Ziplines originally were invented for just two functions: sneaking hamburgers over the Berlin Wall and zazzing up presidential entrances to State of the Union addresses. Glide into glory with today's Groupon to Engelke Farm in Troy. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get entry to the corn maze and a haunted hayride (a $20 value).
- For $15, you get one hour of unlimited ziplining (a $30 value).
- For $25, you get one hour of unlimited ziplining for two (a $60 value).
Engelke Farm beckons patrons into the great outdoors with its adrenaline-pumping zips and festive autumn activities. On Friday and Saturday evenings in October, thrill-seekers can test their mettle against malevolent ghouls and tenacious student-loan debt collectors lurking off the paths of the haunted hayride and corn maze, which provides fun Halloween antics for both wee ones and their adult keepers. Alternatively, Groupon holders can take a ride down more than 2,000 feet of zippable cables, speedily cruising over pumpkin patches and corn stalks. With jump-off points standing up to 60 feet high, gliders slide down metal cables and reach speeds of up to 25 miles per hour. Heart-pounding zips offer individuals and duos the chance to catch aerial views of autumn's multihued glory, with rides rolling through scenery as festive and colorful as a tie-dye Christmas tree.
Even after dusk in the summertime, visitors to Engelke Farm are riding ziplines, whizzing through the air at 20 miles per hour. Suspended 60 feet in air, the cables allow exquisite views of golden cornfields and rolling, tree-dotted hills. Those content to remain earthbound can peruse the greenhouse, pluck strawberries and blackberries from the pick-your-own produce patches, or wander the cornfields, challenging scarecrows to staring contests.
463 Garfield Rd.
Troy, New York 12180