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28 Hudson Valley Parent n September 2016 Hurds Family Farm 2185 State Route 32, Modena 883-6300 There are plenty of things to do for all ages, including a trek through the two-acre corn maze, air pillow bounce, hayride, pedal karts, Rubber Duck Der- by and a slide on Sand Mountain. Walkway over the Hudson 87 Haviland Rd., Highland, NY, 12528 454-9649 Take a stroll across the Hudson River along the longest pedestrian bridge in the world – the 212 ft. high, 1.28 mile former railroad bridge con- necting Poughkeepsie and Highland. Hyde Park Drive-In 4114 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park 229-4738 Get nostalgic and take everyone to the drive-in! Fun for kids of all ages will love enjoying two movies for the price of one from the com- fort of the car. West Point 606 Thayer Rd, West Point, NY 10996 938-2638 Guided bus tours of the U.S.M.A. are available, or you can walk the grounds on foot from the Visitors Center then catch a show at Eisen- hower Hall. TOP 4 PLACES TO VISIT WITH GRANDPARENTS: L ife moves at such a fast pace that it can be difficult to find time for the kids and their grandparents to spend time together. Forgetting to call or visit loved ones can too easily become par for the course. But even when that happens, grandmothers and grandfathers somehow still know they are loved and cherished. Grandparents can be some of our children's biggest supporters. Many grandmas and grandpas manage to get to every school play, baseball game, recital and every- thing in between. Nana and Pop-Pop always seem to be in awe at their grandchildren's accomplishments and even encour- age when those little ones dare to try new things. When it comes to encouraging confidence and building self-esteem, Me-ma and Poppy usually stand ready and willing to remind their grandkids to do and be the best that they can be - all with unconditional love and affection. There's a lot to be said for the wisdom of elders - especially when it comes to helping teach all about morals and values. A story or bit of advice from grandparents can help children reflect and apply those les- sons to their own lives. National Grandparent's Day - a day to honor grandparents for their contributions to our lives - was first proclaimed a holiday by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 and is celebrat- ed in the U.S. each second Sunday of September. This year, it falls on September 11. Why not make some memories to- gether in 2016 - just as our readers have - and spend the day with the grands? Hugs are very good for the soul. Grandma, Mia, 12, and Alexis 9, Newburgh Grandma and John, 1, Hyde Park Grandpa Doug wit hTheresa, 6, Douglas, 6, and Sammie, 4, Poughquag Grins for grandparents

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