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Big Bear Ziplines

817 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538
888-947-2294
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: The #1 Place for Fun and Adventure in the Hudson Valley! Big Bear Ziplines is the First CLOSEST Canopy Zipline Tour to New York City. Come experience... more » Owner description: The #1 Place for Fun and Adventure in the Hudson Valley! Big Bear Ziplines is the First CLOSEST Canopy Zipline Tour to New York City. Come experience the beauty of Hudson Valley, New York on our 50 acres of woodlands and hay fields located right in historic Hyde Park. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure as your soar through the air at speeds up to 30 mph and heights up to 80 feet.Follow your professionally trained Zip Pilots through our 8 Zipline course climbing Fire Truck Ladders, swooping down Tarzan Vines and looking out at breath-taking views of Upstate New York from some of our custom-built Flight Decks.Coming from New York City? No problem. Arrive by bus or rail and we'll pick you up from the Poughkeepsie train station...our courtesy to you! « less
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Brewster, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

ALTERNATE HEADLINE: WOO-HOO--WHATTA RUSH! If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, that's fun (and safe), check out Big Bear Ziplines in Hyde Park, NY. My group of 4 (family & friends) were joined by 2 other couples--a total of 8. We were expertly guided by our Zip Pilots -- Chris and Paul. No one in the group had... More

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bigbearziplines, Front Office Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review! We really appreciate to hear your whole experience from beginning to end! We love to hear that you are still talking about it a month later! We really do our best to give a unique adventure and we cherish on having such great zip pilots that are... More

Madison, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Have always wanted to go ziplining and when I got the chance to go, I did not hesitate. Big Bear Ziplines was the perfect way to start! Extremely safe and the experienced pilots were as much fun as the sensation of zipping through the air amidst the colorful trees and fresh forest air. I will be back! A great part... More

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bigbearziplines, Front Office Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to review us! So glad you had a great experience and got the see the beautiful changing leaves!! It's really breath-taking! Can't wait to see you back here at Big Bear, hopefully sooner than later! :) More

Pleasant Valley, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I'm a local in the Hudson Valley, so it's always nice to have an activity that appeases both visitors and the local community. A friend of mine acquired a groupon for a zipline tour and asked if I wanted to go. It exceeded my expectations in more ways than one! I was a little skeptical to go ziplining in Hyde... More

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bigbearziplines, Front Office Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

Always a pleasure to hear back from a local!! So glad we exceeded your expectations and we do cherish that we have such great staff members that are so knowledgable and engaging with our participants! You should try our zombie night tour! It's a completely different experience and I'm sure you'll let out a scream or two! More

Middletown, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This was the most fun I've had in a long time. The kids loved it. We were a bit nervous but our guides(Tim and Una) were excellent. They were friendly and funny which relaxed everyone. This is a must try.

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bigbearziplines, Front Office Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

So glad we were able to throw some fun into your busy life! Its such an awesome experience to have with the kids and we are always happy to hear that our guides made everyone feel relaxed and safe; but also fun at the same time! Hope to see you guys back ere to have some more fun! More

Peekskill, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We did it yesterday and both me and my wife loved it. I recommend it to everyone. My wife is afraid of flying and she had a ball.

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bigbearziplines, Front Office Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

So glad you both had such a blast and that your wife was able to conquer her fear of flying!! I bet everything now is just a piece of cake! Hope you guys come back for some more fun and adventure! More

Putnam Valley, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had loads of fun for myself as did my little girl. Tour guides (pilots) were fun and Knowledgeable. Great banter during the tour as well, highly recommended trying this zipline company.

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bigbearziplines, Front Office Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us!! So glad you and your little girl had a blast on our ziplines! We want everyone of all ages to have a great experience! Hope to see you back here next season! More

New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Big Bear Ziplines is, first and foremost, a very safe way to have fun. The three guides on my canopy tour -- Una, Tim, and Gunther -- proved themselves both fun to be around and careful in everything that they did, taking great care for the safety of everyone involved. I had never been ziplining before, and so I was... More

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bigbearziplines, Front Office Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us in such detail to help give everyone what to expect when coming ziplining with us! Glad you had a fun experience and that it was very safe and that our staff was very diligent in everything they were doing! HAve you considered doing our Zombie Ziplining! It's still not to late... More

Middletown, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had wanted to try zip lining for a long time, so purchased a Groupon for Big Bear after hearing about it from a co-worker. It was awesome! My brother in law and I are in our early 60's, and there were 2 other couples on our tour in their 20's or 30's. We had a great time. The staff... More

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bigbearziplines, Front Office Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

YAY! We're excited we were able to help you cross something off your bucketlist!! We pride ourselves on our excellent tour guides who are safe, but also know how to have fun! You'll have to come back and enjoy more laughs with our staff and check out more restaurants to celebrate yet another adventure! More

Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A friend and I purchased a Groupon to zip line at Big Bear. Una and Tim were great guides and we loved the 8 zip lines. There are also two Tarzan swings along the course. We had a great day and stopped at the American Culinary Institute for lunch on the way home. Big Bear is a fun time for... More

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bigbearziplines, Front Office Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

So glad you guys had such a great time! Una and Tim really are the best!! The Culinary is one of our favorite spots to good too! :) soooo delicious! You have to come back and enjoy the adventure all over again and try a new restaurant there are so many to pick in the Hudson Valley! More

Peekskill, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Zip lining for the first time was awesome! I had excellent/ hilarious instructors. The zip line tour was nice but the last zip line was the best one. The views were amazing and it was a long line. Aside from the zip line they also had Tarzan swings which were fun. I recommend wearing comfortable clothing and having bug spray... More

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bigbearziplines, Front Office Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to review us! Glad to hear you had an awesome time and that our guides were excellent! Great point, big spray is a great idea to have on, the bugs are in their peek right now, but if you got the deep wood bug spray, everyone should be a happy camper. Hope to see... More

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