So I stepped outside day before yesterday and one of the parents started swooping at me. She/he only does that when the chicks are ready to fly. It is at that time when they are most vulnerable.
So, I take a picture of the nest and the one that is giving me the stink eye, as if to say enough with the paparazzi, takes off.
She/he hops around on the ground with a parent in close proximity and slowly gets higher and higher off the ground. Without a tail, at this time, she/he is a tad wobbly.
Canandaigua, NY (May 22, 2014) Friday, May 23rd is opening day (9am-6pm) for the highly anticipated Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures. Residents and visitors to the Finger Lakes Regions can enjoy five thrilling outdoor aerial adventure courses comprised of nearly 100 elements which include: crossing from tree to tree riding a snowboard or a skate board that is attached to half inch cable 30 feet above the ground, making your way across the Double Helix bridge, zip lining downward with the feeling of going upwards, and free falling from a height of 60 feet, just to name a few of the adventures in store for you. Courses transition from beginner to intermediate to advanced levels. A course specifically for children ages 4 to 7 will be opening in the near future.
“It is an amazing feeling to be up in the trees transitioning from element to element”, exclaims, Bristol Mountain Marketing Director, Drew Broderick. As Director of Marketing, Broderick had the good fortune to get to try out the aerial park several days before the park opened to the public. “I just may relocate my office from the base area to the top of the mountain so I can get more time on the course”, jokes, Broderick.
Why an outdoor aerial adventure park? Why now? Project Manager, Steven Fuller, explains, “For several years Bristol Mountain has been looking for an attraction that would allow us to transition to a year round destination. Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures compliments our other endeavors which include: Bristol Mountain Snowsports, Fall Sky Rides, weddings and Roseland Waterpark. We are now truly a four seasons resort”. Fuller offers, “Our snowsports guests are families who enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle on a year round basis. When we started researching aerial parks we knew it was the right fit”. There is even a kids course dedicated to children ages 4 to7.
Finger Lakes Visitors Connection President, Valerie Knoblauch, had this to say about the addition of this new Finger Lakes based attraction, “Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures strengthens the already robust tourism product in Ontario County. The aerial adventure park will be a destination attraction for visitors to the Finger Lakes and will draw them into Ontario County. Families and adventure travelers will come for the park, and while they are here they will stay overnight, enjoying our hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, shopping, wineries and more. Finger Lakes Visitors Connection research data shows that the average daily spend per travel party on an overnight trip is $417, compared to $296 for a day trip. The more there is to do in Ontario County, the more likely visitors will extend their vacation, which strengthens the economic benefit to the community.”
The operating season will be from May 23rd through November 2nd. Until June 8th the aerial park will be open Friday through Sundays plus Memorial Day from 9am-6pm. June 13 through September 1st it will operate seven days a week from 9am-6pm. The fall schedule will be back to Friday – Sunday plus Columbus Day from 11am-dusk.
Due to the expected high levels of interest, advanced reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 585-374-1180 between 9am-6pm or by going online to www.bristolmountainadventures.com. Guests should arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled ticket reservation time to check in, get fitted for their harness and to attend the park orientation prior to getting onto the course. The aerial park is located at the top of Bristol Mountain at 5589 South Hill Road, South Bristol, NY.
Groups are welcome at the aerial park and will receive a special rate for 15 people or more. A deposit of 50 percent is due at the time of booking (at least 72 hours in advance) with the remainder due the day the group arrives at the aerial park. This park is great for family outings, teambuilding events, wedding parties, birthday parties, cross training for athletes and sports teams to name a few.
For more information regarding the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventure Park or to schedule a media interview please contact Drew Broderick at 585-455-4186 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol Mountain/Roseland Waterpark
Director of Sales and Marketing
5662 Route 64
Canandaigua, NY 14424
This little lady built this nest in less than a day. The quality of workmanship is outstanding. And, such a treat to watch her make it. After bringing materials, she wiggles out the perfect nest with her breast and then her feet. Turning a quarter each time. This is the second year she has built this nest outside the Bristol Suite window where guests will soon be able to see her beautiful blue eggs. And, then to watch them throughout their growth from ugly, featherless chicks to sweet baby red-breasted Robins taking that first flight. I assume it’s a she but don’t know for sure. Nature is simply amazing.