Find your inner monkey at Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course
Other parks have tried to imitate but can’t duplicate the heart pumping, Adrenaline rush of Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course, the United States’ largest aerial tree top adventure park. The park is open through November and is located at 35 Westwood Forest Lane, Bolton Landing, just north of Lake George and Diamond Point. Adirondack Extreme boasts over 1.5 miles of thrilling aerial adventures including wobbly bridges, climbing walls, zip lines and swinging surprises at varying levels of height and difficulty. It is open rain or shine and reservations are strongly advised (park does sell out). Weekday reservations will be available to groups of 10 or more by reservation only (Must be made at least 48 hours in advance).
After a brief 30 minute training session, you will begin on the GREEN course known as “Discovery” where you will get comfortable with the equipment and the rhythm of moving through each element. After defeating the green course you will move on to the BLUE course known as “Sensation.” Childhood memories of swinging on ropes and climbing trees will come back to you. Your agility and sense of freedom will return and away you go.
Up next is the SILVER course also known as “Adrenaline” which comprises of 17 elements including a beautiful 350 foot zip line over Alder Brook. The next in line is the PINK course also known as “Motivation,” this course takes you off the grid and motivates you through a variety of wobbly obstacles that will get you prepared for the final adult course.
The RED course also known as “Emotion” has you climbing higher into the trees – try not to let your emotions get the best of you. Balance will come into play when crossing wobbly bridges and swinging surprises. The finish to your adventure arrives at our two giant zip lines. Relax, sit back and enjoy the ride. As your journey ends at Adirondack Extreme you leave with a smile, a sense of achievement and memories that live on.
The courses are meant to be used progressively and the cost of admission covers one loop or rotation through all five Adult courses. At any exit point along the courses, you can descend. Walking paths will take you back to the guest services and welcome center.
Extreme Adult Course
This course includes everything in the Adult Course with one more twist: The Black Course. The
Black Course is also known as “No Limit”. Before you set off, your senses take in the natural beauty and harmony of your surroundings. You climb up even further into the tree canopy discovering that your movements are even more fluid than before, you are now ready to take on the “natural challenge”, do you have what it takes? The finish to your adventure arrives at our two giant zip lines.
Junior Adult Course
The Junior Adult course was established to give those taller 9-11 year olds a chance to experience part of the Adult course. The participants get to experience the thrill of first 3 adult courses (Green, Blue and Silver) as well as taking advantage of the adult giant zip lines. As long as the participants can reach 5’9, this measurement is taken from the ground to fingertips with arms extended over the participants head. An adult 18 years or older must accompany a minor (9-11) on the junior adult course.
Yellow Course (Little Adventurers)
Aerial Adventure for Kids
Children naturally know how to climb and scramble across obstacles, and the kid’s course gives them the practice of managing their own safety lines and movement while honing their physical skills. Unlike the full course for the juniors and adults, kids on our Yellow course can do two full loops of the course.
This course is designed for children ages 7 and older. Parents and observers can use the walking trails along the course that will allow you to walk and observe your child/children as they progress through the course. The course is not designed for adult use, but you can get some great pictures watching the kids from the ground.
The Training Session
Each child is scheduled into a brief group training session that lasts up to a half an hour. At the training session, the child will be fitted into a harness and Guides will show the child how to remain attached to safety lines and how to use the “child sized” zip lines. Once the child demonstrates that they can appropriately use the equipment, he/she will be able to proceed onto the YELLOW course, supervised by the parent (or an adult standing in on the parent’s behalf) from the ground.
Guardians must attend the training session (without equipment) along with the child and learn what to watch for in order to supervise the children in their care.
A parent or legal guardian is required to fill out a waiver form for each child using the course. To be allowed entry, children must be at least 7 years of age. As well, in order to be able to reach the safety lines and manage their passage through the course, each Child is required to be able to reach the tips of the fingers to a height of 4’7″ while keeping their feet flat on the ground. An adult guardian is required to supervise children in his/her care.
For the price of admission on the Yellow Children’s Course, children can adventure through the entire course twice. We highly recommend making a reservation in order to ensure the places and times that you want on the course.
Check out the awesome children’s environment, a cedar log playground, designed for the beginner climbers aged 3-10. It features fun climbing areas for the beginning Adventurer Seeker. Offering more than 20 unique climbing stations to challenge, motivate and help develop dexterity, motor skills and hand eye coordination for all of your younger climbers. The Squirrels Den offers 3 Rock climbing walls, spiral stair climbers, premium tube and super scoop wave slides, bridge nets, wobbly Burma bridge, tree hopper steps just to name a few of the exciting features.
Adult Course – $45 – Ages 12 and older
3+ hours of aerial adventure which includes 5 courses: Green, Blue, Silver, Pink, Red, as well as our Giant Zip lines.
Height requirement: While keeping feet flat on the ground, arms raised above your head, fingertips must be able to touch the height of 5’11″.
Ages 12-14 must be accompanied by an adult 18+ (1 adult per 5 minors)
Extreme Adult Course – $50 – Ages 12 and older
3+ hours of tree-to-tree adventure which includes our 6 courses: Green, Blue, Silver, Pink, Red, Black, as well as our Giant Zip lines.
Height requirement: While keeping feet flat on the ground and arms raised above your head, fingertips must be able to touch the height of 5’11″.
Ages 12-14 must be accompanied by an adult 18+ (1 adult per 5 minors)
Junior Adult Course – $40 – Ages 9-11
2+ hours of aerial adventure which Includes 3 courses: Green, Blue, Silver, Pink, as well as our Giant Zip lines.
Height requirement: While keeping feet flat on the ground, arms raised above your head, fingertips must be able to touch the height of 5’9″.
Must be accompanied by adult 18+ (1 adult per 3 minors)
Kids Little Adventurer’s Course – $25 – Ages 7 and older
Includes the Yellow course and kids GIANT zip line.
Height requirement: While keeping feet flat on the ground, arms raised above your head, fingertips must be able to touch the height of 4’7″.
Must be accompanied by adult 18+ (adult observes child from the Ground)
The Squirrel’s Den Pplayground
Ages 2 and up (Must be accompanied by adult 18+). The playground is free of charge.
Private Guiding – $50
Minors, who participate on the adult courses and do not have an adult to climb with them, please ask our staff about the Private guide service. Experience the greatest adventure with a professional ADK Extreme Guide.
For reservations, call 518-494-7200 or 518-494-7220.
Summer Hours (through Sept. 1, 2014)
(RESERVATIONS REQUIRED) Open DAILY to all groups sizes. Groups depart every 30 minutes starting at 8:30 am. Last departure varies from day to day.
Fall Hours (Sept. 6 – Nov. 23)
(RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, the park does sell out)
Open Weekends to all group sizes – Groups depart every 30 minutes starting at 9 am. Weekday reservations are available for groups of 10 or more. Please call for more information.
If you do not have a group of 10 or more, but wish to climb during the week, call to check if there are any groups that are climbing on the day of the week on which you would like to climb. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
Course Start Times
At Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course, offering six thrilling adult courses and one kids course with start times scheduled throughout the day (group departures every 30 minutes). Groups must arrive 30 minutes in advance of your anticipated start time to allow time for sign-in and payment procedures. Arriving late may result in being charged and losing your reservation time.
You may also like...
Sorry - Comments are closed