There’s nothing quite like a zipline. This thrilling — but safe! — activity can makes for a great family outing, and some are closer than you might think. Whether you want to stay in the city, or zip with some gorgeous views, if your family’s got a need for speed, head to one of these spots. Click through to find your zip!

For the Newest Zip in Town: Treetop Adventure and Nature Trek at the Bronx Zoo

We wrote about its debut this summer, but the Bronx Zoo's Treetop Adventure and Nature Trek is home to NYC's newest — and one of its most exciting — ziplines. (Actually, a pair of ziplines.) Spanning more than 400 feet in each direction, the ziplines travel 50 feet above the Bronx River, with the platform for the zip back even higher than the initial launch pad. (You zip across, then zip back.) The zipline is outfitted with dual, side-by-side lines for double the zipping fun. Additionally, each course of the Treetop Adventure does include a short zipline element in various forms, such as the boat zip, pictured above.  Participants must be age seven or older, between 50 and 275 pounds, and able to reach 5’6″ from flat feet. Visitors can choose to do just the ropes course, just the zipline, or opt for a combo ticket to do it all.

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure and Nature Trek
Nature Trek included with Zoo Total Experience Ticket: $36.95/adult; $26.96/kids 3 -12; $31.95/senior; free/kids 2 and under
2300 Southern Blvd.
Bronx
718-367-1010
Online: bronxzoo.com

photo: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS

Where does your family head to zipline? Tell us in the comments!

— Ilyssa Smith & Anna Knoebel