Kids of all ages love these venues!
Bear Mountain Trailside Museums and Zoo, Bear Mountain State Park
Wildlife center with 4 trailside museums along a paved section of the Appalachian Trail. Open daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 845-786-2701, www.trailsidezoo.org (2-hours)
The Castle Fun Center, Chester
Go karts, laser tag, the largest inflatapark in the region, ballocity, zip line, rides, climbing wall, arcade, mini-golf and driving range. Jesters Restaurant & Pub. Open year-round. Check web site for hours. 845-469-2116, www.thecastlefuncenter.com (2-hours)
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Wildlife Education Center & Outdoor Discovery Center / Grasshopper Grove, Cornwall
Check the website for special family weekend programs at the Outdoor Discovery Center location. Grasshopper Grove, an outdoor nature play area for younger children is open weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from April to November, and Fridays from July 5 to August 30. The Wildlife Education Center has weekend hours year-round. Admission and registration required for some programs. 845-534-7781 www.hhnm.org (2-hours)
Juckas Stables, Bullville
Year-round horseback riding for all ages. Friendly-farm atmosphere. 845-361-1429, www.juckasstables.com (2-hours)
Museum Village, Monroe
One of New York’s largest living history museums in a 19th century village setting. Eclectic exhibits include a complete mastodon skeleton. Check website for hours and special events. Open for general admission most Saturdays and Sundays. 845-782-8248, firstname.lastname@example.org (2-hours)
Or spend most of your day exploring…
LEGOLAND® New York Resort, Goshen
The ultimate LEGOLAND® theme park destination with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions across seven themed “lands” on 150 acres.
Opening in 2021!
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