Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Harlan County, Ky., opens a mountain zipline

The construction of outdoor attractions has been on the rise in rural regions of the country eager to reap economic benefits of tourism. In Eastern Kentucky, one community hopes to draw visitors by capitalizing on the mountains that surround the town with a zip line called "Black Mountain Thunder." (Harlan Daily Enterprise photo by Anders Eld)

Anders Eld of the Harlan Daily Enterprise reports the zip line, located at the Evarts trailhead in Baileys Creek, was opened by the Harlan County Outdoor Recreation Board today, in what officials are calling a "soft opening." The grand opening will happen in October. It was designed and built by professional zip-line designer Robert Nickell. (Read more) For coverage following opening day, click here.

1 comment:

Four Eyes said...

I have thought for a while now that the mountains of East Kentucky would be a great place for a zip line. I hope this proves to be a successful venture in the community.