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Rustic Ravines Celebrates Opening of New Half Mile Zipline

The West Virginia Department of Economic Development recently helped celebrate the ribbon cutting for the new zipline at Rustic Ravines in Wayne County, West Virginia. The “Big Zipper” runs a half-mile long above the Rustic Ravines valley, connecting two mountain ridges. The cable is approximately 300 feet above the valley floor, and thrill-seekers can reach heart-pounding speeds up to 60 miles per hour. The new zipline also boasts a 5x-plus safety factor on all components with a half-inch stainless steel cable—making it one of the strongest and safest ziplines in the world.

Paul and Christy Liimatta and Joe Baffo co-own Rustic Ravines and began building the project in 2017. The “Big Zipper” is their most recent addition to the facility. The zipline took over two years to build. Now that it is complete, the owners are excited to see more guests drawn to their unique resort and the surrounding area.

Rustic Ravines is home to 11 unique cabin rentals and serves as a fun and secluded escape for outdoor enthusiasts. Its central location to other parks and trail systems makes it a perfect destination for those seeking adventure in the heart of Appalachia.

Rustic Ravines is the ideal getaway for groups large and small. The party barn, pavilion and large gazebo make it the perfect place for weddings, retirement parties, cooperate and musical events. In addition to the brand new zipline, visitors can also enjoy ARV rides, hiking, and biking on trails both on and off the property. Guests can also find kayaking and canoeing, a 3D bow range, fishing, hunting, and golfing at nearby golf courses.

The West Virginia Department of Economic Development was proud to be a part of the grand opening of the “Big Zipper” at Rustic Ravines and will continue to support the owners as they expand and develop the property. To learn more about Rustic Ravines, their story and to book a stay in their beautiful cabins, visit their website.

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