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38 Hudson Valley Parent n June 2014 Rogers Island Visitors Center (Free/A). 11 Rogers Island Dr., Fort Ed- ward. History of Fort Edward area, one of the largest British-built forts in North America during French & Indian War. 518-747-3693. Sacandaga Outdoor Center ($$$$/T). 1 White Water Way, Hadley. Whitewater raing, tubing, kayak instruction and rentals. 518-696-RAFT. Saratoga Automobile Museum ($/A). 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. Automobiles, carriages, other vehicles and related artifacts important to Saratoga Springs, the Capital Region and New York State. 518-587-1935. Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau ($/A). 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. General information, exhibits. Open daily 9am-5pm except in Dec.- Mar. 518-587-3241. saratogaspringsvisi- Saratoga National Historical Park ($/A). 648 Rte. 32, Stillwater. Historical Saratoga Battlefield that marked the turning point of the American Revolu- tion accessible by Tour Road. 518-664- 9821. e Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium ($$/A). 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. Interactive exhibits, new FETCH™ Lab from the popular PBS TV series. 518- 382-7890. Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site ($/S). 32 Catherine St., Albany. Guided tours of 1763 Georgian-style home of Philip Schuyler, a descendant of Al- bany's earliest settlers. 518-434-0834. Shaker Heritage Society ($/A). 25 Meeting House Rd., Albany. Ameri- ca's first Shaker settlement. Museum, self-guided tours of herb garden, barn- yard, and trails. 518-456-7890. Shaker- Shaker Museum and Library ($-$$/A). 88 Shaker Museum Rd., Old Chatham. Exhibition center of Shaker life and culture. June-Oct. Also visit Mount Lebanon Shaker Village at Shaker Rd., New Lebanon. 518-794-9100. shakermu- Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs ($/A). 136 Shrine Rd., Fultonville. e Shrine is a great place to visit for Mass or a pil- grimage. Located in the scenic Mohawk Valley in central New York State about 40 miles west of Albany. Bring a picnic lunch and browse the museums and gi shop. 518-853-3033. Steamer 10 eatre ($$-$$$/A). 500 Western Ave., Albany. Family-friendly shows and entertainment. 518-438- 5503. Supersonic Speedway Fun Park ($- $$/A). Rte. 145, East Durham. Go- karts, mini-golf, batting cages, shooting gallery, rides, arcade. Restaurant, snack bar, ice cream shop, picnicking. 518- 634-7200. omas Cole National Historic Site ($/A). 218 Spring St., Catskill. Home of omas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School of Painting. 518-943-7465. Tiny Tots Tea Room ($-$$/P,S). 1536 Crescent Rd., Clion Park. Cafe for par- ents and play room for kids up to 6 years old. 518-348-1050. Tree Haven Trails ($$-$$$/S). 1227 W. Galway Rd., West Galway. Snowshoeing and XC skiing, with track set trails and night skiing. 518-627-4260. bobstrees. com TreePaad Fun Center ($-$$/P,S). 2381 Rte. 9, Malta. Open play, bounce house, rock wall, arcade, rides and prizes. 518- 289-5475. Tri-City Valley Cats ($-$$$/A). Hudson Valley Community College Campus, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy. Class A affili- ate of e Houston Astros. Open June to July. 518-629-2287. Troy Waterfront Farmers Market ($/A). Summer: Hedley Park Place, 433 River St., Troy. Winter: Uncle Sam Atrium, Broadway at 3rd & 4th Sts., Troy. Market with fresh-picked and handmade goods. Saturdays only. 518- 321-5749. Saratoga and North Creek Railway ($$$-$$$$/A). 3 Railroad Pl., North Creek. e Upper Hudson River Rail- road is celebrating 10 years operating 2-hour scenic train rides along the Hudson River. From May to October, visitors enjoy mountain scenery as the train winds between historic stations at North Creek and Riparius. 877-726- 7245. *USS Slater ($/S). 141 Broadway, Alba- ny. During WWII 563 destroyer escorts battled Nazi U-boats on the North Atlantic, protecting convoys of men and supplies. In the Pacific, they stood first in line to defend naval task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Today only one remains afloat. Step back in time aboard the USS Slater. e fully-guided tour takes at least one hour. It will require climbing ladders and walking through tight spaces. Strollers are not permitted on the ship. 518-431-1943. Willard Mountain ($$$$/S). 77 In- tervale Rd., Greenwich. Skiing, tubing park, lessons, special events. 518-692- 7337. Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park ($/A). 80 Scout Rd., Gansevoort. Trails for hiking, XC skiing. Educational programs. Open daily, dawn-dusk. Call for directions. 518-450-0321. wiltonpre- Windham Mountain ($$$$/A). 33 Clarence D Lane Rd., Windham. Full service ski and snowboard resort. Chil- dren's programs. 518-734-5000. wind- Windrier Balloons ($$$$/S). 4 Hem- lock Ln., Saratoga. Balloon rides for the entire family. 518-399-6883. windrier- Zadock Pratt Museum ($-$$$/S). Rte. 23, Prattsville. Picnicking, cultural and education center. 518-299-3395. pratt- CAPITAL PLACES (Continued from Page 37) 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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