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44 Hudson Valley Parent ■ June 2015 Mabee Farm ($/A). 1100 Main St., Rte. 5S, Rotterdam Junction. Oldest farm in the Mohawk Valley. Arts & Cras Festival in Oct., Tours May to Sept. 518- 887-5073. Mac-Haydn Theatre ($$-$$$$/A). 1925 Rte. 203, Chatham. eater-in-the- round dedicated to presenting musicals. Every seat is less than 30 feet from the stage. 518- 392-9292. Maple Ski Ridge ($$$$/S). 2725 Mari- aville Rd., Rotterdam. Rentals for skis, snowboards. Tubing. Lessons. 518-381- 4700. Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (Free/A). 1013 Old Post Rd., Kin- derhook. Lindenwald, home of eighth President of the United States. Grounds open year-round. Open May to Oct. 518-758-9689. Million Dollar Beach ($-A). Lake George. Swimming, volleyball, snack bar, and public parking. 518-743-9424. *MISCI Museum of Innovation and Science ($-$$/A). 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. Fun, interactive exhibits exploring the area's rich techno- logical heritage. Planetarium with star projector displaying real-life view of the night sky. 518- 382-7890. Mohawk-Hudson Rail Trail (Free/A). Miles of mostly paved trails from Alba- ny to Rotterdam along the Mohawk and Hudson rivers. Picnic areas. 518-436-6346. Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition ($-$$$$/A). Series of local, county and state highways following the historic route of the Erie Canal from Schenectady to Waterford/Cohoes. Vari- ous attractions, restaurants and shop- ping along the routes. 518- 406-8610. National Baseball Hall of Fame ($- $$/A). 25 Main St., Cooperstown. Base- ball artifacts and memorabilia focusing on the history of the game and those players elected to the Hall of Fame. 888- 425-563-3263. National Bottle Museum ($/A). 76 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa. Exhibits and videos about 18th and 19th century bottle making methods. Glassblowing instruction. 518-885-7589. *Natural Stone Bridge & Caves ($$/A). 535 Stone Bridge Road, Pottersville. 23 miles north of Lake George, self-guided hikes. Explore the largest cave entrance in the East; waterfalls, gorge, lighted caves and more. 518-494-2283. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame ($/A). 191 Union Ave., Sarato- ga Springs. Interactive programs, chil- dren's gallery, a behind-the-scenes track tour. 518-584-0400. New York Giants Football Training Camp ($/A). University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany. Watch the Giants train for their upcoming season. Begins July. 518-442-7369. New York State Museum (Free/A). Empire State Plaza, Madison Ave., Albany. Fascinating and family-friendly exhibits, full-sized carousel that kids can ride for free and Iroquois longhouse. 518-474-5877. North Pole, Santa's Workshop ($$$- $$$$/A). 324 Whiteface Memorial Hwy., Wilmington. Fun theme Park, including the real Santa at his village. 518-946-2211. Oasis Family Fun Park ($$/A). 97 North Greenbush Rd., Troy. Enjoy mini golf, bumper boats, ice cream, snack bar, and more. 518-326-3177. Old Stone Fort Museum ($/A). 145 Fort Rd., Schoharie. A 1772 church used as a fort and attacked by the British during the Revolutionary War. ou- sands of artifacts in six historic build- ings. 518-295-7192. Park Playhouse (Free/A). Washington Park, Albany. Free, outdoor summer theater. 518- 434-2035. Plotter Kill Preserve (Free/A). Coplon Rd. o Rte. 159, Rotterdam. 632-acre preserve with three waterfalls along marked trails. 518-386-2225. Pruyn House Historic and Cultural Center (Free/A). 207 Old Niskayuna Rd., Latham. Landscaped gardens and restored home, barn and outbuildings from the 1800s. 518- 783-1435. 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 ($$$$/T). 1 White Water Way, Hadley. Whitewater raing, tubing, kayak instruction and rentals. 518-696-RAFT. Saratoga Automobile Museum ($/A). 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. Automobiles, carriages, other vehicles and related artifacts important to Saratoga Springs, the Capital Region and New York State. 518-587-1935. Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau ($/A). 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. General information, exhibits. Open daily 9am-5pm except in Dec.- Mar. 518-587-3241. Saratoga National Historical Park ($/A). 648 Rte. 32, Stillwater. Historical Saratoga Battleeld that marked the turning point of the American Revolu- tion accessible by Tour Road. 518-664- 9821. The Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium ($$/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 ($/S). 32 Catherine St., Albany. Guided tours of 1763 Geor gian-style home of Philip Schuyler, a descendant of Al- bany's earliest settlers. 518-434-0834. Shaker Heritage Society ($/A). 25 Meeting House Rd., Albany. Ameri- ca's rst Shaker settlement. Museum, CAPITAL PLACES (Continued from Page 43) 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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