Michael Smith

As the President of ArborTrek Canopy Adventures, LLC, Michael is dedicated to providing novel, adventure experiences to individuals, small groups, and communities that foster an appreciation for the natural world, and lead participants to a greater sense of self and an understanding of the people around them. Michael brings more than 21 years of experience in the challenge course field as a facilitator, guide, trainer, installer, inspector, manager, and operator to his roles as President of AdventureSmith, Inc. In addition to running his businesses, Michael serves as a Board Member for the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT).

What Disney Does That I Really Love

I just returned from a trip to Orlando where I had the opportunity to visit Disney and other parks with my extended family. I like going to Orlando each year with my family because we span three generations and yet none of us are ever at a loss of thi...

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Zip Line vs. Zip Ride

With the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) and Professional Ropes Course Association (PRCA) both introducing new standards for Zip Lines, and with the International ASTM standards organization developing standard ASTM F2959 to establish c...

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ArborTrek Canopy Adventures at Smugglers’ Notch

ArborTrek offers three eco-adventures ranging from serene to extreme. ZIP LINE CANOPY TOUR Listed as one of the “10 Best Zipline Courses in the USA” by USA Today. Included 8 zip lines, 2 bridges, and 2 rappels. Fully-guided. Designed for parti...

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Navitat Canopy Adventures – Asheville

Ever dreamed of flying like a bird? Here’s your chance! Soar through the treetops on sturdy zip lines, watch birds fly below you while traversing sky bridges, and rappel in a secluded 250 acre wilderness mountain cove located 20 minutes north of Ash...

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Why I don’t have a zip line in my backyard

Standing along the reed covered banks of the pond behind our summer house supervising our young boys in their hunt for bull frogs; I can’t help but recall fond memories of freshly cut grass and daily excursions into the 20 acres of woods behind my child...

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Camp Echo Grove

S.T.E.P.S., Inc. provides Adventure Education Programming to Echo Grove visitors in a variety of formats. Using the Group Initiatives/Low Ropes Course, the Climbing Tower, the two High Ropes Courses, and the Zip Line, S.T.E.P.S. will tailor a program to f...

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AdventureSmith, Inc.

AdventureSmith, Inc. is a niche consultancy specializing in the business, marketing, administrative, and staff development needs of commercial aerial adventure course, zip line canopy tour, zip line, and challenge course operators. AdventureSmith, Inc. pr...

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