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Page 34 of 47 n Hudson Valley Parent 35 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-$10 Capital District PLACES TO GO Whether you're looking for a lavish vacation or a wallet pleaser, there are plenty of places in the Capital District to fit your needs. (Continued on Page 34) Schenectady to Waterford/Cohoes. Vari- ous attractions, restaurants and shop- ping along the routes. 518- 406-8610. National Baseball Hall of Fame ($- $$/A). 25 Main St., Cooperstown. Base- ball artifacts and memorabilia focusing on the history of the game and those players elected to the Hall of Fame. 888- 425-563-3263. National Bottle Museum ($/A). 76 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa. Exhibits and videos about 18th and 19th century bottle making methods. Glassblowing instruction. 518-885-7589. nationalbot- Natural Stone Bridge & Caves ($$/A). 535 Stone Bridge Rd., 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. stone- 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 State Military Museum and Veterans Outreach Center (Free/A). 61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs. Learn about military and New York State his- tory. 518-581-5100. New York State Museum (Free/A). Empire State Plaza, Madison Ave., Alba- ny. Family-friendly exhibits, full-sized carousel and Iroquois longhouse. 518- 474-5877. North Pole, Santa's Workshop ($$$/A). 324 Whiteface Memorial Hwy., Wilm- ington. eme Park, visit Santa at his village. 518-946-2211. Old Stone Fort Museum ($/A). 145 Fort Rd., Schoharie. A 1772 church used as a fort and attacked by the British during the Revolutionary War. ou- sands of artifacts in six historic build- ings. 518-295-7192. Park Playhouse (Free/A). Washington Park, intersection New Scotland Ave., Albany. Free, outdoor summer theater. 518- 434-2035. Plotter Kill Preserve (Free/A). Coplon Rd. off Rte. 159, Rotterdam. 632-acre preserve with three waterfalls along marked trails. 518-386-2225. schenecta- Proctors eatre (e Mainstage) ($$$$/A). 432 State St., Schenectady. Major Broadway shows, cutting-edge film festivals, special events. 519-346- 6204. Pruyn House Historic and Cultural Center (Free/A). 207 Old Niskayuna Rd., Latham. Landscaped gardens and restored home, barn and outbuildings from the 1800s. 518- 783-1435. pruyn- Rensselaer County Historical Society ($/A). 57 Second St., Troy. Connect lo- cal history and heritage with contempo- rary life. 518-272-7232. Ridin-Hy Ranch ($$$$/A). 95 N Sher- man Lake Rd., Warrensburg. Adiron- dack activities and relaxation for all seasons. 518-494-2742. Rogers Island Visitors Center (Free/A). 11 Rogers Island Dr., Fort Ed- ward. History of Fort Edward area, one of the largest British-built forts in North America during French & Indian War. 518-747-3693. Sacandaga Outdoor Center ($$$$/T). 4162 Rockwell St., Hadley. Whitewater raing, tubing, kayak instruction and rentals. 866-696-RAFT. Saratoga & North Creek Railways. ($$$$/A). 26 Station Ln., Saratoga Springs. Ride vintage rail cars along the Hudson from Saratoga Springs to North Creek with 7 stops in between. 877- 726-724. Saratoga Automobile Museum ($/A). 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. Automobiles, carriages, other vehicles and related artifacts important to Saratoga Springs, the Capital Region and New York State. 518-587-1935. Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center ($/A). 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. General information, exhibits. Open daily. 518-587-3241. saratogas- Saratoga National Historical Park ($/A). 648 Rte. 32, Stillwater. Historical Saratoga Battlefield marked the turning point of the American Revolution. 518- 664-9821. Schenectady County Historical Society ($/A). 32 Washington Ave., Schenect- ady. At the Mabee Farm Historic Site. Interactive exhibits, talks, workshops, concerts, education programs and com- munity events for all audiences. 518- 374-0263. Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site ($/S). 32 Catherine St., Albany. Guided tours of 1763 Georgian-style home of Philip Schuyler, a descendant of Al- bany's earliest settlers. 518-434-0834. Secret Caverns ($-$$/A) 671 Caverns Rd., Howes Caves. Underground cave. Ancient calcite formations, prehistoric fossils, 100 foot underground waterfall. 518-296-8558. Shaker Heritage Society ($/A). 25 Meeting House Rd., Albany. Ameri- ca's first Shaker settlement. Museum, self-guided tours of herb garden, barn- yard and trails. 518-456-7890. shaker- Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs ($/A). 136 Shrine Rd., Fultonville. Shrine, pic- nic on grounds, museum and gi shop. 518-853-3033. Steamer 10 eatre ($$-$$$/A). 500 Western Ave., Albany. Family-friendly shows and entertainment. 518-438- 5503. Supersonic Speedway Fun Park ($- $$/A). Rte. 145, East Durham. Go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, shooting gal- lery, rides, arcade, restaurant, snack bar, ice cream shop and picnicking. 518-634- 7200. Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gal- lery ($/A). 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Contemporary art at Skidmore college. 518-580-8080. tang.skidmore. edu omas Cole National Historic Site ($$/A). 218 Spring St., Catskill. Home of omas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School of Painting. 518-943-7465.

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