Long Islanders Flock To The Zip Lines & Treetops of The Adventure Park As It Reopens For 2015 Season On April 10

April 08, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
April 8, 2015 - The Adventure Park at Long Island-the first aerial forest park on Long Island-will inaugurate its second season when it reopens on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 3:00 PM. It will continue operating on its spring schedule of Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until June 25 when it will be open seven days a week for its summer schedule.

Long Islanders immediately took to its zip lines and treetop challenge courses last summer when The Adventure Park made its debut. Kids, teens, adults and groups seeking healthy outdoor recreation and thrills didn't take long to make a beeline for the forest venue as the word spread. Even Theresa Caputo, of "Long Island Medium" TV fame, found herself climbing and zip lining through the treetops at The Adventure Park. Her climb was documented in the show's season premiere this past March.

New for the 2015 season is the addition of two more "aerial trails" to its previous eight for a total of 10 aerial trails to choose from this year. This will increase the capacity of the park considerably for those who are new to climbing.

The Adventure Park's 10 aerial trails consist of about 135 platforms and elements installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood and rope to form "crossings" of different kinds including 16 of 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 are color-coded and offer suitable challenge levels from age seven through adult. The most advanced trail (double black diamond) is suitable for teens and adults who are experienced climbers. Otherwise there are nine 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.

For those who choose not to climb but want to share the experience with friends or family who are climbing, The Adventure Park offers beautiful forest paths and picnic tables. Admission for non-climbers is free of charge.

Adventure Park GENERAL ADMISSION HOURS — Spring & Fall Season: Fridays 3PM-10PM, Saturdays 8AM-10PM, and Sundays 8AM-8PM. (Starting June 25 the park will be open seven days a week for the summer. Hours and pricing click here. RESERVED GROUP RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE Monday Sunday, spring, summer and fall. (2 weeks advance arrangements preferred).

The Adventure Park at Long Island is designed, built and operated by Outdoor Ventures in cooperation with Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds. It is located at 75 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798. Hours and pricing click here. For further details and updates visit www.LongIslandTrees.org, email Info@LongIslandTrees.org or call (631) 983-3844.

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