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Fun things to do in the Tristate area!

1.   Kids Club House – Pine Island, NY  Check out Open Play and other Summer Programs! Here is our Summer Schedule http://www.kidsclubhouse.biz/classratestimates/summer.html

2.   Land of Make Believe – Hope, NJ  Amusement park and waterpark.  http://www.lomb.com/ >

3.   Wawayanda State Park – Hewitt, NJ (just beyond Warwick)  Swimming, beach, small playground. http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wawayanda.html.

4.  Van Saun Park – Paramus, NJ   Zoo, playground, pony rides, carousel  http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/bcparks/prvansaun.aspx

5.  Sesame Place – Langhorne, PA   Amusement/water park  www.sesameplace.com

6.  Crayola Factory – Easton, PA  Hands-on Discovery Center  http://www.crayola.com/factory/

7.  Space Farms – Sussex, NJ  Zoo, picnic/playground area, museum www.spacefarms.com

8.  Imagine That! – Florham Park, NJ  Hands-on children’s museum  http://www.imaginethatmuseum.com/

9.  Fun Time Junction – Fairfield, NJ  Indoor play area  www.funtimejunction.com

10.  Giggles Play Station – Rockaway, NJ  Indoor play area   http://www.gigglesplaystation.com/

11. Party Zone – Middletown, NY  Indoor play area featuring inflatable bounce houses      www.jumpinjakes.net

12.  NJ Children’s Museum – Hands-on children’s museum. Often has special evening events for kids.  www.njcm.com

13. Strawberry Picking – Ochs Orchard in Warwick (www.ochsorchard.net) offers a variety of things to pick throughout the summer.   Otherwise try http://www.pickyourown.org/NY.htm for other places to pick other things in NY.

14. Aquariums:  Maritime Aquarium – Norwalk, CT  http://www.maritimeaquarium.org/home.asp Mystic Aquarium – Mystic, CT  www.mysticaquarium.org Adventure Aquarium – Camden, NJ  www.adventureaquarium.com

15. Mountain Creek Waterpark – Vernon, NJ  Waterpark – has small lazy river and ship for kids; wave pool  http://www.mountaincreekwaterpark.com/

16. SplashDown Beach – Fishkill, NY – Waterpark  www.splashdownbeach.com

17. Ringwood NJ – park behind library with lake – http://www.njplaygrounds.com/blog-n-photos/?p=4700

18. Maple Grange Park – Vernon, NJ – Playground with obstacle courses and bridges.  http://www.njplaygrounds.com/blog-n-photos/?p=2533

19. Pochuk Boardwalk Trail (part of Appalachian Trail) – Vernon, NJ – Boardwalk on a section of the Appalachian Trail leads to suspension bridge and eventually into mountainous trail.  http://www.nynjtc.org/map/pochuck-boardwalk-map

20. High Point State Park – Montague, NJ   Hiking, swimming, beach, playgrounds, monument you can climb to top of.  There are some good trails in the non-paying section, too.  http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/highpoint.html

21. Turtle Back Zoo – West Orange, NJ   Children’s zoo, carousel, playground area   www.turtlebackzoo.com

22. Bear Mountain State Park – Bear Mountain, NY   Small zoo, swimming pool, hiking, carousel http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/13/details.aspx

23. Rogowski Farm – Pine Island, NY    Events like Family night, Movie night and weekend breakfast.  Check website for upcoming events.  www.rogowskifarm.com

24. Firefly Field at Airport Park – Matamoras, PA    Unique playground featuring covered sand area, nets for climbing, and a short walking path around the park.  A good flat area for teaching kids to ride bikes.  http://www.neagle.com/lifestyle/x1911310731/-Firefly-Field-Is-Open-in-Airport-Park Behind Polar Cub – a great place to enjoy ice cream afterwards.  Make it lunch with unique hot dogs from Cat’s Dogs down the street!  http://www.catsincredibledogs.com/

25. Farmers Markets:  Fridays in Goshen (enjoy a picnic lunch with food from the market under the big trees – bring some balls or bubbles and enjoy the shade) http://www.goshennychamber.com/ Saturdays in Pine Island at Pine Island Park  http://www.pineislandny.com/current/farmers-market-pine-island-ny-warwick-ny-hudson-valley-orange-ny.htm or Sundays in Warwick  http://www.warwickinfo.net/farmersmarket/

26. Bushkill Falls   Bushkill, PA   Enjoy hikes around waterfalls – there are stairs and options for making the hike shorter/longer.  www.visitbushkillfalls.com

27. Claws “N” Paws Animal Park    Lake Ariel, PA   Zoo includes petting zoo, animal shows, and interactive exhibits.  www.clawsnpaws.com

28. Pennings Farm – Warwick, NY   Stop by and enjoy a small petting zoo and small play area while lunching on food from the indoor farm market.  www.penningsfarmmarket.com

29. Liberty Science Center  Jersey City, NJ   Interactive children’s museum features an area for small kids, animals and great views of NYC and the Statue of Liberty.  www.lsc.org

30. Sally’s Dream playground   Montgomery, NY   Unique play area for kids featuring sandbox and multiple play areas.  http://www.orangecountynyparks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25&Itemid=3

31. Goshen Heritage Trail   Goshen to Monroe   Enjoy a bike ride or walk with the kids on this flat, paved trail that runs along Route 17.  Parking behind the bank in Goshen.  http://www.orangecountynyparks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21&Itemid=3

32. Storybook Land  6415 Black Horse Pike Egg Harbor Township, NY http://www.storybookland.com/ Amusement park with a fun walk through all-time favorite stories and nursery rhymes.  Very clean and pay-one-price admission includes unlimited rides with access to all storybook attractions.


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