The Williams Township Zoning Hearing Board in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley voted unanimously to approve the zoning application for a new high ropes course to be built on a four-acre lot located off Interstate 78.
The proposed course will be up to 65 feet above the ground, with multiple levels of difficulty and a capacity of up to 150 guests. Preliminary plans call for it to open in spring of 2023.
Michael McCreary is spearheading the project. McCreary owns and operates Lehigh Valley Grand Prix, a racetrack in Allentown, Pa. According to The Valley Ledger, he was inspired to build the ropes course after the pandemic rekindled people’s love for the outdoors.
“My family loves the outdoors,” said McCreary. “The one silver lining from the Covid-19 experience is that it taught a lot of people that they love to be outdoors as well. We want to encourage people to get off technology, enjoy experiences together, and push their comfort boundaries.”
The new outdoor operation will have space to cater to groups and will host live music and entertainment. McCreary is seeking food and beverage vendors, including a brewery, to set up shop on the site.