If you’ve ever dreamed of zip-lining across one of New York City’s waterways, here’s your chance. Beginning summer 2017, the Bronx Zoo will have a permanent new zip line that will coasts brave venturers across the Bronx River at 45 feet in the air (h/t Welcome2TheBronx).
DNAinfo, who first reported the news, got an exclusive look at the designs for the zip line along with looks at a new kid-friendly adventure course that will also open over the summer, called Nature Trek. The zip line will start atop a tower on the Bronx River’s west bank and travel 375 feet across to another tower on the east bank. If you’re already having a panic attack, don’t fret. Riders are strapped into a harness and “you’re always safe,” Wildlife Conservation Society vice president Sue Chin told DNAinfo.
As you zip across, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the river and its neighboring 265-acre forest.
The Nature Trek will welcome young children where they can explore a tree house and the nature-themed playground.