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Season opens for zip lines, climbing trails at The Adventure Park at Long Island

Keith O'Donnell of Massapequa helps his son Reilly,

Keith O'Donnell of Massapequa helps his son Reilly, 10, hook up to a zip line on July 26, 2014. Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Two new aerial trails have been added to The Adventure Park at Long Island as it kicks off its second season at 10 a.m. on Friday, bringing the park’s total number of trails to 10.

The two new trails will be yellow and green trails meant for beginner and intermediate climbers, says Anthony Wellman, communications director for Outdoor Ventures, the Fairfield, Connecticut-based company that operates the park.

The park, located at 75 Colonial Springs Rd. in Wheatley Heights, will continue operating on a Friday/Saturday/Sunday spring schedule until June 25, when it will be open seven days a week.

At the park, climbers work their way from tree to tree on the aerial trails that range from beginner to advanced and are marked with colors like ski trails. The trees are connected by cable, wood and rope. To make it from tree platform to tree platform, climbers balance on tightropes, crawl through hoops, teeter on suspension bridges and whiz down zip lines. Climbers wear harnesses and safety cables.

Three hours of climbing are $54 for ages 12 and older; $47 for ages 10 and 11, and $39 for ages 7 to 9. There's no fee for non-climbers. The 5-acre park opened last June at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds.

For further details, visit LongIslandTrees.org or call 631-983-3844.

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