Ziplining in New Jersey: 9 Places To Check Off Your Summer Bucket List

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If you haven’t tried ziplining in New Jersey, you should, and here’s why—getting an aerial view high above the treetops is a great way for the whole family to have fun, challenge themselves, and put their thinking caps on. And most of these places offer challenging ropes courses too, where kids can practice climbing and planning skills while feeling a sense of accomplishment after they’ve made it through. From the 21,000-pound Infinity Climber at Liberty Science Center to the ultra-tall Soaring Eagle Zipline at Diggerland USA to the challenging Tarzan Swing at Tree to Tree Adventure Park at the Cape May Zoo, you’ll climb, explore, and have a bonding adventure with the family that you’ll never forget. Scroll down for 9 places to go ziplining in New Jersey and try something exciting on your next family outing this summer.

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Ziplining in New Jersey (and Ropes Courses, too!)

Ziplining in North New Jersey

Essex County Treetop Adventure Course
Hear a lion roar in the distance, as you glide along this 40-foot tall zipline that’s next to the Turtle Back Zoo. Beginners to experts will find thrill here since the adventure course offers an adult course, junior course, and zip line for ages 6 and up. Though the course has a separate entrance from the zoo (and a separate admission charge), it’s worth the stopover before making your way back home.
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 731-5800 ext.279

Liberty Science Center
The 21,000-pound Infinity Climber has reopened and ready for your kids to tackle. Climb in the world’s first suspended climbing play space above the museum, surrounded by 19 miles of hand-threaded wire to protect the climbers. After climbing and seeing everything from a bird’s eye view, don’t miss other exhibits like Hudson Home, Hot Wheels: Race To Win, Making Mammoths, Boom Time, and more.
222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 200-1000

Treescape Aerial Adventure Park
Adult courses, night climbs, and a kid’s park are just a few of the fun adventures you can have with the fam in Mountain Creek. The wooden platforms you spot high in the trees are connected by rope walks, obstacles, zip lines, and more. Kids new to climbing will love the dedicated kids’ park, where they can use the harness and carabiner system as an aid. If you’re looking for some extra fun or a night out with your sweetheart, consider a night climb available every Saturday night, and then grab drinks at the clubhouse afterward.
414 County Road 517Vernon Township, NJ 07462
(973) 827-2000

FLG X Adventure Course
Test your limits and suspend yourself 15 to 50 feet off of the ground. Experience swings, bridges, slides, nets, ziplines, and more. Don’t miss the aerial surfboard too. There is even a kids’ course for ages 9-11 filled with suspended surprises, where kids work together to develop courage, trust, and respect.
59 Mt. Arlington Road, Ledgewood, NJ 07852
(888) 241-4582

Ziplining in Central New Jersey

Jenkinson’s Adventure Ropes Course
While the little ones climb the Sky Tykes course, kids 42″ and 48″ can experience a larger course with a guest 19 years old or older. The bigger kids and kids at heart will love to explore a two-level course with 25 thrilling surprises that including walking the plank, riding the zip line, or getting unparalleled ocean views of Point Pleasant Beach while up in the clouds.
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
(732) 892-0600

Six Flags Soaring Eagle Zip Line
Grab a friend and climb over 150 feet in the air, where you can travel forward and backward over 1,500 feet. You’ll soar above the roller coasters and rides, so when you’re done, you can hit your favorites at the park, Hurricane Harbor, or the Safari Adventure.
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson Township, NJ 08527
(732) 928-2000

Ziplining in South New Jersey

The Mainland Adventure Park
You’ll find plenty of aerial adventures, a 50-foot climbing wall, extended zip lines, and more here. Kids will love exploring the Play Fort, Climbing Wall, Aerial Adventure Trails, and one of four Zip Lines. There are over 50+ aerial obstacles that get more difficult the higher you get. Don’t miss the Go Kart Track with over 1,000 feet of twists and turns and Arcade with plenty of retro games too.
151 NJ-72, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 481-6111

Diggerland USA Ropes Course
Everything your little construction lover could dream of—an amusement park, waterpark, and a ropes course and zipline. Travel across the park on a 700-foot zip line in a side-by-side seat while taking in a panoramic view from a 130-foot tower or take a wild ride on The Soaring Eagle Zipline. Are you brave enough to climb four stories high? Test out one of the tallest ropes courses in the world at the Diggerland Ropes Course (definitely not for anyone afraid of heights). 
100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091
(856) 768-1110 

Tree to Tree Cape May
Say yes to new adventures with challenging obstacles at the Cape May County Zoo. Explore nature through zip lines, Tarzan swings, nets, and more. The color-coded courses get more complex as you go along, challenging your kids’ minds and bodies with over 100 aerial adventure activities. Courses are available for adults, children, zipline only, and night climbing. After make sure you stop by and say hi to the animals at the zoo (it’s free, so why not?).
707 U.S. 9 N.Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 388-8289

Where do you go for rope courses and ziplining in New Jersey?

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About Author

Melanie Bodner has always had a love for writing, but now she has a new love…being a mom. Before having her kids, Melanie was no stranger to writing or working with children. She wrote for a local newspaper as a reporter and taught English and Dance in a public school. Now Melanie enjoys spending time with her kids, doing yoga, writing and decorating her home. Check out her Instagram @burlapbythebeach.

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