Seeing and Doing: Outdoors
Catamount Adventure Park
Catamount Ski Area
3290 Rt 23, Hillsdale
A ropes activity course and zip lines for children(age 7and up) to adults. A total of 11 courses. Open Spring, Summer and Fall. Group discounts and birthday parties.
Catamount Ski & Snowboarding Area
3290 Route 23, Hillsdale
Snow conditions call 800-342-1840
33 trails, 3 terrain parks, 1,000’ vertical drop,128 acres of terrain, 6 lifts- including summit quad, novice triple, 2 Wonder Carpets,
99% snowmaking, private and group lessons, ski & snowboard rentals, night skiing, Learn to Ski and Snowboard packages children’s lessons and a children’s playroom.
Chatham Bowl & The Side Door Grille
248 Route 295, Chatham
Bowling for all ages, bumpers & ramps for kids; Cosmic bowling - Saturday nights 7-11pm; please call for league information; Stop by the Side Door Grille before or after your game and enjoy the fare.
Daily 11am-closing ; Sat 10am-11pm (Cosmic Bowling 7-11pm) Sun 1-7pm
105 Mill Hill Rd, (Pine Plains)
Farm Tours. Please call for details.
Columbia County Fair
Columbia County Fairgrounds, Rt 66, Chatham Village
Always over Labor Day Weekend (Wednesday - Monday)
Nightly entertainment, daily livestock shows, petting zoo, midway rides, racing pigs, food and vendors
FASNY Fire Museum
117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson
Home to the premiere collection of American firefighting artifacts in the world and featuring over 90 pieces of apparatus on display. Children’s activities include creative play in select fire engines and interactive activities that are both educational and fun. Whether you’re a family, a firefighter or a student of history, you will be amazed at the depth and variety of the museum’s vast collection. Hours 10-5daily, closed major holidays.
The Fields at Omi
1405 Cty Rt 22, Ghent
Hudson Cruises, INC
Waterfront Park, Front Street Hudson
Dinning, Dancing and Scenic Cruises, Sunday Brunch Cruises
Lake Taghkanic State Park
One mile South of the Route 82 interchange with the Taconic State Parkway
or 1528 Route 82
Camping: tent, trailer, cottages, and cabins; swimming, boat rentals, trails, ice fishing, skating, cross country skiing & snowmobile trails ; deer & turkey hunting(bow only) in designated areas in season; Camping Season: May-October; park open YR - fee to enter Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Lebanon Valley Dragway
Route 20, West Lebanon
NHRA sanctioned drag racing April - October
Lebanon Valley Speedway
Route 20, West Lebanon
DIRT Sanctioned stock car racing; Saturdays mid April - September, call for mid week special events during July and August
Mill Creek Boardwalk
Lewis A Swyer Preserve
Route 9J, Stuyvesant
Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center
at CC Soil & Water
1024 Rt 66, Ghent
Old Chatham Sheepherding Company Farm
99 Shaker Museum Road, Old Chatham
Visit this farm and watch milking and cheese making.
Old Chatham Tennis Club
105 Cty Rt 13, Old Chatham
Two hard courts, one HarTru. Open Fall, Winter and Spring, hourly rates available
Petting Zoo at Love Apple Farm
1421 Route 9H, Ghent
Open: June - November
Featuring; baby animals such as; a calf, llama, pigs, ducks, goat, lambs, chickens, prairie dogs, peacock and other various animals that children may feed.
Entrance fee varies.
Roeliff Jansen Park
9140 Route 22, Hillsdale
Open daily - sunrise to sunset
An ideal location all year ‘round for children and family activities…picnics, beautiful walking trails,
a playground and a unique sand volleyball court…in the summer wade in the cool waters of the Roeliff Jansen kill.
Spruce Ridge Alpaca Farm
434 County Route 13, Old Chatham
A working farm with alpacas, cattle, chickens and other animals. Gift shop offers warm alpaca clothing, toys, rugs and more, many locally-made. Farm and Shop open Saturdays and Sundays 10am-4pm and by appt. during the Fall and Winter. April 1st - Fall Saturdays 11am-4pm.
Visit the website for information on National Alpaca Farm Day and the twice yearly Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl.
Stuyvesant Unique Area (Nutton Hook Reserve)
Rt 9J & Ferry Rd, Stuyvesant
Taconic State Park
Route 344, off Route 22, Copake Falls
Camping: tent, trailer, cabins & cottages; swimming; fishing; extensive trail system offering biking and nature trails, nature center, cross country skiing and snowmobile trails; Bash Bish Falls; Deer hunting in season; Camping Season; mid-May - November (Cabins rentals extended for hunters); park open YR - fee to enter Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Western Riding Stables, Inc
228 Sawchuk Road, on the Ancram/Millerton line
Lessons, trail rides, pack trips, pony rides and hay/sleigh rides
Wilson M Powell Wildlife Sanctuary
Hunt Club Road, off County Route 13, Old Chatham
Hiking and bird watching