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Page 33 of 57 n Hudson Valley Parent 33 +93 GOLD PASS AS LOW AS $ 68 99 EACH HURRY! OFFER ENDS JUNE 15TH! WITH A GOLD PASS, ENJOY: • Unlimited admission and free parking at The Great Escape • Unlimited admission and free parking at nearby Six Flags New England, LaRonde and all Six Flags Theme Parks worldwide • Early admission, Bring-A-Friend Days, and other Pass Holder exclusive benefits • 10% off stays at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park Get your family's passes at Minutes away in Lake George, NY • Northway Exit 20 Annual Capital District Scottish Games ($-$$$/A). Aug. 30-31, (9am- 6pm). Northeast U.S. Pipe and Drum competition, Highland dance and athletic competition, food and more. Al- tamont Fairgrounds. Rte. 146, Altamont. 518-438-4297. SEPTEMBER Adirondack Balloon Festival ($$/A). Sept. 18-21. Oldest and largest balloon event on the East Coast set against the backdrop of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Musical entertainment, travel exhibits, kite flying and aircra displays. Free admission; paid parking. Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival ($/A). Sept. 13-14 ,(Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 10am-5pm). Art and cra show, quilt show, wine tasting, car show, speciali- ty food vendors and more. Children's activities include haunted house, face painting, pumpking painting, clowns, bounce houses, rock wall, pony rides and more. Altamont Fairgrounds. Rte. 146, Altamont. 518-786-1529. appleand- Jazz Festival (Free/A). Sept. 6, (12- 9pm). Family friendly jazz themes music festival. Albany River Park Amphithe- ater at the Corning Preserve. 518-434- 2032 Fall Harvest Cra Fair ($/A). Sept. 6-7, (10am-4pm). Hand-craed goods at America's first Shaker Settlement. Get an early start on your holiday shopping as you discover jewelry, jams, quilts, appar- el, pottery, soaps and decorative items for your home. A Family Activity Station will feature activities for all ages throughout the weekend. Shaker Heritage Society, 25 Meeting House Rd., Colonie. Admission: $4/adults, under 18/free. 518-456-7890. Knickerbocker Harvest Festival ($- $$/A). Sept. 20-21, (8am-4pm). Pancake breakfast, Hudson River Ramble Devil's Chimney Walk, historic presentation and chicken & biscuit dinner. Also, mansion and cemetery tours, bake sale, snack bar and harvest produce. Knickerbocker Mansion, Schaghticoke. 518-664-1700. LarkFest ($/A). Sept. 20, (10am- 5:30pm). A fun-filled day of live music, kids' games and activities, vendors, food and more. Lark St., Albany. 518-434- 3861. OCTOBER Oktoberfest (Free/A). Sept. 27-28, Oct. 4-5, 11-12. and 18-19, (11am-6pm). Featuring German-American food and entertainment for all ages. Kids' tent featuring Mike the Juggler, Puppet Peo- ple, Wildlife Shows and more. Hunter Mountain. Rte. 23A, Hunter. 518-263- 4223. Fall Festival Cra, Car and Tractor Show. Oct. 11, (10am-4pm). Benefit for Relay for Life and Came Bravehearts. Great entertainment for all with kid's play zone, bounce house, hay maze, cupcake bake-off pie-eating contest and much more! Maple Ski Ridge, 2725 Mariaville Rd., Schenectady. Q Hudson Valley Parent 33 1000 Acres Ranch Resort ($$$$/T). 465 Warrensburg Rd., Stony Creek. Adirondack ranch resort offering New York horseback riding vacations. 518-696-2444. Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Stage (Free/T). Central Park, 500 Iroquois Way, Schenectady. Outdoor amphitheater features music, theater, movies and family programs from late spring through early fall. 518-372-5656. Albany Aqua Ducks ($$$/A). Tour Albany by land and water aboard state-of-the-art amphibious vehicles. Departs Albany Visitors Center at Quackenbush Square. 518-462-3825. Albany Carriage Service ($$$/A).1000 Delaware Ave., Albany. Horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic streets of Albany. 518-465-5973. Albany City Trolley ($$$/A). Albany Visitors Center, corner of Clinton Ave. & Broadway, Albany. 28-passenger trolley tours (9am- 4pm) highlight the attractions, history and architecture of the capital city. 518-434-1217 or 800-258-3582. Albany Devils ($$$/A). Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl St., Albany. Cheer on Albany's own AHL hockey team. Season starts October and ends April. 518-487-2000. Albany's Indoor RockGym ($$$/S). 4C Vatrano Rd., Albany. Indoor rock climbing, with rock walls of all difficulties. Indoor cave system. 518-459-7625. Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (Free/A). 195 New Karner Rd., Albany. This ecosystem is one of just 20 inland pine barren environments in the world. Open Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm. 518-456-0655. Armstrong's Elk Farm (Free/A). 936 Hervey Sunside Rd., Cornwallville. See dozens of elk in a natural environment. 518-622-8452. Bailiwick Ranch & Discovery Zoo ($$$/A). 118 Castle Rd., Catskill. Open year-round. Horseback trail rides, pony rides, petting zoo, ATV rentals, paint ball. 518-678-5665. Battenkill River Sports and Campground ($$$$/S). 937 Rte. 313, Cambridge. Canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fly fishing rentals and instructions, camping along the scenic Battenkill River. 518-677-8868. Bennett's Riding Stable ($$$$/S). 91 Gage Hill Rd., Lake Luzerne. Horseback riding and lessons. 518-696-4444. Berkshire Bird Paradise ($$/A). 43 Red Pond Rd., Petersburg. Large bird sanctuary featuring more than 2,000 birds of 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 Capital District PLACES TO GO Whether you're looking for a lavish vacation or a wallet pleaser, there are plenty of places in the Capital District to fit your needs. (Continued on Page 34)

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