"Like many families in Marin, it's something of a tradition for us to spend some time in the Lake Tahoe area on an active summer vacation. One of the activities that my kids always love to do is to challenge themselves and have a blast on one of the aerial adventure ropes courses operated by Tahoe Treetop Adventures. We've had the opportunity to try out all three of the courses that they run—at Granlibakken, Squaw Valley, and North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, and each offers its own unique setting and set of challenges. For us, it's a must-do interactive activity on a Tahoe getaway!"

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"Participants can be 5 years old and up, and of course grownups are welcome to tackle the aerial courses, too. (You're welcome to stay on the ground and watch, too—it's up to you.) Younger kids have a limited number of runs they're allowed to access, while those above 49 inches can usually access all the courses. Expect a session to run about 2 to 2.5 hours.

Of the three parks, our favorite is the one at Granlibakken Resort in Tahoe City, due to its challenging combination of courses and lovely setting in the woods. The Tahoe Vista park is similar, with slightly fewer courses. The one at Squaw Valley is the smallest of the three, and slightly less expensive than the other two. We highly recommend any of the three, as the kids had a great time at each one."

Challenge Yourself on a Treetop Adventure in Tahoe [Marin Mommies]