Make memories this holiday season with friends and family. Soar through forests and over water at Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center's Zip Adventures, the longest and most diverse zip line tour in all of Florida. You will always remember this airborne nature lesson as you zip past the longleaf pine and wiregrass uplands, through the hardwood hammock, and above an ox-bow lake system and Coldwater Creek. It’s all by way of 14 zip lines, three towers and two sky bridges. Zip Adventures is part of Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center, the best spot for outdoor recreation in the South. It’s all right near historic Milton, a short drive from Pensacola. You will find no condos or chain stores here. This is the Blackwater River State Forest… spring-fed rivers… secluded white sand beaches… nature at its best… Want peace and quiet? Adventures Unlimited has comfortable cabins and cottages, or space to pitch a tent if you prefer primitive camping. Want outdoors activities? Adventures Unlimited has a fleet of canoes, kayaks and tubes, family-style and group accommodations, and a full lineup of outdoor opportunities, including a ropes challenge course. It’s a popular setting for schools, businesses and groups, too. The Adventures Unlimited challenge course is the largest and highest ropes course on the Gulf Coast. Adventures Unlimited, in business for more than 20 years, can provide orienteering, scavenger hunts, corporate cup games and educational programs. Want more adventure? Check out all outdoor adventures in the Pensacola Bay area.

By Mark O'Brien