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HVP June 2016

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12 Hudson Valley Parent n June 2016 By LISA IANNUCCI When you're looking for some- thing to do as a family, it's hard to find a place that isn't extremely crowded - that is, unless you've done the research that we have to bring you some of our area's little known family fun places to go. The farms have it Although the Hudson Valley is well-known for its farms, families may not realize that are open to visi- tors. Nancy Lutz of Dutchess Tour- ism, Inc. recommends Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie where kids can watch goats and the cows being milked. "...Adults will enjoy learning about what's unique, what's sustain- able and about ... how your food is grown," she adds. Madava Farms in Dover Plains, has 10 miles of walking trails and bird watching opportunities for fami- lies. It is also home of the Crown Maple syrup where families can take a tour and enjoy a tasting in Mada- va's Maple Tasting Room. Zoology 101 Who says you have to travel all the way to the Bronx to get to the zoo? There are a few area spots where your family can exam- ine some fine feathered or furred friends. "[I'm] not sure how much of a secret it is, but Trevor Zoo in Mill- (Continued on Page 14) There is so much history in this part of the country, but many people still ock to the more commonly known sites. Hidden treasures: Family fun spots Who says goats aren't huggable? Photo courtesy of Sprout Creek Farm

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