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42 Hudson Valley Parent ■ June 2015 year-round. Horseback trail rides, pony rides, petting zoo, ATV rentals, paint ball. 518-678-5665. Battenkill River Sports and Camp- ground ($$$$/S). 937 Rte. 313, Cam- bridge. Canoeing, kayaking, tubing, y shing rentals and instructions, camp- ing along the scenic Battenkill River. 518-677-8868. Bennett's Riding Stable ($$$$/S). 91 Gage Hill Rd., Lake Luzerne. Horseback riding and lessons. 518-696-4444. Berkshire Bird Paradise ($/A). 43 Red Pond Rd., Petersburg. Large bird sanc- tuary featuring more than 2,000 birds of more than 150 species. Open daily May to Oct. from 9am-5pm. 518-279-3801. Boat House ($$-$$$$/A). 2855 Aque- duct Rd., Schenectady. Canoe rentals on the Erie Canal. 518-393-5711. boat- Bronck Museum ($/A). 90 County Route 42, Coxsackie. Complex of Dutch Colonial homes and 19th century barns. Open May to Oct. 518-731-6490. Brown's Beach ($/A). Saratoga Lake, Rte. 9P, Saratoga Springs. Public beach, swimming, boating, marina, restaurant and lodging. 518-587-8280. Capital Repertory Theatre ($$$- $$$$/S,T). 111 North Pearl St., Albany. High-quality, live theatre performances. 518- 462-4531. Captain J.P. Cruise Line ($$$$/A). 278 River St., Troy. Four deck cruise ship oering a wide variety of weekly cruises. 518- 270-1901. Catamount Adventure Aerial Park ($$$$/S). Route 23, Hillsdale. An aerial forest adventure. 11 self-guided courses with 150 fun and challenging elements including up to 40 zip lines. 518-325- 3200. The Children's Museum ($/S). 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs. Children have the opportunity to learn by doing, touching and testing. 518-584-5540. Children's Museum of Science and Technology ($/A). 250 Jordan Rd., Troy. Hands-on children's museum fea- turing science and history exhibits and activities. 518-235-2120. Cortina Mountain Resort ($$$-$$$$/ S). 227 Clum Hill Rd., Haines Falls. Hotel with snow-tubing park and paint ball park. Game room, outdoor pool, horseback riding, XC & downhill skiing. 518-589-6378. Dutch Apple Cruises ($$$$/A). 141 Broadway (Port of Albany), Albany. Cruise on the scenic Hudson River. 518- 463-0220. Empire State Aerosciences Museum ($/A). Schenectady County Airport, 250 Rudy Chase Dr., Glenville. Airplanes, models, dioramas, photos and art are combined with "please touch" exhibits. Open year-round, Tues.-Sun. 10am- 4pm. 518-377-2191. The Egg (Sawyer and Kitty Carlisle Hart Theaters) ($-$$$$/A). Empire State Plaza, Madison Ave., Albany. Mu- sical theatre, dance, and music concerts. Family Wonders performances with discounted pricing. 518- 473-1845. Farmers' Musuem ($-$$/A). 5775 State Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Experi- ence 19th-century rural and village life rsthand through demos and exhibits. 607- 547-1450. Fenimore Art Museum ($-$$/A). 5798 State Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Art exhibits on the heritage and history of America. 607- 547-1400. FASNY Museum of Firefighting ($/A). 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson. Mu- seum activities includes creative play on selected re engines, hands-on interac- tive and the McCadam Fire Safety and Prevention Discovery room. 518-822- 1875. The Fun Spot ($-$$$/A). 1035 Rte. 9, Queensbury. Roller-skating and blading, go-cart track, and waterslides. 518-792- 8989. General Philip Schuyler House ($/S). Rte. 4, Schuylerville. Guided tours of the home of one of the region's leading 18th century families. Open from May to Oct. 518-664-9821. Glenville Mini Sportplex ($-$$$/S). 104 Freeman's Bridge Rd., Scotia. Mini- golf, batting cages, driving range, bas- ketball. Open Apr. to Sept. 10am-10pm. 518-393-4140. Goold Orchard ($/A). 1297 Brookview Station Rd., Castleton. Apple orchard with farm store, cider mill, bake shop, annual Apple Festival & Cra Show. 518-732-7317. *Great Escape and Splashwater King- dom ($$$$/A). Rte. 9, Lake George. 125 thrill rides and kid rides, shows and attractions, and amazing water park. Stay nearby at the Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park. 518-792-3500. Greene County Resort & Hospitality Association ($/A). Cairo. Dedicated to the promotion of Greene County's Catskill Mountains, an historic va- cationland with resorts, inns, B&Bs, hotels, housekeeping and campsites. Famous festivals. Two major ski areas in Hunter and Windham. Located just south of Albany. 518-622-9313. vaca- Hathaway's Drive-In Theatre ($-A). 4762 NY Rte. 67, North Hoosick. One screen. Fits up to 300 cars in the lot. Concession stand. 518-659-6098. Henry Hudson Planetarium ($/A). 25 Quackenbush Sq., Corner of Broadway & Clinton Ave., Albany. Learn about planets, constellations, galaxies and sky legends. 518-434-0405. Q Hudson Valley Parent 33 1000 Acres Ranch Resort ($$$$/T). 465 Warrensburg Rd., Stony Creek. Adirondack ranch resort offering New York horseback riding vacations. 518-696-2444. Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Stage (Free/T). Central Park, 500 Iroquois Way, Schenectady. Outdoor amphitheater features music, theater, movies and family programs from late spring through early fall. 518-372-5656. Albany Aqua Ducks ($$$/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) CAPITAL PLACES (Continued from Page 41) Bailiwick Ranch and Discovery Zoo

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