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40 Hudson Valley Parent ■ June 2015 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) items for your home. A Family Activ- ity Station will feature activities for all ages throughout the weekend. Shaker Heritage Society, 25 Meeting House Rd., Colonie. Admission: $4/adults, under 18/free. 518-456-7890. LarkFest ($/A). Sept. 19, (10am-5pm). Live music, kids' games and activities, vendors, food and more. Lark St., Alba- ny. 518-434-3861. OCTOBER Fork in the Road Food Truck Festival ($/A). Oct. 2 (4-8pm). Attendees can grab some food from their favorite Food Truck and relax in Tricentennial Park. Tricentennial Park, Downtown Albany. 518-465-2143, ext. 11. Oktoberfest (Free/A). Oct. 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18, (11am-6:15pm). Featuring German-American food and entertain- ment for all ages. Kids' tent featuring Mike the Juggler, Puppet People, Wild- life Shows and more. Hunter Moun- tain. Rte. 23A, Hunter. 518-263-4223. Family Fall Festival (Free/A). Oct. 24 (10am-4pm). Fall Festival Day activi- ties include hikes, archery, eld games, campres, arts and cras. Hot soup and sandwiches are included, must call to register. YMCA Camp Chingachgook, Kattskill Bay. 518-656-9462. day. Food, cras, live music, car show, magician, ventriloquist, parade and re- works. Village of Athens. 518-945-2789. Shaker Summer Craft Fair ($/A). July 11-12 (10am-4pm). Find the perfect item for your home or gi for a friend at our Summer Cra Fair! Explore the booths of over 75 craers on the grounds of the Shaker Heritage Society. Jewelry, apparel, ornaments, household goods, toys and gourmet foods are among the most popular items. A Fami- ly Activity Station will host activities for all age levels. Site tours are oered on both days at 11:30 and 1:30. Admis- sion/$4, under 18/ free. 518-456-7890. Saratoga County Fair ($$/A). July 21- 26, (9am-midnight). Agricultural exhib- its, entertainment, children's rides, food, more. Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa. 518-885-9701. AUGUST 7th Annual Ballston Spa Film Festi- val (Free/A). August 7-8 (11am-4pm). Whether you're a lm-maker or just a lm-lover, mark your calendars! It is a family-friendly festival that draws lm entries from around the globe and around the neighborhood. e BSFF is an outdoor, open air festival. So bring your own chair, get comfortable and en- joy quality lms from around the world! Films are screened in several showings in the high school auditorium and out- doors in Ballston Spa. Altamont Fair ($$$/A). Aug. 11-16, (8am-11pm). Keep agriculture alive! Rides, children's games and activities, food vendors, live music and more. Altamont Fairgrounds, Rte. 146, Al- tamont. Admission: $15. 518-861-6671. SEPTEMBER Schaghticoke Fair ($$/A). Sept. 2-7, (10am-12am). Time for a good ol' fash- ioned fair! - e third oldest NYS. Rides, agricultural exhibits and more. Kids 13 CAPITAL EVENTS (Continued from Page 39) and under free. 69 Stillwater Bridge Rd, Rtes. 67 & 40, Scaghticoke. Admission: $10. 518-753-4411. Annual Iroquois Festival (Free/A). Sept. 5-6. Cultural festival including storytellers, singers, and an all Iroquois artist market. e Children's Tent will feature arts & cras activities including beadwork and cornhusk doll making. Local wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin will be available to discuss wildlife con- servation in our bioregion and will pres- ent a variety of wild animals including birds of prey. Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave. 518-296- 8949. Capital District Scottish Games ($$$$/A). Sept.5-6, (9am-6pm). North- east U.S. Pipe and Drum competition, Highland dance and athletic competi- tion, food and more. Altamont Fair- grounds. Rte. 146, Altamont. 518-438- 4297. Jazz Festival (Free/A). Sept. 12, (1- 9pm). Family friendly jazz themes music festival. Jennings Landing. 518-434- 2032 Fall Harvest Craft Fair ($/A). Sept. 12- 13, (10am-4pm). Hand-craed goods at America´s rst Shaker Settlement. Get an early start on your holiday shopping as you discover jewelry, jams, quilts, apparel, pottery, soaps and decorative Shaker Barn before the opening of the Shaker Summer Craft Fair

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