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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday. * Locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides in the morning. * Timing...minor coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding along portions of the immediate coastline. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......827 am......9.6-10.0/1.8-2.2....none....... Stamford CT..........749 am......9.4.9.8/1.6-2.0.....Minor...... Bridgeport CT........746 am......8.8-9.2/1.5-1.9.....Minor...... New Haven CT.........745 am......8.2-8.6/1.5-1.9.....None....... Old Field NY.........748 am......8.6-9.0/1.3-1.7.....None....... Glen Cove NY.........822 am......9.2-9.8/1.6-1.9.....None....... , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... ...Dense fog advisory is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a High Wind Warning...which is in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday. The dense fog advisory has been cancelled. The high wind watch is no longer in effect. * Winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. The strongest winds are expected across Long Island...and especially in areas with eastern exposure. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Storm Warning" The combination of low level moisture and light winds have resulted in areas of fog across the tri-state area. Visibilities have fallen to a mile, with some isolated locations falling to a half mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance between you and the car ahead of you. 911 am EST sun Jan 22 2017 The combination of low level moisture and light winds have resulted in areas of fog across the tri-state area. Visibilities have fallen to a mile, with some isolated locations falling to a half mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance between you and the car ahead of you. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,11:00 AM

Long Island's First Aerial Forest Adventure Park to Open in Wheatley Heights June 21

The Adventure Park at Long Island will be the first aerial forest ropes park on the Island and is sure to appeal to outdoor fun-seekers age seven and older as the new "cool place" this ...

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Wheatley Heights, NY - June 10th, 2014 - Kids, teens, adults, families and groups will soon be happily zipping through the trees in a new attraction located in Wheatley Heights in the town of Babylon, when The Adventure Park at Long Island opens on June 21, 2014. The Adventure Park at Long Island will be the first aerial forest ropes park on the Island and is sure to appeal to outdoor fun-seekers age seven and older as the new "cool place" this summer.

Located on five wooded acres within the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds at 75 Colonial Springs Road, The Adventure Park at Long Island represents a new concept of self-guided ropes park that includes both zip lines-those cables that one rides across from tree to tree-as well as a series of different "challenge bridges" between tree platforms.

The park's zip lines and bridges are connected in a series of different "treetop trails." Customers can choose from eight of these different color-coded trails ranging from introductory through advanced so there will be suitable challenges for both beginners as well as more experienced climbers.

Customers, known as "climbers," wear safety harnesses, doubly secured to cables throughout their time in the trees. The harnesses employ an "always locked on" climbing system of interlocking carabineers (coupling links). Climbers receive a thorough orientation session before going on the trails, which are designed for self-discovery, making lessons otherwise unnecessary. Park Monitors are always available for questions or assistance.

Eco-Friendly, Outdoor Fun for Kids, Teens, Adults, Groups
The Adventure Park is an eco-friendly attraction that encourages appreciation of nature and enjoyment of healthy play in the outdoors. Tree-friendly construction techniques are used employing cables and wedges to secure the platforms, rather than bolts or nails, helping the trees to remain healthy. Professional arborists maintain the trees and overall forest property along with The Adventure Park's staff.

Aside from a small amount of electricity for the thousands of tiny twinkling, low voltage LED lights strung above the crossings for nighttime climbing, the trails use no other electricity, motors or fuel for the activities, just gravity and each climber's own effort.

The Adventure Park concept originated in Europe about 20 years ago. Hugely popular, there are now around 2,000 such parks throughout Europe. However, in the United States, it is still a relatively new thing and there are currently only around 60 nationally. Outdoor Ventures (the company which built and operates The Adventure Park) pioneered the adventure park pastime in the United States beginning in 2008. Today the company is now a leading designer, builder and operator of them. It has built over 15 such parks across the nation. The Adventure Park at Long Island will be the seventh park it has both built and also operates.

Operating Hours
The Adventure Park will be open during the summer seven days a week from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Beginning September 3, it will go to its fall and spring schedule of weekends and holidays. (Though groups of 10 or more can reserve time to climb any day of the week during spring, summer and fall.) The park will be closed during the winter. For updates and the latest news visit The Adventure Park's website: www.LongIslandTrees.org.

The Adventure Park at Long Island is located on the grounds of the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds at 75 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798. For group reservations and other information may be reached directly by email at: Info@LongIslandAdventurePark.org. Telephone (631) 983-3844 or by visiting www.LongIslandAdventurePark.org.

 

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