Zip Lines & Climbing Fun - The Adventure Park at Storrs Reopens for 2014 Season on April 5

April 02, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
The Adventure Park at Storrs one of only two aerial forest ropes parks in the State of Connecticut will reopen for its second season starting Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 AM and will continue into extended night hours for the illuminated "night climbs" which debuted late last season. The park is located at 2007 Storrs Road in Storrs.

The park, which was the second of its kind in the State when it opened in the spring of 2013, features zip lines and challenge crossings between tree platforms. Since then children, teens and adults have been "flocking" to its trees in search of outdoor adventure.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy toured the park in the summer of 2013 praising it for its environmentally sustainable operations as well as generating jobs for State residents and creating an exciting new destination for visitors to Connecticut.

The Adventure Park's five different "treetop trails" consist of about 60 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood and rope to form "crossings" of different kinds including the ever-popular zip lines. Climbers wear harnesses which are doubly secured to safety cables using the Park's own "always locked on" climbing system of interlocking carabineers (coupling links). Before venturing onto the trails climbers receive a thorough orientation. Trails are designed for self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary. Park Guides are always available for questions or assistance.

The aerial trails at The Adventure Park at Storrs are color-coded and offer challenge levels appropriate for ages seven through adult. The introductory (yellow trails) are suitable for climbers as young as seven. The most advanced trail (black) is suitable for teens and adults who are experienced climbers. In between are three other trails of intermediate challenge levels to choose from. In short, there is something for just about everyone who wants to climb and zip through the trees at The Adventure Park.

The Adventure Park at Storrs is designed, built and operated by Outdoor Ventures. HOURS: Beginning and after April 5, open Fridays from 3:00 PM 10:00 PM; Saturdays 9:00 AM 10:00 PM; Sundays 11:00 AM 8:00 PM. Last tickets sold 90 minutes before closing. Around the middle of June the park will also be open weekdays during the summer. For further details and updates please visit, email or call (860) 946-0606.

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