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‫בֹותינּו‪,‬‬ ‫אֹלקי ֲא ֵ‬ ‫ֹלקינּו וֵ ֵ‬ ‫יְ ִהי ָרצֹון ִמלְ ָפנֶ יָך ד' ֱא ֵ‬ ‫ֶשּׁתֹולִ ֵיכנּו לְ ָשׁלֹום וְ ַת ְצ ִע ֵידנּו לְ ָשׁלֹום וְ ַת ְד ִר ֵיכנּו‬ ‫לְ ָשׁלֹום‪ ,‬וְ ִת ְס ְמ ֵכנּו לְ ָשׁלֹום‪ ,‬וְ ַתּגִ ֵיענּו לִ ְמחֹוז ֶח ְפ ֵצנּו‬ ‫שׁלֹום‪( .‬אם דעתו לחזור מיד אומר וְ ַת ְחזִ ֵירנּו‬ ‫לְ ַחּיִ ים ּולְ ִש ְׂמ ָחה ּולְ ָ‬ ‫אֹורב וְ לִ ְס ִטים וְ ַחּיֹות‬ ‫לְ ָשׁלֹום) וְ ַת ִּצילֵ נּו ִמ ַּכף ָּכל אֹויֵ ב וְ ֵ‬ ‫ָרעֹות ַּב ֶּד ֶרְך‪ִּ ,‬ומ ָּכל ִמינֵ י ֻּפ ְר ָענֻ ּיֹות ַה ִּמ ְת ַרּגְ ׁשֹות‬ ‫לָ בֹוא לָ עֹולָ ם‪ ,‬וְ ִת ְׁשלַ ח ְּב ָר ָכה וְ ַה ְצלָ ָחה ְּב ָכל ַמ ֲע ֵׂשי‬ ‫יָ ֵדינּו‪ ,‬וְ ִת ְּתנֵ נּו לְ ֵחן ּולְ ֶח ֶסד ּולְ ַר ֲח ִמים ְּב ֵעינֶ יָך ְּוב ֵעינֵ י‬ ‫ׁשֹומ ַע ְּת ִפּלָ ה‬ ‫ָכל ר ֵֹאינּו‪ ,‬וְ ִת ְׁש ַמע קֹול ַּת ֲחנּונֵ נּו‪ִּ ,‬כי ֵקל ֵ‬ ‫ׁשֹומ ַע ְּת ִפּלָ ה‪:‬‬ ‫וְ ַת ֲחנּון ַא ָּתה‪ָּ .‬ברּוְך ַא ָּתה ד' ֵ‬ ‫ִּכי ַמלְ ָא ָכיו יְ ַצּוֶה לָ ְך לִ ְש ָׁמ ְרָך ְּב ָכל ְד ָר ֶכיָך‪ :‬ד' יִ ְש ָׁמר‬ ‫ּובֹואָך ֵמ ַע ָּתה וְ ַעד עֹולָ ם‪ :‬וְ יַ ֲעקֹב ָהלַ ְך לְ ַד ְרּכֹו‬ ‫אתָך ֶ‬ ‫ֵצ ְ‬ ‫ֹאמר יַ ֲעקֹב ַּכ ֲא ֶשׁר‬ ‫ֹלקים‪ .‬וַ ּי ֶ‬ ‫וַ ּיִ ְפּגְ עּו בֹו ַמלְ ֲא ֵכי ֱא ִ‬ ‫ֹלקים זֶ ה‪ ,‬וַ ּיִ ְק ָרא ֵשׁם ַה ָּמקֹום ַההּוא‬ ‫ָר ָאם‪ַ :‬מ ֲחנֵ ה ֱא ִ‬ ‫ַמ ֲחנָ יִ ם‪ .‬יְ ָב ֶר ְכָך ד' וְ יִ ְש ְׁמ ֶרָך‪ :‬יָ ֵאר ד' ָּפנָ יו ֵאלֶ יָך‬ ‫וִ ֻיחּנֶ ָך‪ :‬יִ ָּשׂא ד' ָּפנָ יו ֵאלֶ יָך וְ יָ ֵשׂם לְ ָך ָשׁלֹום‪:‬‬ ‫‪EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS‬‬ ‫‪Hatzolah:‬‬ ‫‪Rockland County: (845) 425-1600, Brooklyn: (718) 387-1750‬‬ ‫‪In case of emergency in a different locale, please call 911. For non-urgent situations call your local branch for guidance.‬‬

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Contents

// Inside

10 //

Parks and Scenic

24 //

Botanical Gardens

26 //

Farms and Orchards

30 //

Indoor Fun

34 //

Sports and Adventure

42 //

Outdoor Fun

48 //

Historical and Museums

55 // Aquariums/Zoos 59 //

Boating and Ferries

63 // Tours 66 //

Airplane Observation

68 //

Bushkill, Pennsylvania

69 //

Tannersville, New York

72 //

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

75 //

Berkshire Mountains

77 //

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

81 //

Newport, Rhode Island

84 //

Killington, Vermont

86 //

New Hampshire

90 //

Niagara, New York/Ontario


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PARKS AND SCENIC

PARKS AND SCENIC

Manny Weldler Park Some NJ parks are for residents only. Please check for postings. Utmost care should be taken when visiting all parks not to intrude on or upset locals.

148 W. Maple Avenue, Monsey, NY 10952

LOCAL Free Dawn to dusk

Large park with playground, sand area, tennis and handball courts, and bike trails

Clark Recreation Center 59 Campbell Avenue, Airmont, NY 10952

LOCAL Free Dawn to dusk

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: ISAAC POLLAK

Shaded park with large playground, basketball and tennis courts, and picnic tables

Eugene Levy Memorial Park 920 Rte. 45, Pomona, NY 10970

LOCAL Free Dawn to dusk

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: MORTONFOX

Beautiful park with lush, grassy areas, novel play equipment, trails, pond, picnic tables, and stargazing platform

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PARKS AND SCENIC

Children’s Park LOCAL

11 Grotke Road, Spring Valley, NY 10977

Free Dawn to dusk

Beautiful park with three playstations, pond, picnic tables and benches, shaded trails, and basketball court

Willow Tree Park LOCAL

Willow Tree Road, Wesley Hills, NY 10952

Free Dawn to dusk

Massive willow trees cascading over beautiful lake with bike path around the lake

Gregory R. Sikorsky Children’s Park 35 Lime Kiln Road, Suffern, NY 10901

LOCAL Free Dawn to dusk

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: ISAAC POLLAK

Sunny fenced-in playground with nearby jogging path around a pond with a water fountain

Winter’s Park 47 East Ramapo Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430

14 MINUTES Free

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Newly renovated children’s park, with playground, gazebo, pond, picnic tables and geese feeding

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PARKS AND SCENIC

Dutch Gardens 21 New Hempstead Rd, New City, NY 10956

14 MINUTES 845-364-2670 Free M-F: 7am - 4:30pm

Historic garden with walking paths, gazebo, tea house behind Rocland County Courthouse

Celery Farm Nature Preserve Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ 07401 500 feet after Cottage Place at small parking lot

15 MINUTES

Free

IMAGE © 2012 GOOGLE: TCHAMBER236

Untouched wetland featuring a 1-mile trail around lake, with meadow, small streams and sightings of birds, butterflies, fish and other animals

Finch Park 194 Church Street, Ramsey, NJ

15 MINUTES Free

IMAGE © 2009 GOOGLE: LEOPOLDOBARRIGA

Beautiful, sprawling park with sandbox, benches, picnic table, playground and medieval era-themed equipment

Highview Community Park In back of 24 Highview Avenue, Nanuet, NY 10954

16 MINUTES Free Dawn to dusk

Fenced-in playground with extensive castle-themed play and climbing area, slides, swings and rock wall

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PARKS AND SCENIC

High Tor State Park 417 S. Mountain Road, New City, NY 10956

18 MINUTES 845-634-8074 Free Picnic area: June 17-August 13 Sunday: 8:00am-7:30pm; Wednesday-Friday: 10:00am6:00pm

A moderate 45-minute climb with breathtaking 360-degree views. Mountain can be climbed even when park is closed.

Borough Park 98 Pine Street, Waldwick, NJ

20 MINUTES Free

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Park with special country charm, featuring playgrounds, bike path, picnic tables, a stream with ducks, and lots of shade

Haverstraw Bay County Park 21 Gagan Road, West Haverstraw, NY 10993

20 MINUTES Free Dawn to dusk

Park bordering the Hudson River with great playgrounds, grassy picnic areas with grilling, boardwalk and walking path

Lake Welch 800 Kanawauke Road, Stony Point, NY 10980

20 MINUTES 845-947-2444 $10 parking Weekdays: 8am-4pm Weekends (only from May Oct.): 7am-5pm

Gorgeous ½-mile man-made beach with picnic tables. Not recommended during swimming season.

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PARKS AND SCENIC

Ringwood Manor State Park 20 MINUTES

1304 Sloatsburg Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456

973-962-7031 Weekend parking: $7 8:00am - 8:00 pm

Beautiful 4,400-acre park with trails, botanical gardens, manor tour, lake with boating (Note: also swimming in summer)

Buttermilk Falls County Park 20 MINUTES

107 S Greenbush Rd, Orangeburg, NY 10962

845-364-2670 Free Dawn to dusk

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Well-maintained hiking trails with great views and waterfalls (weather permitting) cascading down the mountain

State Line Lookout Closter, NJ, GPS: 40.988412, -73.908272

23 MINUTES Free Around the clock

IMAGE © 2012 GOOGLE: JAMES SIMPSON

Lookout point right off the Palisades Parkway

Seven Lakes Drive Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove, NY 10986

23 MINUTES Free All day

Scenic drive of almost 18 miles going through Harriman and Bear Mountain State Park

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PARKS AND SCENIC

Nyack Beach State Park 698 N. Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960

25 MINUTES 845-358-1316 $6 parking Dawn to dusk

Hudson River park with small beach for children and long riverside trail with benches, which leads to Rockland Lake Park

Rockland Lake State Park 299 Rockand Lake Road, Valley Cottage, NY 10989

25 MINUTES 845-268-3020 $8 parking Dawn to dusk Bike rental 3 minutes from Rockland Lake (11 minutes from Nyack Beach State Park)

Conger’s Bike Rental 845-268-3315 107 Lake Rd, Congers, NY 10920

Park with picnic tables, grilling, hiking trails, novel climbing equipment and a bike path around Rockland Lake

Saddle River County Park Wild Duck Pond: 1133 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

25 MINUTES

201-336-7275 Free Dawn to dusk

IMAGE © 2014 GOOGLE: JUSTIN STASIUK

Saddle River Area Bike Path stretches for nearly six miles along a linear park system

Bear Mountain State Park 3006 Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain, NY 10911

25 MINUTES 845-786-2701 $10 parking (not collected weekdays until June 19) 8:00 am - sunset

Great hiking, climbing, picnicking and grilling destination with lake, zoo, museum, carousel and boating in warmer weather

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PARKS AND SCENIC

Perkins Memorial Tower Observatory Perkins Memorial Drive, Tomkins Cove, NY 10986

25 MINUTES Free April 1 – November 30, weather permitting; daylight hours

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: DMITRY EISAKOV

Breathtaking scenic drive or hike up Bear Mountains with parking on summit and along the way and breathtaking 360-degree views at the top

Piermont Pier 25 MINUTES

Piermont, NY 10968 - From Paradise Ave. or Pier Ave, follow signs to the pier. Free

Dawn to dusk

Pier with scenic views extending a mile into Hudson River that can be biked, walked or driven through

Tallman Mountain State Park Route 9W, Sparkill, NY 10976

25 MINUTES 845-359-0544 $6 parking, not collected at all times Dawn to dusk

Shaded park with trails, paths, picnic areas, tennis court and small playground

Blauvelt State Park Blauvelt, NY 10913

25 MINUTES Free Dawn to dusk

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Undeveloped state park with hiking trails and WWI era tunnels, rifle range and ruins. Access points detailed in Issue 103 of The Monsey View.

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PARKS AND SCENIC

Paterson Great Falls 72 McBride Avenue, Paterson NJ 07501

30 MINUTES 973-523-0370 Free Dawn to dusk

Magnificent falls with easy foot access close to the falls

Scenic Hudson Riverwalk Park 250 W. Main St., Tarrytown, NY 10591

30 MINUTES 914.631.8347 Free Half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset

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Waterfront park featuring riverside esplanade with magnificent views, which can be reached with Tappan Zee Express

Scenic Hudson Park Irvington, NY 10533

31 MINUTES 914-591-7736 Free March–November: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

© GOOGLE 2016 YANKY BREIER

Well-kept park featuring playgrounds and a walkway with amazing Hudson River views

Kingsland Point Park and the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse Tarrytown Light-Kingsland Point Path, Palmer Ave., Sleepy Hollow, NY, Accessible from the Palmer Avenue Bridge over the Metro-North tracks (at the very end of Palmer Avenue, where it meets Riverside Drive)

32 MINUTES

914-366-5109 Parking: $10 for non-residents

18-acre park on Hudson River shore with overlook areas of Tarrytown lighthouse

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PARKS AND SCENIC

Ruach Hachaim Park 111 Ivy Lane, Monroe, NY 10950

33 MINUTES 845.774.7275 Free Sunday: 12:00 – 4:30 pm, M–F: 3:00 – 7:30 pm

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Park featuring separate boys’ and girls’ sections with a variety of interesting equipment and activities

Goosepond Mountain State Park 1198 New York 17M, Chester, NY 10918

34 MINUTES 845.786.2701 Free

Undeveloped state park with woods, fields, trails and wetlands

Ross Dock Picnic Area Fort Lee, NJ, GPS: 40.860425, -73.955772

38 MINUTES 201-768-1360 Parking fee sometimes collected May - September Dawn to dusk

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: BRIDGETTE RUGGLES

Gorgeous scenic waterfront park with picnic tables, trails, playground, and views of the Hudson and GWB

Overpeck County Park 50 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ; Make a right at the first traffic circle, go past the wooden bridge and down the road until you hit a second traffic circle. On your right will be the parking lot.

38 MINUTES

201-336-7275 Free 7:30 am – 9:00 pm

Great park with fun equipment and jungle gyms, water views, walking paths and boat rentals in warmer seasons

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PARKS AND SCENIC

Rockefeller State Park Preserve 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570

39 MINUTES $6 parking Not collected winter weekdays 7:00am - Sunset

Scenic paths through wetlands, woodlands, meadows, fields, streams, rivers and lakes, and traversing bridges and carriage roads

The Louis Engel Waterfront Park 160 Westerly Road, Ossining, NY 10562

40 MINUTES 845-941-3189 Free Dawn to dusk

IMAGE Š 2016 GOOGLE: LAKE LADY

Park with amazing Hudson River views, great to visit in conjunction with Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry

Croton Gorge Park/Croton Dam Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

42 MINUTES 914-827-9568 Free Dawn to dusk

Breathtaking man-made falls with dramatic drop and spillway, with playground, picnicking and hiking

Central Park New York, NY

43 MINUTES 212-310-6600 Admission is free; recreation available for various prices 6:00 am - 1:00 am

Sprawling 843-acre park with pedicabs, biking, boating, picnicking, zoo, carousel and lots of grass

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PARKS AND SCENIC

Pedicab Tours 411 W. 55th St, New York, NY 10019

44 MINUTES 917-405-1303 Starts at $45 adult; $40 children 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Offering 1- to 3-hour pedicab tours through Central Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park 334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

52 MINUTES 718-222-9939 Free 6:00 am - 1:00 am

Beautiful new park with novel play areas, sand areas, carousel, swings, slide mountain, marsh garden and more. Limited parking; best visited by public transportation.

Walkway Over The Hudson Highland Entrance: 87 Havilland Road, Highland, NY 12528

1 HOUR

Poughkeepsie Entrance: 61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

845-454-9649 Parking $5; walkway and park are free 7:00 am - sunset

1.28-mile elevated pedestrian bridge over the Hudson River with 21-story elevator, which operates from 9:00 am until an hour before closing.

Bushkill Falls Lehman Township, PA 18627

1 HOUR 30 MINUTES 888-287-4545 Trails: Adults: $14.50, Seniors (62+): $13.50, Children (4–10): $8.50, Children: (3 and younger): Free, Adults and seniors pay additional $2 on Sunday The opening of their 2018 season has been delayed due to damage caused by Winter Storm Riley. There were no updates at time of print.

Color-coded trails of different lengths amid waterfalls and beautiful scenes of nature (boating and additional activities charged separately)

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BOTANICAL GARDENS

Hunter Mountain Main St, Hunter, NY 12442

1 HOUR 44 MINUTES 518-263-4223 13+: $12; 7-12: $8; 65+: $10; 6 and under: free with adult Summer hours were not yet announced at time of print. Check in with them by phone.

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Scenic chairlift to summit of mountain with spectacular views. Zipline reservations: 518-263-4388

AAA Buggy Rides 2 HOURS AND 48 MINUTES

3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville, PA 17529

717-989-2829 Starting from $15, adult, $7 under 12, under 2 free Mon. - Fri.: 9:00, am - 6:00 pm

Amish Country tours aboard authentic horse and buggy

BOTANICAL GARDENS

New Jersey Botanical Gardens Ringwood State Park, Morris Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456

25 MINUTES 973-962-9534 Free 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Well-maintained Tudor revival manor home with a selection for formal and seasonal gardens

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BOTANICAL GARDENS

Laurelwood Arboretum 725 Pines Lake Drive West, Wayne, NJ 07470

28 MINUTES 973-831-5675 Free 8:00 am – dusk

30-acre botanically diverse property with woodlands, gardens, ponds and streams

Untermyer Park And Gardens 945 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701

37 MINUTES 914-613-4502 Free 7:00 am – 45 minutes before sunset

Relaxing landscaped park on over 40 acres, centered on a walled Persian Garden, with gorgeous Hudson River views, trails and picnic spot

New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458

44 MINUTES 718-817-8700 Weekdays: Over 12: $23, Seniors $20, 2-12: $10, under 2: free, Weekends: Over 12: $28, Seniors $25, 2-12: $12, under 2: free 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

250-acre verdant landscape with over a million plants, voted as one of the best botanical gardens in the U.S.

Wave Hill Public Gardens 649 W 249th St, Bronx, NY 10471

43 MINUTES 718-549-3200 $8 Adults, $4 Students and Seniors, $2 Children 6+, Free to Members and children under 6, Admission is free on Tuesdays from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm Tuesday – Sunday: 9am – 5:30 pm

28 acres of greenery and gardens overlooking the Hudson River

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FARMS AND ORCHARDS

Longwood Gardens 2 HOURS 34 MINUTES

1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348

610-388-1000 Adults: $23, Seniors: $20, 5-18: $12, 4 and under: free 9:00 am–6:00 pm; Summer Thursdays until 10:00 pm

Vast collection of flower gardens, greenhouse and fountain shows

On Pesach, when food sold for feeding animals may be chometz, please make every effort to make a kiddush Hashem and not to take advantage of establishments whose main profit is earned from their market. (And of course, don’t feed the animals anything else without permission.)

FARMS AND ORCHARDS

Tevaland Petting Farm 47 Brandt Rd., Hillburn, NY 10931

15 MINUTES 845-533-4063 $25 By appointment only

One-hour interactive visit with free-roaming animals, activities in a customized experience

Demarest Farms 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale, NJ 07642

21 MINUTES 201-666-0472 $7 general admission Opening April 4; 8:00am - 6:30pm

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Well-manicured trees, spectacular views, wagon rides, petting zoo, and seasonal picking and activities.

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FARMS AND ORCHARDS

Abma’s Farm 23 MINUTES

700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff, NJ, 07481

201-891-0278 Free, pay for produce 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; closed on Sundays

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Well-maintained farm with petting zoo, fresh produce, plants, and food for the animals available for sale.

Muscoot Farm 51 Route 100, Katonah, NY 10536

41 MINUTES 914-864-7282 Free 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Great farm with over 50 animals, hiking trails, picnicking, and historical barns and buildings

Lawrence Orchard And Farm 39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh, NY 12550

1 HOUR 845-562-4268 $3 admission, plus picking containers June until October: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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Sprawling farm with spectacular views, play area, pick-your-own produce, historical buildings, and farm activities.

Alstede Farms 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

1 HOUR AND 4 MINS 908-879-7189 All day activity pass $19.99 10:00 am-6:00pm

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Seasonal pick-your-own, pony rides, hayrides, sunflower maze, moon bounce in this vast farm with 250 types of produce

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FARMS AND ORCHARDS

Family Fun Farm 65 Friedman Road, Monticello, NY 12701

1 HOUR AND 10 MINUTES

347-480-FARM (3276) $12; add for bumper boats, laser tag, pony rides and wagon rides Chol Hamoed hours: 12:00 - 6:00 pm, JuneAugust: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; Friday until 5:00 pm

Thrilling adventure farm for all ages offering petting zoo, squirting bumper boats, laser tag, wagon rides, zip line, ball blaster, pony rides, parakeets, jumping pillow, pipe slide, pedal cars, duck racing, spider web, sandbox with diggers, ball pit, hiking trails and playground with novel equipment

Kelder’s Farm 5755 US-209, Kerhonkson, NY

1 HOUR 15 MINUTES 845-626-7137 Pay per activity and for pickyour-own Summer hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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200-year-old farm with picking, jumping pillow, hay rides, corn maze, golf, playground, and petting zoo

DID WE FORGET ANYTHING? Have an excursion that we don’t know about? Email us at comments@themonseyview.com, and it’ll be included in next years Excursions

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INDOOR FUN

Kensington Stables 1 Caton Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11218

1 HOUR 17 MINUTES 718-972-4588 $42 per hour per person, Children under 11: $62 10:00 a.m. to sunset

Trail rides on horseback in Prospect Park. Reservations are required.

Beaverwood Farm 12 Topaz Lane, Swan Lake, NY

1 HOUR AND 16 MINUTES 845-295-0194 Cost: $25 per family Hours: Friday and Sunday are family days. Reserve in advance.

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Free-roaming farm animals with hands-on tour and horse rides

INDOOR FUN

Turtleboo 175 East Central Avenue, Spring Valley, NY 10977

LOCAL 845-746-2100 $16.99 Chol Hamoed hours: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm Summer hours: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Indoor amusement center with soft play area, rides, arcades, kosher food and great accommodations.

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INDOOR FUN

Chuck-e-Cheese’s 250 W. Route 59, Nanuet

12 MINUTES 845-627-2788 30 tokens - $10, 80 tokens $20, 150 tokens - $30 11:00 am-9:00 pm; open until 10:00 pm on Motzei Shabbos

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Token-operated rides and arcade games

Bounce U 424 Market Street, Nanuet

15 MINUTES 845-623-5400 $12.95 -13.95 bouncer; $4.95 5.95 toddler; parents are free Open Bounce: Mon. –Thurs., 4:00-5:30 pm, until Age 6: Mon.Fri., 10:00-11:30 am, Family Night: Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm

Moonwalk wonderland of slopes, slides, tunnels, and everything inflatable

Jill’s Ceramics 180 Germonds Road, West Nyack

15 MINUTES 845-623-4975 Pay per piece Mon.-Wed. 9:30-3:00; Tue. and Thur. evening 7-9:30; call for other times

Huge variety of plaster pieces or glazed ceramics

Billy Beez 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY 10944

20 MINUTES 845-915-4709 Infant: $9.95 (adult included) Toddler: 1-4: $13.95, Child 5-17: $19.95 Parents/Guardians: $6.95 10:00 am-9:00 p.m.

Play arena with slides, trampolines, obstacle courses for safe hands-on fun

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INDOOR FUN

Build-A-Bear Workshop Palisades Center, 3771 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY 10994

20 MINUTES

845-353-1895 Varies 10:00 am- 9:30 pm, Sundays: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Children can choose, stuff, name and clothe their own stuffed animals

Palisades Mall Carousel And Ferris Wheel 20 MINUTES

1000 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY 10994

845-353-2596 845-353-2595 $2.50 per ride (on carousel adults are free) 10:00 am - 9:30 pm, Sunday:11:00 am - 7:00 pm IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: MICHAEL NACLERIO

Beautiful carnival rides: Ferris wheel reaches 68 feet; double-decker carousel

Mosaic Glassworks 36 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ 07463

20 MINUTES 201-800-1820 Starting at $27.95 Tuesday – Thursday. 11:00–5:30 and Monday and Friday by appointment.

Creative art studios with mosaic projects for all ages

The Big Playhouse 316 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ 07675

24 MINUTES 201-314-6341 $17.99 + tax - per child - family packages available; one parent free By reservations

Open play area that simulates real-life downtown with costumes, furniture, for imaginative play

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INDOOR FUN

Kidnetic 31 MINUTES

2 Changebridge Road, East Building E, Montville, NJ 07045

973-331-9001 $15 Weekdays 9:30 am–5:30 pm, Sunday 9:00–11:30 am

Play area with structures, slides, ball room, alligator pit and more

Leaping Lizards 421 Boston Post Rd, Port Chester, NY 10573

34 MINUTES 914-937-5867 $13.99 +tax 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Indoor playground with tunnels, mazes, foam forest, and ball pits

Glassworks Studio 151 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

40 MINUTES 973-656-0800 $23 and up, per project Thursday - Tuesday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, Wednesday: 5:00 - 10:00 pm (adults only), Reservations suggested Chol Hamoed hours: Sunday, closed; Monday and Tuesday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm; Wednesday, 12:00 - 8:00 pm; Thursday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Glass-fusing studio where mosaics of all levels can be created

Legoland Discovery Center 1 Ridge Hill Blvd. Yonkers, NY 10710

33 MINUTES 866-243-0770 Starting at $22.95 (discounts available online) Sunday - Friday: 10:00am -7:00pm Reservations recommended for Chol Hamoed

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SPORTS AND ADVENTURE

Crayola Experience 30 Centre Square, Easton, PA 18042

1 HOUR 25 MINUTES 610-515-8000 $20.99 (online discounts available) Chol Hamoed: 10:00am6:00pm

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Hands-on colorful crayon activities and exhibits

SPORTS AND ADVENTURE

New City Bowl and Batting Cages 90 N Main St, New City, NY 10956

15 MINUTES 845-634-4977 $5.50-5.95 per bowling game, $3.25 per token for batting cages (15 pitches), Packages available Hours vary

Bowling alley and batting cages

The Gravity Vault 107 Pleasant Avenue, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

18 MINUTES 201-934-7625 Varies M-F: 12:00 - 10:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

13,500+ square-foot indoor rock gym with overhangs, bouldering, arches and hours of climbing fun

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Palisades Climb Adventure Palisades Center, 4590 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY 10994

20 MINUTES

845-727-3500 $19.99, Sky Tykes, for kids under 48”: $8.99 2:00 - 8:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

The world’s tallest ropes course boasting 85 feet and five levels, on level 4 of the Palisades Mall

Autobahn Indoor Speedway 2272 Palisades Center Dr #A200, West Nyack, NY 10994

20 MINUTES 845-535-1515

$22.99 per race, Discounted 3, 5 and 8 packs available An annual Speedway License is required: $7.95 M-T: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm, F: from 11:00 am, Sunday: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Indoor go-kart speedway

Lucky Strike Palisades 4662 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY 10994

20 MINUTES 845-358-1602 12:00 am - 11:00 pm, Motzei Shabbos until 2:00 am, Opens Sunday at 11:00 am

Bowling lanes and game room

Montvale Lanes 14 W. Grand Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645

20 MINUTES 201-391-3400 $4-5 per game per person, shoe rental $3 Varies

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Bowling alley

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SPORTS AND ADVENTURE

Hi-Tor Lanes 40 S Rte 9W, West Haverstraw, NY 10993

23 MINUTES 845-429-8000 $5.00 - 5.50 per game, Shoe rental $4 Varies

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Bowling alley

High Exposure Rock Climbing 266 Union St, Northvale, NJ 07647

23 MINUTES 201-768-8600 Varies 10:00 am - 10:00 pm, Sunday until 6

Rock climbing gym

Monster Mini Golf 49 E Midland Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652

26 MINUTES 201-261-0032 Mini golf: $9.00-10.00; laser maze: $3.00 M-T: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday from 2:00 p.m., Motzei Shabbos until 10:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 - 8:00 pm

Indoor glow-in-the-dark golf course

Sports Time USA 380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford NY 10523

28 MINUTES 914- 592-2111 Varies according to ride/ package S: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, M-F: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Indoor amusement center with rides, arcade games, batting cages, and indoor playground

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SPORTS AND ADVENTURE

iFly Indoor Skydiving 211 E, NJ-4, Paramus, NJ 07652, 849 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 28 MINUTES/33 MINUTES 201-733-4359/914-449-4359 Packages start at $90 per person, $160 for 2 people, $380 for five people 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sundays from 9:00 am, reservations required

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Indoor skydiving with pressurized flight chamber for bodyflight

The Castle Fun Center 35 MINUTES

109 Brookside Ave, Chester, NY

845-469-2116 Starting at $3.50 per ride Chol Hamoed hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; closed Sunday

Adventure center with go-karts, arcade, rock climbing and more

Funtime Junction 400 Fairfield road, Fairfield, NJ 07004

36 MINUTES 973-882-9777 All day play: $9.95-19.95 Parents free 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sundays until 7:00 pm; closed Mondays

Roomy adventure center with lots of things to climb and ride, plus arcade games

The Funplex 182 NJ-10, East Hanover, NJ

45 MINUTES 973-428-1166 Band: $25-34; off-peak days start at $20; or buy credits Varies

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Indoor family amusement center with go-karts, bumper cars, laser tag, arcades, and more

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SPORTS AND ADVENTURE

Grand Prix New York Racing 333 Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco, NY 10549

46 MINUTES 914-241-3131 Adult track $18-25, Teen track: $12-15 Kids Track: $8-10, $10 bounce area M-T: 3:00 - 10:00 pm, F: from 12, Motzei Shabbos until 12, Sunday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Amusement center with arcades, bounce castle, go-karts and bowling

Funfuzion 29 Recount Place, New Rochelle, NY

48 MINUTES 914-637-7575 Chol Hamoed hours: 10:00 am - 12:00 am; Sunday from 11:00 am Summer Hours: 12:00 - 11:00 pm

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Indoor play arena with funhouse, ride, games, mini golf, laser tag and bowling

Fun Station USA 3555 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314

1 HOUR 8 MINUTES

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718-370-0077 All day pass: $19.95 Chol Hamoed special: Buy 1, get second for $10.95 Group rates starting at $8.95 per child for two hours; call Joseph at 718-370-0077 to schedule a booking. 10:00 am - 11:00 pm; Sundays until 10:00 pm

Indoor fun, sports and adventure for kids with rides, laser tag, batting cages, bowling, bumper cars and virtual reality sky ride

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OUTDOOR FUN

OUTDOOR FUN

Ring Homestead 49 MINUTES

257 Lybolt Road, Middletown, NY 10940

845-361-3842 Different packages available. Call for reservations. 9:00 am until dark

Adventure camp with ropes course

Treetop Adventure Course 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

52 MINUTES (973) 731-5800 ext. 279 Adult Course: $30 ($35 with zip line), Junior Course: $20 Zip Line: $15 10:00 am - 4:30 pm; reservations are recommended

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Aerial obstacle course right near Turtle Back Zoo with adult and junior courses

Pocono TreeVentures 1575 Fairway Villas Blvd, East Stroudsburg PA 18302

1 HOUR 25 MINUTES

800-446-0231 Ropes course: ages 7–11, $44; 12+ $49, ages 4–7: $28, Zipline: $20 1 run, $8 additional runs

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April - Mid June: Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Monday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00 - 5:00 pm (ropes course closes at 4:00 pm); Closed Tuesday and Wednesday Summer hours: Opens at 10:00; closing time varies

Aerial forest adventure with five ropes courses and dual zip racers. Also kids’ section. Ziplines closed at time of print, due to storm damage.

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OUTDOOR FUN

Diggerland 2 HOURS

100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091

856-768-1110 Under 42”: $28.95, 42” or over: $36.95, Cheaper online Opens at 11:00 am on Chol Hamoed and 10:00 am in the summer

Tractor-themed rides, stunts, and digging fun for all ages

Jiminy Peak 37 Corey Road, Hancock, MA

2 HOURS 30 MINUTES 413-738-5500 Single ride is $12 for 54” and taller, and $6 for under 54”; day passes available Summer hours not yet announced

Mountain Adventure Park with mountain coasters, alpine slides, swings, trampolines, and scenic chairlift ride

Bowcraft Amusement Park 2545 Route 22 West, Scotch Plains, NJ

52 MINUTES 908-389-1234 Chol Hamoed: $20.95; Summer: Weekday pass $25,95; Weekend pass: $29.95; or pay per ticket Chol Hamoed: Monday - Wednesday, 12:00 - 5:00 pm, Summer hours: Sunday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm; Monday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Amusement park with large selection of rides, coasters, and arcade games for all ages

Denos Wonder Wheel Amusement Park 3059 Denos D. Vourderis Place, Brooklyn, NY

1 HOUR 10 MINUTES 718-372-2592 Kiddie rides: $4. Adult rides: $7-8 Opens at 12:00 pm

Amusement park at Coney Island Beach with 16 kiddie rides and 5 adult rides

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OUTDOOR FUN

Luna Park 1000 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224

1 HOUR 10 MINUTES 718-373-5862 Not yet posted at time of print Chol Hamoed hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am 7:00 pm Summer hours vary by day

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Park with 30 rides and lots of games at Coney Island Beach

Adventurer’s Park 1824 Shore Parkway, Brooklyn, New York

1 HOUR 5 MINUTES 718-975-2748 Single ticket $3.25, 10 tickets: $31, 30 tickets: $80 Opens at 11:00 am

Amusement park with 25 rides and attractions. See ad for details.

Adventureland 2245 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735

1 HOUR 11 MINUTES Band: $32.99, Or $4.50 - 7.50 per ride Chol Hamoed and Summer: Opens 11:00, and 11:30 on Sunday

Amusement park with about 30 rides

Six Flags Great Adventures and Safari 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527

1 HOUR 30 MINUTES 201.862.0250 (NCSY) Chol Hamoed with NCSY (Monday-Wednesday): $47 at gate, $42 pre-ordered; Parking: $25 at gate, $15 pre-ordered Summer: $73; save a lot by purchasing in advance

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Chol Hamoed: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm, Summer: 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

Huge park with 14 coasters and 52 other attractions; Off-Road Adventure Safari entrance included in admission

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OUTDOOR FUN

Keansburg Amusement Park 275 Beachway Ave, Keansburg, NJ 07734

1 HOUR 17 MINUTES 732-465-1400 Pay per ride Parks opens at 12:00 pm on Chol Hamoed. Timing varies in spring and summer

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Boardwalk amusement park with dozens of rides

Lake Compounce 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010

1 HOUR 45 MINUTES 860-583-3300 $41,99; under 52” tall: $35.99 Closed Chol Hamoed; Summer hours: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm; Sundays until 9:00 pm

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Oldest continuously operating amusement park in the U.S., a great mix of new and old

Dorney Park 4000 Dorney Parkway, Allentown, PA 18104

1 HOUR AND 48 MINUTES 610-395-3724 $59 at gate; save $20 online Closed Chol Hamoed; Summer hours: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Major amusement park with over 50 rides and prominent coasters

Hersheypark 100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershy, PA 17033

3 HOURS 717-534-3900 Ages 9-54: $35.95; Ages 3-8 and seniors: $24.95 Closed Chol Hamoed: Summer hours: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Huge park on 110 acres with 70 rides and attractions

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HISTORICAL AND MUSEUMS

Dutch Wonderland 2249 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster, PA, 17602

3 HOURS AND 5 MINUTES 866-386-2839 Starting at $34.99 Closed Chol Hamoed; Summer hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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“Kingdom for Kids” which appeals to families of younger children with its kidfriendly coasters, slides, shows and grounds full of action and fun.

HISTORICAL AND MUSEUMS

George Washington Headquarters The DeWint House 20 Livingston Avenue, Tappan, NY 10983

23 MINUTES 845-359-1359 Free 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

George Washington’s headquarters at four different occasions during the Revolution, The DeWint House, carriage house and surrounding grounds are open to the public to view and explore.

Stony Point State Park 44 Battlefield Rd., Stony Point, NY 10980

26 MINUTES 845-786-2521 Free; there may be a parking fee; $3 charge for group tours and special events, reservations required Grounds: Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 am – 5:00 pm, Museum, soldiers’ camp and artillery drill hours vary

Site of Battle of Stony Point with lighthouse, museum and weekly artillery drills and soldier camps reenactment

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Kykuit - Rockefeller Estate 27 MINUTES

Tour begins at: 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

914-366-6900 Standard tour: Under 3: free, 3-17: $23-26, Adults: $25-28 Opens May 3 for season Sunday, Friday, Thursday: 9:45 am - 3:50 pm, Also open Mondays and Wednesdays in October

Not open on Chol Hamoed . Breathtaking tour of Rockefeller’s six-story home, terraced gardens and art galleries

Philipsburg Manor 27 MINUTES

Tour begins at: 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

914-366-6900 Under 3: free; Child 3-17: $8; Adult: $14; save $2 online Opens May 2 for season Wed. - Sun.: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm (last tour)

Preserved pre-Civil War farmstead that brings the slavery era alive

West Point Museum 2110 New South Post Road, West Point, NY 10996

32 MINUTES 845-938-3590 Free; there may be parking fee 10:30 am – 4:15 pm

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Military academy museum with galleries showcasing history of U.S. army, warfare and weapons

Boscobel House and Gardens 1601 New York 9D, Garrison, NY 10524

33 MINUTES 845-265-3638 Gardens & Grounds: Adults: $11, Children, (6-14): $5, Children (under 6): Free, Extra charge for house, Family packages available Chol Hamoed: Only open by appointment. April 15 - October 31: Wed.-Mon. 9:30am-5:00pm

Restored 18th Century house museum with gorgeous grounds and views

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HISTORICAL AND MUSEUMS

The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space 42 MINUTES

Pier 86: W. 46th Street and 12th Avenue

212-245-0072 Adult (13-64) $33, Seniors $31, Child (5-12) $24 Monday- Friday: 10:00 am- 5:00, Sunday: 10:00 am 6:00 pm

Military and maritime history museum inside original battleship

Empire State Building 350 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10118

49 MINUTES 212-279-9777 Adults $37, Child $31, Senior $35 until 2:00 am

Observatory deck on 86th floor of the Empire State Building

National Museum of Mathematics 11 E. 26th Street, Manhattan, NY 10010

52 MINUTES 212-542-0566 Adult, $17.00, Child & Senior, $11.00, Toddler, free 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; closes at 2:30 on the first Wed. of every month

Museum that brings mathematics alive in fun way

Liberty Science Center 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305

54 MINUTES 201-200-1000 There are many combination packages and exhibition, tickets starting at: Child $18.75; adult $22.75 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; Sundays until 5:30 pm

Amazing interactive science experience for learning and fun

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HISTORICAL AND MUSEUMS

Ripley’s Believe It or Not 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

54 MINUTES 212-398-3133 Adult: $29.95, Child: $22.95, Save $5-6 when purchasing online 9:00 am - 1:00 am

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Sprawling, oft-interactive collection of curiosities

One World Trade Center 285 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10007 (Entrance On Corner Vesey And West Street)

56 MINUTES

844-696-1776 Ages 13 to 64 $34, ages 6 to 12 $28, under 5 free; ages 65 and up $32. 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Admission to three floors of One World Trade Center, for views, observatory, elevators, and exhibits

9/11 Memorial 200 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10007

1 HOUR 212-312-8800 Free 7:30 am to 9:00 pm

8-acre park in memoriam of 9/11 heroes with guided tours available

9/11 Memorial Museum 200 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10007

1 HOUR 212-312-8800 General: Adult $24, Youth 7-17 $15; additional packages available 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Museum with exhibitions and hands-on learning about 9/11 and its effects

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HISTORICAL AND MUSEUMS

FDR Home and Library 1 HOUR 13 MINUTES

4097 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park, NY 12538

800-337-8474 Home and Library: $20, Library: $10, Top Cottage $10, Under 15 free, Grounds are free Chol Hamoed: Tours offered 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm. Summer: 9:00 am 4:00 pm

History-rich tours of FDR’s property, home, and library

The Vanderbilt Mansion 1 HOUR 17 MINUTES

119 Vanderbilt Park Rd. Hyde Park, NY 12538

845-229-7770 Mansion: $10 guided 1-hour tour, Grounds: free Chol Hamoed: Tours offered 12:00 - 4:oo pm Summer: 9:15 am - 4:00 pm Grounds: dawn to dusk

54-room well-preserved mansion with magnificent grounds and gardens

Living Torah Museum 1603 41st St, Brooklyn, NY 11218

1 HOUR 21 MINUTES 718-851-3215 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Museum displaying artifacts mentioned in Torah and in Jewish history

Jewish Children’s Museum 792 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213

1 HOUR 24 MINUTES 718-467-0600 Admission: $13, Seniors: $10, Under 2 free

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Chol Hamoed hours: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Regular hours: Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am 4:00 pm; Sundays until 5:30 pm

Interactive 3-story Jewish-themed museum

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HISTORICAL AND MUSEUMS

Battleship New Jersey 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ 08103

2 HOURS 856-966-1652 Adult, $21.95; child, senior, $17.00; under 4, free Chol Hamoed: 9:30 am 3:00 pm Summer: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Battleship that served in WWII, Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf Wars that gives a glimpse into military life

The Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

2 HOURS 5 MINUTES 215-448-1200 12+, $23; 3-11 $19; 2 and under, free 9:30am – 5:00pm

Interactive museum that brings scientific concepts to life with fascinating exhibits

The Mansions of Newport, Rhode Island Preservation Society of Newport County: 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

3 HOUR 40 MINUTES

401-847-1000 Varies by mansion Varies by mansion

Opulent and magnificent preserved mansions used as summer homes for families like the Vanderbilts and the Astors

Touro Synagogue 85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840

3 HOURS 401-847-4794 Adult $12; Under 13: free Sunday-Friday 10:00 am 1:30 pm

A historic tour of the oldest shul in the U.S. and one of the most architecturally distinguished buildings

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AQUARIUMS/ZOOS

AQUARIUMS/ZOOS

Maritime Aquarium 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854

47 MINUTES 203-852-0700 Adults, $24.95; 13 –17 and Seniors, $22.95; 3-12, $17.95; under 3, free 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; summer until 6:00 pm

Great aquarium with many species, and fascinating exhibitions for the entire family

New York Aquarium 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

1 HOUR 9 MINUTES 718-265-3474 3 +: $11.95 at the gate; under 2: Free 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Aquarium with sea lion show, penguins, sharks and many fish; partly ruined during Hurricane Sandy

Jenkinson’s Aquarium 300 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

1 HOUR 30 MINUTES 732-899-1212 Adult, $14; 3 –12 and 62+, $8; under 3, free Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; M-F, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Small aquarium with a large variety of marine life, including sharks, penguins, seals and octopuses

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Long Island Aquarium 431 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901

1 HOUR 47 MINUTES 631-208-9200 ext. 426 13 – 61, $29.50; 62+, $25.50; 3 –12, $22.50; under 2, free 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Aquarium with fascinating exhibits and many interesting marine animals and fish

Mystic Aquarium 55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT 06355

2 HOURS 7 MINUTES 860-572-5955 Adults, $36.99; seniors (60+), $31.99; 13 –17, $30.99; 3 –12, $26.99; 2 and under, free Discounts online April - Sept.: 9:00 am 5:50 pm

Amazing aquarium with thousand of fish, exotic marine animals, and fascinating outdoor exhibits

Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ 08103

2 HOURS 2 MINUTES 856-365-3300 12+, $29.99; 2 –11 $21.99; under 2, free (Special online offer now $18 for adults and $15 for kids) 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Aquarium with shark bridge, penguin island, and touch pool

Van Saun County Park 216 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652

27 MINUTES 201-263-3771 15-61: $8, 3-14: $5, Under 3: free, 62+; $2. 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Zoo with playground, train, carousel, trails, and animal shows in the summer

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Bronx Zoo 44 MINUTES

2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460

718-367-1010 13+:$36.95, 3-12: $26.95, 65+: $31.95, 2 and under: free. Free admission on Wednesdays; parking: $17 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday until 5:30

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Metropolitan zoo with 265 acres that harbors 4,000 animals in replicas of their native habitats.

Turtle Back Zoo 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

48 MINUTES 973-731-5800 Adults: $12, 2-12 and seniors: $10, 23 months and younger: free 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Excellent zoo for children, with great animals, train, pony rides, feedings, paddle boats, ropes course, and more

Central Park Zoo 64th St and 5th Ave, New York, NY 10021 212- 439-6500 General Admission: Adult $12; Child $7; Senior $9 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Weekends until 5:30 pm

State-of-the-art zoo with variety of habitats, featuring snow leopards to tropical birds

Queens Zoo 53-51 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

49 MINUTES 718-271-1500 13+: $8, 3-12: $5, 65+: $6, 2 and under: free 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sundays until 5:30 pm

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18-acre zoo with trails, aviary, domestic animals, sea lion pool, bears, pumas, parrots, and bison

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Staten Island Zoo 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310

1 HOUR 4 MINUTES 718-442-3100 15-59: $10, 60+: $7, 3-14: $6, 2 and under: free, Wednesdays after 2: free. Free parking 10:00am - 4:45pm

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Small suburban zoo with nice variety of animals and animal feeding

Prospect Park Zoo 450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

1 HOUR 5 MINUTES 718-399-7339 13+: $8, 3-12: $5, 65+: $6, 2 and under: free 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sundays until 5:30 pm

More than 125 species within the confines of a 12-acre menagerie suitable for all ages, including a sea lion court

Space Farms Zoo and Musuem 218 County Road 519, Sussex, NJ 07461

1 HOUR 9 MINUTES 973-875-5800 13-64: $19 , 3-12: $15.50 65+: $17.50 Under 3: Free 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Zoo and museum with over 500 animals in their natural surroundings

Philadelphia Zoo 3400 W, Girard Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19104

2 HOURS 8 MINUTES 215-243-1100 General admission: Adults, $24.95; Children 2-11 $19.95; Under 2, free; Pre-paid parking: $16 per vehicle, Family packages available; membership is usually worthwhile

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9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Huge children’s zoo with incredible creatures and many fun activities

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BOATING AND FERRIES

BOATING AND FERRIES

Hessian Lake Boat Rentals 25 MINUTES

Bear Mountain State Park, 55 Hessian Dr., Bear Mountain, NY 10911 845-786-2701

$5 per ½ hour and $8 per hour per person, $20 deposit required Closed Chol Hamoed; Summer hours: Weekdays: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Weekends: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Beautiful, serene lake in Bear Mountains with summer boat rentals.

Greenwood Lake Marina 38 Lakeside Rd., Hewitt, NJ 07421

20 MINUTES 973-728-9100 Starting at $120 per hour Opens May 15, 9:30 am 5:30 pm

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Pontoon boat rental for relaxing cruise on beautiful Greenwood Lake. Valid CC is required. For basic pontoon, one must be 21 years old.

Overpeck County Park Kayak Center 50 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ; as the address. Enter the park and make the first right at the traffic circle. Cross over the wooden bridge, and they are located at the first parking lot on your left.

35 MINUTES

201-957-3085 Up to 2 hours: $15 per paddler/ $10 per paddler for each additional hour

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Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday and Friday: 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Call before going Chol Hamoed

Renting Kayaks and Canoes on Overpeck Creek in Overpeck County Park

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Payne’s Water Sports 1548 NY-17B, White Lake, NY 12786

1 HOUR 15 MINUTES 845-583-1000 Rowboats and 2-passenger boats: $35.00 per hour; 1-passenger kayak: $25.00 per hour; 4-passenger pedal boat: $45.00 per hour 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rents out pontoon boats, kayaks, pedal boats, canoes

Swinging Bridge Lake Marina 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

371 Starlight Road, Mongaup Valley, NY 12762

845-794-6530 Pontoons: $130 per hour; Kayaks: $10 per person per hour; fishing boats $50-75 per hour 8:00 am - 6:00 pm IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: B.Y. KAHANA

Rents out pontoon boats, kayaks and fishing boats

Gene’s Boats 3429 State Rte. 55, White Lake, NY 12786

1 HOUR 15 MINUTES 845-583-9787 Varies Call for hours

Rentals of speedboats, pontoon boats, pedal boats, and rowboats.

Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry 30-34 Girling Drive (off 9W), Haverstraw, NY 10927

23 MINUTES 1-800-53FERRY Each way $4.25 adults; $2 children (under 11) and seniors; Under 5 free 4:57-9:10 pm

Commuter ferry that transports passengers between Haverstraw and Ossining

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BOATING AND FERRIES

Circle Line Cruises Pier 83 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

43 MINUTES 212-563-3200 Starts at: Adults, $30; children 3-12, $19 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cruises for views of Statue of liberty, Manhattan skyline, landmarks, and more

Hoboken Ferry 1 Hudson Place, Hoboken, NJ 07030

58 MINUTES 800-533-3779 Adult: $6/7, Child 6-11: $3/3.50, Child 5 and under: two children ride free for every paying adult Ferry departs at 15-30 minute intervals from about 6 am until about 9 pm

Commuter ferry from Hoboken to Pier 11 or World Financial Center in Manhattan

Ellis and Liberty Island Ferry Ferry Departs: Manhattan 22 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004, New Jersey: Liberty State Park, Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305 877-523-9849 (Statue Cruises) 13-61 $18.50, 4-12 $9, 62+ $14 Ferry departs every 15-20 minutes

Tours that include cruise and access to Liberty and Ellis Islands

The Staten Island Ferry 4 Whitehall Street, New York, NY 10004

1 HOUR 718-876-8441 Free The ferry operates 24/7 – (departs about every half hour; call for exact schedule)

Free 25-minute commuter ferry between Manhattan and Staten Island

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Governor’s Island Ferry Departs Manhattan: Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street, New York, NY 10005, Also departs from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park 57 MINUTES 212-440-2200 Round-trip ferry: $2 for anyone over the age of 12; under 12 is free, Bike rentals: varies between $15 and $45 per hour, and are available for shorter and longer durations, depending on the type. Open May 1st until October 31st, M-F: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, S: until 7:00 pm, Call for ferry times

Not open on Chol Hamoed. A recreational island off Manhattan where no motors are allowed, that is reached with a ferry and offers bicycle rentals of all kinds.

Paradise Boats 15 Paradise Ave., Piermont, NY 10968

25 MINUTES 845-359-0073 $17-26 for first hour, $12 for second, and $6 for each additional hour Open Sundays May to Oct. from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Call for appointments during the week.

Not Open on Chol Hamoed. Kayaks, canoes and rowboats for a nature-rich journey on charming creek in Piermont Marsh.

Baker Camp on Lake Sebago Seven Lakes Drive, Sloatsburg, NY 10974

20 MINUTES 845-351-4609 $17 first hour, $14 second (charged in 15-minute increments) Double kayaks are $22 for first and $20 for second Opens May 19 for the summer, daily from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Not open on Chol Hamoed. Rowboats, kayaks and canoes for rent in private, serene setting. ID and deposit required.

The Beast Speedboat Pier 83 W 42nd Street and 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

47 MINUTES

212-563-3200 Adults: $29, 3-12: $23 Opens in May

Not open on Chol Hamoed. Thrilling ½ hour speedboat ride down the Hudson, past Statue of Liberty

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TOURS

Bradley Boat Rentals 220 Lindholm Rd, Hurleyville, NY 12747

1 HOUR 21 MINUTES 845-807-1145 Kayak (single) $35/Day - $25/ Half Day. Kayak (tandem) $50/ Day - $35/Half Day. Canoe $50/ Day - $35/Half Day End of May until beginning of October 8:00 am - 6:00 pm (closed on Tuesdays)

Not open on Chol Hamoed. Rents out kayaks and canoes for a full day or half day.

Morningside Park Campground 11 Morningside Park Road, Hurleyville, NY 12747

1 HOUR 15 MINUTES 845-434-5877

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Not open on Chol Hamoed. Beautiful park that features boating and boat rentals.

TOURS

Garden State Helicopters 425 Beaver Park Road, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035

30 MINUTES 845-641-6271 $299, 25-minute ride for 2 people. $399 40-minute ride for two people. Special family rates Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Helicopters rented out exclusively for Chol Hamoed, weather permitting

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TOURS

Above the Clouds Balloon Rides 100 Airport Road, New Hampton, NY 10958

47 MINUTES 845-692-2556 Starting at $199 per person for group tours and $599 per two people for private tours begins at 6:00 am, reservations required

Half-hour to an hour scenic ride up in the clouds on a picture-perfect hot air balloon

Fulton Fish Market 800 Food Center Dr #65B, Bronx, NY 10474

47 MINUTES 718-378-2356 Free. Parking: $5-7 Monday–Friday: 1:00 am–7:00 am

Nocturnal expedition to experience the colorful sight of fish vendors selling their goods

Historic Horse and Carriage Ride Central Park 347-871-4499 Starts at $110 per carriage for a 30-minute ride By reservation

Open-air ride through Central Park in horse-drawn carriage

The Roosevelt Island Tramway 60th Street and 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10022

46 MINUTES 212-832-4559 $2.50 (Metro Card only); Up to three children 44 inches tall and under ride for free on the tram when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. 6:00 am - 2:00 am

Aerial tramway that spans East River and leads to Roosevelt Island, where there’s a beautiful park

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AIRPLANE OBSERVATION

Liberty Helicopter Tours 50 MINUTES

6 E. River Piers #212, New York, NY 10005

800-542-9933 Starting at $224 per person 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Birds’-eye view of New York City and surrounding area

AIRPLANE OBSERVATION

Aviation Museum 400 Fred Wehran Drive, Teterboro , NJ 10604

32 MINUTES 201-288-6344 Adults: $9.00 , ChildrenSeniors: $7.00 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Closed Mondays

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Museum with models of military aircraft and history of aviation

Teterboro Airport 111 Industrial Ave, Teterboro, NJ 10604

32 MINUTES

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East of the airport, on Redneck Drive, there are some playing fields from where the airplanes can be watched.

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AIRPLANE OBSERVATION

Westchester County Airport 240 Airport Road, White Plains, NY 10604

35 MINUTES

This airport is less busy and way less overwhelming than the international airports. There’s an observation deck on the third floor where airplanes can be watched taking off and landing.

Stewart International Airport 1180 1st Street, New Windsor, NY 12553

44 MINUTES

On the far left, at the end of the field, all the way in the back there’s an excellent spot to watch the airplanes take off and land. There’s also access to the departure hall, where you can see the screens and conveyor belts.

Newark Liberty International Airport 3 Brewster Road, Newark, NJ 07114

46 MINUTES

AirTrain is free in the airport; best spot of watching is from the parking lot of Ikea at 1000 Ikea Drive in Elizabeth, NJ.

John F. Kennedy International Airport New York, NY 11430

55 MINUTES

AirTrain is free and gives children a fascinating bird’s-eye view of this bustling airport. Parking lots 2 and 5 offer nice views of airplanes taking off and landing.

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BUSHKILL, PENNSYLVANIA

BUSHKILL, PENNSYLVANIA

Bushkill Falls Lehman Township, PA

1 HOUR 30 MINUTES 888-287-4545 Trails: Adults: $14.50, Seniors( 62+): $13.50, Children (4–10): $8.50, Children: (3 and younger): Free, Adults and seniors pay additional $2 on Sunday The opening of their 2018 season has been delayed due to damage caused by Winter Storm Riley. There were no updates at time of print.

Color-coded trails of different lengths amidst waterfalls and beautiful nature and paddleboats (boating and additional activities charged separately)

Pocono TreeVentures 1 HOUR 25 MINUTES

1575 Fairway Villas Blvd, East Stroudsburg PA 18302 800-446-0231

Ropes course: ages 7–11, $44; 12+ $49, ages 4–7: $28, Zipline: $20 1 run, $8 additional runs

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April - Mid June: Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Monday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00 - 5:00 pm (ropes course closes at 4:00 pm); Closed Tuesday and Wednesday Summer hours: Opens at 10:00; closing time varies

Aerial forest adventure with five ropes courses and dual zip racers. Also kids’ section. Ziplines closed at time of print, due to storm damage.

Blue Lightning Tubing Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, 124 Golf Dr #3, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302

1 HOUR 25 MINUTES 800-335-1113

$20 a person Closed Chol Hamoed Summer hours: M, T, T, F: 4:00 9:00pm; Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Wednesday: 1:00 - 6:00 pm

Neveplast run that allows for tubing without snow or water; lift takes you up the hill

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TANNERSVILLE, NEW YORK

TANNERSVILLE, NEW YORK

Kaaterskill Falls Parking: Route 23A in Haines Falls, NY 12436 (about a mile west from Wingate Road). GPS coor1 HOUR 31 MINUTES dinates: 42.18983, -74.07401 Trailhead is a bit down the road.

Free Dawn to dusk

New York’s tallest two-tier falls — a breathtaking destination

Hunter Mountain Main St, Hunter, NY 12442

1 HOUR 44 MINUTES 518-263-4223 13+: $12; 7-12: $8; 65+: $10; 6 and under: free with adult Summer hours were not yet announced at time of print. Check in with them by phone.

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Scenic chairlift to summit of mountain with spectacular views. Zipline reservations: 518-263-4388

Boating at North/South Lake Campground 874 North Lake Road, Haines Falls, NY 12436

1 HOUR 38 MINUTES 518-589-5058 Summer hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Kayak: $15-20 per day; Canoe: $20 per day; Rowboats: $25 per day

Not open Chol Hamoed. Kayak, canoe and paddle boat rentals at South Lake

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Bailiwick Animal Park and Riding Stables 118 Castle Road, Catskill, NY 12414

1 HOUR 42 MINUTES 518-678-5665 Zoo: 13+: $16; 4-12: $12; 3 and under: free. Pony rides: $8. Horsepony rides: $12 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Zoo with over 40 exhibits of domestic and exotic animals

Puttin Plus 455 Washington Avenue, Saugerties, NY 12477

1 HOUR 20 MINUTES 845-246-4501 $6.50 per activity; $1.00 per ten pitches in batting cage; packages available 11:00 am - 10:00 pm;Sunday until 6:00

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Outdoor entertainment center with go karts, batting cages, golf and more

Howe Caverns 255 Discovery Drive, Howes Cave, NY 12092

2 HOURS 29 MINUTES 518-296-8900 Traditional 90-minute cave tour: 16+: $25; Seniors $22; 12-15: $21; 5-11 $13; 4 and under: free.There are also more expensive tours available Chol Hamoed hours: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Summer hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Underground cave tours and outdoor adventure park

Saugerties Marina 24 Ferry Street, Saugerties, NY 12477

1 HOUR 23 MINUTES 845-246-7533 Varies per boat

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Offering rentals of motor boats, canoes, kayaks and paddleboards

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TANNERSVILLE, NEW YORK

LODGING GREENE MOUNTAIN VIEW INN 132 South Main Street, Tannersville, NY 347-522-5588 Fourteen comfortable rooms in this kosher bed and breakfast in the heart of Tannersville; breakfast served daily in their dining area; under the Hashgacha of Rabbi Binyamin Gruber. Walking distance to minyan COUNTRY K SUITES 6002 Main Street, Tannersville, NY 201-780-1617 Bed and breakfast with full kosher dairy restaurant on premises; breakfast included. Walking distance to minyan SUN VIEW MOTEL 5844 Main Street, Tannersville, NY 518-589-5217 Across the street from minyan VILLA VOSILLA 6302 Main Street, Tannersville, NY 518-589-5060 20-minute walk to minyan SPRINGWELL MANOR 103 Rte. 25, Haines Falls, NY 845-425-1996 Kid-friendly lodge with minyan, farm animals and playground on premises KAATSKILL MOUNTAIN CLUB HOTEL 62 Liftside Drive, Hunter, NY 800-486-8376 Right by Hunter Mountain

MINYANIM BAIS MEDRASH BOSTON TANNERSVILLE 5863 Main Street, Tannersville NY 518-589-6521 They have a mikvah and provide towels and soap CONGREGATION ANSHEI HASHARON 36 Tompkins Street, Tannersville, NY 518-589-5830 No parking on Tompkins Street KIBBUTZ BNEI HAYESHIVOS South Main Street, Tannersville, NY 518-589-0121 SPRINGWELL MANOR LLC 103 County Road 25, Haines Falls, NY 518-589-5094 HUNTER SYNAGOGUE Main St. - Route 23A, Hunter, NY BAIS MENACHEM LUBAVITCH 5973 Main Street, Tannersville, NY

KOSHER FOOD COUNTRY K 6002 Main Street, Tannersville, NY 518-589-1163

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Battleship New Jersey 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ

2 HOURS 856-966-1652 Adult, $21.95; child, senior, $17.00; under 4, free 9:30 am - 3:00 pm May-September until 4:00 pm

Battleship that served in WWII, Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf Wars that gives a glimpse into military life

Independence National Historical Park 2 HOURS 2 MINUTES

143 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

800-537-7676 Free ($1.50 to reserve Independence Hall tickets in advance) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Square mile in U.S. with the most history, with tours of Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and Constitution Center

The Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

2 HOURS 5 MINUTES 215-448-1200 12+, $23; 3-11 $19; 2 and under, free 9:30am – 5:00pm

Interactive museum that brings scientific concepts to life with fascinating exhibits

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ 08103

2 HOURS 2 MINUTES 856-365-3300 12+, $29.99; 2 –11 $21.99; under 2, free 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Aquarium with shark bridge, penguin island, and touch pool

Philadelphia Zoo 3400 W, Girard Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19104

2 HOURS 8 MINUTES 215-243-1100 General admission: Adults, $$24.95; Children 2-11 $19.95; Under 2, free; Pre-paid parking: $16 per vehicle, Family packages available; membership is usually worthwhile 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Huge children’s zoo with incredible creatures and many fun activities

Wheel Fun Rentals at Franklin D. Roosevelt Park 1500 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19145

2 HOURS 18 MINUTES 267-698-5624 Between $10 and $35 per hour April 30-Mid-November, 10:00 am to sunset; last bike gets rented 1 hour before closing, and last boat 2 hours before closing.

Variety of boats and bikes for rent in scenic park

Riverlink Ferry Camden Dock: 1 Riverside Drive, Philly Dock: 211 South Columbus Blvd 215-928-8804 13-65: $9; 3-12 and seniors: $7; 2 and under: free Open May - September. There’s a ferry every hour CREDIT: PHOTO COURTESY DRWC

Ferry system provides cross River transportation between the Camden and Philadelphia waterfronts

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

LODGING

PHILADELPHIA HYATT AT THE BELLEVUE 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102 215-893-1234 SHERATON PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY CITY HOTEL 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-387-8000 HOTEL MONACO 433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 215-925-2111

CHERRY HILL CROWNE PLAZA CHERRY HILL 2349 W. Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002 856-665-6666 MARRIOTT RESIDENCE INN 1821 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 856-429-6111

MINYAN There are many minyanim in the area, among them CONGREGATION BETH HAMEDROSH 200 Haverford Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096 610-642-6444 BNAI ISRAEL-OHEV ZEDEK (Nusach Sefard) 8201 Castor Avenue 215-742-0400 CHABAD LUBAVITCH - CHERRY HILL 1925 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 USA 856-874-1500 KETER TORAH 405 Browning Ln, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 USA

PLAN AHEAD

Before heading out, please call to confirm attraction hours and other details.

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BERKSHIRE MOUNTAINS

BERKSHIRE MOUNTAINS

Mount Greylock Reservation 30 Rockwell Road, Lansborough, MA 01237

2 HOURS 49 MINUTES 413-499-4262 $10 parking Dawn to dusk; auto road open from May 20

Highest peak in Massachusetts with breathtaking views that can be accessed throughout the 8-mile drive up

Jiminy Peak 37 Corey Road, Hancock, MA 01237

2 HOURS 30 MINUTES 413-738-5500 Single ride is $12 for 54” and taller, and $6 for under 54”; day passes available

Mountain Adventure Park with mountain coasters, alpine slides, swings, trampolines, and more

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BERKSHIRE MOUNTAINS

Ioka Valley Farm 3475 Ma-43, Hancock, MA 01237

2 HOURS 23 MINUTES 413-738-5915 Children ages 2-12: $9.50. Adults & children ages 13+: $9.00, Seniors (55+): $8.00, Children under 2: FREE 10am – 5pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays)

Interactive farm with farm-themed activities

U-Drive Rent-a-Boat 1651 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

2 HOURS 27 MINUTES 413-442-7020 One hour: $115, Two hours: $190 By reservation only

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Pontoon boat rental

Berkshire Botanical Garden 5 W. Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA 01266

2 HOURS 10 MINUTES 413.298.3926 Adults: $15; Students: $12; Children under 12: free May 1st to October 9: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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15 acres of cultivated land of floral art and garden

Onota Boat Livery 463 Pecks Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201

2 HOURS 23 MINUTES 413-442-1724 Starts at $25 an hour May-Oct.8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Rowboats, kayaks, pedal boats, canoes, fishing boats, power boats and pontoons available for rent

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LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA

LODGING

JIMINY PEAK JIMINY PEAK MOUNTAIN RESORT RESERVATIONS 800-882-8859

CROWNE PLAZA-PITTSFIELD BERKSHIRES 1 West St, Pittsfield, MA (413) 499-2000 YANKEE INN 461 Pittsfield Rd, Lenox, MA 01240 (413) 499-3700

PITTSFIELD near Chabad of The Berkshires WHITE HORSE INN 378 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201 (413) 442-2512

COMFORT INN 1055 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201 (413) 443-4714

MINYAN CHABAD OF THE BERKSHIRES 450 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 24 minutes from Jiminy Peak On Shabbos, the minyan is in Lenox. Sara at 413-499-9899 | www.jewishberkshires.com

KOSHER FOOD Chabad offers a basic menu of prepared foods that are prepared fresh. Orders must be placed one week prior to pickup or delivery. Call the above number for more information. There’s a Stop and Shop and Price Chopper in the area that carries some Kosher products.

LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA

AAA Buggy Rides 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville, PA 17534

2 HOURS AND 48 MINUTES 717-989-2829 Starting from $15, adult, $7 under 12, under 2 free Mon. - Fri.: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Amish Country tours aboard authentic horse and buggy

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LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm 2 HOURS 47 MINUTES

150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572

866-546-1799 Starts at $17 Summer hours: Tuesday Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Over 50 fun farm activities, including pedal karts, wagon rides, slides, bounce areas, zip lines, corn maze, and petting zoo

Amish Country Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2 HOUR 55 MINUTES Free Always accessible

Take in the sights and muted sounds of this beautiful scenic farming town

Kreider Dairy Farm 1467 Lancaster Rd, Manheim, PA

3 HOURS 717-665-5039 $12 for group tour; $40 for tour in your own car By reservation only

Fascinating dairy farm tour

Amish Village 199 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks , PA 17572

2 HOURS 51 MINUTES 717-687-8511 Tour: $10 adult, $6.50, under 12, under 4 free 9:00 am-5:00 pm Sunday from 10:00 am

Guided tour of Amish way of life in this 1840 farmhouse and scenic grounds

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LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA

Strasburg Railroad 301 Gap Road, Ronks,PA 17572

2 HOURS 49 MINUTES 866-725-9666 2-11: $12.00; 12+: $19; Under two free 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Tour times vary

Scenic ride through Lancaster County farmland in authentic steam train

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park 2249 Lincoln Highway East,Lancaster, PA 17602

2 HOURS AND 47 MINUTES 866-FUNATDW (386-2839) Starts at $34.99 Summer hours: 10:00 am 8:30 pm. Open select days before and after summer

Amusement park with over 35 rides, attractions and shows

Choo Choo Train Barn 226 Gap Road, Ronks, PA 17572

2 HOURS 49 MINUTES 800-450-2920 3-11: $5.00, 12+: $8.50 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Train display with operating model trains and hand-created animated figures

Herr’s Snack Factory Tour 20 Herr Dr., Nottingham, PA 19362

2 HOURS AND 47 MINUTES 1-800-63-SNACK Free Mon. - Thur.: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; Friday: 9-11

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A tour of the real factory, the real workers and the real process of making chips

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LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Factory 219 East Main St., Lititz, PA 17543

2 HOURS AND 45 MINUTES 717-626-4354 Children $2.75; Adults $3.75 Mon. - Fri.: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tour and hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting and baking

LODGING There are many hotels and inns in the area. We are listing a few in different price ranges. BEST WESTERN PREMIER EDEN RESORT & SUITES Upscale hotel with great accommodations for families. Please note that there’s a water playground on premises. 222 Eden Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 569-6444 AMISH VIEW INN & SUITES This upscale hotel has a close-up view of Amish Town and working farms. 3125 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505 (717) 768-1162 FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES 150 Granite Run Dr, Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 581-1800 HAWTHORN SUITES BY WYNDHAM LANCASTER 2045 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 290-7100 HILTON GARDEN INN LANCASTER 855-277-5057 101 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601-6803

MINYAN DEGEL ISRAEL ASHKENAZ 1120 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603 USA | (717) 397-0183 Rabbi: Shaya Sackett| Email: degelisrael@dejazzd.com

HAVE A SAFE TRIP Buckle up, drive safely and don’t forget Tefillos Haderech

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NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

The Mansions of Newport, Rhode Island Preservation Society of Newport County: 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

3 HOUR 40 MINUTES

401-847-1000 Varies by mansion Varies by mansion

Opulent and magnificent preserved mansions used as summer homes for families like the Vanderbilts and the Astors

The Breakers 44 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840

3 HOURS 35 MINUTES 401-847-100 Adult: $20.99 Youth: $6.99 (6-17) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grandest of Newport’s mansions, Vanderbilt’s “summer cottage”

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NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

Touro Synagogue 85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840

3 HOURS 401-847-4794 Adult $12; Under 13: free Tour times vary

A historic tour of the oldest shul in the U.S. and one of the most architecturally distinguished buildings

The Marble House 596 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

3 HOURS 36 MINUTES 401-847-1000 Adult: $15.99; Youth: $6.99 (ages 6-17) 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

One of Newport’s magnificent mansions

The Cliff Walk Newport, RI 02840

3 HOURS 34 MINUTES Free Always accessible

Public access to Newport’s rocky shoreline

The Harbor Newport, RI 02840

3 HOUR 23 MINUTES

Many vendors alongside the harbor for cruises and ferries

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LODGING The first three hotels are in the vicinity of the mansions and harbor – the most popular lodging choices. (They are costly, however.) THE HOTEL VIKING 1 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840 401-847-3300 Mansion-style luxury hotel with suites designed after Newport mansions HYATT REGENCY NEWPORT 1 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840 888-882-1234 Beautiful hotel on Goat Island at the ocean. Suspension bridge connects to the main area of Newport. NEWPORT MARRIOTT 25 America’s Cup Ave., Newport, RI 02840 401-849-1000 Luxury hotel in the very heart of Newport. COURTYARD MARRIOT 9 Commerce Dr., Middletown, RI 02842 401-849-8000 10 minutes from center in Middletown. Very pleasant and fairly-priced family-oriented hotel.

CHEAPER LODGING OPTIONS 10 minutes from the center: HAMPTON INN & SUITES 317 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 401-848-6555 6 minutes from center MAINSTAY HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER 151 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport, RI 401-849-9880 8 minutes from center MOTEL 6 NEWPORT 249 JT Connell Hwy., Newport, RI 401-848-0600

MINYAN TOURO SYNAGOGUE 85 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840 401-847-4794

THINGS TO REMEMBER

Photo ID | Cash | Filling snacks | Water | Camera | Bags Phone and Charger | Tissues/wipes

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KILLINGTON, VERMONT

KILLINGTON, VERMONT

Killington Adventure Center 4763 Killington Road, Killington Vermont 05751 800-621-6867 Day pass $69, or pay per attraction 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Main area for Killington attractions which includes Alpine tubing, ATV tours, Gondola rides, chairlift rides, boating, mountain coaster, segway tours, biking and more

Thundering Brook Falls Trail 2295 River Road, Killington, Vermont 05751

12 MINUTES FROM KILLINGTON Free

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Well-maintained trail for hike to views of breathtaking waterfalls

Tweed River Tubing 2056 VT-100, Stockbridge, Vermont 05772

22 MINUTES FROM KILLINGTON 802-746-8977 $18 per person, Mondays $15

Tube rental on the White River

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KILLINGTON, VERMONT

Boating at Kent Pond Kayak King at Base Camp Outfitters, 2363 US-4, Killington, Vermont 05751, Kent Pond Boat Ramp: GPS Coordinates: 43.672927, -72.799920 Killington, Vermont 05751

7 MINUTES FROM KILLINGTON

802-345-1011 9:00 am–6:00 pm

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Kayak King at Base Camp Outfitters rents kayaks and delivers them to the nearby Lake Kent

Bromley Mountain Resort 3984 VT-11, Peru, Vermont 05152

1 HOUR FROM KILLINGTON

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Many different passes available

10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Marvelous adventure park with alpine slides, climbing walls, swings, boats and water slides

LODGING, MINYAN AND FOOD VERMONT MENUCHA: Rents out condominiums at two different locations in Killington and provides minyan and the option of purchasing suppers and Shabbos food, as well as a mini-mart with kosher grocery items and paper goods. These services are provided for their guests. July and August | 914-410-8848 VERMONT GETAWAY Option of renting condos or hotel rooms for the stay. They provide minyan for their guests. Hotel has a caterer on premises and the condo guests can purchase meals for pickup or have them delivered. August | 732-444-8688 ADDITIONAL LODGING OPTIONS KILLINGTON GRAND RESORT HOTEL 228 Mountain Rd, Killington, VT 05751 802-422-5001

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BETHLEHEM/LINCOLN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

BETHLEHEM/LINCOLN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Lake Winnipesaukee Weirs Beach, Laconia, NH 03249

1 HOUR 14 MINUTES FROM LINCOLN, 1 ½ HOUR FROM BETHLEHEM

Largest lake in New Hampshire, with majestic views and voting.

Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves 1712 Lost River Road, Route 112W, North Woodstock, New Hampshire 03262 13 MINUTES FROM LINCOLN, 31 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM 603-745-8031 Adults: 12+: $21.00, Ages 4-12: $17.00, Ages 3, 2 & 1: FREE Hours: July, August: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, May, June, Sept., Oct.: open until 5:00 pm

Opens May 11. A must-visit boardwalk adventure through the gorge

Attitash Mountain Resort 775 Route 302, Bartlett, NH 03812 50 MINUTES FROM LINCOLN, 40 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM 1-800-223-7669 Per ride and full- or half-day tickets available

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Summer season June 17 to Labor day. On-mountain attractions open daily 10:00am–6:00 pm, horseback and pony rides 9:00 am–4:00 pm (last ride out at 4)

Mountain adventure park with mountain coasters, alpine slides, and many more exciting activities

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BETHLEHEM/LINCOLN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Mount Washington Auto Road 1 Mount Washington Auto Road/Route 16 Pinkham Notch, Gorham 03581 1 HOUR FROM LINCOLN, 50 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM 603-466-3988 Car and driver $31, Adult passenger $9, Ages 5-12 $7, Under 5 free, 2-hour Guided Tour, Adult $36, Senior $31, Ages 5-12 $16, Under 5 free Until May 26: 9:00am-4:00 pm, May 27- June 16: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, June 18-August 27: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, August 28 - October 1: 8:00 am 5:00 pm, Until late October: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Opens early May. Road leading to the highest peak in the Northeast with breathtaking panoramic views

Flume Gorge 52 Daniel Webster Hwy, Lincoln, NH 03251

20 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM 603-745-8391 Adults $16, Age 6-11 $13, Under 5 free May 6 - Oct. 22: 8:30 - 5:00 and until 5:30 in summer

Self-guided walk through natural chasm, over bridges and past waterfalls, with fun for the whole family.

Mount Washington Cog Railroad 3168 Base Station Road, Marshfield Station, NH 37 MINUTES FROM LINCOLN, 29 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM 603-278-5404 Ages 13-64 $72-78, Ages 4-12 $41, 3 and under free Open June - October and some days in April, May, November

Mountain-climbing railway up Mt. Washington

Saco Canoe Rental Company 558 White Mtn Highway, Conway, NH 03818 54 MINUTES FROM LINCOLN, 1 HOUR FROM BETHLEHEM 603-447-4275 Boats: $20 - 50, Tubing Adults: $20, under 12: $12

Rents canoes, kayaks, tubes, and a rope swing

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BETHLEHEM/LINCOLN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Loon Mountain Resort 60 Loon Mountain Rd, Lincoln, NH 03251

25 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM 603-745-8111 Pay per ride or purchase pass Summer: 10:00am-6:00pm, Spring and Fall: 10:00am-5:00pm

Adventure park with gondola skyride, trails, glacial caves, bicycle rental and many activities

Clark’s Trading Post 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Lincoln, NH 03251

23 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM 603-745-8913 Ages 4-64 $22, Seniors $20, Ages 1-3 free Summer hours: 9:30am5:00/5:30 pm, Spring/Fall: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Children’s fun center with bear show, train ride, climbing tower, segways, raft rides and more

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway 260 Tramway Dr, Franconia, NH 03580 RIGHT NEAR LINCOLN, 15 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM 603-823-8800 13+ $17, 6-12 $14, 5 & under: Free with adult Summer hours: 8:30am5:30pm

80-passenger tram that leads you to spectacular views on mountain

Omni Mount Washington Resort 310 Mt. Washington Hotel Road Bretton Woods, NH 03575 29 MINUTES FROM LINCOLN 20 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM 603-278-1000

Historical luxury resort with gorgeous grounds and breathtaking views

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BETHLEHEM/LINCOLN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Bretton Woods Adventure Center 99 Ski Area Road, Bretton Woods, NH 03575 29 MINUTES FROM LINCOLN 20 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM 603-278-3335 Day pass: $59 over 4’ tall, $29 under 4’ tall, Or pay per ride Summer: 9:00am-5:00 pm

Summer activities include chairlifts, ziplines, rock wall climbing, biking, go karts, tubing, horseback riding

LODGING LINCOLN: DAYS INN LINCOLN Minyan on premises 557 US-3, Lincoln, NH 03251 | 603-745-8118 Separate indoor pool hours for men and women in August. (You can arrange to purchase a pool key even if you’re not a guest.) WOODWARDS RESORT 1-minute walk to minyan 527 US-3, Lincoln, NH 03251 | woodwardsresort.com | 603745-8141 INDIAN HEAD RESORT 11-minute walk to minyan 664 US-3, Lincoln, NH 03251 | 800-343-8000 OMNI MOUNT WASHINGTON RESORT 310 Mount Washington Hotel Rd. Bretton Woods, NH 03575 800-843-6664 Luxurious hotel with Renaissance-era architecture featuring elegant rooms and suites decorated in refined New England style, set upon a huge property with many amenities and attractions on site.

LOON RESERVATION SERVICE 800-745-5666 Loon Reservation is a vacation rental broker that will arrange condominium, townhouse, resorts, or private home rentals for your stay in the White Mountains.They are connected with twelve resort locations all within three miles of Loon Mountain.

BETHLEHEM ARLINGTON HOTEL Right near minyan 30 Arlington Street, Bethlehem, NH 03574 | 603-869-7777 Brand-new luxurious hotel with kosher cuisine, minyan and a mikvah. HEARTHSIDE VILLAGE COTTAGE MOTEL 20 minutes from minyan 1267 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH 03574 | 603-444-1000 Quaint cottages with fridges and options of kitchenettes and fireplaces. (The bathrooms have showers only.) The landscaped grounds have barbecue grills and picnic tables. The game room has a ping-pong table, and there’s an outdoor children’s play area. Parking space is available for each cottage. Outdoor pool has separate hours for men and women.

KOSHER FOOD THE ARLINGTON HOTEL 30 Arlington Street, Bethlehem, NH 03574 | 603-869-7777 Price Chopper brings in a full array of kosher items for the summer months, including Chalav Yisrael cheeses and cream cheese, babaganoush, matbucha, hummus, frozen pizza, rugelach, assorted snacks etc. 10 Paper Mill Dr, Lincoln, NH 03251 603-745-3969

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NIAGARA, NEW YORK/ONTARIO

MINYANIM LINCOLN: CHABAD OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Inside Days Inn Lincoln 556 US-3, Lincoln, NH, 03251 To cover the rental cost, each family using the minyan is required to pay $25. Bring your own siddur/seforim if possible. If you are not staying within walking distance to the minyan, you can request a Sefer Torah to host a “house minyan” for Shabbos. Please call Rabbi Levi Krinsky (603-647-0204) to make arrangements at least two weeks in advance

BETHLEHEM: CONGREGATION MACHZIKEI HADAAS 31 Lewis Hill Rd., Bethlehem, NH 03574 USA | 603-869-3331 Right next to Arlington Hotel. Mikvah on premises, Minyan 3 times a day

NIAGARA, NEW YORK/ONTARIO

Journey Behind the Falls 6650 Niagara Parkway, L2E 6T2 877-642-7275 13+: $13.15, 6-12: $8.55 (CAD)

Observation deck and tunnels to experience the power of the Horseshoe falls

Whirlpool Aero Car 3850 Niagara Parkway, L2E 3EB 877-642-7275 13+: $156-12: $9.45 (CAD)

Cable car above Niagara River for views of white water rapids

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NIAGARA, NEW YORK/ONTARIO

Hornblower Niagara Cruises 5290 Niagara Parkway, L2E 6X8 877-642-7275 13+: $25.95, 6-12: $15.95 (CAD xxx

Cruise past all falls, with up-close views of Canadian falls

White Water Walk 4330 River Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 6T2 905-374-1221 13+: $13, 6-12: $8.45 (CAD)

River boardwalk with viewing platforms right near water rapids

Butterfly Exhibit 2565 Niagara Parkway, LOS IJO 905-358-0025 13+: $15, 6-12: $9.75 (CAD)

Tropical paradise with thousands of colored butterflies

Whirlpool Adventure Course 3500 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON 877-642-7275 Varies

A fun and thrilling experience of suspended obstacles and ziplines in the midst of nature

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NIAGARA, NEW YORK/ONTARIO

Botanical Gardens 2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, L2E 2S7 877-642-7275 free ($5 parking fee)

99 acres of beautifully maintained gardens. Guided horse and carriage tours available daily for $20 per person.

Floral Clock 14004 Niagara Parkway, Queenston, LOS 1LO 877-642-7275 free

The intricate designs on the face of this clock are changed twice each year.

Skylon Tower Observation Deck 3500 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON 877-642-7275 13+: $15.02, 3-12: $9.22 (CAD)

Ride to the top and indoor/outdoor observation decks

Ripley’s Believe it or Not 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N4 905-356-2238 Starting at $17.99 10:00 am–11:00 pm

Museum of oddities on display

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NIAGARA, NEW YORK/ONTARIO

Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks 5709 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON l2G 3L5 905-374-6601 13+: $14.99, 6-12: $8.99, Seniors: $11.99 10:00 am–11:00 pm

A collection of recognizable, true-to-life wax figures

Niagara Skywheel 4950 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N4 905-358-4793 $10.94 (CAD) 9:00 am–1:00 am FridaySunday until 2:00 am

175-foot tall Ferris wheel with air-conditioned cars offering incredible views

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours 61 Melville street, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, 115 South Water Street, Lewiston, NY 14092, 14004 Niagara Parkway (The Floral Clock), Niagara Falls, ON L0S 1L0

888-438-4444 $63, 12 and under: $45 By reservation only

Three tours that pass through the white water rapids

Niagara Falls State Park 332 Prospect Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303 716-278-1796 Varies by attraction Varies by attraction

Park that includes the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls. American-side attractions are accessed from here: Cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist, Niagara Adventure, the fireworks, the observation tower and the place where the Niagara Scenic Trolley leaves from.

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NIAGARA, NEW YORK/ONTARIO

LODGING: SHERATON AT THE FALLS HOTEL 5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON l2G 3K7 905-374-4445 MARRIOTT ON THE FALLS HOTEL 6775 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W7 905-374-1077 NIAGARA FALLS HILTON FALLSVIEW SOUTH TOWER 6361 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V9 905-354-7887 THE EMBASSY SUITES 6700 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W6 905-356-3600 Falls view; rooms include kitchenette with microwave and fridge FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON 6455 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V9 905-357-5200 Shabbos meals, separate swimming and eruv to Chabad Center

MINYAN: CHABAD NIAGARA 6417 Main Street, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 5Y3 905-356-7200

KOSHER FOOD: TOP NOSH Kosher pizza and dairy restaurant 6417 Main Street, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 5Y3 | 289-296-4000 Hashgacha: Rabba Zalman Zaltzman, Regional Chabad Shaliach Niagara and COR. Chalav Yisroel, Pas Yisroel and Bishul Yisroel. TASTE Fine meat dining 6417 Main Street, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 5Y3 | 289-273-2838 Reservations are recommended | Hashgacha: COR

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