The Hudson Valley is a delight for the young of every age. The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome offers WWI-era airplanes, barnstorming airshow stunts. The Dutchess County Fair is a classic and beloved weeklong event. The Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival will take your breath away. The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Poughkeepsie riverfront is awesome and interactive for the younger crowd. In all, the area boasts nine museums including the nation’s first presidential library, the FDR Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park.
Looking to spend time off enjoying a variety of family-friendly amusements? Try local favorites like Playland Park, Splashdown Beach, Lake Compounce or Quassy Amusement and Water Park. Enjoy animal encounters at area zoos and aquariums, including Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Trevor Zoo, and Mystic Aquarium. You can also find indoor and outdoor adventures at places like Brownstone Adventure & Discovery Park, Jumpz Trampoline Sports, Gravity Vault Poughkeepsie, Rocking Horse Ranch, or Catamount Aerial Adventure Park.