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Grants Mill Station Adventure Park

elements that range from 9 to more than 20 feet off the ground. Test your balance and agility by working your way from platform to platform high in the forest, crossing bridges, climbing ladders, conquering obstacles, and zooming across zip-lines. A few of the challenges found in the park include a trapeze bridge, oscillating walk, Tibetan bridge, chain loops, log tightrope walk, log suspension bridge, Himalayan bridge, trapeze, ladders, hanging wooden blocks, and more. The park’s Smart Safety Belay system is a permanently activated securing system in which the user is always hooked up to safety anchors, even when switching courses. No previous experience is needed, but children ages 4 through 13 must be supervised or accompanied by an adult. Other activities at Grants Mill Station Adventure Park include Treasure Hunt Mini Golf, Water Rollers and EuroBobbles, and the Bungy Dome. GRANTS MILL STATION ADVENTURE PARK Tuesday-Friday, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 1-7 p.m. 5405 Beacon Drive tIrondale, AL 35210 205-745-1487 t www.grantsmillstation.com

Red Mountain Park

RED MOUNTAIN PARK

Red Mountain Park consists of 1,200 acres, stretching four-and-a-half miles between the cities of Homewood and Bessemer along the ridges and hollows of the mountain from which it takes its name. Today Red Mountain Park features seven visitor destinations within an 11-mile trail system open for hiking and biking. Among the park’s attractions are the Red Ore Zip Tour Zip Lines, an adventure in which you journey from one tree house to the next by a series of zip lines and sky bridges; Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest, a treetop challenge course with 20 unique ropes course obstacles and aerial elements that include swaying bridges, tight ropes, a zip line, and more; three historic iron ore mines; two overlooks; and the SkyHy Treehouse. Coming soon, Remy’s Dog Park will feature three designated areas to accommodate large dogs, small dogs, and special needs dogs, with drinking water, hoses for onsite baths, open green space for running, and shaded areas for resting. RED MOUNTAIN PARK Park hours: Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Red Ore Zip Tour and Kaul Beanstalk Forest adventures begin at 8 a.m.; time adjusts according to daylight allowance.

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