Slip, slide, and escape the heat all summer long at the Valley’s fun and exciting waterparks.
Splashdown Beach Fishkill
Starting Memorial Day weekend, escape the heat by plunging down the thrilling Humunga Halfpipe, or sit back and relax on the Croc Creek Wavy Lazy River. Then refuel with lunch or a snack at one of Splashdown’s eateries, like Cosimo’s Pizza, Nathan’s Famous, or the Frosty Shack. New this year: The Arctic Mammoth is the largest attraction in the park, standing more than six stories high and stretching out 600 feet long. $35, $30 seniors & children under 42 in. tall, $89 season passes. 845-897-9600; www.splashdownbeach.com
Zoom Flume East Durham
Starting June 20, customers can make a splash on the Wild River, the Canyon Plunge, and the Mighty Anaconda. Unique to Zoom Flume is a 700-foot-long dual zipline — the largest water park zipline in the world — that glides high over the park at heights of up to 80 feet. Witness the Extreme Raptor Show on July 18. $29.99, $22.99 children under 7, $54.99 season passes. 800-888-3586; www.zoomflume.com