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20 Things to do with kids in Upstate NY at the end of summer

We're sharing some ideas for ways to make the last bit of summer super fun for your family.

  1. Peerless Pool: Dive into Saratoga Spa State Park's favorite pool.

  2. SPAC: Check out a last-minute concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

  3. Saratoga Race Course: Experience horse racing Saratoga-style.

  4. Lake George: Relax by the water, take a boat out, or grab an ice cream.

  5. Thacher State Park: Enjoy panoramic views overlooking Albany and more.

  6. Schoharie Crossing: Explore canal history and enjoy a picnic.

  7. Berry Picking: Head to places like Winney's farm in Schuylerville.

  8. Hudson River Cruise: Book a tour, such as Dutch Apple Cruises.

  9. Drive-In Movies: Enjoy a classic experience at Malta Drive-In or similar spots.

  10. Downtown Troy: Browse shops, visit the farmers' market, and enjoy the riverfront.

  11. Empire State Plaza, Albany: See the museum and explore the plaza.

  12. Saratoga National Historical Park: Walk through history at this battlefield site.

  13. Albany Pine Bush Preserve: Take a hike through a unique ecosystem.

  14. The Children's Museum at Saratoga: A great spot for kids to play and learn.

  15. Saratoga Lake: Rent a kayak, go fishing, or enjoy the lakeside views.

  16. Adirondack Animal Land: Just a short drive away, meet and feed a variety of animals.

  17. Saratoga Farmers' Market: Experience local flavors, crafts, and live music. Perfect for stocking up on fresh produce, baked goods, and artisanal products.

  18. Congress Park Carousel, Saratoga Springs: Take a nostalgic carousel ride before it closes for the season.

  19. Allo Saratoga! We have lots of fun classes and open sessions to keep you cool on these hot days.

  20. Windchill Factory: Grab some ice cream and play on the playground



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