NEW YORK ZIPLINING – TEXAS STYLE
When we first heard there was a town called New York in Texas, we had to triple check the spelling to make sure it was spelled NEW YORK. We were perplexed because we both are born and raised in this great state but we had never heard of a town called New York, Texas. So there you have me looking at google maps to find this city and see if it was anything like the Big Apple.
THE BIG APPLE?
Well, it is the complete opposite of what we thought it would be. There are no tall metal skyscrapers, there are no delicious street food vendors, no giant blinding neon lights….nothing! It is a very small town, too small to be considered a town so it is technically an unincorporated community near Dallas, TX.
WHAT’S IT LIKE
We drove by New York, TX and yes it is a very small community but it has the basics to function as a little town. I believe we saw a church, a store, a cemetery, a school and a couple of houses. Now what makes this community stand out is the fact that there is a zip-lining course that is top notch.
It’s not one of those zip lining courses where you get on for one or two rounds and that’s it, no. I am talking about seven amazing zip lining cables that will excite you and make your heart pump faster than the time you had your first kiss. LOL Ok maybe not like that but you get the idea. Each zip line gets better, faster, taller and more fun!
WHAT IF I’VE NEVER DONE THIS?
If this is your first time zip lining, it’s ok it was our first time too and we left feeling like pros. Ok maybe not like pros, I did struggle with one of the cables but it was my fault because I stopped too early. Thankfully the staff there helped me get down without a scratch, just a little shaken up that’s all lol.
They also do a demonstrations before getting on the zip line so you know what to do, how to stop yourself, and what to do in case you stop too early. Again, it was an amazing experience and one that we highly recommend. Specially if you’re into adventure and adrenaline fun.
CAN I DO MORE?
Do I recommend you pay extra for the last 2 zip lines, HELL YEAH! 100% worth it! A couple of people did the last 2 lines but you do have to pay extra to do them. However, it is totally worth it and the trip down the last zip line was the most fun of all, I believe it lasted almost half a minute! I might be mistaken but it felt like it took a while for us to go down that last zip line.
Warning: You will leave this place with a few scratches or burns if you are not careful. I mentioned before we left without a scratch but I need to rephrase that, I left without a scratch. My wife and brother in law did get minor scratches and burns so be careful.
CAN KIDS COME?
Can you go with kids….well depends how old they are. We feel that zip-lining is designed more for adults and teens, but if your kid is adventurous like you then go for it, you will have a blast. We took our baby but we were lucky we had family there that helped us take care of him while we were out pumping adrenaline into our veins!
Please if you liked this post, share it with your friends and if you are in the Dallas area don’t miss the opportunity to visit this zip-lining park and check yourself in New York, TX! Link below is to their website