Fields of Fire Adventure Park
Go on an aerial adventure
Set on 50 acres of beautiful Connecticut woodlands, Fields of Fire has an aerial adventure park with courses that generally run at mid-tree level and range from beginner (suitable for the reasonably young) to expert (suitable for the reasonably insane).
There are five elevated trails, with a total of 76 elevated obstacles and 14 zip lines. It’s actually quite safe, as you’re outfitted with a hard hat and a safety line that allows you to fall (if you do) only 8 inches.
Generally, each course takes about a half hour, and admission includes three hours of climbing after a bit of training. Admission includes three hours of climbing after a training course.
In nice weather, starting in May, you can do night climbing, with the entire course lit in string lights. It’s not only exhilarating, but spectacularly beautiful.
Minimum age is 7, but climbers need to reach their hands over their head to a height of 62 inches. Climbers 7 to 9 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you’re not climbing with your kids (or other family members), spectators are welcome at no charge. Reservations are highly recommended, although they do their best to accommodate walk-ins. The Adventure Park continues to operate in light rain, but closes in truly bad weather.