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HVP August 2015

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12 Hudson Valley Parent ■ August 2015 By PAMELA PERRY T he Hudson Valley is fi lled with educational farms, animals sanctuaries and places fi lled with animals for visitors of all ages to enjoy. We have rounded up a few of our favorites. Trailside Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park 7 Lakes Pkwy., Appalachian Trl., Bear Mountain Take a step onto the Appalachian Trail where you will fi nd four muse- ums, live reptiles and fi sh exhibits, nature trails fi lled with animals only native to New York State. Trailside houses a wide range of native mam- mals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fi sh. Trevor Zoo 131 Millbrook School Rd., Millbrook Fun fact: Trevor Zoo is the only in the country that is located at a high school. The zoo houses more than 180 exotic and indigenous animals with 80 different species, 9 of whom are endangered. The students work at the Trevor Zoo to earn academic credit as part of the school's com- munity service program and overall curriculum. Bring a picnic, there are a few picnic spots and a beautiful way to spend an afternoon. The Catskill Animal Sanctuary 316 Old Stage Rd., Saugerties A rescue to more than 300 animals that freely roam the grounds- don't be surprised if a goat or chicken tries to hitch a ride with you. Tours are offered on the weekends from April to October to non- members where you will hear stories of rescues, un- derstand what caring for the animals mean and learn how you can help. Forsyth Nature Center 157 Lucas Ave., Kingston A fi xture within the Kingston community, the nature center is committed to providing education 'Mom's taking us to the zoo tomorrow!' 11 Hudson Valley small zoos for learning and fun Trailside Museum and Zoo Trevor Zoo The Catskill Animal Sanctuary

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