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“Big Bear Ziplines” 5 of 5 stars
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Big Bear Ziplines
817 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538
888-947-2294
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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!
Jefferson, NJ
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“Big Bear Ziplines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

What a great place for first timers to ziplining like we were! The course was varied with long and short runs, high and low lines and even different kinds of trees on the platforms. I loved it that I didn't even have to put on the "brakes." The staff took care of that for us. Steve and Bill were great guides who made us feel extremely comfortable. The staff was exceptional and we felt perfectly safe. We would highly recommend this for a wonderful outdoor adventure.

Visited September 2012
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bigbearziplines, General Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thanks so much for a great review! Glad to hear you had a wonderful experience!

We hope to see you soon. Don't forget about your 10% returning discount and Zombie Ziplining in October!


-The Big Bear Team
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“Great adventure...exciting yet safe.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

The entire staff was outstanding, exhibiting top-notch customer service and professionalism. Transportation was provided from the the Poughkeepsie train station, making the trip from Manhattan a breeze. It was a great day trip. Tyler and Linda ensured that our tour was exciting and yet quite safe.

A participant need not be in top physical shape. It just takes the ability to climb ladders; a safety line will gaurantee against falling. While flying on the zipline, you will be in a flly safety harness and just need to take a leap off thr platform and enjoy the ride.

Thanks to Peter, the owner, for a great time. I cannot say enough great things about the experience.

Visited July 2012
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bigbearziplines, General Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thanks so much for a great review! Sorry that we haven't shown our appreciate earlier...we thought we've responded to everyone's reviews but it seems we've missed a few!

Thanks again! We hope to see you soon. Don't forget about your 10% returning discount and Zombie Ziplining in October!


-The Big Bear Team
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“Really friendly people, great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Took a day trip with the kids for ziplining. Sadly, by the time we got there it was pouring rain. I expected to have to cancel, but the staff was really accomodating (or to put in in their words "I didnt want you to drive all way up here for nothing, we'll try and find something for you to do if we cant go out"). Fortunately, we waited a bit and the weather cleared enough to go out. Our two kids were the only ones on the trip, and they had a great time. They even kept them entertained after the tour by showing some videos. We understood that they were happy to close up shop and get home, and we appreciate that they took them out. I highly recommend them for a fun day out. Oh, and when you're driving there, use the ice cream store as a landmark, it's really easy to miss the storefront.

Visited July 2012
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bigbearziplines, General Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thanks so much for a great review! Sorry that we haven't shown our appreciate earlier...we thought we've responded to everyone's reviews but it seems we've missed a few!

Thanks again! We hope to see you soon. Don't forget about your 10% returning discount and Zombie Ziplining in October!


-The Big Bear Team
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“Zip Lining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

My husband and I tried the zip lines at Big Bear and had a great time. Bill, Terry, Linda and Oona were terrific guides. They were safe, upbeat and very professional. We had a great time. It didn't hurt that it was a picture perfect day to be in the woods sailing through the trees.

Visited May 2012
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bigbearziplines, General Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review, May 21, 2012
Thanks so much for your review! We are happy to hear that you had such a great time with us and hope to see you again in the future! Don't forget about your returning customer discount of 10% when you book yourself again. The details are on your reservation form that were sent to you!

See you soon!
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“Big Bear Ziplines-Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

This was a great experience. Bill and Jessica were our guides and we were joined later by Ralph. My boyfriend and I decided to try ziplining because it always looks so much fun. I was a little apprehensive because I am not athletic by any stretch of the imaginiation. The guides were exceptionally patient, nice and encouraging which helped me get more comfortable with jumping (or walking) off the platforms. What a great way to spend the morning! I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Very nice business with super nice people working for them. Love when that happens.

Visited April 2012
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bigbearziplines, General Manager at Big Bear Ziplines, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thanks so much for a great review! Sorry that we haven't shown our appreciate earlier...we thought we've responded to everyone's reviews but it seems we've missed a few!

Thanks again! We hope to see you soon. Don't forget about your 10% returning discount and Zombie Ziplining in October!


-The Big Bear Team
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