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The thrill of ziplining is something most New Yorkers think they need to travel to a rainforest (or at least the Hudson Valley) to experience. But the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course, often referred to as a Queens "hidden gem," offers that and more. After rock climbing and group obstacle course activities, staff members will assist the brave ones in strapping on a harness, climbing up an elevated platform and soaring about 100 yards through the sky and over a vast open field.
Where:
Alley Pond Park, 79-20 Winchester Blvd., (Across the soccer field, to the west) in Queens
More info:
nyc.gov/parks
(Credit: nyc.gov/parks)

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Outdoor adventures in New York City

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