Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course

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Courtesy of the Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course

Key Info

35 Westwood Forest Lane

Price & Hours

$33 to $58 per person, depending on course
Hours vary by season

Details

Sports, Recreation Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend

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  • 4.0Value
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Calling all adventurers: This activity is for you. The Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course is an aerial adventure and ropes course – the first of its kind to open in the U.S. The adventure course is set up among the mountains and trees of the Adirondacks, and includes everything from obstacles and rope swings to zip lines and rock climbing walls. There are six adult courses and two children's courses for people to choose from. Visitors are clipped in to harnesses and a safety cable throughout the courses, and everyone must go through a safety training before getting started on the courses.

"Fantastic," "incredible" and "a fun challenge" are a few descriptions travelers used when reviewing the adventure courses here. Many praised the knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and energetic guides, and say this is an excellent family-friendly activity. Several also said that the adventure course is an incredible value for several hours of obstacles and fun.

You'll find the Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course about 15 miles north of central Lake George. Hours vary by season and it is open from April to early November; some days are restricted to groups of 10 or more, while other days are open to groups of any size. Prices also depend on seasonality and the number of courses you will be climbing. Options include two-course packages to the six-course extreme package, with prices ranging from $33 to $58 per person. Minimum age requirements apply for select courses. All participants must weigh less than 310 pounds and have a waist circumference of 42 inches or less. For more specific information on hours, pricing and courses, visit the Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course's website or call the attraction directly at 518-494-7200.

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