Hopatcong Lake Regional News had the chance to follow-up with Flagstaff Extreme in Arizona regarding the new Tree-Top adventure park in Ledgewood. They report that the construction is 100% complete and they are just awaiting the final approvals to open.
The owner of the park, who is a native of New Jersey, jumped at the chance to open the park in his hometown State when the property became available in 2017. "We have just one park in front of us for approval, so we are hoping for the early Spring, but it's difficult sometime to judge these approvals at a State Level.
While the exact details of the New Jersey adventure park have not been released, they are expected to be similar to the Arizona and Florida parks, which include both an Adventure Course and Adventure Zip Lines.
At Flagstaff Extreme we have multiple large circuits within our Adult course, each containing a mixture of approximately 10-17 different obstacles and zip lines. The obstacles range from rope swings, scrambling walls, hanging nets, wobbly bridges and suspended “surprises”.
The skill level and height of each circuit are marked using a color-coded system indicating the challenge based on elevation and difficulty. Check-in, safety briefing, demonstration course, and all our Adult Courses can be completed in approximately three hours.
GREEN = Minimum Elevation/Minimum Skill
SILVER = Medium Elevation/Medium Skill
BLUE = Medium Elevation/Medium/Advanced Skill
RED = Advanced Elevation/Advanced Skill
BLACK = Advanced Elevation/Advanced Skill
After a brief 30 minute training session, you begin on the GREEN course where you get comfortable with the equipment and the rhythm of moving through each element. SILVER is next and the cable ladders and tent elements will really start to test you! After defeating the Silver course, you will move on to the BLUE course. Suddenly childhood memories of swinging on ropes and climbing trees comes back to you. Your agility and sense of freedom return and away you go!
Up further into the trees you head on the RED course. Climbing higher into the trees, try not to let your emotions get the best of you. Balance comes into play when crossing wobbly bridges and swinging surprises. You’re feeling confident now, you have defeated the first three courses and can’t help laughing out loud as you zip through the forest or watch your friend try to walk gracefully across a moving obstacle.
Now it’s time for the ultimate in focus and fitness: the BLACK course. Before you set off, your senses take in the natural beauty and harmony of your surroundings. You climb up even further into the tree canopy discovering that your movements are even more fluid than before.
Adventure Zip Lines:
Our Adventure Zip Lines are awesome! This is an ACTIVE zip line experience unique to our Park. The Zip Lines are similar in length to the ones on our Adventure Course but there are more than 30 of them! Be prepared to walk about 5 minutes to the start and between courses, but you will end up right back where you learned how to use the gear earlier in the day. The zip lines do get very high in the trees and there are a number of ladders and bridges to negotiate so you will need some physical endurance to complete all of the Zips. In addition, there are a few zip lines with action elements that also lower you to the ground, so be prepared for that. And to get to them you need to go through the obstacles!
About Flagstaff Extreme:
Flagstaff Extreme (FLG X) provides a safe, fun, physical and unique outdoor experience in the trees. FLG X challenges guests to push their limits and overcome their fears in a supportive environment. Through shared experience FLG X creates an opportunity to build relationships with friends and family and to leave feeling a sense of accomplishment.
Safety – Our primary concern is that of safety. We endeavor to create a safe environment by giving guests the knowledge and equipment needed to succeed.
Challenge – Families, friends and co-workers are challenged by overcoming fear and experiencing new adventures through shared experience strengthening their bonds and teamwork.
Courage – We honor our guests’ willingness to tackle internal obstacles and overcome fears.
Trust – Through proper communication between guest and staff, we strive to instill faith in the equipment and staff to keep participants safe.
Respect – FLG X promotes sportsmanship among our guests by encouraging them to accept their limits and the limits of others.
Environmental Consciousness – We strive to leave a small footprint in all we do. We work to preserve the trees, the forest floor and to eventually leave the forest in a better state than when we started.
*Participants ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an Adult (18+) 1 Adult can accompany up to 3 junior participants.
The course is being built on the hilly, tree-filled land to the west of Mount Arlington Road between Route 46 and Howard Boulevard.
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