Here’s an adventure to write home about. EcoSafaris at Forever Florida has a new attraction that is equal parts thrilling and relaxing.The Cypress Canopy Cycle, launched in mid-2011, was created by a high-tension cable stretched between the tree tops and a custom Canopy Cycle vehicle (think reclined bicycle) for an unusual stroll through the sky. The cables serve as a track for an hour-long trek high above the Forever Florida Wildlife Conservation Area, a 4,700-acre wildlife conservation haven. The course weaves through different vegetation levels reaching up to 25 feet in the air. Not too shabby.
Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you pedal your way through pine flatwoods and Turkey Slough, a pristine example of Florida’s forested wetlands. Keep your eyes peeled for white tail deer, woodpeckers and other wetland forest inhabitants. Guests will also fly high over the living space of long time resident George, a 13-foot alligator who has called Forever Florida home for over 60 years.
The course is designed to be enjoyed by guests ages 10 and up. Enjoy this mile high run of fun for only $45.
(4755 N. Kenansville Road, St. Cloud, 407-957-9794, www.foreverflorida.com)