Guide to Adventure Aerial Parks and Zipline Courses In & Near Buffalo

Adventure, Family Friendly, Things to Do


Written by Kayla Milligan

Published on June 30, 2021
Photo by Peek’n Peak Resort

Looking to partake in a thrilling, challenging adventure? Climbing through obstacle courses in the sky and flying through treetops on a zip line might be just the thing for you. Bring your friends and family to one of the many aerial parks near Buffalo, NY and show them how fun it is to step out of their comfort zone.

These adventurous parks and resorts near Buffalo, listed in order of distance from Buffalo, have some of the best spots to soar in the country and are well-worth checking out.

Photo by Sky High Adventure Park

1. Sky High Adventure Park at Holiday Valley

6773 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY 14731 /

Season: May-October

Distance from Buffalo: 1 hour

Sky High Aerial Adventure Park is the closest aerial park to Buffalo and an awesome destination for any and all adventure-seekers. This park is the largest aerial park in New York State and 3rd largest in the US! Sky High includes 13 courses of varying levels of difficulty within 4 acres of woods packed with challenges and ziplines. It also has a 3-D version of a climbing wall called “Climbing Forest” with 9 trees of up to 45 feet tall you can climb. Additionally, Holiday Valley also has a mountain coaster offering fun for all ages.


Photo by Peek’n Peak Resort

2. Peek’n Peak Mountain Adventures

1405 Old Rd, Clymer, NY 14724 /

Season: May-October

Distance from Buffalo: 1.5 hours

Peek’n Peak’s Aerial Adventure Course is a 3 hour self-guided experience featuring 8 courses and 69 obstacles. This ski-country, year-round resort also has “Giant Dual Ziplines” that cruise 2,000 feet down a two-part zipline and a “Soaring Eagle” zipline where you sit-by-side down a 1,400 foot zipline.

Photo by Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures

3. Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures

5589 S Hill Rd, Canandaigua, NY 14424 /

Season: May-November

Distance from Buffalo: 2 hours

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventure Park consists of 7 courses of varying levels of difficulty with 125+ unique elements. The park also has a “Zipline Canopy Tour” which is a 3-hour tour including 7 ziplines measuring 5,000 feet, longest zipline 1,600 feet, 4 spectacular bridges, 2 hikes, and 2 off-road rides. Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures is no doubt one of the best places to zipline near Buffalo!


Photo by Lake Erie Canopy Tours

4. Lake Erie Canopy Tours

4888 N Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041 /

Season: Late June-October

Distance from Buffalo: 2.5 hours

Lake Erie Canopy Tours has a self-guided Adventure Course featuring over 30 rope challenges and obstacles. There is also a guided Zipline Canopy Tour that takes you through a network of sky bridges and ziplines over Geneva State Park at heights of up to 60 feet and speeds of up to 30mph! Exhilarating would be an understatement.

Photo by Greek Peak Mountain Resort

5. Greek Peak Mountain Resort

2000 NY-392, Cortland, NY 13045 /

Season: Zipline Tour open year-round, Aerial Park opens memorial day weekend-N/A

Distance from Buffalo: 3 hours

Greek Peak Mountain Resort has an Aerial Challenge Ropes Course and a guided zipline tour at their Adventure Center. Additionally, they also have a mountain coaster at the resort – trust us, worth it.

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Kayla Milligan</a>

Written by Kayla Milligan

Kayla recently graduated with a 4.0 from UB as a Communication major and Chinese minor. She lived in China for half a year, skydived, white water rafted, drove an ice cream truck, and is always up for a new adventure!
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