The quiet town of Lemont, Illinois is about to about to be put on the map all thanks to the vision of two highly successful entrepreneurs who have decided to take their love for outdoor recreation and share it with the world in an almost 300-acre outdoor adventure park as stated by chicagobusiness.com. Their outdoor park, called The Forge will be located at the Quarries at Lemont and will have the tallest zip line tower in the United States.
Fanatics of outdoor recreation will have a chance to take in miles and miles of trails for biking and running, the park will also have obstacle courses, aerial challenge courses, tower climbing, ziplining, flatwater paddling, rappelling and more. The Forge will also have a restaurant and large amphitheater for events and concerts. But the crowning feature of the adventure park is the planned 120-foot multi-tower, situated between two 90 foot towers that will have zip lines between that will extend from 850 to 1,050 feet.
Image provided by The Forge: Lemont Quarries (https://www.forgeparks.com/)
Activities at The Forge Will Include:
Hiking & Running Trails
Aerial Challenge Courses
Just this past year, the township of Lemont and The Village have signed off on a partnership with Gladwin and Bacon to allow the company access to start building the adventure park. In the partnership, The Forge will be adding in hiking, running and biking trails, while also clearing the acres of land of invasive plants and trees which have taken over a good portion of the area.
These trails will be free to the public. Other activities in the park will range from $20 for single activities, $60 for a day pass and $12 for a children’s zone that’s perfect for kids aged 3 to 13. Guests will be able to purchase season passes, all access passes or single activity passes based on what they’d like to experience.
Gladwin calls their planned outdoor recreation park as the “world’s biggest jungle gym” and plans to have the first phase of the park complete by summer 2020. Learn more about The Forge at the Lemont Quarries here.
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