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18 Hudson Valley Parent n June 2018 rooms filled with art, motorcycles or pretend to ride a bike for a photo op. The museum is also home to three motordomes, where your family can watch a cyclist ride at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. Wappingers Falls mom Amanda Schott says, "I like that there are quite a few motorcycles that you can sit on. This makes it extra fun. Most museums have the no touch rule. It's just an amazing place." Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Admission: Adults: $11, Ages 3-12: $5 and Under 3: Free. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center 120 Muser Dr., Cornwall 845-534-5506 Wildlife Education Center 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson 845-534-7781 This museum has it all; playground, animals, hiking trails, camps and interactive family programs. Your family can hike through wildflower fields teeming with pollinators or explore ponds full of frogs. At the Outdoor Discovery Center, children will love Grasshopper Grove, a By KATIE RANDALL L ocated to the West of the Hudson River, Orange County encompasses some of the most beautiful and historic towns in the Hudson Valley. This diverse area includes both bustling cities and quaint villages. Newburgh, Middletown and Woodbury are fast paced, filled with vibrant art scenes and fantastic shopping. While Warwick, Goshen and Cornwall have a slower feel of beautiful farms and quiet countryside. Follow me on a road trip through Orange County visiting some of the area's hidden gems. Motorcyclepedia 250 Lake St., Newburgh. 845-569-9065. This museum is unlike any other in the area. The 85,000 square foot building is filled with over 450 motorcycles and memorabilia. Explore the themed unique, natural playground full of fallen logs for climbing, natural building materials for creating, and a water and mud area for making mud pies. Their Wildlife Education Center is home to native animals as well as interactive public programs. "You get the best of both worlds here, hands on learning and native animals to visit. My son especially loves this place because he enjoys exploring the trails. It lowers his anxiety tremendously," says Amber Mann from Goshen. The Outdoor Discovery Center and Grasshopper Grove is open Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm from mid-April to mid-November. Admission: museum members are free, ages 2 and up $3. The Wildlife Education Center is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-4pm. Admission: museum members are free, ages 2 and up $3. Noah's Park Retreat 48 Maple Ave., Goshen 845-421-5365 This exotic animal sanctuary is like nothing we have every visited before. For a nominal donation your family can pet, hold and feed a menagerie of animals that call this Hidden gems in Orange County 5 best places you have to visit this summer 8-year-old Rylan and 12-year-old Savannah loved posing on real motorcycles and Mom just couldn't pass up this fun photo op. Stella, 7, learns through play at this fun nature museum. Jaxson made tons of exotic, furry friends in Goshen.

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