Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park Forest Adventure Experience

Have an Adventure!

An exciting trek through the trees, the Forest Adventure Experience is a special, guided experience that allows visitors to learn about the park’s natural history and the layers of the forest by taking you up the five-story Treetop Discovery Climbing Wall, over the Forest Canopy Bridge and down the 425′ Eagle’s Flight Zip Line. The Forest Adventure Experience is a separate, ticketed attraction that requires valid general admission into Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. Adventure Tour tickets can only be purchased on site at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

The Forest Adventure Experience will be available June 9 – September 3, 2023. 

Forest Canopy Bridge

The trek begins by winding your way into the northern forest before reaching the Forest Canopy Bridge. Learn about the animals and plants that live on the forest floor and then travel through the forest understory into the trees on the canopy bridge. Fifty feet below this narrow suspension bridge Mill Creek flows into the Mill Pond. Make sure to pause and learn about the advantages and challenges wildlife have when living in the trees.

Eagle’s Flight Zip Line

Experience the adrenaline of standing on a platform, 40 feet above Mill Creek, and preparing to jump and ride the 425′ zip line to Eagle’s Landing. The Eagle’s Flight Zip Line is designed to mimic a bald eagle gliding over the pond to catch a brook trout that was spotted from a perch in the trees.

Treetop Discovery Tower Climbing Wall

The finale of the Forest Adventure Experience is the Treetop Discovery Climbing Wall, located at the base of the Forest Canopy Bridge. Scale more than five stories and learn about the various birds that call Mill Creek home while also listening to the birds’ various calls.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does it cost?
A: The Forest Adventure Experience is $11.00 per person in addition to general admission.

Q: Are there any requirements for participation?
A: Yes. All participants must:
– weigh between 50-250 pounds
– be a minimum of 4 feet tall
– wear shoes that are securely attached to your feet (no flip-flops, etc.)
– Not be wearing a skirt or dress
– sign a waiver of liability form (available upon arrival)
A PDF version of these rules can be found here.

Q: How often do experiences happen?
A: Experiences are every half hour, beginning at 10:00 a.m., and the last experience begins one hour prior to site closing (5:00 p.m., June 9 – September 3). Experiences are limited to 25 people at a time. This schedule is subject to change based on special events or school group visitation.

Q: How long do experiences last?
A: On average, the Forest Adventure Experience will be 40-45 minutes, as it is also a guided trek through the woods.

Q: Where will the experience begin?
A: After purchasing your ticket in the Visitor’s Center, head to the “Eagle’s Landing” at your designated time. This is located at the base of the zip line by the Mill Pond.

Q: Must an adult accompany a child?
A: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Q: What if it rains?
A: For safety reasons, the Forest Adventure Experience will be suspended if it rains. If you’ve already purchased your ticket you will be refunded. Regular Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park programming will continue.

Q: What if I just want to do the Eagle’s Flight Zip Line, but not the Forest Canopy Bridge, or vice-versa?
A: You can definitely only do the elements you wish to do, but the ticket remains the same price whether you do one or all of the Forest Adventure Experience elements.

Q: What happens if I or my child start the tour but want to end it early (fear of heights, etc.)?
A: Guests who wish to return early must be accompanied by an adult and will be directed back to the “Eagle’s Landing” area. Refunds will be granted if no elements of the Forest Adventure Experience have been completed.

Q: Can groups (school groups, motorcoach groups, etc.) book the Forest Adventure Experience?
A: Groups wishing to book the Forest Adventure Experience will need to arrange their visit with our Group Travel and Special Events Coordinator. Experience availability may be limited in the spring.

Q: Can I do the Forest Adventure Experience twice in the same day?
A: If there is space available, you are welcome to purchase another Forest Adventure Experience ticket for later in the same day.