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New at Mountain Wings
Every first and third Sunday at 3 p.m. a free hands-on “Introduction to Hang Gliding” lecture with videos is offered. Participants can feel what it is like to be in a hang glider harness and control a glider in their exclusive simulator, and will be able to pick up and run with a real hang glider on flat ground.
Mohonk Mountain House
1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz 866-966-0348
Trail and carriage rides through 7,000 historic acres. Reservations required. Child and group friendly. Free WiFi.
Nichols Field Riding Club
98 Sherman Road, Kerhonkson
845-616-3608 Offering riding instruction for all levels, span- ning many disciplines, including dressage, show jumping and cross country, as well as pleasure riding, carriage driving, pony camp, adult clinics, on-site birthday parties and excursions.
Payne Farm Too
125 Dubois Road, New Paltz
Trail rides and horseback riding. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains from your saddle on a sweet, safe and willing horses. Indoor/outdoor rings and trails. All levels welcome. Call for an appointment.
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
30 Cherrytown Road, Kerhonkson 845-626-7345 Enjoy a day-long treat in the country with day guest and ride-only passes available at this family-friendly resort nestled in the Catskill Mountains. Accessible, child, group friendly. Free WiFi.
Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
600 Route 44/55, Highland 800-647-2624, 845-691-2927 Overnight guests can
enjoy the many fun-filled
activities at this all-inclusive
property. The resort in-
cludes unlimited horseback
riding, Big Splash indoor
water park, over 100 activities,
children’s day camp, winter fun park, nightly entertainment and much more. Accessible, child and group friendly. Free WiFi.
Rockmount Equestrian Center
825 Churchland Court, Saugerties 845-458-1629 Horseback riding lessons, horseback riding camp and trail riding. By appointment only. Open year-round.
Rustic Ridge View Farm
15 Old Queens Highway, Kerhonkson 203-858-3634
Rustic wedding venue, Gunks climbing accommodations and full-capacity horse facility. Experienced trainers for all levels of ability and all ages. A safe, respectful and fun relationship between rider and horse and instructor is encouraged.
Ulster County Horse Council
New Paltz
Non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and improving Ulster County’s overall equine environment. Part of the State Horse Council. Sponsors horse shows, trail rides, educational programs and more. See website for events.
Northeast Off-Road Adventures
Tempaloni Road, Ellenville
Low speed, off-road driving instruction and rentals with I4 WDTA-certified instructors and experienced trail guides leading students through miles of pristine driving trails and obstacles at the 68-acre mountain top facility.
TRT Bicycles
1066 Route 32, Rosendale 845-658-7832
Bicycle rentals, sales, service and tours. Open year-round. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tuesday.
Hang Gliding/Ultra Light/Skydiving
Mountain Wings
77 Hang Glider Road, Ellenville
Hang gliding instruction, sales, rides and fun. The pro shop offers a complete retail store for all your hang gliding needs. View the website for exhilarating views from the “Hang Gliding Capital of the Northeast.”
Skydive The Ranch
45 Sandhill Road, Gardiner
845-255-4033 Open for first-time jump students and experienced jumpers. Large fleet of turbine- powered aircrafts available. Group friendly. Free WiFi. Open weekends in November, December and March; daily, April-October. Weekdays, 10 a.m.-sunset; weekends,
8 a.m.-sunset.
The Blue Sky Ranch
45 Sand Hill Road, Gardiner 845-255-9538, 845-255-4033 (school)
Skydiving center. Large fleet of turbine aircraft. Instruction available. Group friendly. Free WiFi. Open weekends, November, December and March; daily, April-October. Weekdays, 10 a.m.-sunset; weekends, 8 a.m.-sunset.
Horseback Riding
Ashokan Horseback Riding and Woodstock (Swords) Fencing Club
363 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge 845-657-8021
Enjoy the harmonious relationship between horse and rider, nature and horses. Learn to fence. By appointment only. Call for reservations. Open year-round. Child friendly and groups by appointment.
Braden Brook Stables
19 Mountaindale Road, Greenfield Park 845-647-7556 Horseback riding stables, trail rides, pony rides and lessons. Accessible, child, pet and group friendly. Open to the public year-round seven days a week.
Flying Change Farm LLC
235 Airport Road, Accord
845-626-0020 Quaint family farm offering riding lessons
and summer camps. Specializes in developing a perfect learning environment for beginners and intermediate level riders. Open everyday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 15

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