On this nonprofit stable’s 21 acres, a gaggle of horses helps visitors with and without physical, mental, and emotional struggles expand their self-confidence, bolster social skills, and improve quality of life. Therapy is the center's primary mission, pursued via lessons tailored to each rider's pace and needs. Stroke patients, those with visual and hearing impairments, and people with depressive and autism-spectrum disorders are all welcome.
Centered riding combines classic principles of riding with body awareness, centering, and imagery. Certified instructors also use
rider biomechanics in lessons for beginners to intermediate to help improve core strength, balance, and harmony with the horses.
Though not officially part of the center's therapy techniques, a host of additional programs use horseback riding to nurture mental and physical well-being. Offerings include Yoga on Horseback, Mommy and Me sessions, and Silver Saddle lessons, which are geared toward older riders and discerning horses looking to incorporate more bling into their wardrobes.
Upon its opening in 1924, the Newton Theatre beamed with a handsome colonial exterior, delicate stonework, and a façade glittering with 180 electric lights. Despite all this, the owners felt it most important to emphasize its steel load-bearing columns, declaring the building "the safest type known to modern engineering science" and “kind of like a castle, but, you know, without all the dungeons.” That sensible, utilitarian attitude has served the venue well ever since. The Newton found success as a movie theater for decades, then briefly closed in 2010, only to reopen in 2011 as a music venue with a sold out performance by Todd Rundgren.
Mountain Sports Club makes it easy for outdoorsy folks to find discounts at their favorite high-altitude destinations. Skiers and snowboarders rejoice with discounts on lift tickets and lodging at major mountain resorts around the country, such as Telluride and Copper Mountain in Colorado and Snowbird in Utah.
The club doesn't just cater to the cold-weather activities like skiing and snowman-wrestling, however. They also give cyclists, fishermen, and hikers their fix with discounts on gear and apparel valid at a wide variety of outfitters.
The perfect indoor activity, those interested in the arts will appreciate Ogdensburg's Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the museum.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this museum has kid-friendly policy.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
Bask in the comfort of Sparta Theatre's movie theaters when you see any of their offerings in Hopatcong.
Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this theater has the restaurant just for you.
No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home at this theater.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you love an afternoon at the movies, you'll love the cinemas at Poconos Movieplex in East Stroudsburg.
Don't stay cooped up on a warm summer night — with Poconos Movieplex's open air screens, you can enjoy a movie and the weather at the same time.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.