Posts Categorized: Family Activities

Maple Sugar Season Events

Maple Sugaring Events Hudson Valley

Maple sugar season is right around the corner! Fresh, locally produced maple syrup is one of New York’s most delicious and important crops. We’ve rounded up some events where you and your family can learn first hand about how it’s made and most importantly, how it TASTES. The New York State Maple Weekends for 2017… Read more »

Review: Half Moon Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” at the CIA

A Christmas Carol by Half Moon Theatre

Attending a classic stage performance is one of our family’s favorite Christmas traditions. This past weekend we were invited to see Half Moon Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” which is being performed on weekends through December 18th at the Culinary Institute of America. In short, we loved it! My husband and I originally planned to bring… Read more »

Experience Gifts {Holiday Gift Guide 2016}

Experience Gifts

Hoping to cut down on the STUFF influx this year? You’re not alone. Below you’ll find a list of kids activities and family fun experiences to leave under the tree through gift certificates, tickets, etc. Many of these businesses are offering limited-time holiday sales including Billy Beez, Zoom Flume, New York Renaissance Faire and Sesame… Read more »

A Day at the New York State Museum

New York State Museum

Our family has visited the New York State Museum on a couple of occasions now and we’ve been impressed each time. It’s a fun, educational and affordable trip that can be combined with another stopover in Albany (we recommend Washington Park) to add on to the day’s adventure. You can grab a floor map at… Read more »

Halloween Attractions

Hudson Valley Halloween Attractions

Looking for spooky thrills? We’ve rounded up some scary attractions throughout the Hudson Valley to make your  planning easier. Many of these attractions are designed for kids around age 12 and up and we’ve done our best to recommend them accordingly – however, use your own discretion! Also, make sure to check our calendar for… Read more »

Moms: Vote For Your Favorite Fall Farms!

Hudson Valley Apple Picking & Fall Farms

Apple-picking and fall farm activities are some of the best perks of living in the Hudson Valley! We’re fortunate to have plenty of options for soaking up autumn’s goodness with our families, but we want to hear from local moms about your absolute favorite farms to visit this time of year. We’d love your opinion!… Read more »

North-South Lake & Kaaterskill Falls Overlook

North Lake & Kaaterskill Falls

North Lake is the kind of place that reminds me why I love the Hudson Valley. It’s an ideal spot for a day trip or nearby vacation – beautiful, affordable and a wide variety of activities that will please everyone in the family. North-South Lake Campground offers over 200 tent and trailer campsites along with… Read more »

Explore Hudson Valley Farms with Stick to Local Farms Sticker Adventure

Stick to Local Farms Sticker Adventure

While out and about with my kids this week (more precisely – enjoying some crazy delicious garlic knots at Slices of Saugerties), my daughter noticed a brochure for the Stick to Local Farms “Sticker Adventure” so we checked it out. I was instantly hooked. If you haven’t heard of this project yet, here’s the rundown:… Read more »