Capital Fun at Mountain Ridge Adventure


Mountain Ridge Adventure in Glenville, N.Y., celebrated the grand opening of a new treetop challenge course and zip line park on June 17.MountainRidge

The first of its kind in the New York Capital Region, the course sends participants 50 feet in the air to clamber through a variety of obstacles, including a complete dining room set with plates, forks, and spoons, and a zip line that travels over a 500-foot-long gorge.

“This thrilling outdoor experience brings something totally new to the Capital Region,” said general manager Michael Cellini. He said the park offers something for everyone as young as 7 years old.

Mountain Ridge Adventure is on part of Cellini’s 50-acre property in rural Glenville. Last year, a handful of his neighbors who were opposed to him opening the park tried to stop it from happening. Ultimately, things moved forward and he has built five of the planned seven aerial courses on the property.


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Sarah Borodaeff is the former research editor for Adventure Park Insider magazine and current freelance contributor. A professional ski bum and former zip guide, Sarah enjoys any excuse to talk about outdoor adventures.


  1. Thank you Sarah for the post. We are very excited to bring the “Adventure” to the Capital Region. We are all a part of a great, burgeoning industry that offers something much more than fun and excitement. When I see a participant who was apprehensive to start, complete a course with a huge smile on their face, I know they are leaving our establishment with a sense of accomplishment not often obtained with other recreational activities.

  2. Rich Edwards on

    I wish Mountain Ridge much success but they are not the Capital Regions 1st Aerial Park as the writer claimed.
    Catamount Aerial Adventure Park at Catamount Ski Area in Hillsdale, NY opened in 2009 and features
    12 self-guided courses including 3 separate zip-line courses.

    • Hey Rich,

      Thanks for the response. I’ve been out to your park and you folks are doing a great job of moving the adventure course industry along. As a team, we will keep growing the interest and create a great opportunity for people to experience nature in a safe, fun, exciting and ultimately enjoyable day.

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