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HVP June 2017

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Page 14 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 15 A visit to one of the area's farms is the perfect one-day get- away for you and your kids to explore something new during the summer school recess. Pick some fruit, learn how cheese is made, watch exotic animals or take a pony ride. There are so many options for fun and learning at these local farms. Breezeway Farm 161 Anawana Lake Rd. Monticello in Sullivan County 845-794-4543 The Petting Zoo at Breezeway Farm offers a menagerie of farm ani- mals for your children to learn about and interact with one-on-one. Kids will have an opportunity to meet and greet calves, chickens, cows, donkeys, ducks, geese, goats, horses, pigs, sheep, bunny rabbits, turkeys, llama and a miniature pony. The Petting Zoo opens in July and August. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Admission is $8 per person. Pony rides are an additional $4 and ani- mal food is $1. Indian Ladder Farms 342 Altamont Rd. Altamont in Albany County 518-765-2956 A visit to Indian Ladder Farms with your kids promises a host of sensory delights while enjoying be- ing outside during the warm, sunny summer weather. Before heading off to the fields to pick-your-own seasonal fruit (it's suggested to call ahead to find out what is currently available), your family can explore the gardens, walk the nature trail that offers views of the Helderberg Escarpment and then head over to the barnyard to meet Rosie the Scottish Highland cow, Mac the donkey, and their farmyard friends. Children also will be able to view a beehive display up close and per- sonal that is enclosed in glass. The bees come and go to collect pollen via a tube that leads outside. The farmer's market is open daily to purchase farm fresh products to cook up dinner later that night and homemade cider donuts are avail- able year-round. Your family can also grab lunch or a snack at the farm's Yellow Rock Cafe that is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the week- ends. Mom or dad might grab a little me time while the other is off on the nature trail with the kids by enjoying a beverage at the cidery and brewery that's also on the premises. 4 nearby farms that are a must-see 290 Rte. 6 & 209, Milford, PA 570-491-HOOT (4668) Bring the kids for a day of fun and excitement! Soft Obstacle Playground Ballocity Foam Cannon Arena Ropes Course • Laser Tag Rock Wall • Lazer Maze • Arcade • Full Snack Bar • Free WiFi #1 for Parties & Large Group Trips! (Continued on Page 16) ice cream, berries, animals & fresh food

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