Summer has arrived, and that means it's time to start making plans with family and friends.

One fun idea for a day trip is going to a ropes course. These places are not only thrilling, but an effective form of exercise. You can face your fears by working your way through various aerial obstacle courses up in the sky, while wearing a secure harness to ensure your safety the whole time. Even though you're protected, the fear of falling or losing your balance up in the air is a real one, making the experience all the more adrenaline-pumping.

This writer wanted to tackle a ropes course this summer, but didn't know where some of the best ones in the area were. Thankfully, many of you do. We went on Facebook to ask about some of the best ropes courses in the Granite, Pine Tree, and Bay states, and with your help (plus some supplemental Internet research), we've compiled this list of 10 of the best ropes courses in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.

So grab your friends, significant other, family, coworkers, or whomever else, and take a trip to one of these places for an entertaining summer afternoon that's bound to be a memorable experience for all.

How many of the below places have you been to?

These Are 10 of the Best Ropes Courses in NH, ME, MA

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