The Sandbar, once a restaurant on the shores of the Broad River near Athens, Ga., has added 11 zip lines for 2015.
Natalie Sanford, general manager, said her family has been working to transform the property into a family-friendly venue where people can enjoy the outdoors and the river.
The zip-line course, built by Signature Research of Douglasville, consists of 11 lines ranging from 100 yards to the finale, a 1,200-foot drop down the side of a hill and across the bend in the river. Riders reach average speeds of about 35 mph on the faster lines and the highest zip line suspends riders about 100 feet above the ground. The course crosses Mill Shoal Creek eight times.
“This is such beautiful country, we wanted people to be able to experience it with the least possible impact,” Sanford said. “The guys at Signature Research did a great job and took their time with the set up and training.”
The full 11-line course is $79 while a shorter 6-line course is $59. The price includes equipment, training and a professional guide.