Along the main stretch at Hilltop Paintball, one recalls the Old West while spying the silhouettes of two cowboys leaning against wooden structures and dangling signs swinging in the wind before a camo-clad anachronism emerges from behind a wagon wheel. The stranger locks and loads a paintball marker before hightailing it to one of seven terrains with scenario games, such as Alien Planet and speedball. In order to win matches, he and his teammates must navigate obstacles, including stacks of logs, hay bales, and clones of Barney Fife. In airsoft matches, they play a paint-free game with similar principles to paintball, and an onsite target range gives them a chance to hone their aim. To shake it up, they can practice putting at an 18-hole mini-golf course, try their hands at Nerf Dart Tag, or refuel at the barbecue and picnic area. The facility also accommodates larger groups for special events such as corporate outings and birthdays with custom packages, and a private party tent is available with advance reservations.
Held on the site of the original Woodstock festival, the Wine Festival at Bethel Woods pummels palates with melodious tastes from more than 30 regional wineries, food, and craft vendors. Amid the grassy plains, lush forests, and discarded muttonchops of the iconic backdrop, attendees swirl and savor the scintillating inner warmth of adult grape juice from Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes wineries. Sample the sweet cordials and aperitifs of Knapp Winery, the award-winning cask potions of White Springs Winery, and the multifarious tastes of Brotherhood, the oldest winery in the United States, known for its spiced holiday wine and charmingly rambling anecdotes. Several short seminars anchor the interest of wine enthusiasts throughout the afternoon, and musical performances keep guests' auditory canals entertained as liquid samples are paired with solid sustenance such as cheeses, baked goods, and fruit tarts. Purchase up to eight of today’s deal and treat two bobsled teams to an afternoon of barrel-aged revelry and teeth-staining bonding.
Since 1878, reporters at the Recorder have delivered the news of the world to doorsteps around the Mohawk Valley. The editorial team staffs writers of diverse backgrounds, including journalism students, dairy farmers, and school principals, to bring unique and varied insights to local intercourse. A meaty news section broadcasts local, national, and world events, mixing human-interest stories with stories of politics, crime, and spiking lemonade prices. In-season sports articles include insights from a team of sportswriters who collectively hold over 10 New York Newspaper Publishers Association awards. Additionally, the lifestyle section and local events calendar keeps readers abreast of community happenings, and an entertainment section vets local hotspots and movies.
Implementing four generations of Italian winemaking techniques, Altamont Vineyard cultivates more than 20 kinds of grapes, carefully blending each variety to compose a small selection of handcrafted wines. Rolling green hills flanked by the Helderberg Mountains invite vineyard visitors to feast eyes on scenic vistas as they partake of scrupulously fashioned vintages.
Baristas at Altamont Coffee Café froth fresh-ground coffee drinks made from locally roasted beans, and dish out quiches, crepes, and sandwiches stuffed with healthy local ingredients. The bistro's menu tells the savory story of a daily vegetarian quiche ($6.95) and a rotation of fresh fillers. Spicy curry powder balances sweet mango chutney in the chicken curry wrap ($6.95), and the caprese panini unites basil, tomato, and mozzarella on a crispy baguette ($5.95). Fresh off the griddle and confident, the blueberry crepe ($3.95) steps into the ring with a pastry chef who lands blow after blueberry blow as orange marmalade shouts encouragement from the corner and sour-cream maple syrup watches with an expression bordering on concern.
Passonno Paints has equipped brush wielders with high-quality paint for more than 80 years. A friendly, knowledgeable staff helps patrons navigate thousands of hues from series such as Rustic Colors and The Historic Colour Collection, which includes all 149 colors of President Lincoln’s pet rainbow. In addition to transforming dwellings with vivid colors and equipping windows with blinds, Passonno Paints has also created an award-winning latex-paint-recycling program.