For a fun, family activity right here in the Finger Lakes, zip on over to Bristol, NY near Canandaigua Lake and check out Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures, a climbing adventure set in the forest canopy of Bristol Mountain. Challenge yourself with one of 2 separate and unique experiences, the Zipline Canopy Tour and the Aerial Adventure Park.
The Zipline Canopy Tour
The Zipline Canopy Tour is a 3-hour tour is led by 2 guides and is limited to only 10 participants. Zipline Canopy Tour highlights include:
- 7 ziplines measuring over 5000 feet
- Longest zip line over 1500 feet
- 4 spectacular bridges
- 2 hikes
- 2 off road rides
- 1 final “Leap of Faith”
The Aerial Adventure Park
The Aerial Adventure Park has 7 courses each varying in difficulty and height above the ground and is made up of platforms secured to trees with elements that connect each platform. The elements consist of challenge obstacles including: rope bridges, wobbly bridges, tight rope walks, climbing ladders, rolling elements, swinging surprises, and zip lines.
Kids Adventure Park
In addition to the 7 full length Aerial Adventure Park courses there there is a Kids Adventure Park that consists of 2 courses that are specifically designed for kids aged 4-7. Both Kids Adventure Park courses are located closer to the ground and use a different harness system that is just as safe but less complicated for younger children to use. If your child has any difficulties there are staff members on the course at all times to help them to work through the elements.
Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures
5589 South Hill Road, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures is located at the summit of Bristol Mountain and cannot be accessed from the base.
From the South
Traveling on I-86, take I-390 North to Exit 2 toward Cohocton. Take Route 371 North to Route 21 North, and pass through the Village of Naples. Continue on Route 21 North to Route 64 North. Travel eight miles to Bristol Center. Turn left on to County Road 32 traveling 1.5 miles. Turn left on to South Hill Road (portions unpaved). Travel 5 miles to the Bristol Mountain Nordic Center. Turn left into the parking and drop off area.
From the West
Traveling eastbound on the NYS Thruway, take Exit 45 toward Victor. Turn left on to Route 96 South and travel into the Town of Victor. Turn right on to Maple Avenue/County Road 3. County Road 3 becomes Route 20C/Route 444. Continue through the Town of Bloomfield. Turn left on to Route 5 & 20 East. Turn right onto Route 64 South/Bristol Valley Road. Travel six miles to Bristol Center. Turn right on to County Road 32 traveling 1.5 miles. Turn left on to South Hill Road (portions unpaved). Travel 5 miles to the Bristol Mountain Nordic Center. Turn left into the parking and drop off area.
From the East
Traveling westbound on the NYS Thruway, take Exit 43 toward Manchester. Turn right on to Main Street/Route 21 South and travel into the Town of Canandaigua. Turn left on to Route 332 South/North Main Street. Turn slight right onto Route 5 & 20 West/Western Boulevard. Turn left on to Route 21 S/Bristol Road. Bristol Road becomes County Road 32. Pass through Bristol Center and travel 1.5 miles. Turn left on to South Hill Road (portions unpaved). Travel 5 miles to the Bristol Mountain Nordic Center. Turn left into the parking and drop off area.