It's hard for kids to keep their feet on the ground inside Jumpin Jakes. Areas to jump, bounce, and climb spread across the play space, which encompasses bounce houses and giant slides among other structures. A toddler zone accommodates younger visitors (Jumpin Jakes welcomes kids aged 2?10), and a snack bar sates hunger between bounces. For even more fun, the play center has video games, music, and an interactive light floor.
For more than 30 years, Cousins Paintball has been at the forefront of the paintball industry, equipping hundreds of thousands of players for battle. In addition to fun and thrill, the business prioritizes safety, providing participants with full masks to protect eyes and faces, and specially designed paint is free of any harmful ingredients. With referees overseeing competitive battles, players are free to keep their eyes on the prize as they race to capture the flag or compete in special events.
Founded in 1960, Storm King Art Center speckles 500 acres of landscaped hills, fields, and woodlands with postwar sculptures by international artists. The art center’s permanent collection showcases more than 100 abstract and figurative pieces made out of steel, aluminum, and other elements that range in size from welded I-beam structures to artistically littered pet rocks. Curators precisely nestle each work in the undulating Hudson Valley highlands, placing Alexander Calder’s Five Swords atop an emerald hill and Alice Aycock's Three-Fold Manifestation II under the tree line. An indoor complex shelters perishable works unable to withstand inclement weather alongside The View from Here: Storm King at Fifty, a temporary exhibition exploring the center’s history through archival documents, artists’ sketches, and framed photos of the founders holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
On Another Farm’s 90-acre plot of scenic, rural countryside, Sue Peterson and her team of equestrians lead services ranging from horse training to human instruction in the art of riding. Sue possesses 45 years’ worth of industry experience and passes on her hard-earned acumen to students during lessons in styles such as Western, hunt seat, or dressage, tailored to any level of riding skill. Lesson appointments can be made seven days a week, rain or shine, with teacher and pupil heading in to the large indoor arena when the weather doesn’t cooperate so horses don’t get mud on their new pairs of Air Secretariat shoes.
A lifelong rider, instructor Patricia Hohmann spent years competing in high school and college and brings that experience to her students when teaching English- and Western-style riding lessons. She specializes in working with beginner adults and children and helps them get confident in the saddle while having fun and staying safe. This means pairing riders with horses that are friendly, sane, and thereby incapable of plotting world domination. Saddle captains as young as age 3 learn during Pony Pals lessons, which give them a private introduction to horseback riding while the horse remains safely under Patricia’s control via a lead line.
Misfit Farm – New York Horseback Riding welcomes equestrians of all experience levels to gallop along the Duchess County trails, undertake riding lessons, or ride horses at the 20-acre facilities. Under the guidance of master trainer and lifelong equestrian Bridget McNulty, the farm staff maintains a well-fenced environment replete with indoor stalls for horses living onsite.