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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

 

Weather may be iffy, finances tight, and time at a premium, but since childhood sum­mer has always meant vacation, be it a few hours at a pick-it-yourself truck farm or fruit grove, a day trip to hike the hills of the Catskills or Appalachian slopes, or Shabbos away from the usual, using Friday and Sunday to enjoy some antiquing and maybe take in a museum. You might even take a week to go fishing, hik­ing, biking, or boating.

Here is just a small sampling of the mu­seums, concerts, hiking trials, beaches, activ­ities, and historic sites in New York that won’t take you more than 75 miles away from Ber­gen County.

Rockland County:

MUSIC IN THE GARDEN: ANNUAL SUMMER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES

The Edward Hopper House: 82 N. Broad­way, Nyack, NY 10960

From July 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. to Thurs­day, August 7, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.

$5 donation suggested.

DEWINT HOUSE & MUSEUM

20 Livingston Ave.

Tappan, NY 10983

Phone: 845-359-1359

Website: www.dewinthouse.com, e-mail [email protected]

George Washington’s temporary Head­quarters at Tappan on four separate occa­sions during the American Revolutionary War. Carriage House and the surrounding grounds are open to the public without fee, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. daily except Mondays, Dutch Garden.

HAVERSTRAW BRICK MUSEUM

12 Main St.

Haverstraw, NY 10927

Phone: 845-947-3505

Website: www.haverstrawbrickmuse­um.com

Exhibits relate and recount the over 100-year history of brick making in Haver­straw, an area once known as “The Brick- Making Capital of the World.”

HOLOCAUST MUSEUM & STUDY CENTER

17 South Madison Ave.

Spring Valley, NY 10977

Phone: 845-356-2700

Website: www.holocauststudies.org, e-mail [email protected]

Permanent exhibit combines graphics, montages, artifacts, and audio-visual dis­plays to detail every phase of the Holocaust. Changing art exhibits. Open to the public free of charge. Sun–Thurs 12–4 p.m. Closed major Jewish holidays. Handicapped acces­sible and by appointment.

ORANGETOWN MUSEUM AND AR­CHIVES

196 Blaisdell Road

Orangeburg, NY 10962

Phone: 845-398-1302

Website: www.orangetownmuseum.com, e-mail [email protected]

Located at the DePew House.

STONY POINT BATTLEFIELD STATE HISTORIC SITE

Park Rd. off 9W

Stony Point, NY 10980

Phone: 845-786-2521

Website: www.palisadesparksconserv­ancy.org

Exhibits relating to the Battle of Stony Point in 1779. Scene of Brigadier Gener­al Anthony Wayne’s surprise capture of the British-held fort. Museum displays rel­ics of the battle, which became an impor­tant American victory. Features picnicking, blacksmithing, musketing, artillery, camp­fires, demonstrations, tours, and a pano­ramic view of the Hudson River. Museum Hours: Wed–Sat, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sun, noon to 4:30 p.m. Grounds open Mon–Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun, noon to 5 p.m. Parking $5.00 on weekends.

BEAR MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

Palisades Parkway or Route 9W North

Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Phone: 845-786-2701

Fishing, picnicking, swimming, boating, ball fields, basketball courts, hiking paths, bike trails (starting at Dunderberg Moun­tain and traveling South), ice skating, sled­ding, cross-country ski trails, Trailside Mu­seum/Zoo, Lodge/Inn. Open dawn to dusk. Don’t forget to take Perkins Memorial High­way to the top. The entrance is off the Pali­sades Interstate Parkway.

UP THE ROAD ABOUT 20 MILES IS THE U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT.

Visitors may take a nominally priced guided bus tour of the Academy grounds de­parting from the West Point Visitors Cent­er. Entrance is allowed for business, for vis­iting staff, faculty, and cadets who live on West Point, and for public events such as concerts, sporting events, cadet reviews, and graduation. All visitors age 16 and old­er sign up to take a bus tour of West Point. YOU MUST provide valid photo identifica­tion such as; a current valid driver’s license or passport, or school ID (must be school-age). Each individual, age 16 and older, must present their own form of identification. No tour guide may bring in ID bundles for the group. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please allow additional time to enter the post if coming for well-attended events such as football games and concerts.

http://www.usma.edu/Visiting/SitePag­es/Home.aspx

BLAUVELT STATE PARK

Route 303 North to East, Greenbush Road

Blauvelt, NY 10913

Phone: 845-359-0544

Hiking, walking, spectacular views of the Hudson Valley, mostly undeveloped forested land. Open dawn to dusk.

HIGH TOR STATE PARK

South Mountain Road

New City, NY 10956

Phone: 845-634-8074

Hiking (the Long Path passes through the park before heading inland to the Cat­skills), picnicking, swimming, spectacular views of the Hudson River. Open dawn to dusk.

LAKE TIORATI BEACH—-HARRIMAN STATE PARK

Seven Lakes Drive

Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Phone: 845-351-2568

Excellent swimming, fishing, boating, and picnicking, surrounded by meadows and rolling wooded hills, campsites availa­ble, ice-skating and ice fishing in winter, if conditions allow. Open dawn to dusk.

PIERMONT PIER AND MARSH

Village of Piermont Clerk’s Office

Piermont, NY

Phone: (845) 359-1258

Located just north of Tallman Moun­tain State Park and south of the Tappan Zee Bridge

Access to the marsh is via a trail at the base of the mountains overlooking the marsh. One can park at Bridge St. and en­joy a leisurely stroll along the marsh edge for approximately 0.5 miles. Canoe/kayak to the marsh and Sparkill Creek is available through a private concession. There is also public access but parking is very limited.

DR. DAVIE’S FARM

306 Route 304

Congers, NY 10920

Phone: 845-268-7020

Website: www.drdaviesfarm.com, e-mail [email protected]

Dr. Davies Farm has two stands, one off Rt. 9W in Congers, and the other on Rt. 304. At the Rt. 304 stand they have apple pick­ing. Apple picking is Sat 10–4, Sun 10–3:30. The stands have a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables including our own sweet corn, apples, and tomatoes. We also have our own fresh pressed cider. Rt. 9W stand 9:00–5:30 July thru November. Rt. 304 stand 9:00–5:30 July thru November.

ULSTER COUNTY

THE CATSKILL ANIMAL SANCTUARY

316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY (845) 336-8447

www.casanctuary.org

Meet 300+ rescued farm animals on this 110-acre haven. Tours from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, April through October.

WALK OVER THE HUDSON RIVER

http://www.walkway.org/general-infor­mation

Walkway Over the Hudson, a 501(c)3 non­profit group, initially conceived of the idea of turning an old abandoned railroad bridge into a pedestrian park, and with the help of both private and public funding and partner­ships, this dream became a reality on October 3, 2009. Walkway Over the Hudson now works with the New York State Office of Parks, Recrea­tion, and Historic Preservation to make visiting Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park a truly memorable experience.

WOODSTOCK SHAKESPEARE FESTI­VAL PRESENTS TWELFTH NIGHT

45 Comeau Drive, off Tinker Street, in Woodstock.

Woodstock Shakespeare Festival’s 19th summer season opens with one of the bard’s most hilarious comedies. Twelfth Night, performed by Bird-On-A-Cliff The­atre Company on Woodstock’s outdoor Elizabethan stage, Sundays from July 25 to August 31, 5 p.m. Show time is 5 p.m., ad­mission is free (donations accepted) and all are welcome. Folding chairs or blankets are suggested.

APPLE HILL FARM

124 Route 32 South, New Paltz, 845-255- 1605

U-pick apples and pumpkins, August– October. Enjoy the restored 1859 barn. All varieties of fruits and vegetables. Fresh pressed cider and homemade pies. Week­end hayrides. Gifts. Open daily, August– Oc­tober 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

FULL-SERVICE CAMPING RESORTS

Newburgh KOA Kampground, Free­town Highway, Plattekill, 12568

845 564-2836, 845 564-2852; [email protected]­burghkoa.com; www.newburghkoa.com

April–October. 160 sites, tent, water/ electric, sewer, cabins, lodge. Camp store, laundry, showers, flush toilets, dumping station. Recreation building, pool, fish­ing, children’s play area, planned activities, themed weekends, NYC tours.

Phoenicia Black Bear Campground and RV Park, 17 Bridge Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464

845 688-7405; [email protected] hvc.rr.com; www.phoeniciacampground. com

Year round. On the Esopus Creek. Re­strooms and hot showers. Dumping sta­tion, electric and water hookups. Large fire­pits. Tables at each site. Seasonal monthly, weekly, and daily rates. Groups welcome. Pets allowed.

Skyway Camping Resort, 99 Mountain Dale Road (Route 52), Greenfield Park, NY 12435 800 447-5992, 845 647-5747;

[email protected]; www.skywaycamping.com

May–mid-October. 147 sites with electric and full hookups. Top-rated luxury camp­ing. Beach, boat rentals, camp store, chil­dren’s play area, fireplaces, fishing, flush/ dry toilets, hiking trails, laundry room, pond, pool, recreation building, hot show­ers.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Lazy Riv­er, 50 Bevier Road, Gardiner, NY 12525

845 255-5193; www.lazyriver.com

May–Columbus Day. 150 sites; 128 elec­tric, 88 sewage hookups. Dumping station, hot showers, swimming pool, boat rentals,   children’s play area, camp store, flush toilets and dry toilets, fireplaces, tables, fishing, rec­reation building, and laundry room.

Sullivan County

KITTATINNY RIVER TRIPS

3854 Rt. 97, Barryville, NY 12719

Tel: 845-557-8611 or 800-356-2852

Delaware Scenic & Recreational River. 7 locations, 2 riverfront campgrounds, paint­ball and 3,000 ft. dual racing zip lines. $-sav­ing packages, free camping for scout and church youth groups. Family owned for 74 years.

Open daily Apr–Oct 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

LANDER’S RIVER TRIPS

5961 State Rte. 97 Narrowsburg, NY 12764 Tel: 845-252-3925 or 800-252-3925

Enjoy rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing from 8 locations on the sce­nic Upper Delaware River. Then camp at any one of three riverfront camp­grounds.

Open daily May–Oct, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

JERRY’S THREE RIVER CANOE CORP

2333 Rte. 97 Pond Eddy, NY 12770, Tel: 845-557-6078

Take a canoeing or rafting trip on the scenic Upper Delaware River. Trip dura­tions range from 3-hour to 2-day excur­sions. Also available are tent and RV camp­ing.

Open daily Apr–Oct

UPPER DELAWARE SCENIC BYWAY

NYS Route 97 Narrowsburg, NY 12764, Tel: 845-252-3022 or 866-511-8372

Take a leisurely drive on the charming, historic, and natural NYS Route 97. Bro­chure available. Available YR.

ROLLING STONE RANCH

282 West Shore Rd., Bethel, NY 12720, Tel: 845-583-110

A beautiful equestrian center offering English & Western personalized riding les­sons for all levels; trail rides, horse board­ing, training, pony rides, friendly farm an­imals. The facilities include indoor and outdoor arenas. The indoor arena is light­ed & heated for winter. Onsite trails for our students; one mile from Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

Open daily YR by appointment

BRIDLE HILL FARM, LLC

190 Hemmer Rd. Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Tel: 845-482-3990

Horseback riding for children & adults, scenic trail rides, summer day camp, af­ter-school horsemanship, educational pro­grams, English & Western instruction. Summer day camp a popular activity for children, drop in any weekday morning, in­cludes a riding lesson, learning, fun with kids; indoor arena so come rain or shine.

Open daily YR sunrise to sunset by ap­pointment.

By Anne Phyllis Pinzow