Posts Categorized: Free Things to Do

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 »

Local Finds Friday {Apr. 1st} – Sprout Creek Farm

In a different kind of Local Finds Friday, this week we’re cluing you in on our new favorite hangout spot: Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie. You see, baby farm animals are just irresistible. Combine that with wide open space for a toddler to run plus farm fresh eggs to bring home and you have yourself… Read more »

Hudson Valley Family Staycation: Locust Grove and Hi-Way Drive-In

Locust Grove

For our family vacation this year, we decided to skip the beach, reign in the budget and explore our local surroundings by staying home. It’s amazing how many free or low-cost activities there are for families in the Hudson Valley. Our mission for the week was to experience a bunch of new places while also… Read more »

New “Once Upon a Child” Location & Bowdoin Park – Wappingers Falls

Bowdoin Park playground

Have you heard the news?  A new “Once Upon a Child” location has opened in Wappingers Falls! If you’ve never heard of it, “Once Upon a Child” is a thrift store that sells quality-controlled children’s clothes, accessories, toys, equipment and more. And guess where they get their inventory? YOU! They buy your gently used items… Read more »