H.A.P Blog

Did Father’s Day sneak up on you this year?


All of us at Highlands Aerial Park love our dads and we are sure you do too! Book a zipline tour for you and your dad today and we will let him zip for free! All dads zipping with us this Sunday, June 18th get to zip for free with a paying family member!

Guide Training: Part Two!

Guide Training

Today was the final day of training with Cory Wells and The Challenge Towers Training Curriculum. This week, the guides learned everything they needed to know in order to become a successful guide. This including topics such as teaching our guests how to gear up, what to do in various emergency situations, and how to…

Staff Spotlight: Guide Training!


This week’s staff spotlight lands on the 11 guides who are joining us this year for their first season! Today begins their week-long training course, the first step in becoming a certified guide. This week they will spend 40 hours training with Cory Wells, a certified trainer, from Challenge Towers. Cory and the Challenge Towers…

“It’s on my Bucket List”

Bucket List Views

Whether we admit it or not, every one of us has a bucket list. For some that list includes things like visiting their childhood home but for most, it includes things outside of our comfort zone. In a recent survey, riding a zipline through the mountains ranked in the top five items on individuals’ bucket…

Ecotourism and the Digital Age: Digital Waivers

Digital Waivers

Ecotourism is a massive portion of our the Western Carolina and Northeast Georgia’s income. We are lucky to live in an area so rich with natural beauty and outdoor activities. The mountains are covered in hiking trails and waterfalls, the valleys are home to beautiful lakes and rivers. This combination allows are economy to be teeming…

Memorial Day Weekend


HAPpy Memorial Day from all of us at Highlands Aerial Park! Experts estimate that the Civil War claimed between 620-700 thousand lives, approximately 2% of the nations population. Following the Civil War, towns across the nation held ceremonies and prayer vigils for the fallen soldiers and their families. In 1868, General John A. Logan designated…

Staff Spotlight: Artt Olivaris

Artt Olivaris

In recognition of Memorial Day, we have moved this week’s Staff Spotlight to today! This week’s Spotlight lands on Artt Olivaris. Artt is in his second season with HAP and is one of the hardest working employees at the park. Prior to coming to Highlands Aerial Park, Artt held several occupations and received a degree…

Free Ice Cream!

Free Ice Cream!

Your adventure at Highlands Aerial Park just got a whole lot sweeter! During our off-season remodel, we installed an Ice Cream Freezer in the Tree House! While we’ve always believed our zip lines are World Class, we want you to leave feeling like you’ve had an all-encompassing World Class Experience! Ice Cream is just one…

Staff Spotlight with Tristan!

Tristan Swan

In the coming weeks, we will be adding staff biographies to our website. This is another way we are working to provide our guests with a truly World Class Experience by allowing them to learn a little about their guides before they even arrive at the Aerial Park! In addition, this week begins our weekly…

Armed Forces Day


At Highlands Aerial Park, we are proud supporters of the United States Armed Forces. All season long we offer 10% off for anyone with a military ID. However, in recognition of Armed Forces Day, we would like to offer Buy One Get One Free zipping for all Active and Retired military personnel this Saturday and…