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28 Hudson Valley Parent n June 2014 Rondout Lighthouse ($/A). 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston. Historic 1913 Lighthouse. Tour guides on site. Access only by tour boat at Hudson River Maritime Museum. Open May to Oct. 845-338-0071. Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site ($/A). Rte. 9G, Hyde Park. Guided tours of Val-kill Cottage the private re- treat of Eleanor Roosevelt. Gardens and trails open. Open May to Oct. 845-486-1966. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum ($-$$/A). 4079 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park. Museum on lives and careers of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Open year-round. 845-486-7770. Sam's Point Preserve (Free/A). 400 Sam's Point Rd. off Rte. 52, Cragsmoor. 5000-acre preserve in the northern Shawangunk Mountains. Walk through Ice Caves. Expansive views hiking trails, waterfall. 845-647-7989. Saugerties Lighthouse ($/A). 168 Lighthouse Dr., Saugerties. Accessible by boat or by ½-mile trail. Open for tours from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Also, a museum and B&B. 845-247-0656. Sawkill Family Ski Center ($$$-$$$$/A). 167 Hill Rd., Kingston. Summer activities include go-karts and waterslides; winter skiing and snow- boarding. 845-336-6977. SplashDown Beach ($$$$/A). 2200 Rte. 9, Fishkill. Wave pool, water slides, "lagoons," bumper cars, and boats. 845-897-9600. Staatsburgh State Historic Site ($/A). Old Post Rd., Staatsburg. 1895 Gild- ed Age mansion overlooking Hudson River. Open (Wed.-Sun.) Apr. to Oct. 845-889-8851. Stony Kill Farm/Environmental Edu- cation Center ($/A). Rte. 9D, Wappingers Falls. Working farm. Grounds open daily dawn-dusk. 845-831-8780. Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site ($/A). Park Rd., Stony Point. Revolutionary War battlefield and 1826 lighthouse. Reenactments. Open Apr. to Oct. 845-786-2521. Storm King Adventure Tours ($$$$/A). 178 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson. Guided kayaking & hiking tours of the Hudson Valley. Corporate team building events. Families are welcome. 845-534-7800. Storm King Art Center ($$/A). Old Pleasant Hill Rd., Mountainville. Large sculpture park on 500 acres. Guided tours, picnicking, and family programs. Open Apr. to Nov. 845-534-3115. Tallman Mountain State Park ($/A). Palisades Interstate Park Commission Bear Mountain. Tallman Mountain State Park comprises wooded country on the easterly slope of the Palisades uplands and is a day-use area, offering a variety of outdoor recreation activities. 845-359-0544. Time and the Valleys Museum ($/A). 332 Main St., Grahamsville. e Time & the Valleys Museum is home to the history of the Rondout and Neversink Watersheds and the geographical area encompassing the Tri-Valley Central School District. 845-985-7700. e Party Zone USA ($/A). 364 Route 211 East, Middletown. e Party Zone offers an unparalleled collection of games and attractions for visitors of all ages—and parties of all sizes! 866-984-4366. e Hyde Park Station ($/A). 34 River Road, Hyde Park. Home of the e Hudson Valley Railroad Society. Displays depicting the area's railroading past, running models trains, and knowl- edgable railroad enthusiasts. 845-229-2338. omas Bull Memorial Park (Free/A). 211 Rte. 416, Montgomery. Boating, picnicking, golf fishing, 845-457-4949. under Ridge Ski Area ($$$$/A). Rte. 22 under Ridge Rd., Patterson. Skiing, snowboarding, and winter events. 845-878-4100. Town Tinker Tube Rental ($$/T). 10 Bridge St., Phoenicia. Whitewater inner tubing down the Esopus Creek for ages 12 and up. Open mid-May through end of Sept. daily from 9am-6pm. 845-688-5553. Trevor Zoo/Millbrook School ($/A). 131 Millbrook School Rd., Millbrook. Accredited zoo with 150 exotic and indigenous animals. 845-677-3704. Trolley Museum ($/A). 89 E. Strand, Rondout Landing, Kingston. Trolley ride along Kingston waterfront to Kingston Point Park. Visitors center. ru Columbus Day weekend (noon- 5pm). 845-331-3399. Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center at Sterling Forest ($$-$$$/A). 581 Rte. 17A, Tuxedo Park. Ski & snowboard NASTAR instruction 4-lane tubing park. 845-351-2163. Van Wyck Homestead Museum ($/A). 504 Rte. 9, Fishkill. Nat'l Historic Site. Dutch colonial homestead 1732. Revo- lutionary War headquarters 1776-1783. Open Weekends May to Oct. 845-896-9560. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site ($$/A). Rte 9, Hyde Park. Estate of Frederick W Vanderbilt. Gardens and view of Hudson River. Open daily. 845-229-9115. Walkway Over the Hudson ($/A). Entrances at 87 Haviland Road, Highland or 61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Linear, 1.28-mile walk- way over the Hudson River. 845-454-9649. 22 Hudson Valley Parent Q June 2013 Clermont State Historic Site ($$/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 27) (Continued on Page 30)

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