Maybe it's not scorching hot outside, but that doesn't mean you have to sit around the house all day and watch the time go by. Kick up your heart rate and give yourself a little shot of adrenaline in Utica and nearby Chicago with adventurous activities like skydiving, zip lining and whitewater rafting right in our Northern Illinois backyard.
Let's start with jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. Feel the jitters and exhilaration as you ascend higher and higher to 13,500 where you then jump (solo or tandem) out of the aircraft, hurtling yourself closer to earth at a speed of 120 MPH. Yes, that's correct. 120MPH. Pull the cord and float gently down in silence as you take in the 360-degree, panoramic views. This is definitely one for the bucket list.
Take it down a tiny notch and replicate the feeling of flying in a zip line tour that flings you above and through the tree canopy, about 90 feet above the river valley at speeds of 45 MPH. Bring your friends and family and try out the different lines including dual cables where you can race your cohort in crime... or your mom. There are no age restrictions, but you do have to weigh between 60 and 275 lbs.
If height is not your thing, slide your kayak, "funyak" or raft into the Vermillion River or Illinois River for some white knuckle, whitewater rafting fun. Expert whitewater guides make sure you are nestled in the right life jacket and navigate every twist and turn like the pros they are. You might get a bit wet, but you likely won't even notice until the end - you'll be too busy hooting, hollering and holding on!
After all that living on the edge, let us help you return to your normal resting state with cozy cabins and relaxing whirlpool tubs right in your room!