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Big Bear Ziplines

817 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538
888-947-2294
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Ranked #5 of 15 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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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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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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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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Middletown, New York
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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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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Peekskill, New York
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Hudson River Valley, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Just Do It! There's plenty of time to rest when you're 6 feet under! Ziplined with husband and 3 teenage sons. A unique experience. Attentive, well-informed staff. Made fond memories, and took our Christmas Card Photo here.

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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, it is such a great photo! It will sure make a unique Christmas card! Glad to hear the staff was on point and made it quite the experience! The whole family should come back to do the zombie ziplining! That will be another unique experience to put in the books! More

Westchester County, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had a great time zip lining at Big Bear ziplines. The staff was very helpful and made me feel comfortable and safe the entire time. The first zip was a little scary but only because I had no idea what to expect. By the end of the tour the heights meant nothing and it was all about the scenery.... More

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

It's really great to hear that our staff is doing a great job making everyone feel safe and comfortable, epically for the participants that are a little hesitant about ziplining. Tuna and Trixie sure make a great team together! We're glad to hear by the end all you noticed was the beautiful scenery around you. Hope to see you back... More

Newton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I never wanted to zipline and was pretty scared to do so. I would do it again after Big Bear. The experience was very professional, extremely safe, and maybe even exhilerating. Even if you never wanted to, you can do it and this is the place to trust. Thanks for making this so approachable even for the reluctant.

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

So glad you got the courage to go ziplining!! We're glad you enjoyed the tour and that you felt very safe which helped put your worried mind at ease! Hope you come back soon! Try our zombie ziplining, it will definitely be another adventure and once you've done it once the second time it'll be a breeze!! More

Floral Park, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My daughter decided to try Ziplining with a few friends and family for her 16th Birthday rather than have a big party. I called and spoke with Lynn who was very helpful and friendly and booked us for 12 people on June 21st. We stopped at a diner close by (Ever Ready) right before because we knew we would be... More

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

What a great video you guys posted on youtube!! It really looked like it was a special birthday and everyone had a blast! So glad to hear all our guides were great and helped stop everyone knees from shaking the whole time!! It looked like an great time and I think all the smiling faces in the video say it... More

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