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Let's Take It Outside with Misty Wells video: Ziplining is sky-high adventure

Ziplining at Empower Adventures Tampa Bay. [Photo courtesy of Misty Wells]
Ziplining at Empower Adventures Tampa Bay. [Photo courtesy of Misty Wells]
Published Jun. 12, 2019

Ziplining is a great way to cool off and add some high-flying outdoor adventure to your summer. For centuries, evidence shows that ziplines were used in the Himalayas and other mountainous regions for transportation and to send and receive supplies. In many places, ziplines are used as an alternative to bridges, because they are much quicker and cheaper to build and use. Ziplining is a great way to explore nature without leaving a big carbon footprint, and many ziplines are considered eco-friendly outdoor adventures. Grab the kids and head out to Oldsmar to a place called Empower Zipline Park. It's a great way to do some high-flying this summer, and it's right in your own backyard.

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