and val­ley,” said Merhige.

The new lines will allow Ozone Zipline Adventures to offer three, hands-free, guided tours begin­ning April 1, 2011. The “Traditional Tour” will include seven zip lines and seven sky bridges. The new “River Tour” will include nine zip lines, nine sky brides and the nature trail. The new “Extended Tour” will include 11 zip lines, nine sky bridges and the nature trail. Preliminary con­struc­tion will begin in December and con­clude prior to open­ing on April 1, 2011.

According to Merhige, more than 14,000 rid­ers from 46 states and 11 coun­tries have zipped on Camp Kern’s edu­ca­tional eco-adventure since it opened in July 2009. Almost all of those out-of-town guests have stayed overnight, says Merhige, and added canoe­ing, Kings Island or other attrac­tions to their vacation.

Ozone Zipline Adventures is an exhil­a­rat­ing edu­ca­tional expe­ri­ence that com­bines the thrill of fly­ing with an envi­ron­men­tal and his­tor­i­cal cur­ricu­lum,” said Merhige. “With the expan­sion con­nect­ing to Fort Ancient, Ozone Zipline will now include a his­tory of Fort Ancient and infor­ma­tion about the fed­er­ally des­ig­nated scenic Little Miami River.”

The expan­sion was made pos­si­ble through a part­ner­ship with YMCA of Greater Dayton the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Ohio Historical Society (OHS) and Fort Ancient.

Additional Tour Details:

  • Riders must be at least ten years old and weigh at least 80 lbs. Children under the age of 16 must be accom­pa­nied by an adult or guardian
  • Reservations are required
  • The zipline canopy tour is open seven days a week April 1 through Dec. 12 (weather permitting)

Located just min­utes north of Cincinnati, Ozone Zipline Adventures is nes­tled along­side The Little Miami State and National Scenic River in Southwest Ohio, a hub of out­door activ­i­ties such as the Little Miami Bike Trail, Morgan’s Canoe Livery and Fort and world renowned his­tor­i­cal sites like Fort Ancient.

For more infor­ma­tion visit www.ozonezips.org or call (513) 932‑3756.


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