Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Zipline Like the Stars of The Hunger Games at Navitat Canopy Adventures in Asheville
With the opening of the film "The Hunger Games" this weekend, we thought you might like to know what the stars of the film did during their down time while filming the movie in the beautiful and rugged terrain of Western North Carolina around Asheville and Pisgah National Forest. Many of the action film cast members enjoyed the area by ziplining through the trees at Navitat Canopy Adventures.
The world-class zip line canopy tour located just 20 minutes north of downtown Asheville hosted many of the young stars of the film, including Josh Hutcherson (pictured above) who plays Peeta, one of the movie's lead characters. "The Hunger Games" based on the best-selling novel by Suzanne Collins, tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where boys and girls are selected by lottery to compete in an annual televised battle that only one person can survive.
Navitat Canopy Adventures specializes in high-adventure zip line canopy tours, with a focus on educating guests about the natural environment, history and culture of the surrounding area. Tours are available daily from March 31 through November.
To give fans of "The Hunger Games" a taste of the movie's locations, Navitat has teamed up with the city of Asheville and US Magazine to offer the "Win a Trip to Asheville" sweepstakes. The contest runs through June 7 and you can enter to win here.