Set on 50 acres of rugged Connecticut woodlands, Fields of Fire Adventure Park pushes students to new heights and, possibly, outside of their comfort zones.

“We’ve built an incredible obstacle course in the trees of Mystic, Connecticut,” said Mark Lombardi, director of sales at Fields of Fire Adventure Park. “Complete with 76 elevated obstacles and 14 zip lines, our Aerial Adventure Park is the perfect option for group outings. We offer five unique courses ranging from beginner to expert, so there is something for every level of expertise.”

Fields of Fire Adventure Park
Fields of Fire Adventure Park, Mystic, Conn.
Credit: Fields of Fire Adventure Park

The park, located five minutes from downtown Mystic, can accommodate groups of 90 people, with a typical visit lasting three to four hours. Groups are asked to arrive 15–20 minutes prior to the start time, to allow time to check waivers and registration.

“Our harnessing and equipment training takes place as a group and includes a run through our ground level training course,” Lombardi said. “This ensures all climbers fully understand and are comfortable with their equipment before they go up in the trees.”

After training, all climbers start on one of two beginner courses before climbing freely on the other courses. Each course can be completed in about 30 minutes.

Fields of Fire Adventure Park
Fields of Fire Adventure Park, Mystic, Conn.
Credit: Fields of Fire Adventure Park

“Our focus is on providing physically stimulating activities for everyone to enjoy in a natural outdoor setting,” Lombardi said. “The Aerial Park climbing is a great peer-bonding experience. It is geared toward participants achieving personal goals and fosters an atmosphere of encouragement among the climbers and our staff. We hope our climbers find a boost in self-esteem from challenging themselves, as well as increased empathy for their peers as almost everyone will be out of their comfort zone at some point.”  

Fields of Fire Adventure park offers on-site motorcoach parking and a large picnic area for groups to gather. Groups are welcome to bring box lunches or catered meals.

For more information, call 860-449-4628 or visit fieldsoffiremystic.com.

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