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Big Bear Ziplines

817 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538
888-947-2294
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Hyde Park
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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Southbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We can't say enough about the staff, especially our guides Sarah and Una. They made our family outing very fun, especially for my nephew who was given the trip for his birthday. Our guides kept us safe and made each run exciting. We would highly recommend this adventure and plan to return.

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Pearl River, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We went on a beautiful fall day. Our guides, Gunther & Una, went to great lengths to satisfy all fears that anyone had about the safety of the system. The tour consisted of 8 ziplines. The first is short & easy. They get longer & higher as the tour progresses. It was great fun. Three hours seemed like 45 minutes-true... More

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New jersey
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

OMG~ I am still on a high tonite from zip lining at Big Bear!! It was all I could talk about on the 2 1/2 hr drive home. My husband and I finally were able to make it up there today. I was so nervous because I have a fear of heights. I have to admit after the first zip,... More

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Highland, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I have taken this tour before and this time I was with a group of 6 people who got a good "deal" on this tour on a local website. I was painfully aware of the weight restriction placed on the participants. I made it my goal to get under weight and killed myself to make it down to exact weight... More

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bigbearziplines, Public Relations Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

We apologize for the disappointing experience you had on the day of your second tour with us. We thank you for returning to our operation, and for mentioning that our company policies were heavily emphasized during the reservation process. Our Management Team apologizes that our safety standards were a factor in your unfavorable experience. As for the employee in question,... More

Somerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went zipping at Big Bear in Hyde Park this weekend. We had the best time! We were in a group of 7. I have zipped before in the mountains at the Berkshires, and have to say that Big Bear experience was the best. The guides were really fun and emphasized safety (Ralph and Mike ...aka skittles) I recommend Big... More

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bigbearziplines, General Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

"I have zipped before in the mountains at the Berkshires, and have to say that Big Bear experience was the best."...THIS IS FANTASTIC TO READ! Thank you so much for documenting your excellent experience with us. We hope to see you in October for zombie ziplining night tours! More

Long Island, NY
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18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

We went with another couple, my wife and I are experienced zipliners, the other couple did it for tHe first time. Big Bear does it right. Safety is paramount. There groups are small (we were a group of six) and we had two people with us every step of the way. And most of all ziplining is a blast. For... More

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bigbearziplines, General Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

"My wife and I are experienced zipliners...Big Bear does it right. Safety is paramount...it's a day trip worthwhile from anywhere in the NY Metropolitan area." We love to hear these statements in a review! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to document your experience with our operation. We hope to see you in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic about sums it up. Amazing fun. Great staff. Incredible course. Safety was paramount. I must say that my experience was better than I imagined and the office staff, reservation staff, and the guides are some of the kindest, funniest folks ever. Half of the fun was just because of these rare genuine people. Truly care about the customer and... More

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bigbearziplines, General Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your gracious review! We pride ourselves in providing the best customer service possible, and in running a safe and fun operation. It's excellent to hear that your experience was fantastic from start to finish, and appreciate that you have mentioned that in your review! We hope to see you in October for zombie ziplining! More

New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I went to Big Bear based upon recommendations we had read.. Was there with my three children, 21, 18 and 16. We opted to do the 2PM tour, which was for three hours. After a brief training, off we went. We hiked up into the woods, and were off on the first zip line. The staff was absolutely top notch,... More

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bigbearziplines, General Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

Thank you for such a fantastic review! We appreciate the time you took to document your great experience. At Big Bear Ziplines, we strive to provide a fun and safe operation, and appreciate that our customers are able to see that when they are zipping with us. We love that you felt the cost was well worth it, so thank... More

Midland Park, New Jersey
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I spent $182.00 for a Groupon to go to Big Bear. I needed to reschedule and left a voice mail for the zip line company. I called back to reschedule and was told I was a no show, which was untruthful, I indeed did cancel. The owners daughter blatantly told me my $182.00 was gone even though she had the... More

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bigbearziplines, Public Relations Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

We apologize for the disappointing experience you had in booking your tour. The employee in question was simply reading the notes marked on the reservation we had on file and following company policies. We hope that the situation was able to be resolved through Groupon, and wish you the best adventure possible in the future wherever you may choose to... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

My daughters and I had a blast with our very entertaining guides Sharky and Mike! They we serious about safety but made us all laugh and added to our adventure! The course is perfect, not to high to scare the life out of this mother of 3 and her teenage girlies! The location is beautiful and well maintained! We were... More

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bigbearziplines, General Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review

Beth - thank you so much for your review; we appreciate the time you took to rave about your experience. Sharky and Mike would be happy to have you all back in the future whenever you'd like. Make sure to put your prints on the wall again when you return, you can only "place your paw" at Big Bear Ziplines!... More

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