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EXCURSIONS Volume 4

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Content

// 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

72 //

Lake George, NY

75 //

Berkshire Mountains

77 //

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

81 //

Newport, Rhode Island

84 //

Killington, Vermont

86 //

New Hampshire

90 //

Niagara, New York/Ontario


PARKS AND SCENIC

PARKS AND SCENIC

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.

Manny Weldler Park 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

High Tor State Park 18 MINUTES

417 S. Mountain Road, New City, NY 10956

845-634-8074 Free Picnic area: June 17–August 13 Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.; Wednesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00p.m.

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

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

LOCAL

Free

Dawn to dusk

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

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

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

Borough Park 98 Pine Street, Waldwick, NJ 07463

20 MINUTES

Free

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 Free

20 MINUTES

Dawn to dusk

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

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PARKS AND SCENIC

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

14 MINUTES 845-364-2670 Free Monday to Friday: 7:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Historic garden with walking paths, gazebo and 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 07446

15 MINUTES Free

IMAGE © 2009 GOOGLE: LEOPOLDOBARRIGA

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

Demarest Kill County Park 57 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY 10956

15 MINUTES Free Dawn to dusk

Hiking trail, picnic area and benches around pond

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PARKS AND SCENIC

Lake Welch 800 Kanawauke Road, Stony Point, NY 10980

20 MINUTES 845-947-2444 $10 parking Weekdays: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Weekends (only from April 20 to October 14): 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. in summer and 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m in spring and fall

Gorgeous half-mile man-made beach with picnic tables. Not recommended during swimming season (swimming is open weekends from May 25 to June 14 and every day from June 15 to September 2).

Ringwood Manor State Park 1304 Sloatsburg Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456

20 MINUTES 973-962-7031 Weekend parking: $7 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Beautiful 4,400-acre park with trails, picnicking and streams. NJ Botanical Gardens and Shepherd Lake is part of the park but accessed from a different point.

Buttermilk Falls County Park 107 S. Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962 (GPS address: 99 S. Greenbush Road)

20 MINUTES 845-364-2670 Free Dawn to dusk

© GOOGLE ROBERT FINE

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

Ramapo Valley Reservation 608 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430

20 MINUTES 201-327-3500 Free 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Reservation with hiking trails, pond, waterfall and breathtaking views

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PARKS AND SCENIC

Seven Lakes Drive 23 MINUTES

Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove, NY 10986 Free

All day

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

State Line Lookout 23 MINUTES

Closter, NJ, GPS: 40.988341, -73.907193 Free

Around the clock

Lookout point right off the Palisades Parkway

Nyack Beach State Park 25 MINUTES

698 N. Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960 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

Saddle River County Park Wild Duck Pond: 1133 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-336-7275

Free

25 MINUTES

Dawn to dusk

Saddle River Area Bike Path stretches for nearly 6 miles along a linear park system

Nyack Memorial Park 4 Depew Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960

23 MINUTES Free Dawn to dusk

Park with pier, playground, gazebo, splash pad and great river views

Blauvelt State Park Blauvelt, NY 10913

25 MINUTES Free Dawn to dusk

© GOOGLE 2017 NOAH EISENBRUCH

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

Rockland Lake State Park 25 MINUTES

299 Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage, NY 10989

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

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 a.m.–sunset

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

Piermont Pier Piermont, NY 10968 Free

From Paradise Avenue or Pier Avenue, follow signs to the pier

25 MINUTES

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 845-359-0544

25 MINUTES

$6 parking, collected summer weekends

Dawn to dusk

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

Paterson Great Falls 72 McBride Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07501 973-523-0370

Free

30 MINUTES

Dawn to dusk

Magnificent falls with foot access close to the falls

Goosepond Mountain State Park 1198 New York 17M, Chester, NY 10918 845-786-2701

34 MINUTES

Free

Undeveloped state park with woods, fields, trails and wetlands

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PARKS AND SCENIC

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

25 MINUTES Free April 1 to November 30, weather permitting; 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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

Mianus River Gorge 167 Mianus River Road, Bedford, NY 10506

45 MINUTES 914-234-3455 No fee, but visitors are encouraged to contribute 8:30 am- 5:00 pm

Well-maintained trails with beautiful views of river and Havemeyer Falls

Scenic Hudson Park Irvington, NY 10533

31 MINUTES 914-591-7736 Free March to November: 7:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

© 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 areas overlooking Tarrytown lighthouse

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PARKS AND SCENIC

Ruach Hachaim Park 49 Larkin Drive, Monroe, NY 10950

33 MINUTES 845-774-7275 Free Sunday: 12:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.; Monday to Friday: 3:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

© GOOGLE 2016 BERNIE MEISELS

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

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

30 MINUTES 914-631-8347 Free Half-hour before sunrise to half-hour after sunset

© GOOGLE 2017 JUANITO GARWOOD

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

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

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

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: BRIDGETTE RUGGLES

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

Overpeck County Park 50 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ 07605 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 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

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) 7:00 a.m.–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 © 2016 GOOGLE: LAKE LADY

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

Croton Gorge Park/Croton Dam 35 Yorktown Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

42 MINUTES

Top of falls parking: Croton Dam Road (off Route 129 in Croton-on-Hudson)

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 a.m.–1:00 a.m.

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 Street, New York, NY 10019

44 MINUTES 917-405-1303 Adults: starts at $45; Children: $40 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

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

Brooklyn Bridge Park 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

52 MINUTES 718-222-9939 Free 6:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.

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 a.m.–sunset

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

Minnewaska State Park 5281 Route 44-55, Kerhonkson, NY 12446

1 HOUR 10 MINUTES 845-255-0752 Free 9:00 am – approximately dusk

Preserve with breathtaking views, trails, sky lakes and a lot of beauty to behold

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BOTANICAL GARDENS

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. 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Spring weekends and daily during July and August: 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Color-coded trails of different lengths amid waterfalls and beautiful scenes of nature (boating only available when park is open until 7:00 p.m.)

Hunter Mountain Main Street, Hunter, NY 12442

1 HOUR 44 MINUTES 518-263-4223 Adults (13+): $14; Seniors (65+:) $10; Children 7–12: $8; Children 6 and under: free with adult

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

AAA Buggy Rides 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville, PA 17529

2 HOURS AND 48 MINUTES 717-989-2829 Adult: starts at $15; Children under 12: $7; Children under 2 free Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Amish Country tours aboard authentic horse and buggy

BOTANICAL GARDENS

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BOTANICAL GARDENS

New Jersey Botanical Gardens 2 Morris Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456

25 MINUTES 973-962-9534 Admission: free; Summer Sunday parking: $7; Manor tours: Adults: $7; Students and seniors: $5; Under 12: free 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Well-maintained Tudor revival manor home with a selection of formal and seasonal gardens; tours of Skylands Manor available

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

28 MINUTES 973-831-5675 Free 8:00 a.m.–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 a.m.–45 minutes before sunset

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

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

44 MINUTES 718-817-8700 Weekdays: Adults (12+): $23; Seniors: $20; Children 2-12: $10; Children under 2 free | Weekends: Adults (12+): $28; Seniors $25; Children 2-12: $12; Children 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.

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FARMS AND ORCHARDS

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

43 MINUTES 718-549-3200 Adults: $10; Students: $6; Seniors and children 6+: $4; Members and children under 6: free; Parking: $8 Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

28 acres of greenery and gardens overlooking the Hudson River

Longwood Gardens 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

2 HOURS 34 MINUTES 610-388-1000 Adults: $23; Seniors: $20; Children 5–18: $12; Children 4 and under free 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Summer Thursdays until 10:00 p.m.

Vast collection of flower gardens, greenhouses and fountain shows

FARMS AND ORCHARDS

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.)

Tevaland Petting Farm 47 Brandt Road., 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

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FARMS AND ORCHARDS

Demarest Farms 21 MINUTES

244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale, NJ 07642

201-666-0472 $7 general admission Opening April 4; 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

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

Abma’s Farm 23 MINUTES

700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff, NJ, 07481

201-891-0278 Barnyard: $3; Under 2: free 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; 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 Admission: free; Hayrides (when available): $3 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: GERGO VARADY

Farm with 50+ animals, hiking trails, picnicking, and historical barns and buildings (group hayrides available spring and fall; public hayrides only summer)

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

1 HOUR 845-562-4268 $3 admission, plus picking containers June until October: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

IMAGE © 2015 GOOGLE: DARREN H.

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

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FARMS AND ORCHARDS

Alstede Farms 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930

1 HOUR 4 MINUTES 908-879-7189 All-day activity pass: $19.99; Adults: $8.99 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: GREG PROFETA

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

Family Fun Farm 65 Friedman Road, Monticello, NY 12701

1 HOUR 10 MINUTES 347-480-FARM (3276) $12; add for bumper boats, laser tag, pony rides and wagon rides Chol Hamoed hours: 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.; June to August: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Fridays until 5:00 p.m.

Thrilling adventure farm for all ages offering petting zoo and amazing activities

Kelder’s Farm 5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson, NY 12446

1 HOUR 15 MINUTES 845-626-7137 Admission: $3; Pay per activity 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

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

Kensington Stables 1 Caton Place, Brooklyn, NY 11218

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

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

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INDOOR FUN

Beaverwood Farm 12 Topaz Lane, Swan Lake, NY 12783

1 HOUR 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 Ages 3–17:$15.99 ($17.49 holidays and weekends); 2 and under: $10.99 ($12.49 holidays and weekeds); 0–11 months and 18+ years: free

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

Chol Hamoed: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. October to June and all Sundays: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; June to September: 3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.; Erev Shabbos and YT: 10:00 a.m. to half-hour to zman.

Chuck E. Cheese’s 250 W. Route 59, Nanuet, NY 10954

12 MINUTES 845-627-2788 30 tokens: $10; 80 tokens: $20; 150 tokens: $30 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: NOEL JOSE

Token-operated rides and arcade games

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INDOOR FUN

Bounce U 15 MINUTES

424 Market Street, Nanuet, NY 10954

845-623-5400 Bouncer: $13.95; Toddler: $5.95; Parents are free

Moonwalk wonderland of slopes, slides, tunnels and everything inflatable; reservations required

Closed Tuesdays; Open Bounce: Monday to Thursday: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 pm; Open Bounce until age 6: Monday to Friday:10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. am, Family Night: Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm

Jill’s Ceramics 15 MINUTES

180 Germonds Road, West Nyack, NY 10994

845-623-4975 Pay per piece Monday to Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday evening: 7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.; call for other times

Huge variety of plaster pieces or glazed ceramics

Launch Trampoline Park 260 W. Nyack Road, West Nyack, NY 10994

15 MINUTES 845-977-0415 1 hour pass: $24.99; 1.5-hour pass: $29.99; 2-hour pass: $34.99 3:30–8:00 p.m.; Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Toddler time: Sundays 9:00–11:00 a.m. ($15)

Trampoline park with launch pad, tumble traks, sports, climbing, ninja, tightrope, foam pits and arcades

Bounce Safari 3 North Street, Waldwick, NJ 07463

19 MINUTES 201-857-4000 Open bounce: $9.95 Open bounce: Wednesday: 4:00 - 5:00 pm; Thursday: 12:30 1:30 pm; Friday: 10:30 - 11:30 pm; reservations required

Play area with structure, slides and bounce castles

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INDOOR FUN

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

20 MINUTES

845-353-1895 Varies 10:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.; Sundays: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

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

Palisades Mall Carousel And Ferris Wheel 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY 10994

20 MINUTES 845-353-2596 845-353-2595 $3 per ride; packages available (adults are free on carousel) 10:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.; Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: MICHAEL NACLERIO

Beautiful carnival rides: 68-foot Ferris wheel, and double-decker carousel

Mosaic Glassworks 36 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ 07463

20 MINUTES 201-800-1820 Starting at $29 (includes 1.5 hour studio time) Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Monday and Friday by appointment

Creative art studio with mosaic projects for all ages

Color Me Mine 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY 10994 210 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewwood, NJ 07450

20 MINUTES Palisades: 845-358-5050 Ridgewood: 212-445-4898 Studio fee, plus project costs

Paint-your-own-pottery studio

Palisades: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm; Sundays until 7:00, Ridgewood: Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; M-W 10:00 am - 8:00 pm; Thursday- Friday: 10:00 am 9:00 pm

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INDOOR FUN

Billy Beez 20 MINUTES

1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY 10944

845-535-9277 Infant: $9.95 (adult included), or free with paid sibling; Toddler (1–4): $14.95; Child (5–17): $19.95; Parents/guardians: $6.95 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

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

Jumpin Jax 21 MINUTES

600 Winters Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

201-261-3000 Ages 1-17: $15 for 2 hours, $20 all day; adult: $2, rock climbing $5 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Brand-new indoor playground for jumping, sliding, climbing and running

The Big Playhouse 316 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ 07675

24 MINUTES 201-314-6341 $14.99 for 1 hour and $19.99 for 2 hours; Family packages available; One parent free By reservation

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

Catch Air Indoor Playground 224 Route 4 East at Forest Avenue, Lower Level, suite 102, Paramus, NJ 07652

26 MINUTES 201-620-2125 2 and under: $9.99; 3+ $19.99; parents: $6.99-9.99 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Kids indoor play with soft play toddler area, ball cannon, play structure, tiny town and interactive dance floor

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INDOOR FUN

Urban Air Adventure Park 69 Wesley St, South Hackensack, NJ 07606

29 MINUTES 201- 212-6454 $19.99 - $29.99; 5 and under: $13.00; parents: $6.00; socks (required): $3 Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm; Thursday: 3:00 - 8:00 pm; Friday from 12:00 pm

Trampoline park with climbing walls, obstacle courses, tubes playground, battle beams and amazing adventures

Bounce! Trampoline Sports 612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage, NY 10989

29 MINUTES 845-268-4000 30 minutes: $8, 1 hour: $16, 90 minutes: $20, 2 hours: $25; 5 and under: $5 for every half hour; (Wed special: 2 hours for price of 1) 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Indoor trampoline area with foam pits and lots of jumping space

Kidnetic 31 MINUTES

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

973-331-9001 $15 Weekdays: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sundays: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

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

Glassworks Studio 151 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

40 MINUTES 973-656-0800 $23 and up, per project Chol Hamoed hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Regular hours: Sunday, Monday and Friday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. suggested

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

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SPORTS AND ADVENTURE

Legoland Discovery Center 1 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10710

33 MINUTES 866-243-0770 Starting at $29.95 (discounts available online) 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Reservations recommended for Chol Hamoed.

IMAGE (C) 2016 GOOGLE: STEVEN LAM

Lego-themed indoor adventure park

Crayola Experience 30 Centre Square, Easton, PA 18042

1 HOUR 25 MINUTES 610-515-8000 $20.99 (discounts available online) Sundays and Chol Hamoed: 10:00 a.m.–-6:00 p.m. Weekdays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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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

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Where Are You Going for Pesach?

Everywhere!

Visit 40 Countries in a Day. See world famous landmarks in a stunningly detailed miniature world located in the heart of Times Square. It’s the perfect gift for kids ages 2 to 120.

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SPORTS AND ADVENTURE

The Gravity Vault 18 MINUTES

107 Pleasant Avenue, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

201-934-7625 Varies 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.; Sunday until 8:00 p.m.

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

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

20 MINUTES

845-727-3500 $19.99; Sky Tykes for kids under 48”: $8.99 2:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.; Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

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 Drive #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

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Indoor go-kart speedway

Monday to Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.; Friday: 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

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

20 MINUTES 845-358-1602 12:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.; Motzei Shabbos until 2:00 a.m.; Opens Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Bowling lanes and game room

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SPORTS AND ADVENTURE

Tappan Go Karts 116 Route 303, Tappan, NY 10983

23 MINUTES 845-359-0642 Go karts: $8 per race; double: $13 Go karts: 12:00–8:00 pm; Sundays: 10:00 am–10:00 pm

Go kart track, batting cages, mini-golf and driving range

Escape Room — Monsey Monsey

LOCAL 845-356-3515 $18 per person, (groups of 6-10 is $10 per person) By reservation

Heimishe, local 60-minute escape room experience for ages 12+

Escape This 168 Franklin Turnpike #104, Waldwick, NJ 07463

18 MINUTES 201-251-CLUE $28.04 10:00 a.m.–10 p.m.; by appointment

60-minute escape room challenges

5 Wits 4270 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY 10994; Top floor between Target and AMC 18 MINUTES 845-533-2666 1 adventure: $22.99; 2-adventure combo: $26.99; 3-adventure combo: $29.99 (doesn’t expire) 10:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

A multi-room immersive adventure experience with special effects that adapts to group’s performance.

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SPORTS AND ADVENTURE

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

20 MINUTES 201-391-3400 $4–5 per game per person; Shoe rental: $3 Varies

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: RIDGE CAMERON

Bowling alley

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

23 MINUTES 845-429-8000 $5.00–$5.50 per game; Shoe rental: $4 Varies

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: ZALMAN GOLDSTEIN

Bowling alley

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

23 MINUTES 201-768-8600 Varies 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.; Sunday until 6:00 p.m.

Rock climbing gym

Monster Mini Golf 49 E. Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

26 MINUTES 201-261-0032 Mini golf: $9.00–$10:00; Laser maze: $3.00 Monday to Friday: 2:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.; Sunday: 12:00–8:00 p.m.

Indoor glow-in-the-dark golf course

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SPORTS AND ADVENTURE

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

28 MINUTES 914- 592-2111 Varies according to ride/ package

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: ALAN ROSNER

Chol Hamoed: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

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

iFly Indoor Skydiving 211 E. NJ-4, Paramus, NJ 07652/849 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10710 28 MINUTES/33 MINUTES 201-733-4359/914-449-4359 Packages start at $90 per person 12:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Sundays from 9:00 a.m.; reservations required © GOOGLE 2017: LOUIS PELOSI

Indoor skydiving with pressurized flight chamber for bodyflight

The Castle Fun Center 109 Brookside Avenue, Chester, NY 10918

35 MINUTES 845-469-2116 Starting at $3.50 per ride Chol Hamoed hours: 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.;

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 Chol Hamoed and Sundays: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m

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

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SPORTS AND ADVENTURE

The Funplex 182 NJ-10, East Hanover, NJ 07936

45 MINUTES 973-428-1166 Band: $25–42; or buy credits Chol Hamoed: 12:00–9:00 p.m

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: SMALL

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

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

46 MINUTES 914-241-3131 Adult track $18–25; Teen track: $12–15 Kids track: $8–10; $10 bounce area

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

Monday to Thursday: 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.; Friday: from 12:00 p.m.; Motzei Shabbos until 12:00 a.m.; Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Funfuzion 29 LeCount Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801

48 MINUTES 914-637-7575 Chol Hamoed hours: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.; Sunday from 11:00 a.m. Summer Hours: 12:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

© GOOGLE 2017: LENEW DORTCH

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 718-370-0077 All day pass: $9.95 to 19.95; Chol Hamoed special: Buy 1 $19.95, get second half off.

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Chol Hamoed: 10:00 a.m. –12:00 a.m Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. –11:00 p.m.; Sundays until 10:00 p.m.

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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SPORTS AND ADVENTURE

Escape the Mystery Room 3681 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY 10994

20 MINUTES 845-208-2919 $20 per person; private room rentals between $140 and $220 10:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.; Sunday until 8:00 p.m.

Thrilling escape rooms of different difficulty levels

Escape Room NJ Pompton Lakes: 200 Wanaque Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442 Hackensack: 157A Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601 PL: 23 MINUTES, H: 30 MINUTES PL: 973 520-8360 H: 201-815-1784 $25 per person; Private escape rooms between $100 and $400 10:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.

Sixty-minute escape adventure for teams of between 2 and 18 people

The Other Tales – Escape Rooms 245 Diamond Bridge Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

28 MINUTES 973-963-4142 $29.95 (By reservation only) 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.; Sunday until 9; closed Monday

Truly immersive game rooms. Private games start at 7 people.

It™ Adventure Ropes Course 41 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511

1 HOUR 37 MINUTES 203-812-9981 $25; course and zip; $30; course, zip and jump; $10 climbing wall; $10 children under 48” 10:00am - 9:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm

The world’s largest indoor ropes course with liquid fireworks, water show, ziplines and amazing courses

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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 a.m. until dark

Adventure camp with ropes course

Treetop Adventure Course 560 Northfield Avenue, 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 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.; reservations are recommended

© GOOGLE: 2017 PABLO DEPAULIS

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

IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: JOHN SOLLENBERGER

April to Mid-June: Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Monday, Thursday, Friday, 12:00–5:00 p.m. (ropes course closes at 4:00 p.m.); 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 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, NJ 08091

2 HOURS 856-768-1110 Under 42”: $29.95; 42” or over: $34.95 (may be more expensive at gate)

Opens at 11:00 a.m. on Chol Hamoed and 10:00 a.m. in the summer

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

Jiminy Peak 37 Corey Road, Hancock, MA 01237

2 HOURS 30 MINUTES 413-738-5500 Single ride is $15 for 54” and taller, and $9 for under 54”; day passes available June 13 to September 6: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

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

Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx River Entrance, Bronx, NY 10460

40 MINUTES

347-308-9021 2-hour climb: $49.95; 2-way zip: $24.95; Combo: $59.95 Chol Hamoed and summer: Opens 10:00 a.m.; Last climb check-in 3:00 p.m.; Last zipline check-in: 5:00 p.m.; Summer Sundays: Attractions close 1 hour later than usual

Ropes course and zipline for ages 7+ (must be at least 5’6”)

Denos Wonder Wheel Amusement Park 3059 Denos D. Vourderis Place, Brooklyn, NY 11224

1 HOUR 10 MINUTES 718-372-2592 Kiddie rides: $5; Adult rides: $8 to $10 Opens at 12:00 p.m.

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 Day pass: $42 (savings online) Chol Hamoed hours: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Summer hours vary by day.

IMAGE © 2014 GOOGLE: UWE RUDIGER

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: $4; 10 tickets: $34; 30 tickets: $87 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Amusement park with 25 rides and attractions.

Adventureland 2245 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735

1 HOUR 11 MINUTES Band: $32.99; $4.50–$7.50 per ride Chol Hamoed and summer hours: Opens 11:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. on Sundays

Amusement park with about 30 rides

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

1 HOUR 30 MINUTES 201-862-0250 (NCSY) 732-928-2000

IMAGE © 2007 GOOGLE: PABLO COSTA TIRADO

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

Chol Hamoed with NCSY (Monday to Wednesday): $48 at gate, $42 pre-ordered; Parking: $25 at gate, $15 pre-ordered; Summer: $81.99; Under 54”: $50.99; Under 2: free; (Savings online) Chol Hamoed: 10:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Summer: opens at 10:30 a.m.

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OUTDOOR FUN

Keansburg Amusement Park 275 Beachway Avenue, Keansburg, NJ 07734

1 HOUR 17 MINUTES 732-465-1400 Pay per ride Park opens at 12:00 p.m. 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 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Sundays until 9:00 p.m.

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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 48 MINUTES 610-395-3724 $59 at gate; save $20 online Closed Chol Hamoed; Summer hours: 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

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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: $38.95; Ages 3–8 and seniors: $27.95 Closed Chol Hamoed. Summer hours: 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Huge park on 110 acres with 70 rides and attractions

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HISTORICAL AND MUSEUMS

Quassy Amusement Park 2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT 06762

1 HOUR 25 MINUTES 203-758-2913 All-day pass: $29.99; Kids under 45”: $25.99; Individual rides: Between $2.50 and $5; Paddle boats: $6 for 2-seater or $12 for 4-seater Opens late April weekends and June daily. Summer hours: 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Please note that a separate section of the park is a water area.

Dutch Wonderland 2249 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster, PA, 17602

3 HOURS 5 MINUTES 866-386-2839 Starting at $37.99 Closed Chol Hamoed; Summer hours: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

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“Kingdom for Kids” that 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 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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.

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Stony Point State Park 44 Battlefield Roat, Stony Point, NY 10980

26 MINUTES 845-786-2521 Free; there may be a parking fee and a $3 charge for group tours and special events. Reservations required. Grounds: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. 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

Kykuit - Rockefeller Estate Tour begins at: 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

27 MINUTES 914-366-6900

Standard tour: Children under 3, free; Children ages 3–17, $23–$26; Adults, $25–$28

Breathtaking tour of Rockefeller’s six-story home, terraced gardens and art galleries

Opens in May for season. Sunday, Friday, Thursday: 9:45 a.m.–3:50 p.m.; also open Mondays and Wednesdays in October

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

27 MINUTES 914-366-6900

Under 3 free; Children ages 3-17: $8; Adult: $14; save $2 online Opens in May for season. Wednesday to Sunday: 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (last tour)

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

DID WE FORGET ANYTHING? Know of an excursion that we didn’t list? Email us at comments@themonseyview.com, and it’ll be included in next year’s Excursions.

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

32 MINUTES 845-938-3590 Free; there may be a parking fee 10:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

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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 and grounds: Adults, $11; Children ages 6–14, $5; Children ages 5-, free. Extra charge for house. Family packages available.

Restored 18th Century house museum with gorgeous grounds and views

Gardens and grounds: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; House tours start in May: Wednesday to Monday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Pier 86: W. 46th Street and 12th Avenue

42 MINUTES 212-245-0072 Adult (ages 13-64): $33; Seniors: $31; Children (ages 5–12): $24 Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Military and maritime history museum inside original battleship

Imagine That! Museum 4 Vreeland Road, Florham Park, NJ 07932

47 MINUTES 973-966-8000 Children, $15.99; Adults, $6.99 Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Interactive museum and activity center with fun areas for young children

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

49 MINUTES 212-279-9777 Adults: $37; Children: $31; Senior: $36 Until 2:00 a.m.

Observatory deck on 86th floor of the Empire State Building

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

52 MINUTES 212-542-0566 Adult: $17; Children and seniors: $14; Toddlers free 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Closes at 2:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month.

Museum that brings mathematics alive in a fun way

Liberty Science Center 54 MINUTES

222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305

201-200-1000 There are many combinations of packages and exhibitions. Tickets: Children, $19.75; Adults, $23.75 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Sundays until 5:30 p.m.

Amazing interactive science experience for learning and fun

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

54 MINUTES 212-398-3133 Adult: $32; Child: $24; Save $5–6 when purchasing online 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.; Thursdays until 1:00 a.m.

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Sprawling, oft-interactive collection of curiosities

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Gulliver’s Gate 56 MINUTES (EXPECT TRAFFIC)

216 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

212-235-2016 Adults, $36; Seniors and 12 and under, $27 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Fascinating exhibit of miniature landmarks and natural wonders from around the world

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

56 MINUTES

844-696-1776 Adults 13–64: $35; Children 6–12: $29; Children under 5 free; Seniors 65+: $33 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Opens at 8:00 a.m. in the summer

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 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

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 Adult: $26; Youth 7-17: $15; Additional packages available 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

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

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FDR Home and Library 1 HOUR 13 MINUTES

4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538

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

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

The Vanderbilt Mansion 119 Vanderbilt Park Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538

1 HOUR 17 MINUTES 845-229-7770 Mansion 1-hour guided tour: $10; Under 15: free; Grounds: free Chol Hamoed: Tours offered 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. Summer: Tours offered hourly 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Grounds: dawn to dusk

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

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

1 HOUR 21 MINUTES 718-851-3215 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

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Museum displaying artifacts mentioned in Torah and in Jewish history

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

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

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Interactive 3-story Jewish-themed museum

Chol Hamoed hours: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Regular hours: Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Sundays until 5:30 p.m.

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Battleship New Jersey 100 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ 08103

2 HOURS 856-966-1652 Adult: $21.95; Children and seniors: $17.00; Under 4 free Chol Hamoed: 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Summer: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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

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

2 HOURS 5 MINUTES 215-448-1200 Adults 12+, $23; Children ages 3–11: $19; Children ages 2 and under free Chol Hamoed: 9:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Regular hours: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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 Tours 85 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840

3 HOURS 401-847-4794 Adults: $12; Seniors and students: $10; Under 13 free Chol Hamoed: 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Summer: Sunday to Friday: 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

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; Children ages 13–17 and seniors: $22.95; Children ages 3–12: $17.95; Under 3 free 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Summer until 6:00 p.m.

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

New York Aquarium 602 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224

1 HOUR 9 MINUTES 718-265-3474 Adults: $24.95; Children ages 13–17 and seniors: $21.95; Children ages 3–12: $19.95; Under 3 free; Weekends: additional $5; Parking: $18 for up to 3 hours 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Summer until 6:00 p.m.

Newly renovated state-of-the-art aquarium with sea lion show, penguins, sharks and many fish

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

1 HOUR 30 MINUTES 732-899-1212 Adults: $14; Children 3–12: $8; 2 and under: free 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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

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Long Island Aquarium 1 HOUR 47 MINUTES

431 E Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

631-208-9200 ext. 426 Adults 13–61: $33; Seniors 62+: $27; Children 3–12: $24; Under 2 free 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Aquarium with fascinating exhibits and many interesting marine animals and fish

Mystic Aquarium 2 HOURS 7 MINUTES

55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT 06355

860-572-5955 Adults: $37.99; Seniors 60+: $32.99; Children ages 3–12: $27.99; Under 2 free

April to September: 9:00 a.m.–5:50 p.m.

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

Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103

2 HOURS 2 MINUTES 856-365-3300 12+: $31.99; Children ages 2 –11: $23.99; Under 2 free (savings online) Chol Hamoed: 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Summer: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Aquarium with shark bridge, penguin island and touch pool

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

27 MINUTES 201-263-3771 Adults 15–61: $8; Children 3–14: $5; Under 3 free; Seniors 62+: $2 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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

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Bronx Zoo 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460

44 MINUTES 718-367-1010 Adults 13+: $22.95; Children ages 3–12: $14.95; Seniors 65+: $20.95; Under 2 free.; Additional fees for exhibits; Free admission on Wednesdays; Parking: $17 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sunday until 5:30 p.m.

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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 Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052

48 MINUTES 973-731-5800 Adults: $12; Children ages 2–12 and seniors: $10; Children 23 months and younger free 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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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 Street and 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10021 212- 439-6500 General Admission: Adult $13.95; Child $8.95; Senior $10.95 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Weekends until 5:30 p.m.

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

Queens Zoo 53–51 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368

49 MINUTES 718-271-1500 Adults 13+: $9.95, Children 3–12: $6.95; Seniors 65+: $7.95; 2 and under free 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sundays until 5:30 p.m.

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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 Adults15–59: $10; Seniors 60+: $7 Children 3–14: $6; 2 and under free; Wednesdays after 2 free; Free parking 10:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

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Small suburban zoo with nice variety of animals and animal feeding

Prospect Park Zoo 1 HOUR 5 MINUTES

450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

718-399-7339 Adults 13+: $9.95; Children 3–12: $6.95; Seniors 65+: $7.95; 2 and under free 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sundays until 5:30 p.m.

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 Adults 13-64: $19.50; Children 3–12: $16; Seniors 65+: $18; Under 3 free 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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Zoo and museum with over 500 animals in their natural surroundings

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

2 HOURS 8 MINUTES 215-243-1100 General admission: Adults, $24; Children 2–11, $19; Under 2 free; Prepaid 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 Drive, Bear Mountain, NY 10911 845-786-2701

Not announced at time of print Closed Chol Hamoed. Summer hours not announced at time of print

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

Greenwood Lake Marina 38 Lakeside Road, Hewitt, NJ 07421 973-728-9100

Varies

20 MINUTES

Opens May 16; 9:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Luxury boat rental for relaxing cruise on beautiful Greenwood Lake.

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. 201-957-3085

35 MINUTES

Up to 2 hours: $15 per paddler; $10 pp for each additional hour

From late April: Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; From May 20: Sundays: 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. and Monday and Friday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. ; From June 10: Open daily: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (Sundays from 9:00 a.m.)

Kayaks and canoe rental on Overpeck Creek in Overpeck County Park

Shepherd Lake Boat Rental Shepherd Lake Road (follow signs off Morris Road), Ringwood, NJ 07456 973-962-2256

25 MINUTES

Opens May 27. 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

There’s sometimes a $10 parking fee for non-residents. Boat rentals are between $15 and $26 per hour, and some are available for the day for $60.

Kayak, canoe and rowboat rental on spring-fed Shepherd Lake in Ringwood State Park. (No swimming was allowed past summer season; confirm before you go this summer.)

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Payne’s Water Sports 1550 Route 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; Pontoon boats: $100 per hour, +$13 for every person over 8 people; Banana boats: $100 per person

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9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Pontoon boat, banana boat, kayak, pedal boat and canoe rental

Swinging Bridge Marina 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

371 Starlight Road, Mongaup Valley, NY 12762 845-794-6530

8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Pontoons: $140 per hour, $375 for 4 hours, $475 for 6 hours; Single kayaks: $10 per hour, $50 per day; Fishing boats: $50–75 per hour, $150 for 4 hours, $200 for 6 hours

Pontoon boat, kayak and fishing boat rental

Laurel Hill Paddling Center Laurel Hill County Park, End of New County Road, Secaucus, NJ 07094

44 MINUTES

$25 per canoe/kayak; $15 per additional canoe passenger Sundays, June to August: 10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.

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Boat rental at Laurel Hill Park upon the Hackensack River

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

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

Speedboat, pontoon boat, pedal boats and rowboat rental

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

23 MINUTES 1-800-53FERRY Adults: $4.25 per way; Children (under 11) and seniors: $2 per way; Under 5 free Ferry departs at 15-minute intervals from about 5:00 p.m. until about 10:00 p.m..

Commuter ferry that transports passengers between Haverstraw and Ossining

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Circle Line Cruises 43 MINUTES

Pier 83 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

212-563-3200 Starts at: Adults, $31; Children 3–12, $26 10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.

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 Adults: $7 to $9; Children 6–11: $5 to $6; Children 5 and under: two children ride free for every paying adult Ferry departs at 15- to 30-minute intervals from about 6:00 a.m. until about 9:00 p.m.

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

Ellis and Liberty Island Ferry Ferry departs from Manhattan: 22 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004; From New Jersey: Liberty State Park, Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305 877-523-9849 (Statue Cruises) Adults 13–61: $18.50; Children 4–12: $9; Seniors 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; check in for exact schedule)

Free 25-minute commuter ferry between Manhattan and Staten Island

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BOATING AND FERRIES

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: over 12 is $2; under 12 is free. Bike rentals: between $15 and $45 per hour, and available for various durationse Open May 1st until October 31st; Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m (last ferry departs to island 4:15 p.m.).; Sunday: until 7:00 p.m.(last ferry to island is 5:30 p.m.); Call for ferry times

A recreational island off Manhattan where no motors are allowed. It can be reached by ferry and offers bicycle rentals of all kinds, a museum, and fun outdoor activitites.

Paradise Boats 25 MINUTES

15 Paradise Avenue, Piermont, NY 10968

845-359-0073 $20–30 for first hour, $12 for second hour, and $6 for each additional hour Open Sundays May to October from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Call for appointments during the week.

Kayaks, canoes and rowboats available for a nature-rich journey on a charming creek in Piermont Marsh.

D&D Marine Boat Rentals 30 MINUTES

871 E Shore Road, Hewitt, NJ 07421 973-506-6547

Starting at $125 per hour

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Different types of economy pontoon boats for rent for by the hour, half-day or day. Pontoons hold different capacities, up to 10 people.

Wampus Pond 811 NY-128, Armonk, NY 10504 914-273-3230

44 MINUTES

$10 per hour; $50 daily

Sundays, June to August: 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Charming park with boat rentals and boat launching

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

47 MINUTES

212-563-3200 Adults: $30; Children 3–12: $25 Opens May 9

Thrilling half-hour speedboat ride down the Hudson, past Statue of Liberty

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TOURS

Bradley Boat Rentals 220 Lindholm Road, Hurleyville, NY 12747

1 HOUR 21 MINUTES 845-807-1145 Kayak (single): $35/day, $25/ half day; Kayak (tandem) :$45/ day, $35/half day. Canoe: $45/ day, $35/half day Opens end of May; 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays)

Kayaks and canoe rental 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 862-200-0785 Contact for rates and reservations Monday to Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Helicopters rented out exclusively for Chol Hamoed, weather permitting

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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 $799 per two people for private tours Begins at 6:00 a.m.; 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 Drive #65B, Bronx, NY 10474

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

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 a horse-drawn carriage

Liberty Helicopter Tours 6 East River Piers #212, New York, NY 10005 800-542-9933

50 MINUTES

Starting at $178 per person (current special price)

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; by reservation

Bird’s-eye view of New York City and surrounding area

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 a.m.–2:00 a.m.

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

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AIRPLANE OBSERVATION

AIRPLANE OBSERVATION

Aviation Museum 400 Fred Wehran Drive, Teterboro , NJ 10604 201-288-6344

32 MINUTES

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Closed Mondays

Adults: $9; Children and seniors: $7; Open cockpit days: addtional $2–$3

Museum with models of military aircraft and history of aviation (Open cockpit days are May 19, July 7, August 18, October 6 and November 10)

Teterboro Airport 111 Industrial Avenue, Teterboro, NJ 10604

32 MINUTES

East of the airport, on Redneck Drive, there are some playing fields with great views of aircraft taking off

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. 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Spring weekends and daily during July and August: 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Color-coded trails of different lengths amid waterfalls and beautiful scenes of nature (boating only available when park is open until 7:00 p.m.)

Pocono TreeVentures 1 HOUR 25 MINUTES

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

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

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April to mid-June: Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Monday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00–5:00 p.m. (ropes course closes at 4:00 p.m.); 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: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 4:00–9:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Wednesday: 1:00–6:00 p.m.

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 Street, Hunter, NY 12442

1 HOUR 44 MINUTES 518-263-4223 Adults 13+: $12; Children 7-12: $8; Seniors 65+: $10; Children 6 and under: free with adult

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Summer hours were not yet announced at time of print. Check in with them by phone.

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 Not open on Chol Hamoed. Summer hours: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Kayak: $15–20 per day; Canoe: $20 per day; Rowboats: $25 per day

Kayak, canoe and paddle boat rentals at South Lake. (When you exit the parking lot, turn right to avoid swimming area)

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TANNERSVILLE, NEW YORK

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

1 HOUR 42 MINUTES 518-678-5665 Zoo: Adults 13+: $17; Children 4–12: $13; Children 3 and under: free. Pony rides: $8. Horse-pony rides: $12; Trail rides also available 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

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 $7 per activity; $1.00 per ten pitches in batting cage; Packages available 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.; Sunday until 5:30

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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: Adults 16+, $25; Seniors, $22; Teens 12–15, $21; Children 5–11 $13; 4 and under: free.There are also more expensive tours available

Underground cave tours and outdoor adventure park

Chol Hamoed hours: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Summer hours: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

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 Approximately a 20-minute walk to minyan. SPRINGWELL MANOR 103 Route 25, Haines Falls, NY 845-425-1996 Kid-friendly lodge with minyan, farm animals and playground on premises. KAATSKILL MOUNTAIN CLUB 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

KOSHER FOOD COUNTRY K 6002 Main Street, Tannersville, NY 518-589-1163 Fully stocked grocery, dairy restaurant and place to order entire Shabbos packages

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Battleship New Jersey 100 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ 08103

2 HOURS 856-966-1652 Adults: $21.95; Children and seniors: $17.00; Under 4 free 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. May to September until 4:00 p.m.

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 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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 Adults 12+: $23; Children 3–11: $19; Under 2 free Chol Hamoed: 9:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Summer: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Interactive museum that brings scientific concepts to life with fascinating exhibits

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103

2 HOURS 2 MINUTES 856-365-3300 Adults 12+: $31.99; Children 2 –11: $23.99; Under 2, free (savings online) Chol Hamoed: 9:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Summer: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Aquarium with shark bridge, penguin island and touch pool

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

2 HOURS 8 MINUTES 215-243-1100 General admission: Adults: $24; Children 2–11: $19; 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

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

2 HOURS 18 MINUTES 267-698-5624 Between $10 and $35 per hour 10:00 a.m. to sunset.; closes at 10:00 p.m. during summer; Last bike is 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 Adults 13-65: $9; Children 3–12 and seniors: $7; Under 2 free Open May to 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 KIMPTON 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 Road, 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 Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 USA

PLAN AHEAD

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

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LAKE GEORGE, NEW YORK

LAKE GEORGE, NEW YORK

Lake George Expedition Park (formerly Magic Forest) 1912 Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845

2 HOURS 45 MINUTES 518-668-ROAR $19.99 per person (under 2 free); If you enter after 3:00 p.m., the ticket includes the next day. Opens late May. 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Great amusement park with 25 rides plus great shows for young children

Funa’rama Fun Park 135 Beach Road, Lake George, NY 12845

2 HOURS 45 MINUTES 518-668-2159 $5 a ride; quarters for arcades Opens late May. 11:00 a.m. –11:00 p.m.

Family summer fun with carousel, bumper boats, bumping cars, and more

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LAKE GEORGE, NEW YORK

Lake George Boat Rentals 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES

204 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845

518-685-5331 Starting at $192.60 for first hour; Weekday special: Rent 2 hours (starting at $331.70) and get third hour free

Pontoon for 5, 10 or 12 passengers to take out on gorgeous Lake George, available for 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 hours.

Parasailing Adventures 2 Kurosaka Lane, Lake George, NY 12845

2 HOURS 45 MINUTES 518-681-9440 $79 per person ($20 discount for 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. boats) Opens early May. 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Soar 300 feet into the air over Lake George. One-hour boat ride for the group, and each person is in the air for 8 to 10 minutes.

Lake George Cruises 2 Kurosaka Lane, Lake George, NY 12845

2 HOURS 45 MINUTES 518-668-4644 Adult: between $18 and $30; Children ages 3 to 11: between $9 and $18; Children under 3 ride free Opens early May Cruise times vary

Stunning Lake George views aboard the Horicon or the Adirondac vessel

Fort William Henry 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845

2 HOURS 45 MINUTES 518-668-5471 Adults: $19.50; Seniors: $15.00; Children ages 5 to 15: $8.00 Opens May 7 9:30 a.m. –6:00 p.m. (last admission 5:00 p.m.)

British fort and museum with dressed up guides

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LAKE GEORGE, NEW YORK

Prospect Mountain Address for driving: Prospect Mountain Highway (off Route 9N/Canada Street, right across Lake George Chamber of Commerce); follow highway until the summit. Address for hiking: 75 Smith Street, Lake George, NY 12845 3 HOURS 518-668-5198 $10 per car; Hiking is free Opens late May 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Lake George iconic landmark with a 2,030-foot summit with breathtaking views

Tubby Tubes 2 HOURS 50 MINUTES

1289 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846

518-696-7222 Lazy River Tubing: Adults: $29; Children: $24. Downhill tubing: Adults: $18; Children 12 and under: $15

Lazy river tubing and snow-like tubing runs

Opens late May Lazy River Tubing: 2-hour trips start at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; Summer slide park: 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. (Reservations are recommended)

Saddle Up Stables 3513 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George, NY 12845

2 HOURS 50 MINUTES 518-668-4801 Opens late May 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Walk-ins welcome

Horseback riding with views of Lake George

Six Flags Great Escape 1172 Route 9, Queensbury, NY 12804

2 HOURS 45 MINUTES 518-792-3500 $64.99 at gate; Children under 48”: $48.99; Children 2 and under: free; Discounts when ordering online. There are also tickets available for some separate attractions. Opens late May Opens at 10:30 a.m.; Closing time varies

Major theme park with seven coasters and exciting selection of thrill, kids and family rides. Please note that one section of the park has water rides.

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LAKE GEORGE, NEW YORK

Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course 35 Westwood Forest Lane, Bolton Landing, NY 12814

3 HOURS 518-494-7200

Starts at $45 for the 4-course 2-hour adventure. Each next level is $5 more and an hour longer. Children’s course is $30 for ages 6 and up and there’s a free playground. *There is a package available for Tubby Tubing and this attraction for $60.

Thrilling adventure courses of different levels

Already open for the season; Opens at 8:30 a.m. (Reservations are recommended)

Loon Lake Marina 47 Marina Road, Chestertown, NY 12817

3 HOURS 10 MINUTES 518-494-3410 Varies by boat type Opens late May 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.; Sundays from 9:00 a.m.

Rentals of pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, rowboats and paddleboards

Shelving Rock Falls Shelving Rock Road, Fort Ann, NY 12827

3 HOURS 15 MINUTES 518-623-1200 Free

Easy hike to 50-foot cascade. Park in Parking Lot 1. From there walk down the slope toward the bridge and follow the trail on the right, where there is a stream. From there it’s a ten-minute hike to get to the top of the falls for splendid views of the falls and creek bed. Walking further on the trail and turning right will lead you to views of the bottom of the falls.

Scenic Gondola Skyride 793 Peaceful Valley Road, North Creek, NY 12853

3 HOURS 20 MINUTES 518-251-2411 Summer hours and rates not yet announced at time of print.

A half-hour gondola ride on Gore Mountain, with stunning views of the high peaks of the Southern Adirondacks. Hiking and picnicking on the mountain as well.

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LAKE GEORGE, NEW YORK

LODGING

These hotels were selected for their cleanliness, beauty and proximity to minyan. Many more lodging options of different price points are available, with quite a few along Route 9/Canada Street. Please inquire about location of pool and book accordingly.

BEST WESTERN OF LAKE GEORGE 2452 Route 9N, Lake George, NY 12845 518-668-5701 Simple well-kept hotel very close to minyan and the central Lake George attractions HOLIDAY INN RESORT LAKE GEORGE 2223 Canada Street, Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845 518-668-5781 Geared for children with splash park and playground COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT LAKE GEORGE 365 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845 518-761-1150 Hotel across the lake that is walking distance to some attractions KATHY’S RESORT AND COTTAGES 2354 Route 9N, Lake George, NY 12845 Rentals of chalets, suites, townhomes and studios, each with kitchen facilities. (Housekeeping is not done during your stay, and minimum stay in season is one week.) If you want to stay in Saratoga Springs over Shabbos, please email for information about accommodations, food and catering: saratogachabad@gmail.com.

MINYAN Summer weekday minyanim are organized by Rabbi Rubin of Chabad of Saratoga Springs. The details were not yet announced at time of print. For Shabbos, there’s minyan available in Saratoga Springs.

MINYAN BETWEEN LAKE GEORGE AND MONSEY One minyan per area was listed, though some have more. SARATOGA | CHABAD OF SARATOGA SPRINGS 130 Circular Street, Saratoga, NY 12866 | 518-526-0773 ALBANY | THE SHTEEBLE 463 New Scotland Avenue, Albany NY 12208 | 518-423-4102 TANNERSVILLE | MOSDOS BOSTON 5863 Main Street, Tannersville, NY 12845 | 518-589-6521 MONROE | BAIS HAMEDRASH HAGADOL 12 Garfield Road, Monroe, NY 10950 THE MINCHA AREA Auto se Sloastsbergs, Sloatsburg, NY 10974

KOSHER FOOD Chabad offers catered meals in Saratoga Springs b’hashgachas Rabbi Rubin of Saratoga Springs 518-526-0773 | saratora@gmail.com There’s a Price Chopper with some kosher products in Lake George (no chalav Yisroel milk) at corner Amherst and Iroquois Streets. Stock up on the way at Albany’s Colonie “Kosher” Price Chopper, which is well-stocked with kosher food, including milk, cholov Yisroel and pas Yisroel. PRICE CHOPPER 1892 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205 | 518-456-9314

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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 throughout the 8-mile drive up

Jiminy Peak 37 Corey Road, Hancock, MA 01237

2 HOURS 30 MINUTES 413-738-5500 Single ride is $15 for 54” and taller, and $9 for under 54”; day passes available June 13 to September 6: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m

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

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

2 HOURS 27 MINUTES 413-281-4196 1 hour: $120; 2 hours: $200; 3 hours: $300; 4 hours: $380; All day: $650 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; By reservation only

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Pontoon boat rental

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BERKSHIRE MOUNTAINS

Ioka Valley Farm 2 HOURS 23 MINUTES

3475 MA-43, Hancock, MA 01237

Children (2–12): $9.50; Adults (13+): $9.00; Seniors (55+): $8.00; Under 2 free 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (closed on Sundays and Mondays)

413-738-5915

Interactive farm with farm-themed activities

Onota Boat Livery 463 Pecks Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-442-1724

2 HOURS 23 MINUTES

Starts at $25 an hour

May to October: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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

Berkshire Botanical Garden 2 HOURS 10 MINUTES

5 W. Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA 01266

413-298-3926 Adults: $15; Students: $12; Children under 12: free May 1 to October 14: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. IMAGE © 2016 GOOGLE: NELSON FELIX

15 acres of cultivated land of floral art and garden

LODGING

JIMINY PEAK

413-499-2000

JIMINY PEAK MOUNTAIN RESORT RESERVATIONS 800-882-8859

YANKEE INN 461 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, MA 01240 413-499-3700

PITTSFIELD near Chabad of The Berkshires CROWNE PLAZA–PITTSFIELD BERKSHIRES 1 West Street, Pittsfield, MA

BEST WESTERN PLUS BERKSHIRE HILLS INN AND SUITES 1350 W. Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 (413) 442-8714

MINYAN CHABAD OF THE BERKSHIRES 450 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 24 minutes from Jiminy Peak On Shabbos, the minyan is in Lenox. Contact: 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 carry some kosher products.

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LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA

LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA

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

2 HOURS 48 MINUTES 717-989-2829 Starting from Adults: $15; Children 12 and under: $7; Under 2 free Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Amish Country tours aboard authentic horse and buggy

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572

2 HOURS 47 MINUTES 866-546-1799 Starts at $19 (summer) Summer hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (closed Sunday and Monday)

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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

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LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA

Strasburg Railroad 301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA 17572

2 HOURS 49 MINUTES 866-725-9666 Starting from: Adults: $15.50; Children 2–11: $8.50; Under 2 free 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. 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 47 MINUTES 866-FUNATDW (386-2839) Starts at $37.99 Summer hours: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m. 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 Adults 12+: $8.50; Children 3–11: $5.00 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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

Herr’s Snack Factory Tour 20 Herr Drive, Nottingham, PA 19362 1-800-63-SNACK

2 HOURS 47 MINUTES

Free

Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; Friday: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (production may not run on Thursdays or Fridays)

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

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Factory 219 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543 717-626-4354

2 HOURS 45 MINUTES

Adults: $3.75; Children: $2.75

Sunday: 12:00–3:30 p.m.; Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Tour and hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting and baking

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LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA

Kreider Dairy Farm 1467 Lancaster Road, Manheim, PA

3 HOURS 717-665-5039 $14 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: Adults, $10; Children under 12, $6.50; Under 4 free 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sunday from 10:00 a.m.

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

LODGING 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 Road, Lancaster, PA 17601 717-569-6444 AMISH VIEW INN & SUITES This upscale hotel has a close-up view of Amish Town and working farms and buggy rides right nearby 3125 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505 717-768-1162 FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES 150 Granite Run Drive, 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 CONGREGATION 1120 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603 USA | 717-392-0884 Email: webmaster@degelisrael.org

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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

Touro Synagogue Tours 85 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840

3 HOURS 401-847-4794 Adults: $12; Seniors and students: $10; Under 13 free Chol Hamoed: 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Summer: Sunday to Friday: 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

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

The Breakers 3 HOURS 35 MINUTES

44 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 401-847-1000

Adult: $26; Youth (6-17): $8

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The grandest of Newport’s mansions, this was Vanderbilt’s “summer cottage.”

The Marble House 596 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 401-847-1000

3 HOURS 36 MINUTES

Adult: $18; Youth (6-17): $8

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

One of Newport’s magnificent mansions

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NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

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

LODGING The first three hotels are in the vicinity of the mansions and harbor—the most popular, though costly, lodging choices. THE HOTEL VIKING 1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 401-847-3300 Mansion-style luxury hotel with suites designed after Newport mansions.

401-849-8000 10 minutes from center of Middletown. Very pleasant and fairly priced familyoriented hotel.

GURNEY’S NEWPORT RESORT AND MARINA 1 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840 401-849-2600 Beautiful hotel on Goat Island at the ocean. Suspension bridge connects to the main area of Newport.

10 minutes from the center:

NEWPORT MARRIOTT 25 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 401-849-1000 Luxury hotel in the very heart of Newport. COURTYARD MARRIOTT 9 Commerce Drive, Middletown, RI 02842

CHEAPER LODGING OPTIONS HAMPTON INN & SUITES 317 W. Main Road, Middletown, RI 401-848-6555 6 minutes from center MAINSTAY HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 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 Street, Newport, RI 02840 401-847-4794

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KILLINGTON, VERMONT

KILLINGTON, VERMONT

Killington Adventure Center 4763 Killington Road, Killington, Vermont 05751 800-621-6867 Day pass $72; Children under 6: $44; Add on $15 for gondola ride; or pay per attraction 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. © GOOGLE 2016: RALF TOLLKUEHN

Main area for Killington attractions, which include 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 $18.87 per person

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 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

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

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

1 HOUR FROM KILLINGTON

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802-824-5522

Many different passes available

10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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

LODGING, MINYAN AND FOOD VERMONT MENUCHA: Rents out condos 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. July and August | 914410-8848 VERMONT GETAWAY Option of renting condos or hotel room. They provide minyan for their guests. Hotel has a caterer on premises and the condo guests can purchase meals for pick-up or have them delivered. 732-444-8688 ADDITIONAL LODGING OPTION 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 HOUR 30 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM

Largest lake in New Hampshire, with majestic views and boating

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; Children 4–12: $17; Children under 3: free Opens May 10. July and August: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; May, June, September and October: open until 5:00 p.m.

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 Pay per ride; Full- or half-day tickets available

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Summer: On-mountain attractions open daily, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Horseback and pony rides, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Last ride out at 4:00.

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; Children 5–12: $7; Under 5 free. 2-hour guided Tour: Adult, $36; Senior, $31; Children 5–12, $16; Under 5 free

Road leading to highest peak in Northeast with breathtaking views.

May: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. May 25 to June 14: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. June 16 to August 25: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. August 26 to October 6: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Until late October: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Flume Gorge 52 Daniel Webster Hwy, Lincoln, NH 03251

20 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM 603-745-8391 Adults: $16; Children 6-11: $13; Under 5 free May 5 to October 21: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Until 5:30 p.m. in the 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 Adults 13–64: $72–$81; Children 4–12: $41;–$50 Under 3 free Open June through October, and some days in April, May, and November

Mountain-climbing railway up Mount Washington

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

Canoe, kayak and tube rental

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BETHLEHEM/LINCOLN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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

25 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM 603-745-8111 Pay per ride or purchase pass Summer: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Spring and fall: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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: $24; Seniors: $21; Children under 3: free; After 2:00 p.m.: $18 admission Summer hours: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 or 5:30 p.m. Spring/ fall: 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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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 Drive, Franconia, NH 03580 RIGHT NEAR LINCOLN, 15 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM 603-823-8800 Round trip: Adults 13+: $18; Children 6–12: $16; Children 5 and under: free with adult Summer hours: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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

Omni Mount Washington Resort 310 Mount Washington Hotel Road, Bretton Woods, NH 03575

603-278-1000

29 MINUTES FROM LINCOLN, 20 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM

Historical luxury resort with gorgeous grounds and breathtaking views

Bretton Woods Adventure Center 99 Ski Area Road, Bretton Woods, NH 03575

603-278-3335

29 MINUTES FROM LINCOLN, 20 MINUTES FROM BETHLEHEM Purchase pass:es or pay per ride.

Summer: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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

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BETHLEHEM/LINCOLN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

MINYANIM LINCOLN: CHABAD OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Inside Days Inn Lincoln 556 US-3, Lincoln, NH, 03251 To cover rental cost, each family using the minyan is required to pay $25. Bring your own siddur/seforim if possible. If 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

LODGING LINCOLN: DAYS INN LINCOLN Minyan on premises 557 US-3, Lincoln, NH 03251 | 603-745-8118 Separate indoor pool with 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 Road, 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 Vacation rental broker that will arrange condominium, townhouse, resorts or private home rentals for your stay in the White Mountains/.

BETHLEHEM ARLINGTON HOTEL Minyan on premises 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-minute walk to 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 MEALS CAN BE ORDER AT 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 Yisroel cheeses and cream cheese, babaganoush, matbucha, hummus, frozen pizza, rugelach, assorted snacks, etc. 10 Paper Mill Drive, Lincoln, NH 03251 603-745-3969

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NIAGARA, NEW YORK/ONTARIO

NIAGARA, NEW YORK/ONTARIO

Journey Behind the Falls 6650 Niagara Parkway, L2E 6T2 877-642-7275 Adults 14+: $14; Children 6–12: $9 (CAD) Opens 9:00; closes between 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.

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

Hornblower Niagara Cruises 5290 Niagara Parkway, L2E 6X8 877-642-7275

Whirlpool Aero Car 3850 Niagara Parkway, L2E 3EB 877-642-7275 Adults 13+: $16; Children 12 and under: $10.25 (CAD) From May: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Summer: 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Cable car above Niagara River for views of white water rapids

White Water Walk 4330 River Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 6T2 905-374-1221

Adults 13+: $25.95; Children 6–12: $15.95 (CAD) 8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m., every 10 to 15 minutes

Adults 13+: $14; Children 6–12: $9 (CAD) From May: 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Summer: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

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

River boardwalk with viewing platforms right near water rapids

Butterfly Conservatory

Whirlpool Adventure Course

2565 Niagara Parkway, LOS IJO 905-358-0025 Adults 13+: $16; Children 6–12: $10.25 (CAD) Opens at 10:00 a.m.; closes between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Tropical paradise with thousands of colored butterflies

Botanical Gardens 2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, L2E 2S7 877-642-7275

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

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

Free ($5 parking fee)

99 acres of beautifully maintained gardens. Guided horse-and-carriage tours from May to October (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) available daily for $20 per person.

Free

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

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NIAGARA, NEW YORK/ONTARIO

Skylon Tower Observation Deck 3500 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON

Ripley’s Believe it or Not 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N4

877-642-7275

905-356-2238

Age 13+: $16.24; Ages 3–12: $10.44 (CAD) 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m

Ride to the top and indoor/outdoor observation decks

Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks 5709 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON l2G 3L5 905-374-6601 Adults 13+: $14.99; Children 6–12: $8.99: Seniors: $11.99 Varies by day

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

Niagara Skywheel 4950 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N4 905-358-4793 Adults: $12.99; 12 and under: $6.99 (CAD) Varies

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,

Starting at: Adult: $18.99; Child (4–11): $11.99 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Museum of oddities on display

LODGING: SHERATON ON 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 HILTON NIAGARA FALLS FALLSVIEW 6361 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V9 888-370-0700 THE EMBASSY SUITES 6700 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3W6 905-356-3600 View of the falls; rooms include kitchenette with microwave and fridge FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON FALLSVIEW 6455 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3V9 905-357-5200 Shabbos meals, separate swimming and eruv to Chabad Center

ON L0S 1L0

MINYAN:

888-438-4444 Adults: $69.95; 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

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

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

KOSHER FOOD: Kosher dairy restaurant by Chabad Jewish Welcome Center6417 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. Fine meat dining by Chabad Jewish Welcome Center 6417 Main Street, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 5Y3 | 289-273-2838 Reservations are recommended | Hashgacha: COR

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