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Albany:

Dutch Apple Cruises
Albany, NY
(518)463-0220
Sightseeing, brunch, dinner, moonlight cruises, private charters, group tours. Operates April through October, daily.

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Broadalbin:

Eagle Mills
Eagle Mills Road, Broadalbin, NY 12025
(518)883-8700
Water powered cider mill, covered bridge, mill pond, waterfalls, country bakery, gift shop and snack-bar. Pan for fools gold, amethyst, rose quartz, rubies and other gems. Annual Arts and Craft Shows. Free Admission. Open July 4th weekend through October, 11AM-7PM

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Clifton Park:

Riverboat Cruises
1 Terminal Road, Clifton Park, NY
(518)273-8878
Narrated cruises along the Mohawk River and an Erie Canal Lock.

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Halfmoon:

Crescent Cruise Lines
Halfmoon, NY 12065
(518)373-1070
Cruises on famous Erie Canal. Open May through October.

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Latham:

Hoffman's Playland
Route 9, Latham, NY 12110
(518)785-3842
Amusement park featuring rides, video arcade and picnic area. Open April through Labor Day. Hours: Monday through Friday Noon to 9PM, Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 10PM.

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Rensselaer:

Spirit of St Joseph
40 Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518)449-2664
Weekly tours on Hudson River. Handicap accessible. Open May through October.

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Salem:

Battenkill Rambler
Route 22, Salem, NY 12865
(518)692-2191
Fourteen mile train ride from Salem to Shushan and back, goes through Battenkill Valley. Covered bridge museum and river front gorge museum. Open May through October, call for hours.

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Saratoga Springs:

National Museum of Racing and Thoroughbred Hall of Fame
Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518)584-0400
Displays,paintings, trophies, memorabilia. Open year round; Monday through Saturday 10AM to 4:30PM, Sunday Noon until 4:30PM.

Petrified Sea Gardens
Off Route 29
Petrified Gardens Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518)584-7102
Ancient seabed featuring petrified sea reef. Also includes Gift shop, mineral and rock museum. Open May through November. Hours: 10AM to 5PM.

Saratoga Circuit Tours
417 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518)587-3656
A variety of guided tours covering Saratoga Springs and the immediate vicinity are available. Tours include a two-hour long History Tour, a ghost tour which features a number of haunted buildings mentioned in the book Saratoga County Ghosts, an Architecture Tour and a Greenridge Cemetery Genealogy Tour. Open daily 9AM to 6 PM.

Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame
352 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518)587-4210
Harness racing memorabilia, racing silks, blacksmith works, horseshoe and metal sculpture. Free admission. Handicap accessible. Open July through August, Tuesday through Saturday 10AM until 4 PM, September through November and May through June, Thursday through Saturday 10AM until 4PM.

Saratoga Harness Raceway
Nelson Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518)584-2110
Harness Racing featuring both pacers and trotters. Handicap accessible. Open mid-April to mid-November. Hours: 6PM (first race at 7:45 PM) to end of last race. (Days vary).

Saratoga Race Course
Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518)584-6200
The oldest continuously running race track in the United States, featuring thoroughbred racing. Handicap accessible. Thoroughbred racing season runs from the last week in July and through August. Hours are Wednesday through Monday, 1PM post time until last race (time varies).

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Schenectady:

Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium
15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308
(518)382-7890 (518)382-7893(fax)
The Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium is a dynamic destination where science is fun for everyone! Discover hands-on, minds-on interactives that make science come alive. See a Planetarium Show with the only GOTO Star Machine in the northeast and visit the area’s only FETCH! Lab. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 5PM. Open School Holiday Mondays and School Break Sundays.

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South Glens Falls:

Justy-Joe Sportfishing Charters
30 Iris Ave., South Glens Falls, NY 12803
(518)798-0336
justy1jo@together.net
We currently operate a charter fishing business on Lake George and Lake Champlain. We offer fishing fun for the entire family and have package deals that include lodging. Open April thru mid November.

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Troy:

Capt JP Cruise Line
278/280 River St, Troy, NY 12180
(518)270-1901
Mississippi paddle-wheeler with central air and heat. Dinner and dance cruises, cocktail hours, brunches, family cruises. Operates daily, summer-fall.

NYSTI: New York State Theatre Institute
Performances on the Russell Sage College Campus
155 River St, Troy, NY 12180
(518)274-3256 (518)274-3815(fax)
nysti@crisny.org
NYSTI is acclaimed as one of the premiere professional theatres for family audiences in America. Noted for its development of new plays and musicals, and for innovation in the field of arts education. Open Performances Oct-June, Education programs and camps year round.

Uncle Sam's Grave
Oakwood Cemetery, 101 St, Troy, NY 12180
(518)272-7520
The grave of Sam Wilson, a meat packer who supplied beef during the War of 1812 to the U.S. Army. Soldiers interpreted U.S. Beef to mean Uncle Sam's Beef. Wilson's caricature came to represent the USA. Free admission. Open year round, daily 9AM through 4:30PM.

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