North Shore Adventure Park: Climb and Zip
North Shore Adventure Park
Silver Bay, Mile Marker 54
The North Shore Adventure Park is the hottest new attraction on the North Shore! Now in its 3rd season, this high ropes course and zipline experience is a must-do while on the North Shore MN! Expect a fun challenge, lots of laughs, and a unique adventure in the outdoors.
Unleash your inner jungle animal on the challenge courses which include 65 aerial obstacles and 10 zip lines. There are 6 different trails with 5 levels of ability. There’s also the Lil Rascals Adventure Park for kids age 3-6. The park is open May – October.
Read on for more details!
This unforgettable experience will have you bonding with your kids, friends, and family as you make your way through the challenging obstacles, and race on the 400-foot dual ziplines!
The main park has 6 different trails with 5 levels of ability, open to Adults and kids ages 7+. Each trail offers a series of high ropes obstacles and ziplines as a combined experience. Start on an easy course to learn the ropes (pun intended!). Climb at your own pace to move up to harder courses. Each trail graduates to being higher off the ground, and having more difficult obstacles. Before you know it, you’ll be conquering the bouncy flying rings, the swinging step bridge, and the giant hanging U ropes!
But make no mistake, this isn’t just for kids! The most difficult course – The Black Storm – is pretty darn tough! It’s a great challenge for any kind of athlete – young or old.
The good part is that you can go as far as you want, or you can do the same course over and over. It is all about having fun, building confidence, and sharing a unique outdoor experience with friends and family.
Safety at the North Shore Adventure Park
Safety is the #1 priority at the North Shore Adventure Park! Their staff undergoes at least 40 hours of training in order to provide the best possible experience and keep you safe.
Once you check in for your reservation, you’ll attend the safety briefing. Watch a video and a staff demonstration about safety procedures including how to use the “always locked on” system which ensures that you’re always attached to the course.
Next, the staff will get you into your harness and bring you to the practice course. The practice course gives you a chance to do a dry-run using the “always locked on” system, which is not difficult, but you’ll want to get the hang of it before getting on the course.
Note – gloves are required, and you will want to use them to protect your hands from the rope and cable. Gloves are available for purchase, you can borrow some for free, or you can bring your own.
The safety briefing and practice takes about 30 minutes. After that, start your adventure on the high ropes courses and ziplines! But you’re not going to be alone! Staff is stationed around the park to give assistance either from the ground or in the air to climbers that need help.
Fun to Play and Fun to Watch
If you don’t climb, you’ll have just as much fun watching and cheering your friends and family as they crush the course! There are trails and benches on the ground where you can follow your people as you watch. It’s also a great video and picture-taking opportunity.
Get a picnic table and keep a home base for your group. You could also bring your own camp chairs.
Fun to play and fun to watch!
Activity for Little Kids on the North Shore
The North Shore Adventure Park is the only attraction on the North Shore offering activities specifically for ages 3-6. There are easy obstacles that are low to the ground, and a short zipline. It’s a safe and fun challenge for little ones! Help your lil’ rascal through the course and watch them build confidence as they navigate the obstacles.
There are reservable picnic tables stationed around the park. Set up a home base and make the most of your time at the park. Pack a picnic or order take-out from a local restaurant. Click here for my Restaurant and Picnic Guide.
Bring Your Group to the North Shore Adventure Park
This is a great activity for groups! Whether it’s a youth group, sports team, corporate group, family reunion, or birthday party – it will be the most memorable group or party experience that you’ve had in a while (or ever!). The park offers a discount for booking 15 or more people.
Tips for planning your day at the North Shore Adventure Park.
- Make a reservation online in advance to ensure that you can book the time that you want. Space fills up fast. You’ll also save money vs. paying the walk-up rate.
- Save $5 per ticket with coupon code NSE! Not valid with any other offers.
- If you didn’t plan ahead, that’s ok. Still book online instead of at the window – even if it’s last minute.
- Arrive 20 minutes prior to your reservation time.
- Bring a refillable water bottle (they have water coolers), snacks, sunscreen, and bug spray (especially bug spray!).
- Wear close-toed shoes or sneakers. You will not be allowed on the course with inappropriate footwear.
- Note there is a weight limit of 265.
- Minors need supervision by a parent or guardian. Note that if you have kids 7 – 13 that may want to advance to harder courses, they require supervision on the course. So if your child is climbing alone (without an adult partner on the course) take a special look at this. See the age guidelines for ropes courses and ziplines for more details.
- Porta-potties are available.
- Plan to pack out your trash.
How to Get There
The North Shore Adventure Park is in Silver Bay, Minnesota. On Highway 61, mile marker 54, turn at the stoplight onto Outer Drive. Take an immediate right onto the frontage road for parking. Parking is on the frontage road, there is no big parking lot. The below map shows a shaded area which is the climbing park, and a yellow line which is the frontage road/parking.
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