Northern Lights Rock and Ice
Ages: 0 and up
Cost: Check site for latest rates | 20% Discount for Vermonters November 1 - March 31st
Parking: Yes - Free parking
Features: Climbing Equipment, Slides, Handicap Accessible, Picnic Area, Playground, Restrooms
TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL THEY SECURE A NEW LOCATION - See their website for updates.
Northern Lights Rock and Ice have year round fun that the whole family can enjoy and are special needs friendly. They are located adjacent to The Essex Resort & Spa. Advance reservations are required and based on availability.
See a video of kids enjoying the facility here.
Year Round Family Adventure Fun includes:
- Unique Outdoor Rock and Ice Climbing Structures
- Real Ice for winter and Dry Ice Foam Panels for summer
- Giant Swing
- Survivor Challenge (low to ground and appropriate for all ages)
- High/Mid and Low Challenge Courses/Ropes Courses
- Dual 450 foot Zip Wires/Ziplining
- Rainbow Play Set with a built-in 12 foot climbing wall
- Portable 24' climbing wall available for rent at your site
- Expert Instruction and Facilitation
- Birthday Parties
- Family Celebrations
- School/Scout/Group Team Development
- Corporate Team Development
- Family Adventures
- Summer Camps
- Indoor swimming (at the Essex Pool) as part of camps.
- Vacation Week Camps (November, February, and April)
14 Freeman Woods Rd. Essex Junction, Vermont 05452 - Entrance opposite The Links at Lang Farm
Reviewed on 09/26/2009
Our 11 year old son participated in the 5-day Rock n' Ropes adventure day camp and has already decided that this is one he will be signing up for again next year! This camp is great for kids that really need a lot of activity. Days are spent climbing, scaling the walls, building trust with other campers, doing the challenge course and working on mapping/compass skills. When things get hot, kids get a chance to swim...more
Reviewed on 06/06/2017
My daughter loved this camp! She was continuously being positively challenged and trying new things.
Reviewed on 02/07/2015
My 5 and 8 year old had an amazing time on the ropes course! They were fearless (unlike me ;) and I was really able to see how much faith they have in themselves. By the end, I was enjoying the thrill as well!
Reviewed on 10/23/2013
well when I got there the view from the parking lot didn't look like there was anything there fun to do. When I got to the back of the building it was like WOW! My experience was AWESOME I did Rope climbing, zip line, I really liked the part where we could throw a stuffed animal in a bucket but I missed and so didn't everyone in my group. You would have to go and see what i'm talking about. The money my parents spent for me to go was way...more
Reviewed on 02/04/2013
I had a great time on the high and low ropes courses here. The instructors brought great team building exercies and communication activities to our small group. The zip line is a blast and you get to climb with a buddy!
Reviewed on 01/24/2013
Excellent place ! We are planning a visit for the summer.
Reviewed on 01/24/2013
My nephew celebrated his 10th birthday at this awesome facility. The staff was helpful, knowledgeable and patient with even the most terrified-of-heights (me) patron. I didn't know all of my nephew's party guests but by the end of this experience we were all old chums! Clean facility and seemingly, top of the line equipment. Great instruction and encouragement from the staff members who stuck with us through it all! Highly recommended...more
Reviewed on 09/02/2011
NLRI is a great place to take groups for a unique bonding experience. I took a group of kids ages 10-16 and they worked together as a team to get through the course. They asked if we could go back the next day! The instructors provide excellent care, safety and fun to the event and without them this wouldn't get as high a review.
One problem: the clerical and office workers have never heard of customer service. Rude, inconsiderate...more
Reviewed on 07/16/2010
My 10- and 12yo just finished a Rock and Ropes Summer Camp, and they both scored it an 11 out of 10. From my perspective, the program and coaches were amazing. A couple quotes from the kids: "That's where I'm going to work in a few years." "I'm doing a lot of things I never imagined I would do." They both loved the cooking workshops and swimming at the Inn too.