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101 Family Day Trips from the Hudson Valley

Free activities and splurges that are worth it. The coolest stuff for a staycation in town and road trips for less than a tank of gas from the Hudson Valley. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!

 

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Get Wild on a Hike

  Bear Mountain State Park
Breakneck Ridge
Wappinger Greenway Trail
Brace Mountain
Dover Stone Church

 

Time Travel Today

  John Jay Homestead Historic Site
Van Cortlandt Manor
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Wilderstein Historic Site
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

 

Make Life a Beach

  Rockland Lake State Park
Harriman State Park
Lake Superior State Park
Wilcox Memorial State Park
Kingston Point Park

 

Splash into Some Water Fun

  Splashdown Beach Water Park
Spook Rock Pool
Zoom Flume

 

Spend the Day at a Museum

  Andrus Planetarium
Brick House Museum
Katonah Museum of Art
FDR Presidential Library and Museum
Klyne Esopus Museum
Liberty Science Center
Museum of Firefighting

 

Explore These Cities

New York, NY
Albany, NY
Hartford, CT
Philladelphia, PA

 

All Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats!)

  River Rose Cruises
Pride of the Hudson
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Hudson River Cruises
Hudson Cruises Inc.
Catskill Mountain Railroad
Delaware & Ulster Railroad
Hoosac Valley Train Ride

 

Grow Some Fun at the Farm

  Barton Orchards
Fishkill Farms
Kelder's Farm
Dressel Farms
Hurd's Family Farm
Altamont Orchards

 

Play Ball!

  New York Liberty
Hudson Valley Renegades
Rockland Boulders Baseball
New York Bears Semi Pro Football
Kingston Stockade Football Club
Westchester Knicks
Brooklyn Nets

 

Treat Yo' Self

  Moo Moo's Creamery
Penny Lick Ice Cream
Weir's Ice Cream
The Blue Pig
Alps Sweet Shop
Verdigris Tea & Chocolate
Lick Ice Cream
Samuel's Sweet Shop
Oliver Kita Chocolates

 

Connect with Nature

  Forsyth Nature Center
Scenic Hudson Park
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
Bear Mountain State Park
Greenburgh Nature Center
Croton Point Nature Center
Croton Gorge Park

  

Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks

  Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park
The Castle Fun Center
Playland Park

 

Talk to the Animals

  Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School
Noah's Park Retreat
Trailside Museums & Zoo
Bailiwick Animal Park and Riding Stables

 

Explore the Globe Close to Home

  Kingston Multicultural Festival
Mid-Hudson Heritage Center
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
The Howland Cultural Center
Howe Caverns Adventure Park

 

Monkey Around at the Playground Destinations

  Eugene Levy Memorial Park
Orchard Hills Park, Monsey, NY
Manny Weldler Park, Monsey, NY
Dobbs Park- Croton-On-Hudson, NY
Barnhart Park- Sleepy Hollow, NY
Children's Park, Spring Valley, NY

 

Get Active Indoors

  Bounce U - Elmsford
Dave & Buster's West Nyack (Palisades)
The Castle Fun Center- Chester, NY
Little Rascals Open Gym, Fishkill, NY
Spins Bowl- Poughkeepsie, NY
iFly Westchester
Leapin' Lizards, Port Chester, NY

 

Challenge Yourself

  Palisades Climb Adventure Ropes Course - Nyack, NY
New York Zipline Adventure Tours - Hunter, NY
Kayaking and Canoeing - Port Jervis, NY
 Belleayre Mountain - Highmont, NY

 

Shop Your Heart Out

  Hudson Valley Mall
Water Street Market
Jefferson Valley Mall
The Shops at Nanuet
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Galleria at Crystal Run

 

 

 

Most of these destinations are within an hour from ________. For those that are a bit farther away:

             = Less than 1 hour away

          = 1 to 2 hours away

       = 2 to 3 hours away

   = Just over 3 hours away 

 


 

 

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