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The Top 14 Places to Go Zip Lining in NY & CT

The Top 14 Places to Go Zip Lining in NY & CT

Get active outside while staying socially distant by going zip lining in NY!


Now more than ever, finding fun and safe ways to be active outdoors with the family can be a bit challenging. Zip lining is a great way to be active outside while making it easy to keep social distance. Here are the best zip lines and adventure courses in the New York area that are open, along with their adjusted hours and COVID-19 safety precautions and guidelines.

For even more ideas of things to do this summer, read or download the Family Fun Guide today!

Zip Lining in the Bronx

1. Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure Climb & Adventure

2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx River Entrance, Bronx
347-308-9021
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Hours: Hours vary each day. Check the website for schedule and to reserve your spot in advance.
Prices: 2.5 Hours Climb & Zip: $59.95; $39.95 for WCS Members. Zipline: $24.95; $18.95 for WCS Members.

Make an epic day out of your visit to the Bronx Zoo, when you enjoy the sustainably created aerial ropes course before or after you see your favorite animals. Whether you want to climb, zip line, or try it all with a combo, there’s something safe for everyone.

Zip Lining in NYC

1. Adventures at Governors Island

Located on the western shore of Governors Island across from the Liggett Terrace food court and next to The Hills
info@govisland.org
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Hours: Friday, 12-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
Price: Zip line $14 per zip or 2 for $25; Climbing Challenge $7 per person

Adventures at Governors Island is New York City’s summer destination for thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts of all ages. The Flywire Zipline (temporarily closed for maintenance) offers soaring views of the city and Statue of Liberty from a 35-feet peak, while the Climbing Challenge features three unique, 25-foot high walls that enable guests to conquer each vertical climbing course.

Zip Lining in Queens

1. Adventure Course at Alley Pond Park

Alley Pond Park
Queens Village/ Oakland Gardens
718-217-4685 • 212-360-3351
Hours: Free Public Sunday Programs every Sunday at 9:30am and 1pm. More information found here.

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course features challenging and exciting ropes courses that promote team building and problem-solving skills. This adventure course will provide friends and family members with the opportunity to work through physically and intellectually demanding situations.

2. Kids 'N Shape

162-26 Cross Bay Boulevard, Howard Beach
718-848-2052
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Hours: 9am-12pm
Price: $15 for a 2-hour open play session

Kids ‘N Shape features an exclusive combination of interactive fitness attractions for summer camp, including inflatables and wheeled toys. Its more traditional interactive fitness summer camp attractions include basketball, soccer nets, air hockey, and so much more! This camp also features Kids ‘N Shape world-famous ZIP LINE. 

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Zip Lining in Staten Island

1. Kids 'N Shape

153 Main St., Tottenville
718-227-8300
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Hours: 9am-12pm
Price: $15 for a 2-hour open play session

Kids ‘N Shape features an exclusive combination of interactive fitness attractions for summer camp, including inflatables and wheeled toys. Their more traditional interactive fitness summer camp attractions include basketball, soccer nets, air hockey, and so much more! This camp also features Kids ‘N Shape world-famous ZIP LINE.

Zip Lining in Westchester County

1. Boundless Adventures

735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
914-893-4550
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Hours: Summer Schedule (June 11-Sept. 6). Sunday-Thursday, 9am-8pm; Friday-Saturday, 9am-10pm. Fall Schedule (Sept. 7-Nov. 30): Friday, 1-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-8pm. Holiday hours vary.
Prices: Standard 3-Hour Climbing Pass includes an additional 15-30 minute introductory orientation: kids (ages 7-11) $55; youth & adult (Age 12+) $60. Pricing is inclusive of all taxes and fees.

Boundless Adventures is locally owned by Brian and Lorrie Funtleyder. They opened Boundless Adventures with hopes of empowering and inspiring people to challenge themselves both mentally and physically. Their motto: “To Be Boundless: To Have No Limits” encourages visitors to believe that with challenge comes greater self-confidence and achievement. There are 4 types of courses across the park, with varying degrees of difficulty. Each course consists of a number of obstacles developed to test your boundaries. Boundless Adventures also has youth program camps and after-school programs. Plus, this course features Glow in the Park, when the trees are lit up at night, on the first and third Saturdays of the month, through Sept. 18.

Zip Lines on Long Island

1. WildPlay Jones Beach

2600 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
800-668-7771
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Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-8pm
Price: 19.99 Zipline; $44.99 Classic Course; $19.99 Extreme Course (classic course add on); $24.99 Kids Course (ages 5-12; includes two rounds)

Launching off a high platform above the beach, the Jones Beach zip line will take you on a thrilling ride along the shore. Four side-by-side zip lines means you can ride alongside family and friends, while taking in the spectacular views. New this summer, is the Sunset Zipline package. Available through Oct. 31, guests can zip along the beach as the sun sets over the ocean. Bonus: Zip after 4pm and receive a 20-percent discount with the code SUNSETZIP. Visitors can also test their balance, strength, and coordination on WildPlay’s classic and extreme courses. The park also offers Kid Courses so the whole family can join in the fun!



2. Adventure Park at Long Island

75 Colonial Springs Road, Gate 3, Wheatley Heights
(631) 983-3844
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Hours: Through Sept. 6: Monday-Thursday, 10am-9pm; Friday, 10am-10pm; Saturday, 9am-10pm; Sunday, 9am-8pm. Sept. 7-Nov. 7: Friday, 3-10pm; Saturday, 9am-10pm; Sunday, 9am-6pm. Hours vary on holidays.
Price: $68; $58 children ages 7-13; $15 Adventure Playground for ages 3-6; $48 Last Call for ages 7 and older

Adventure Park at Long Island consists of 140 platforms at their “aerial ropes park.” Comprising both low and high-ropes courses interspersed with ziplines, this adventure park is ideal for all ages and every fitness level. Kids ages 3 and older can play at the Adventure Playground, and those ages 7 and older can enjoy the 11 treetop trails. Adventure Park also offers Glow in the Park on select evenings throughout the summer, as well as Firepit Fridays from 6-10pm.

Zip Lining in CT

1. The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum

4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT
(203) 690-1717
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Hours: Through Aug. 29: Wednesday-Thursday and Sunday, 10am-8pm; Friday, 10am-10pm; Saturday, 9am-10pm. Aug. 30-Nov. 7: Friday, 3-10pm; Saturday, 9am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm. Hours vary on holidays.
Price: $62; $54 children ages 7-13; $37 children ages 5-6; $46 last call for ages 5 and older

The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum has many exciting activities, from weaving through the ropes course to flying on its famous zip lines. Comprised of more than 180 treetop platforms connected by ladders, bridges, and 23 zip lines, you certainly won’t be short of fun or new discoveries! Adventure Park also offers Glow in the Park on select evenings throughout the summer, as well as Firepit Fridays from 6-10pm.

2. It Adventure Indoor Ropes Course

40 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT
203-812-9981
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Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am-7pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm
Prices: It & Zip It: $25 for 1 hour; $37.50 for 2 hours; Little It: $10

It Adventure Ropes Course is the largest indoor ropes course in the world! The state-of-the-art facility has well over 100 activities to take advantage of and explore for all ages. Plus, Little It is a ropes course designed specifically for kids who are shorter than 48 inches.

3. Brownstone Adventure Sports Park

161 Brownstone Ave., Portland, CT
(866) 860-0208
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Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm (starting June 19)
Price: $29 General Swimming Day Pass; $39 Adventure Sports Day Pass; $49 Wakeboard Adventure Sports Day Pass

This adventure park is all about water-related fun! Visitors can master swimming and water obstacles, enjoy the cliff jump, seek thrills on 1 of 12 zip lines over the water, use the rope swing, or go wake boarding, rock climbing, kayaking, and paddle boarding.

4. Highflyer at Foxwoods

350 Trolley Line Blvd, Fox Tower Parking Rotunda, Mashantucket, CT
860-312-3597
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Hours: Hours vary; check website to book tickets in advance.
Prices: $64; $49 children ages 15 and younger; $54 active military with valid ID

Foxwoods HighFlyer Zipline is the biggest zip line in Connecticut and the only zip line in America that launches from a 33-story hotel tower. So strap in tight and launch from the rooftop of Fox Tower to the Long Island Sound to the Museum & Research Center. Feel the cool breeze and take in incredible views as you fly above the treeline at nearly 60mph.

5. Fields of Fire Adventure Park

715 Noank Ledyard Rd., Mystic, CT
860-449-4628
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Hours: Varies daily; check website for availability. Reservations must be made in advance.
Prices: $59; $51 children ages 12 and younger. Includes training, plus three hours of climbing

Fields of Fire has covered 50 acres of rugged Connecticut woodlands to create an Outdoor Adventurer’s dream! The Aerial Adventure Park is their newest attraction and consists of 5 unique elevated trails throughout the forest, complete with over 76 elevated obstacles and 14 zip lines.

6. The Adventure Park at Storrs

2007 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT
860-946-0606
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Hours: Through Sept. 6: Wednesday-Thursday and Sunday, 9am-8pm; Friday-Saturday, 9am-10pm. Sept. 7-Nov. 7: Friday, 3-8pm; Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm. Holiday hours vary.
Prices: $49; $42 children ages 7-13; $12 Adventure Playground for ages 3-6; $33 Last Call

Found in the heart of Connecticut, the aerial adventure park in Storrs boasts acres of rope courses and zip lines that wind through nature for a real sense of adventure! Climb through the forest on both low-rope and high-rope courses while discovering the intertwined zip lines that will get your heart racing! For the younger set, the park offers Adventure Plaground (ages 3-6), which is a scaled-down version of the aerial course (the highest element is 24 inches off the ground). Adventure Park also offers Glow in the Park on select evenings throughout the summer, as well as Firepit Fridays from 6-10pm.

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