A contemplative walk in the woods is all well and good, but if you've ever wanted to hurtle past a squirrel's front door, 40 feet above the forest floor, like a latter-day Tarzan, a new business coming to a Cook County forest preserve aims to help you out.
Go Ape — a Maryland-based business that has built treetop adventure parks across the nation — starts work next week building five zip lines and other high-altitude attractions in Bemis Woods, near west suburban Western Springs.
Swinging through the treetops won't come cheap. A two- or three-hour pass will set back adults $57, and children $37.
But Arnold Randall, general superintendent of the Cook County Forest...