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Summer Fun

Railbiking in the Adirondacks

If you’re visiting the Adirondacks, don’t skip the railbiking excursion with Revolution Rail Co.  What is Railbiking? Railbiking is a fun new activity that allows you to ride the railroad tracks and explore the Adirondacks along the banks of the Hudson River. It’s the ultimate scenic adventure trail on a railbike. you can either rent a quad or a tandem bike, depending on your group. How does it work? Once you’ve reserved your date and time, you have to check in at the historic North Creek Railroad Station. The Revolution Rail Co team will take guests on a short shuttle ride to the departure location.   After a short safety briefing, the tour guides will lead the railbikers further north on a 6 mile round trip cruise. The entire trip takes about 2 hours.   Are kids allowed on the railbike? Kids age 4 and up can ride in their own seat, using our seat belts. Toddlers can ride in either a front-mounted child carrier, or on their own seat with a 5-point harness. Infants can ride …

Classes, Clubs, and Camps for Kids

There are so many ways for children to learn. Learning through the arts, or by engaging in a sport, or by learning circus acts, kids can expand their educational, cultural and physical horizons. Here are some of our favorite (and super fun) interactive programs where kids of all ages might discover hidden talents. NEW YORK ABRAKADOODLE (New York and various U.S. locations), 212-875-4100) Abrakadoodle teaches kids creative and life development skills through painting, drawing, digital art and photography, and a host of other mediums, creating portfolios of work that the children can take home and keep. This program reaches children through art, providing a network of art classes, camps and parties across the United States through an innovative mobile art education. It is designed for children 20 months to 12-year-old. APPLE SEEDS (10 W. 25th St., 212-792-7590, $895 for one-year membership) This indoor playground accomodates infants with a cushioned play area and allows toddlers to drive a wooden taxi, run a well-stocked deli or play on giant cushions in the sports playground. BABY BOOT CAMP …

Top Farms in the U.S.

Visit a farm with your family this Fall (or any other time of year) and enjoy a great experience! Take a look at our guide to the best farms in the country. Alabama Aplin Farms, Slocomb, (334) 792-6362 This farm is known for tomatoes, pumpkins, melons, hens, wagon rides, and a petting zoo. Best time to go: June through October. Mountain Fork Farm, New Market, (256) 379-4762 This farm is known for its turkeys, broilers, and eggs, alongside heirloom tomatoes and fresh leaf lettuce. Best time to go: April to November. Alaska Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, Ester, (907) 451-0691 This farm is known for vegetables—learn about 30 to 40 different varieties on a nonprofit educational farm on the road to Denali National Park. Best time to visit: June to September. Arizona Brown’s Apple and Pear Orchard and Cider Mill, Wilcox, (520) 384-3671 This farm is known for apples and pears. Best time to go: August through October. Date Creek Ranch, Wickenburg, (928) 231-0704 This farm is known for grass-fed beef, plus Golden Delicious apples, …