Press PlayKelly Seiz | June 3, 2015 | Comment
Stay and play for an ideal day in the Hudson Valley! From the bordering mountains to the mighty Hudson River, we have a natural playground with plenty of businesses specializing in maximizing fun. Get your gear and climb the Catskills or Shawangunks with Alpine Endeavors in New Paltz, or scale the massive indoor climbing set-up at The Cliffs at Valhalla. When you’re back on the ground, trade in your ropes for a saddle and reins at Southlands Foundation in Rhinebeck or Juckas Stables in Bullville for a trail ride or overnight horseback campout. For the more laidback adventurers, hop aboard one of Hudson River Cruises’ ships and yachts in Newburgh to check out the Hudson River shoreline, or pick up a polo and slacks to play 18 holes at Highlands Country Club in Garrison with breathtaking panoramic Valley views.
Have the whole family? Bring them to Zena Recreation in Woodstock to splash in their two swimming pools or set up a game on the tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts. Got your glove? They’ve got a baseball field too. Turn off your phones, computers, and tablets and tune into nature at Wild Earth in New Paltz, where they offer nature-based programs for all ages (including adults)! If you’re looking for something different, hop over to Bounce! Trampoline Sports in Poughkeepsie and jump around their five trampoline courts—nail a slam dunk in mid-air in their special bouncy basketball room. For an all-inclusive stay, Rocking Horse Ranch boasts an indoor water park, all-inclusive dining, a variety of performances (magic, music, circus, and more), horseback riding, tractor rides, a private lake, outdoor water sports, and even a spa—all on the ranch!
Any animal lovers out there? Shalimar Alpacas in Warwick lets you get up close and personal with their herd of alpacas. They also offer weaving lessons using fiber from the herd. If the art of weaving appeals to you, how about the art of pottery? Hudson Valley Pottery and Ceramics School in Rhinebeck offers classes, private lessons, and workshops for all levels of ceramicists. Spin a wheel, work some clay, and fire it up on-site! No matter where you decide to spend your day, the Hudson Valley has more than enough to keep you and your family entertained—cherished memories guaranteed.