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34 Hudson Valley Parent n June 2016 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-$10 Capital District PLACES TO GO Whether you're looking for a lavish vacation or a wallet pleaser, there are plenty of places in the Capital District to fit your needs. (Continued on Page 34) e Fun Spot ($-$$$/A). 1035 Rte. 9, Queensbury. Roller-skating, roller blading, go-cart track, and waterslides. 518-792-8989. General Philip Schuyler House ($/S). Rte. 4, Schuylerville. Guided tours of the home of one of the region's leading 18th century families. Open from May to Oct. 518-664-9821. villageofschuyler- Glenville Mini Sportplex ($-$$$/S). 104 Freeman's Bridge Rd., Scotia. Mini-golf, batting cages, driving range, basketball. Open Apr. to Sept. 518-393- 4140. Goold Orchards ($/A). 1297 Brookview Station Rd., Castleton. Apple orchard, farm store, cider mill, bake shop, annual Apple Festival & Cra Show. 518-732- 7317. Great Escape and Splashwater King- dom ($$$$/A). Rte. 9, Lake George. 125 thrill rides and kid rides, shows, attrac- tions, and water park. Stay nearby at the Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park. 518-792-3500. sixf Greene County Resort & Hospitality Association ($/A). Cairo. Dedicated to the promotion of Greene County's Catskill Mountains, an historic va- cationland with resorts, inns, B&B's, hotels, housekeeping and campsites. Famous festivals. Two major ski areas in Hunter and Windham. Located just south of Albany. 518-622-9313. vaca- Hathaway's Drive-In eatre ($-A). 4762 NY Rte. 67, North Hoosick. One screen. Concession stand. 518-659-6098. Henry Hudson Planetarium ($/A). 25 Quackenbush Sq., Corner of Broadway and Clinton Ave., Albany. Learn about planets, constellations, galaxies and sky legends. 518-434-0405. Historic Cherry Hill ($/A). 523½ South Pearl St., Albany. Tour the home of the prominent Albany family, the Rankin's. Open Apr. to Dec. 518-434- 4791. Hi-Way Drive-In ($/A). Rte. 9, Cox- sackie. Open April to Sept. Kids under 3 get in free. 518-731-8672. hiwaydrivein. com Hollywood Drive-In ($/A). Rte. 66, Averill Park. Drive-in theater, full snack bar. 518-283-4425. hollywooddrivein. com Howe Caverns ($$$/A). 255 Discovery Dr., Howes Cave. Go 156 feet under- ground and enjoy the underground boat ride of the Lake of Venus. 518-296-8900. Ichabod Crane School House ($$$/A). 5 Albany Ave., Kinderhook. 19th cen- tury school named aer Washington Irving's fictional character. Open May to Oct. 518-758-9265. Indian Ladder Farms ($$-$$$/A). 342 Altamont Voorheesville Rd., Altamont. Baby animals, petting farm, hayrides, berry picking, farm store and more. 518-765-2956. Irish American Heritage Museum ($/A). 370 Broadway, Albany. Learn about the contributions of the Irish and their culture in America. Exhibits, lectures, book signings and more. Open year round. 518-427-1916. Iroquois Indian Museum ($/A). 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave. Children's hand-on exhibits, gallery shows, festi- vals, cra demonstrations and perfor- mances. 518-296-8949. iroquoismuse- John Boyd acher State Park ($/A). 1 Hailes Cave Rd., Voorheesville. Pan- oramic view of Hudson-Mohawk Valley, Adirondack and Green Mountains. Hiking trails, playgrounds, volleyball courts, ball fields and picnic areas. 518- 872-1237. Lake George Shoreline Cruises ($$- $$$$/S). 2 Kurosaka Ln., Lake George. Lunch/dinner on moonlight cruise, narrated cruises about Lake George and fireworks cruises. 518-668-4644. lake- Lebanon Valley Speedway ($$/A). 1746 Rte. 20, West Lebanon. Amateur racing, drag racing, car shows, go-cart track. 518-794-9606. Love Apple Farm ($-$$$$/A). 1421 Rte. 9H, Ghent. Petting zoo, pick-your-own fruits, preserves, and baked goods. 518- 828-5048. Liberty Ridge Farm ($$/A). 29 Bevis Rd., Schaghticoke. 10-acre cornfield maze, barnyard fun activities or pick your own pumpkins. Nighttime "Spooky Maze." 518-664-1515. libertyridgefarm- 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. mabee-farm Mac-Haydn eatre ($$-$$$$/A). 1925 Rte. 203, Chatham. eater-in-the- round dedicated to presenting musicals. 518- 392-9292. Maple Ski Ridge ($$$$/S). 2725 Mari- aville Rd., Rotterdam. Rentals for skis, snowboards. Tubing. Lessons. 518-381- 4700. Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (Free/A). 1013 Old Post Rd., Kin- derhook. Lindenwald, home of eighth President of the United States. Grounds open year-round. House open May to Oct. 518-758-9689. Million Dollar Beach ($-A). Lake George. Swimming, volleyball, snack bar, and public parking. 518-743-9424. MISCI Museum of Innovation and Sci- ence ($-$$/A). 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady. Fun, interactive exhibits exploring the area's rich technological heritage. Planetarium with star projector displaying view of the night sky. 518- 382-7890. Mohawk-Hudson Rail Trail (Free/A). Miles of mostly paved trails from Al- bany to Rotterdam along the Mohawk and Hudson rivers. Picnic areas. See website for parking 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 CAPITAL PLACES (Continued from Page 33)

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