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26 Hudson Valley Parent n June 2014 Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site ($/A).Rte. 94 Forge Hill Rd., Vails Gate. Extensive grounds for walking tours of home of Revolutionary War General Knox. Open May to Oct. 845-561-5498. Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point (Free/A). Rte. 9W, New Windsor. Park on banks of Hudson River for picnick- ing, hiking, and fishing. 845-457-4900. Krieger Park (Free/A). Greenfield Rd., Woodridge. Baseball field, basketball court, playground, historic site. Open year-round. 845-434-7447. Last Encampment of the Continental Army ($/A). Rte. 300, New Windsor. 1782-83 campground of Washington's continental army. Nature trail with observation tower. Reenactments and special events. 845-561-5073. *Legoland ($$-$$$/P,S). 39 Fitzgerald St., Yonkers. World full of color, creativ- ity and entertainment for families with children ages 3 to 10 years old. 15 differ- ent attractions, including a café, factory tour, 4D cinema, rides and more! Locust Grove ($/A). 2683 South Rd. (Rte. 9), Poughkeepsie. e Samuel Morse Historic Site, home of the artist and inventor of the telegraph and Morse code. House open May to Nov. Gardens and trails open daily. 8am-dusk. 845-454-4500. Manitoga/e Russel Wright Center ($$$/A). 584 Rte. 9D, Garrison. Former home and estate of Russel Wright. One home tour daily thru Oct. 845-424-3812. Masker Orchards (Free/A). 45 Ball Rd., Warwick. Apple picking daily. Enjoy barnyard baby animals and pony rides. Open Sept. to Nov. 845-986-1058. 22 Hudson Valley Parent Q June 2013 Clermont State Historic Site ($$/A). 1 Clermont Ave., Germantown. Ancestral estate of Robert R. Livingston, negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase. Free access to gardens, picnicking, and the visitor center. 518-537-4240. Constitution Island ($/A). South Dock, USMA at West Point. Two-hour tour includes a boat ride on the Hudson River and guided tour of Warner House on Constitution Island. 845-446-8676. Apple Pond Farm & Renewable Energy Education Center ($$$$/A). 80 Hahn Rd., Callicoon Center, Sullivan. Educational tours, horse-drawn sleigh, and wagon rides. Admission: $20/family of four. 845-482-4764. Barrett Clay Works ($$$/A). 485 Main St. Poughkeepsie. Pottery exhibits and clay classes for kids and adults. Art studios are also available for rent. 845-471-7507. Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area ($/A). Rte. 209 S, Westbrookville. Two thousand acres of state-owned wetlands, forests, and fields. 845-888-5381. Belleayre Mountain ($$$$/S). Rte. 28, Highmount. Scenic chair lift rides offered in the summer and in the fall there is fishing, hiking, and biking. Also, check out their summer concert series. 845-254-5600. Big Bear Ziplines ($$$$/T). 817 Violet Ave., (Rte. 9G), Hyde Park. Zip through the trees on eight ziplines from 30 to 100 feet high. Tours last three hours and include a hike to the starting area. 1-888-947-2294. Butterfly Botanicals ($/A). 363 Petticoat Ln., Bloomingburg. Butterfly house open to the public, educational programs, and school group tours. 845-733-7713. Catamount Ski Area ($$$$/S). Rte. 23, Hillsdale. Family ski area with snowboard megaplex and moving walkway for beginners. 518-325-3200. Catskill Mountain Railroad ($$/S). Rte. 28, Phoenicia. Enjoy a 6-mile train ride along the scenic Esopus Creek through the Catskill Mountains. 845-688-7400. Chocolate Cheers ($$$$/S). 875 Rte. 28, Kingston. Fully functioning chocolate company behind walls of glass, great for viewing. Guided tours. 845-338-3368 or 888-624-3377. Circleville Town Park ($/A). Creamery Rd. off Rte. 302, Circleville. Swimming, picnicking, and playground. Open May to Sept. 8am-dusk. 845-692-7800. Hudson Valley PLACES TO GO Did you know there is an historic trolley bus in Kingston? Here are some of the best places for families to visit this summer! Great Places... Let's Go! Kid-friendly rating: P - Preschoolers S - School age T - Teens A - All ages Please call ahead to verify times and fees. Dates are subject to change, please call to confirm. $$$ - $10-$20 $$$$ - $20 & up Fees: $ - $5 & under $$ - $5-$10 HV PLACES (Continued from Page 25) Mid-Hudson Children's Museum ($/P). 75 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie. e Mid-Hudson Children's Museum aims to be an educational beacon in the Hudson Valley where discovery leads to lifelong learning. MHCM is a fun and creative learning environment that sparks curiosity, discovery, and exploration. 845-471-0589. Mills Norrie State Park ($-$$$$/A). 9 Old Post Road, Staatsburg. A serene wooded area with glimpses of the river provides an ideal location. e park's marina as well as its camping sites are extremely popular, as are the numerous hiking trails. 845-889-4646. Minnewaska State Park Preserve ($-$$/A). Rte. 44/55, New Paltz. Mountain biking, hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, swimming and kids programs on the Shawangunk Mountain Ridge. 845-255-0752. Mohonk Preserve ($$/A). Rte. 44/55, New Paltz. More than 100 miles of trails and carriage roads for hikers, cyclists, cross-country skiers, and nature lovers. 845-255-0919. Montgomery Place ($/A). River Rd., Annandale-on-Hudson. 1804 Living- ston Mansion with 434-acre estate. Nature trails view of Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. Open Apr. through Oct. 845-758-6338. Motorcyclepedia Museum ($-$$/A). 26 Lake St., Newburgh. Open 10-5 Friday-Sunday. Over 450 motorcycles from 1897 to Present. Rare vintage bikes and more! 845-569-9065. Mount Gulian Historic Site ($/A). 145 Sterling St., Beacon. Revolutionary War headquarters of General von Steuben. Open Apr. through Dec. 845-831-8172. Mount Peter Ski Area ($$$$/A). Rte. 17A & Old Mt. Peter Rd., Warwick. Tiny Tot training program beginner ski and snowboard schools and special events. 845-986-4940. Museum of the Hudson Highlands ($/A). 25 e Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Second location:

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