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Kittatinny Canoes Promotes Tourism with a New Outdoor Adventure Activity
Milford, PA (April 19, 2011) – One of the area’s earliest promoters of tourism in the tri-state area, Kittatinny Canoes, is proud to announce that it will open the area’s first zip lines. The Dual racing lines span over 150 feet long and reach speeds of 50 miles per hour or more and are one of the longest lines in the United States, let alone the tri-state area. To further the appeal of the attraction, the lines run from the top of Kittatinny’s Paintball location - atop of a mountain in Barryville, NY - and cross the Delaware River into Pennsylvania.
Before the lines are introduced to the general public, Ruth Jones, second generation owner of Kittatinny Canoes , will host a private Grand Opening on Thursday, May 5th at 1:30pm, offering public figures, chambers of commerce’s, visitors bureaus, and fire departments a demonstration and presentation of the attraction. The event will touch on how it will affect tourism and how everyone can benefit from it.
“We are very excited for the opening of the dual racing zip lines,” states Allen Crouthamel, Operations Manager at Kittatinny Canoes. “This new dimension of our facility will bring a new breed of tourist – the adventure seeker. It will also add to the general visitor’s experience, giving them an additional activity to paintball, camping, floating down the river and everything else the area has to offer.”
Affordably priced, the rate to ride the zip line is $44 per person, per ride, or visitors can purchase a 3-ride special for $99 (applies to the same rider). If visitors book a zip-line tour, they will receive $10 off any paintball games and river trips - including canoe, raft or kayak. Visitors will also receive 50% of their next camping trip.
The dual racing zip lines are 150 feet in the air, giving the adventure seeker a view of the Delaware that only birds enjoy. The zip lines can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities, but riders must be at least 8 years of age and weigh between 60 and 250 pounds for an optimal experience.
In addition to the new zip lines, Kittatinny Canoes offers camping, paintball and trips down the Delaware River by canoe, raft, tube or kayak. There are 7 campground and base locations in New York and Pennsylvania, all with easy access to the Delaware River.