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HVP August 2018

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14 Hudson Valley Parent n August 2018 views and places to sit and eat a snack. It is peaceful and allows you to escape the noisy hustle and bustle that fills your life." Open year-round from 8:30am-dusk. Little Pickles 7505 N. Broadway, Red Hook 845-835-8086 This unique store is not to be missed if you make a trek to Red Hook! This toy store, sweet shop and boutique is a kiddie paradise! The shop owners believe that every child deserves to shop in a place that is fun, engaging and geared towards them. Their inventory is whimsical and unique, so you are sure to find something one-of-a-kind! Open Mon-Sat 10:30am-5:30pm & Sun 11am-4pm. Eveready Diner 4184 Rte. 9 North, Hyde Park 845-229-8100 This diner is such a fun and family- friendly place. Kids will love the dcor By KATIE RANDALL D utchess County is such a diverse place bumping up against the Hudson River to the west and hitting the Connecticut border to the east. This large county encompasses historic, quiet towns like Red Hook and Rhinebeck to the north, while the bustling towns of Poughkeepsie and Beacon to the south boast foodie hot spots and fine arts. Poet's Walk 776 River Rd., Red Hook This hiking trail is perfect for families because of its mostly flat terrain. The trails meander through wildflower fields, mature forests and pass by impressive views of the Hudson River. This hike is breathtaking and there is plenty of space to run, play and picnic. Hyde Park mom Felicia White says, "Poet's Walk is gorgeous. There are flat, open walking trails, beautiful and energetic atmosphere while they nosh on giant stacks of pancakes. Try the red velvet pancakes with chocolate chips topped with cream cheese frosting, or perhaps the famous malted waffles served with a scoop of ice cream! Kid meals zoom to the table in cars. "I have been going to this diner since I was young and was so excited to bring my daughter. They are child friendly and my daughter loves looking at all the dcor," says Daniella Strang from Hyde Park. "She doesn't get as restless as she does in other restaurants." Open 5am-12am Sun-Thurs & 24- hour service Friday and Saturday. Lilymoore Alpaca Farm 21 Moore Rd., Pleasant Valley 845-605-7002 This farm is, hands down, my favorite place to visit animals in the Hudson Valley. The farm owners are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and there are animals to pet everywhere! Horses, ducks, chickens and, of course, alpacas! These gentle creatures love the attention. They host story times during the warmer months. Make sure to check their calendar of events for the teddy bear picnics. Hidden Gems in Dutchess County 6 best places you have to visit this summer 7-year-old Stella loves exploring this flat hiking trail with her family. Noah, 9, and Lily, 6, take a break on a bench along the Poet's Walk. Beautiful spot for a family photo op. The alpacas at Lilymoore Alpaca Farm have 4-year- old Henry intrigued.

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