Connecting with the urban forest is being made entertaining in novel ways. Whether it is strolling along a walkway in a botanical garden or zip-lining through the forest canopy people are getting close to nature. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is home to the Kendeda Canopy Walk, a 600-ft/ 180m long 12 ft/ 3m wide skywalk from a bluff into the branches of hardwoods (oaks, hickories and poplars) that allows the visitors to take in the aerial view of the urban forest from around 40 feet in the air through the treetops of the Storza Woods.
Inventive ways to attract people to the forest has been a successful undertaking in Ontario. An Eco-tourism success story with franchises located across Canada and the U.S. Abraska Treetops combines engineering, design and trained Guides to make their aerial tree adventures safe, educational & entertaining. Bookings can be made for adults, children, clubs and groups of all types. Whether Adult or child there are activities to suit beginner, intermediate or advanced; tree climbing, zip lining, tarzan nets, monkey lines, night climbing, nature trails and more.