Discovery Museum ropes course holds up

The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum, Connecticut’s first aerial forest ropes park, survived Hurricane Sandy with no damage to its trees or aerial courses. It is open for business as usual.

“We are very fortunate and thankful that The Adventure Park was spared,” said Anthony Wellman, park spokesman. “Our hearts go out to our friends and neighbors who were not so lucky and sincerely hope their lives may return to normal just as soon as possible,”

The Adventure Park is located on five acres within Veterans Memorial Park, behind The Discovery Museum on Park Avenue. It consists of more than 110 platforms installed in the trees and connected by various configurations of cable, wood, and rope to form bridges and zip lines. Groups of bridges link together to form separate “aerial trails” though the trees. There are eight trails in total for ages 7 to adult. Climbers can select from courses ranging in difficulty levels from beginner to expert.

The season closes at the end of Monday, Nov. 12. Until then it is open on weekends and holidays from 9:00 a.m. until dusk, for general admission, and other days for groups making advance reservations. It will reopen again in spring of 2013.

Information can be found at DiscoveryAdventurePark.org.

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