2021 June Guide | Capital District Moms

As the school year comes to end you are probably looking forward to a more “normal” Summer compared to last year. I’ve made this guide to help you plan fun activities for Father’s Day and Summer vacation. The highlight of this guide is that I have created a map with all the playgrounds I have visited (30 playgrounds+)!!!!!




Apex Entertainment offers fun for all ages with a 65+ game arcade, 22 lanes of bowling, thrilling hyper-realistic VR, laser tag, dining and so much more! Located in the lower level of Crossgates Mall, Apex is a great venue for birthday parties or a fun day out with the family!


 1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203

Follow Apex Entertainment on Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-426-8666

Email: [email protected]



Bailiwick Animal Park & Riding Stables is family owned and operated. We offer year round horseback riding, pony rides and paintball. The zoo is Open from April to November.


 118 Castle Road, Catskill, NY 12414

Follow Bailiwick Animal Park & Riding Stables on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-678-5665



Camp Rockaway at Schuylerville features fully furnished safari-style canvas tents, set on the banks of the historic canal near Lock C-5. Sites include a pre-pitched 10 x 12 safari-style tent on a raised wood platform, a front deck with lounge chairs, and a shaded back porch with a hammock. Families and pods can add on a pre-pitched “pup” tent with cots and sleeping bags for kids or friends.


Old Champlain Canal Tow Path, Schuylerville, NY 12871

Follow Camp Rockaway on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-203-1269

Email: [email protected]



We are an exclusively online boutique offering women of all sizes the perfect mix of classic and trendy pieces; all at affordable prices. Shop a local small business without even having to leave home! 


Follow Classic Threads Boutique on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-791-2100

Email: [email protected]



Dutch Apple Cruises is located in downtown Albany, NY on the scenic and historic Hudson River! We offer sightseeing, sunset & special event cruises, that are open to the public. We also offer private cruise rentals for your next event. Please visit Dutchapplecruises.com for information, schedules & to purchase tickets!


1 Quay Street, Albany, NY 12202

Follow Dutch Apple Cruises on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website. 

Phone #: 518-463-0220

Email: [email protected]



Sign up today for Dwayne Killings Basketball Camps at the University at Albany!  Our experienced, energetic, and passionate staff is excited to help grow the game for kids of all skill levels!


University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222

Click here to visit their website. 

Phone #: 708-612-9988

Email:  [email protected]



Take a drive to the country to visit our full ice cream parlor and farm stand right on our working dairy farm. Experience products made right on the farm including our famous chocolate milk and over 60 rotating homemade premium ice cream flavors. We also feature many additional local products.


311 King Rd Schuylerville, NY 12871

Follow King Brothers Dairy on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-695-MILK (6455)

Email:  [email protected]



Little Llamas, Inc. is the Capital District’s only play based bilingual preschool & language enrichment center!  Offering programs for children ages 18 months-12 years old. Space is limited, Enroll today for the fall 2021-2022 school year.


143 Troy Schenectady Road (Hilltop Plaza Suite #5) Watervliet, NY 12189

Follow Little Llamas, Inc. on Facebook 

Click here to visit their website.

Contact Marisol Borrero, Phone #: 518-302-2388

Email: [email protected]



We are New York’s First Farm Cidery and support New York agriculture by producing quality craft ciders using 100% local New York apples and fruit. Visit our Tasting Room in Albany, NY for a rotating selection of 9 premium and limited small batch Nine Pin ciders as well as local New York beers and cocktails. Pair cider with one of our gourmet sourdough personal pizzas or small plates.


929 Broadway Albany, NY 12207

Follow Nine Pin Cider on Facebook & Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-449-9999

Email: [email protected]



Old Brick is a local, family-owned and operated furniture + mattress store with prices guaranteed to be 10-30% less every day! With 7 locations and coming to Clifton Park, NY Fall 2021, find furniture and accessories for every room in your home, plus take advantage of interior design services and financing to make your dream home a reality.


NEW YORK: Albany, Schenectady, Queensbury + Clifton Park — Coming Fall 2021!

VERMONT: Bennington, Manchester + Rutland


Follow Old Brick Furniture and Mattress Company on Facebook & Instagram.

Click here to visit their website.



STEAMwhiz’s Sci-Tech Camp is not your everyday camp. We offer the modern tools & instructions kids need. They will learn more STEM in 1-month than 1-year in school! The STEAMwhiz mission is to empower NextGen ‘thinkers & doers’ with the critical tools of creative problem-solving & analytical thinking to be successful in an A.I. future! Each week we will create new neural pathways via project-based learning that will develop G.R.I.T: Guts, Resilience, Initiative, Tenacity through weekly challenges: Race It, Game It, Laser It, Control It. Check out what we’re doing this week in the lab and follow-us on facebook.


Guilderland, NY

Follow STEAMwhiz on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-512-9595

Email: [email protected]




Treat Dad to a Father’s Day Sightseeing Cruise on the Hudson

Dutch Apple Cruises is offering two cruises on Father’s Day!


Looking to try something different? Apex Entertainment has Candlepin Bowling!

Click here to learn more about Candlepin Bowling at Apex Entertainment.


Make Memories at Huck Finn’s Playland!

Click here to learn more.


Have a family BBQ at home and pick up some Nine Pin Cider to enjoy!

Click here to learn more about Nine Pin Cider.


Take a drive to the country to visit King Brothers Dairy and visit their full ice cream parlor!

Click here to learn more about King Brothers Dairy.


Plan a weekend family getaway!

Click here to learn more about Camp Rockaway.


Visit Bailiwick Animal Park & Riding Stables (Reservations are required for Paintball Games and Camping)!

Click here to learn more.





If you have been following Capital District Moms, you probably know that I have been to a TON of playgrounds throughout the Capital District. Currently, there are pictures of more than 30 playgrounds (and counting!!!) under the blog section on the website. I’m excited to announce that I’ve created a map with all the playgrounds I have visited!!!



The Crossings of Colonie – Click here


Spring Run Trail – Click here


Halfmoon Town Park – Click here


Zim Smith Trail – Click here


Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail (Lions Park) – Click here


Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail – Click here


Albany-Hudson Electric Trail – Click here


Albany Corning Preserve – Click here



June is one of my favorite times of the year in the Capital District because I love to go strawberry picking! There are tons of local farms, but not all of them have you-pick strawberries. Below is a list of some places that have you-pick strawberries. Strawberry picking will probably start around mid June.

Altamont Orchards – Altamont, NY


Ariel’s Farm – Gansevoort, NY


Barber’s Ruckytucks – Stillwater, NY


Best Berry Farm – East Greenbush, NY


Bowman Orchards – Rexford, NY


Buhrmaster Farms Scotia, NY


Hand Melon Farm – Greenwich, NY


Kristy’s Barn Schodack, NY


Samascott Orchards – Kinderhook, NY


Stanton’s Feura Farm – Feura Bush, NY


Story Farms – Catskill, NY


Strawberry Acres – Buskirk, NY


Swartz Dairy and Produce – Castle-on-Hudson, NY





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