March 9, 2016 Written by

His full name was Rocket J. Squirrel, but his best friend called him “Rocky.” Rocky belonged to the Sciuridae family and what the flying squirrel may not have wanted you to know is that he was a medium-sized rodent.

His friend Bullwinkle J. Moose was a moose, always optimistic, consistently loyal, good natured to a fault and somewhat challenged intellectually. The two lived in a chilly town in Minnesota about 1,000 miles from Highlands, North Carolina, the home of The Park on Main®, the luxury, pet –friendly hotel (and some really fun zip lines).

Our point in recounting this tale of odd bromance between Rocky and Bullwinkle has to do with aerodynamics: Rocky had an unnerving tendency to fly – at really, really fast speeds. Here, among the Southern Appalachian Mountains, we would call that riding the zip line.

While fictitious Rocky could override the laws of gravity by a simple act of his will, we nonfiction entities must rely on zip lines to send us sailing over hill and dale. Frostbite Falls, Minnesota had Rocky to comb the horizon for or to seek refuge from Pottsylvania federal agents Boris and Natasha. Guests at The Park on Main® can go zip lining in Highlands, NC

What is Zip Lining?

Zip lining in Highlands, NC

Zip lining involves a pulley attached to a stainless steel cable with ends mounted far apart on mountainous or hilly slopes. Zip liners (in a kind of slower-motioned Rocky flight) slide from point to point fastened to the free-moving pulley as it descends across scenic views. Zip lines may be short or long and may elicit various reactions from first-time users, such as “wheee; woo hoo;” “giggle, snort, chuckle;” “waaa aaah aaah aaah” or, occasionally, “AAAAAH, HELP ME, LORD!”

In any event, Rocky would be proud. For those brave-of-heart explorers of the wild blue yonder, we point to Highlands Aerial Park, 9625 Dillard Road, Scaly Mountain, North Carolina. Look up in the air. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a zip liner. This adventure park packs tons of fun and shazaam and awesomeness for all ages and inclinations – zip lines, nature trails and other outdoor amenities – to suit both the high-flying Rockys and the clumsy, earth-bound Bullwinkles among us. Call 828-528-8773 for more information.

You plan on zip lining in Highlands, NC soon?  Now here’s something we hope you’ll really like. Make reservations at our pet-friendly hotel today!

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About The Park on Main

The Park on Main hotel is located in the quaint village of Highlands, North Carolina, a picturesque mountain retreat nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. A boutique style hotel, the Park on Main offers 24 luxury suites, each facing an exquisitely landscaped central park-like garden terrace.

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