Cabin Fever Cures: Indoor Family Fun in the Hudson Valley

Shed the scarf for fascinating indoor adventures in the Hudson Valley. Exploring the region’s museums, galleries, and family attractions is great for these last cold days – or anytime of the year when the weather drives you indoors!

Lower Hudson Valley

Rockland County

Palisades Center Mall, West Nyack
So much more than shopping! Dine at restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory and Texas de Brazil, bowl at Lucky Strike, skate around the Palisades Ice Rink, laugh at Levity Live Comedy Club, race around Autobahn Indoor Speedway or explore the world’s tallest indoor ropes course at Palisades Climb Adventure.

Westchester County

New Roc City, New Rochelle
Get lost in a mini-moviethon at Regal Cinemas multi-screen theater complex, or get moving with bowling, billiards, go-karts, mini-golf and more at FunFuzion. You’ve got lots of options at New Roc City!

Mid Hudson Valley

Dutchess County

The Gravity Vault, Poughkeepsie
Go ahead, climb the walls! This world-class indoor climbing facility offers a range of family friendly, rock climbing activities. From easier walls with fun shapes to more challenging bouldering areas—there’s something to engage every level of climber.

Orange County

The Castle Fun Center, Chester
Big on fun! In addition to its 11-acre outdoor space, Castle Fun Center offers a 50,000 square foot indoor amusement park and entertainment center for skating, rock climbing, laser tag, an arcade, seasonal go-karts and more.

Putnam County

Flying Arrow Sports, Carmel
Looking for a different way to spend the day? Bullseye! This spot offers indoor archery ranges, a friendly and helpful staff, and an amazing archery pro shop to outfit all of your bow and arrow adventures

Ulster County

Wood’n Wheel Entertainment Center, Ulster Park
Get ready to burn some energy! This family entertainment center offers skating, laser tag, paintball, bumper cars, a spaceball ride, rock climbing wall, arcade, bungee trampolines, year-round tubing and more.

Upper Hudson Valley

Albany County

The New York State Museum, Albany
Dedicated to exploring the human and natural history of the state—this 100,000 square foot space is home to changing science exhibits and permanent sections on native peoples, minerals, the World Trade Center, the Ice Age, and more.

Columbia County

FASNY Museum of Firefighting, Hudson
Excitement waits at this hands-on firefighting museum. Celebrate three centuries of bravery when you explore more than 60 antique and vintage fire engines, a varied equipment collection, and art – as well as interactive exhibits designed for kids.

Greene County

Winter Clove Family Resort, Round Top
Located on over 300 acres at the base of North Mountain and Catskill Wilderness Preserve, this all-inclusive family resort offers indoor and outdoor pools, a 9-hole golf course, bowling alley, game room, tennis, basketball and volleyball—and picturesque hiking and biking trails.

Rensselaer County

Children’s Museum of Science and Technology, Troy
“Aha” moments and more! Designed for children ages 18 months through the tweens, this museum invites children to discover the world around them through innovative and interactive tools, exhibits and programming.

Additional information can be obtained from the Hudson Valley Tourism web site at Hudson Valley Tourism, Inc. is the 10-county region designated by I LOVE NEW YORK to promote tourism for the area. Counties include Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester. Regional information can be obtained from any of the county tourism offices, or by calling 845-615-3860.