Adventure Center of Asheville and Wildwater Ltd. to celebrate Green Friday

Photograph courtesy of RiverLink

Press release from RiverLink:

Avoid the chaos and long shopping lines on Black Friday and join the Adventure Center of Asheville and Wildwater Ltd. for the sixth annual Green Friday at all their locations. Ages four and over can zip at KidZip or climb Treetops Park. Ages ten and over can enjoy Zipline Canopy Tours. They will donate 50 percent of all revenue to some great non-profit organizations: Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) in Asheville, RiverLink in Asheville, Trees Greenville in Upstate South Carolina, Walhalla Heritage Oaks, Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River, and Arbor Source hemlock treatment programs.

Green Friday is an alternative to Black Friday and has already generated over $10,000 in donations to plant trees and improve green spaces in our communities. Instead of standing in long shopping lines, bring the family or friends and have fun zipping and climbing. Green Friday always happens on the Friday following Thanksgiving; this year’s event will be November 25.

Aerial adventures include:

Adventure Center of Asheville:
Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, for ages 4 and over, has 60 unique climbing, zipping, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling challenges anchored to over 30 trees and towering poles tucked into a wooded park. There are five courses ranging from beginner to challenging levels.

Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures, for ages ten and over, urban zipline includes 12 ziplines and three bridges in treetop platforms on several large adventure towers with mountain and skyline views of Asheville.

Kid Zip, for ages 4-10, is America’s first zipline adventure designed for kids 4-10 years old. It includes nine Ziplines and four fun climbing elements that are “kid sized.”

Wildwater has three additional Canopy Zipline Tours in the beautiful natural forest locations of the Nantahala River, Pigeon River and Chattooga River for ages 10 and over. The Nantahala River Adventure Center also has a KidZip for ages 4-10 years old.

Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 800-451-9972 or can be booked online at or Please mention Green Friday when calling so they can pass along our appreciation for the support.

For more information: or


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.