Places To See, Things To Do Prior To Summertime Ends

By Beth KaletTimes Herald-Record

Where did the time go?

Its been a long, hot summer however unexpectedly we can feel it slipping away.

Still, theres a lot to do while the weather is cooperative, prior to the days grow shorter. With Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, simply 11 days away, here are dozens of things to do, great Hudson Valley and Catskills places to go, sights to see and experience while the sun summertime sun still shines and the stellar nights are still long.

With kids

– Catskill Animal Sanctuary, 316 Old Stage Roadway, Saugerties, 336-8447,

– Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History, 6615 Route 97, Narrowsburg, 252-6660,

– Trailside Museum and Zoo, Bear Mountain State Park, GPS: 55 Hessian Drive, Highland Falls, 786-2701,

– Warwick Drive-In, 11 Warwick Turnpike (Path 21), 986-4440,

– New York Renaissance Faire, Path 17A, Tuxedo Park, 351-5171,

For grownups

– Orange County Historic Pub Path visits the Chateau Hathorn, Warwick, Aug. 26. Starts at 5:30 pm or

– Wineries around the area:, 256-8456

– Breweries:, 917-414-7947 Also:

For indoor days

Theres nothing like live theater and music. Whether its a performance, a drama, comedy, musical or kids production, its all here, close at hand. The summertime season may end, but some carrycontinue through the year.

– Foundation Theatre Arts, 223 Main St., 2nd flooring, Goshen, 294-4188, on facebook and at!.?.! -Creative Theatre-Muddy Waters Players at Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, Museum Village, Monroe, 294-9465, Hall Theatre, 655 Pitcher Rd., West Point, 938-4159,

– Forestburgh Play house, 39 Forestburgh Rd., 794-1194,

– Maverick PerformanceAuditorium, 120 Maverick Roadway, Woodstock, 679-8217,

– Shadowland Stages, 157 Canal St., Ellenville, 647-5511,

– SugarLoaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Hwy., Chester (Sugar Loaf), 610-5900,

– Sullivan County Remarkable Workshop, Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Route 42, South Fallsbur, 436-5336,

– Woodstock Play house, 103 Mill Hill Roadway, Woodstock, 679-6900,


Weve got great deals of them; here is a shorta list:

– Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, 1031 Old Path 17, Livingston Manor,439-4810,

– Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker St., Woodstock, 679-9957, cpw.oeg

– Empire State Train Museum, 70 Lower High St., Phoenicia, 688-7501,

– Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, Monroe, 782-8248,

– Museum at Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, 781-2922,

– National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, 374 Temple Hill Roadway, New Windsor, 561-1765,

– Neversink Valley Museum, 26 Hoag Roadway, Cuddebackville, 754-8870,

– Newburgh Karpeles Manuscript Library, 94 Broadway, Newburgh, 569-4997,

– Orange County Farmers Museum, 850 Path 17K, Montgomery, 457-2959,

– Washingtons Headquarters, 84 Liberty St., Newburgh, 562-1195,

– West Point Museum, 2110 New South Post Rd., West Point, 938-3590, museumhome.html

The truly terrific outdoors

Go out on the water. Paddle, raft, float or take a sail on the Hudson, Delaware, the Esopus Creek. Here are some locations to rent a kayak, canoe or inner tube and to sign up for a regional day cruise.


– City of Kingston Kayak Tours, 53 Delaware Ave., Kngston, 481-7336, 339-3053,

– I Paddle NY, 2 Ferry St., SAaugerties, 532-7797,

– Kittatinny Canoes, Route 97, Barryville, 1-800-FLOAT-KC,

– Landers Delaware River Trips, Path 97, Narrowsburg, 800-252-3925,

– Mountain Valley Guides, 2 Idlewild Ave., Cornwall-on-Hudson, 661-1923,

– Silver Canoe, 37 S. Maple Ave., Port Jervis, 800-724-8324,

– Storm King Experience Tours, 178 Hudson St., Cornwall-on-Hudson 534-7800,

– Town Tinker Tube Rental, 10 Bridge St., Phoenicia, 688-5533,

Cruise, cruise

– Black Swan Sailing, Abeel St., Kingston, 542-Sail,

– Blue Dolphin Charters, Rondout Landing, Kingston, 399-1531, 331-6940,

– Estuary Steward, Newburgh Landing, Newburgh Waterfront, 800-979-3370,

– Hudson Cruising, 1 Broadway, Kingston, 687-2440,

– Pride of the Hudson, Newburgh Landing, Newburgh Waterside, 220-2120,

– Rip Van Winkle, Hudson River Cruises, 1 E. Strand St., Kingston, 340-4700,

– River Rose Tours and Cruises, Newburgh Landing, Newburgh, 562-1067,

Outdoor experiences

Too numerous to catalog, heres a tasting of some of the areas must-see spots.

– Don’t miss a check out to among the numerous farmers markets. Find a county by county list at: farmmarkets

– The Bashakill, Wurtsboro, a wetland and housethe home of marsh birds, fish, more than 40 types of butterfly.

– Fanny Reese State Park, Macks Lane, Highland,

– Saugerties Lighthouse, 168 Lighthouse Drive, Saugerties, 247-0656,

– Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, 534-3115,

– Sidewalk Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Elevator details: 834-3641, park details: 454-9649, Highland side, 87 Haviland Road,