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7 Places To Be a Kid Again in the Hudson Valley

7 Places To Be a Kid Again in the Hudson Valley

Reconnect with your inner child when you take the family to do these fun-filled Hudson Valley activities.

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Chronogram's Explore Directory

New York Zipline Adventures
Just 2 hours north of NYC, New York Zipline at Hunter Mountain is the premier zipline destination in the East!
Hudson Valley Rover Tours
Unique excursions combining the stories, history, architecture, and craft beverages of the Northern Catskills and Hudson Valley. Private full and half-day outings in our fully restored 1994 Land Rover Defender 110. For more than 200 years the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains have been one of the most favored destinations in America for year-round exploration and relaxation. With our curated Rover Tours, you will experience first hand why National Geographic has called the Hudson Valley “One of the Top 20 Places in the World to Visit”. Outings curated and led by Big Onion Walking Tours founder Seth Kamil
Angry Orchard Cider House
Angry Orchard's 60 Acre Orchard In Walden, Ny Is Nestled In The Heart Of The Hudson Valley. Angry Orchard Hard Cider Is A Natural Refresh Button. Find It In A Store Near You! During your visit, we offer various draft, canned, and bottled cider for purchase. Cider tasting flights are also available for purchase with no additional booking required. Enjoy fresh food from our in-house kitchen. All days we are open with the addition of food trucks onsite on Saturdays and Sundays. To visit the Cider House, no reservations are required. All seating is first-come, first-serve. If you’d like to add a tour to your experience, those must be booked in advanced.
Hotel Tivoli and The Corner Restaurant
Hotel Tivoli and its accompanying farm-to-table restaurant The Corner is a century-old building situated in the historic town of Tivoli, New York. Owned by painters Brice and Helen Marden, the property is filled with an eclectic collection of furniture, lighting and art.
Locust Grove
Locust Grove is a National Historic Landmark estate located on US 9 in the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York. The 180-acre park-like estate includes homes, a carriage house, ice house, trails, a flower garden, and vegetable garden, and it overlooks the Hudson River from a bluff. The property includes a home designed by architect Alexander Jackson Davis for Samuel F. B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph. An Italianate style mansion, it was completed in 1851.The estate is open to the public, tours are offered, and the site is used for weddings and parties.
Quail Hollow Events (Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fairs)
The Hudson Valley’s premier art and crafts shows are celebrating over 40 years of supporting handmade. This biannual event, ranked 2nd nationwide by Sunshine Artist Magazine, offers fair-goers one-on-one interactions with 200 of the nation’s finest artists and craftspeople. Visitors shop from juried makers in over 10 media categories and enjoy ongoing live demonstrations, entertainment by laudable regionally-based musicians, and the Hudson Valley’s best wines, craft beer and locally produced handcrafted foods. This festival is family-friendly and also features a complimentary drop-off art and crafts tent for children. For tickets, schedules and to plan your visit, go to www.quailhollow.com.
The Shops at Jones Farm
"Baked & Grown, Just Like Home!” Homegrown seasonal produce, bakery, cafe, observation beehive, gift shop, art gallery, and frame shop.
Love Apple Farm
Love Apple Farm has been a part of Columbia County's agricultural history for over 50 years. We are famous for our UPick orchards, our 4500 sq ft farmstand that is home to our bakery, cafe & farmer's market. We have local/regional fruit & produce, household essentials, specialty and gourmet foods plus wonderful gift items. Fresh baked apple cider donuts every morning!
SunCommon
SunCommon® believes that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and brighter future – and renewable energy is where it starts. Energy from the sun can power our lives and build vibrant communities. Our mission is to tear down barriers to clean energy and use our business as a force for good. Save Money. Go Solar.
Shalimar Alpacas
“Finesse up to you skin” is not just our tagline. We breed ultra-fine alpacas to process their wool and compete with cashmere but warmer. Visit our farm!
Red Line Diner
Upscale diner with something for everyone. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily specials - Red Line features an in house bakery, cappuccino bar and extensive selection of local craft beers and local distilleries. Specializing in made fresh daily, locally-sourced food, this family run restaurant takes pride in every thing it serves. On-line ordering available, as well as Door Dash, Grub Hub and Uber Eats.
Associated Lightning Rod Co.
Installing Lightning Protection on Residential & Commercial Structures with 60 years & Three Generations of experience! Our installers provide a sense of professionalism and attention to detail on a level not found elsewhere. We serve New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Northeastern Pennsylvania and Southern Maine.
Forthright Cyder & Mead
We specialize in a product called - Cyser - this a hybrid of hard cyder (alcohol made from apples) and mead (alcohol made from honey). Luckily for us, New York has some of the best apples and honey in the world! Follow us on insta: @forthrightcyder for hours and updates!
Historic Huguenot Street
At our 10-acre National Historic Landmark District, visitors experience over 300 years of history across seven historic stone-house museums, a reconstructed 1717 French Church, the Huguenot community’s original burying ground, and a replica Esopus Munsee wigwam. Period rooms and exhibits tell the stories of a French Huguenot settlement as it evolved over time, and also reveal the history of the area’s Native and enslaved African peoples and Dutch settlers.
Woodstock Golf Club
Woodstock Golf Club opened in the spring of 1929. Nestled in the Hudson River Valley, about 100 miles north of New York City, the private club stands at the gateway to the famous small town of Woodstock, N.Y. A round of golf on the nine-hole course (which measures 5,456 yards for 18 holes) begins and ends with a walk over the Sawkill Creek. Apart from its widely praised course, the club offers a full-service golf shop, restaurant and bar, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and other amenities.
Soons Orchards (New Hampton)
Soons Orchards is all about locally sourced food, freshly baked treats, and our famous apples! Now in our 4th generation of growing great apples in New Hampton, NY, stop by our store year-round from 9am-6pm to taste the difference.
Shady Knoll Orchards & Distillery
Shady Knoll Orchards & Distillery LLC is an exciting new addition to the rapidly growing craft distillery industry in the U.S. We are located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley about an hour and a half drive north of New York City. Our apple orchard produces 120+ varieties of apples that we use to create a unique Apple Brandy and Pommeau. We also grow rye to create a distinctive Rye Whiskey.
Joan Shulman Ceramics
Distinguished guest potters, host potters, and pottery appreciators will gather in person for the first annual Hudson Valley Women Who Woodfire Tour from May 21 to May 22, 2022 at 10 am to 5 pm. The inaugural tour will provide a rare opportunity to view and purchase one-of-a-kind works, as well as offer an intimate on-site look at the inner workings of accomplished artists in the field of contemporary ceramics. There will be three hosts with three guests presenting at each stop - a total of twelve artists.
Hessel Museum of Art/CCS Bard
With a rotating schedule of exhibitions featuring both major and emerging contemporary artists throughout the year. Always free - advance reservation and information on our website. On view starting June 25 - "Dara Birnbaum: Reaction", "Martine Syms: Grio College", and "Black Melancholia".
Sunset / Sunrise B&B
Sunset / Sunrise. "the Bed & Breakfast with a view" A stunning, contemporary Architect's home with awesome 280 degree views!
Artists' Collective of Hyde Park
Non-profit group offering art and music experiences year-round to inspire and engage visitors and artists, strengthen our community and benefit the local economy.
Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard
Founded in 2007, with the first vintages a 2006 Riesling and Syrah, our winemaking is focused on premium vineyard driven Finger Lakes wines. Inspire Moore produces over 12 different wines, including Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Traminette, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and recently our award-winning ‘Best of NY state’ Blaufrankisch to name a few. Inspire Moore is a boutique winery producing a few thousand cases of Finger Lakes appellation wines whose focus is on aromatic varietal whites, vintage driven varietal reds, ice wine and blends that are defined by small lot production.
Columbia Memorial Hospital
Columbia Memorial Health (CMH) is the community’s hospital and healthcare network. Serving more than 100,000 residents in Columbia, Greene and Dutchess counties, CMH focuses on primary care, health education and advanced surgery. CMH is a multi-campus healthcare system including a 192-bed acute care hospital and 40 outlying primary and specialty care centers, and employs approximately 1,500 passionate professionals. The hospital is a team, dedicated to providing a compassionate approach to health care while utilizing state of the art technology. In addition, CMH shares a great quality of life in the scenic and culturally rich Hudson Valley.
High Falls Food Co-op
Since 1976, the High Falls Food Co-op has provided our community with conscientiously sourced, local and healthy food. We are open to the public and owned by our members… over 1,200 strong. We strive to support local producers and sustainable agriculture, purveying organic whole foods as close as possible to the way nature has made them. We also provide nutritional information, vitamins, and supplements to our customers.
Hyde Park Antique Center
The Hyde Park Antiques Center has operated as a premier Antiques Center for more than 30 years delighting dealers and collectors alike with an ever-changing landscape of authentic antiques, vintage clothing, collectibles, and home decor.
Karen A. Friedman New York Traffic Lawyer
Traffic and Criminally Related Matters
Karen A. Friendman, ESQ
President of the Association of Motor Vehicle Trial Attorneys

Representing companies and motorists throughout New York State. Speeding, Reckless Driving, DWI, Trucking Summons and Misdemeanors, Aggravated Unlicensed Matters, Appeals, Article 78 Cases. 30 Years of Trial Experience.

Kingston Farmer's Market
Bringing the freshest and best food & ag products to Kingston, NY all year long! Year round market in Uptown Kingston, NY Saturdays, County Courthouse parking lot • 10am-2pm. Rain, Shine or Snow!!
Stewart International Airport
New York Stewart International Airport is a public airport in Orange County, New York, approximately 60 miles north of Manhattan, New York City.
Old Adriance Farm & Black Snake Brewing Company
Nestled within the quaint hamlet of Staatsburg, Old Adriance Farm contains beautiful gardens, rolling hayfields, original Dutch barns that date back to the 1700's and 140 acres full of natural beauty. They offer a wide variety of fresh and local produce as well as seasonal products like pumpkins, Christmas trees, and wreaths. Stop by their new on-site taproom home of Black Snake Brewing Co.
Putnam County Tourism
Nestled between the Hudson River and the Connecticut state line, Putnam County offers an abundance of adventures and experiences to suit every lifestyle. From hiking and boating to dining and shopping, Putnam is a small but mighty treasure trove of crystal lakes, beautiful hiking trails, historic sites, art and cultural experiences and quaint restaurants and shops. With five Metro-North stops, we are just an hour away from Manhattan, making day trips hassle-free and a truly easy getaway. Putnam County’s natural beauty sells itself. Visit us. Your adventure awaits. Visit us at our farm office: Tilly Foster Farm 100 Route 312 Brewster, NY 10509
Bradford Graves Sculpture Park
Bradford Graves Sculpture Park in Kerhonkson showcases over 200 works of a man who worked primarily in stone and possessed a deep and unyielding fascination with archaeology and all things of this earth. Sculpture for sale. Wedding and fashion photoshoots welcome. Open May to late October, appointment only.
Sullivan Catskills
A legengary vacationland full of unexpected pleasures. Travel and Leisure named us among the very best small towns to visit in 2022 for hiking, boutique hotels, and breweries. Just 90 minutes from Manhattan. Join us and ignite your wanderlust or stir your soul. Gather your family and friends, pack your bags and get here now - we're waiting for you...
Olana State Historic Site
The Olana Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire the public by preserving and interpreting Frederic Church’s OLANA, a National Historic Landmark within the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. The Olana Partnership envisions Frederic Church’s OLANA, vibrant with the activity of visitors, students, scholars and artists, as the most widely recognized artist’s home and studio in the world.
Art Omi
Art Omi is a not-for-profit arts center with a 120-acre sculpture and architecture park and gallery, residency programs for international artists, writers, translators, musicians, architects and dancers.
Vassar College - The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
With Egyptian artifacts, Hudson River landscapes, and works by Picasso, O’Keeffe, and more, great art is closer than you think! Free admission.
Thruway Sporting Goods
Enjoy the convenience of shopping all the most popular brands in Clothing, Footwear, fishing & boating, hunting & shooting, camping, and team sports.
Berkshire Bike and Board
We are located in the heart of the Berkshire Hills in Great Barrington and Pittsfield Massachusetts and new location in Hudson, New York. We are a full service bike and snowboard shop offering one year of free Tune-Ups on every new bike purchased. Our store is owned and staffed by cycling enthusiasts who have a passion for bikes and are excited to get you riding a bike that you enjoy. If you're looking for a store that's well respected, has friendly helpful personnel, offers a great selection, and a professional on-site repair department, look no further than Berkshire Bike and Board.
Ollie's Pizza
Ollie's is a family-owned and -operated wood-fired pizzeria situated in a restored 1850's barn with indoor booth and bar seating as well as abundant outdoor seating. Our menu includes pizzas and more made with high quality and local ingredients, and we serve craft cocktails, natural wine, and local beers.
Holiday Inn Express West Point - Fort Montgomery
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites West Point-Fort Montgomery is located on the scenic Hudson River less than 5 minutes from West Point - the premier USMA, the Historic Ft. Montgomery Battlefield Site, Bear Mountain State Park & Constitution Island. Holiday Inn Express welcomes you to Fort Montgomery. Visit West Point, NY and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express hotel while attending the West Point events such as West Point Graduation, Acceptance Day, Homecoming or an Army football game.
1053 Main Street Gallery
Opened in 2021, 1053 Main Street Gallery is a fully renovated gallery space created with the primary mission of supporting the vibrant artistic community in the Catskills and surrounding areas. The gallery was developed to support artists in every phase of their careers, welcoming all disciplines of creative work. In addition to the gallery exhibitions, the space, housed in a historic building on Main Street in the village of Fleischmanns, can transform itself to lend to live musical performances and special events.
Menla
Menla is a hidden oasis set in a secluded valley beside an enchanting stream in the heart of the Catskill mountains. Featuring spiritual and wellness retreats as well as exclusive getaways, our world-class Dewa Spa offers one-of-a-kind experiences. A truly unique venue and a project of Tibet House US – the Dalai Lama’s cultural center in North America – Menla is a modern resort and destination spa surrounded by thousands of acres of unspoiled wilderness. Inspired by the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Tibet, we strive to keep alive knowledge handed down for centuries.
Fresh Company
We offer artful cooking, event planning and wedding catering services in the Hudson Valley, the Catskills, New York City and surrounding regions. Our food combines the comfort and generosity of home cooking with the sophistication and experimentation of restaurant cuisine.
Hudson River Expeditions
Kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals, tours, and instruction. ​​Explore the Hudson with our fleet of kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. The majestic highland region of the Hudson River, from Long Dock Park in Beacon, to the charming village of Cold Spring, and on to the Peekskill waterfront, create perfect launch locations for paddlers with a variety of skill levels.
Handmade and More
Since 1974, a unique mix of gifts and clothing with a focus on American made and handcrafted. We are a great place to shop for any occasion, from jewelry for Mom or that special baby gift.
Bear Mountain Inn
Nestled at the base of Bear Mountain along the Appalachian Trail, the historic Bear Mountain Inn and Overlook Lodge is the idyllic destination getaway for the adventurer, the romantic, or those looking to celebrate a memorable wedding or special event. This natural splendor in the Hudson Valley, just 45 minutes from New York City and seven miles from the United States Military Academy at West Point, offers year-round activities for the entire family. For your overnight stays, we offer three separate accommodation options – The Inn, Overlook Lodge and our Stone Cottages – one is sure to suit you perfectly.
Baldwin Vineyards
Baldwin Vineyards, home of the famous Strawberry Wine, is a family-owned farm winery located in the Hudson Valley, NY since 1982.
Seed Song Farm and Center
Seed Song is a sustainable vegetable farm and education center serving our community and beyond with healthy farm foods and farm experiences. We offer a farm store, CSA, weekend fun events, camp, education programs, and more!
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
The Dorsky Museum is a hub for the art and artists of the Hudson Valley and beyond—free, open, and accessible to all. We strie to create art experiences that spark curiosity, critical thinking, and delight, connecting and serving the diverse communities of our region.
Tuthilltown Spirits
New York State’s first distillery since Prohibition and The Home of Hudson Whiskey. Our Visitor Center offers distillery tours, tastings, crafted cocktails, and exclusive products. Distilled in Gardiner, NY.
Branchwater Farms
Branchwater Farms is located in Dutchess County, just outside of the town of Red Hook, NY. Owners, farmers and distillers Kevin Pike and Robin Touchet are passionately dedicated to regenerative farming, believing that rebuilding the health of the soil is not only the highest expression of land stewardship, but ultimately produces the best crops, and by extension, the best spirits. They triple-distill their gin from their own farm-grown wheat in collaboration with Austrian master distiller Hans Reisetbauer using custom-made copper pot stills, a unique blend of botanicals, and water from the farm’s well.

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