Kids’ Activities Near Pawling New York

Keep your kids active with an activity near Pawling, New York.

Located east of Poughkeepsie, Pawling is a small New York community near the Connecticut border. With proximity to natural resources like the Taconic Mountains and Whaley Lake, the area around Pawling offers ample opportunities for recreation—activities for kids are no exception. If you’re visiting the Pawling area or are a resident, there are several options for keeping your kids entertained and active.

Beekman Day Camp

Situated in a bucolic, pastoral landscape just northwest of Pawling, Beekman Recreation Park hosts several summer day camps for kids. Programs that are designed to be both fun and educational are offered for kids ages 5 through 15, including the “Walk Like an Egyptian” session, where kids learn about ancient Egypt, and the “Adventure Warriors” session, where kids learn wilderness survival skills. Activities where kids have to work together and problem-solve, such as a game when they’re asked to be detectives and solve a mystery, build character by promoting respect and teamwork. You can register for the camp on the Beekman Recreation and Parks website.

Beekman Recreation Park

29 Recreation Road

Poughquag, NY 12570

845-227-5783

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Thunder Ridge Ski Area: 4th Grade Ski & Ride Passport Program

The Thunder Ridge Ski area, located just south of Pawling, is an affiliate of the Ski Areas of New York organization’s annual 4th Grade Ski & Ride Passport Program. This passport offers three coupons for skiing to 4th-graders; a “Learn to Ski Passport” is available for kids who don’t have previous skiing experience. In addition to the ski slopes at Thunder Ridge, other activities include fall festival weekends, paintball and a haunted village. Participants don’t have to be New York residents, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Thunder Ridge Ski Area: 4th Grade Ski & Ride Passport Program

137 Birch Hill Road

Patterson, NY 12563

315-696-6550

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SplashDown Beach

Tagged as “America’s Biggest Little Waterpark,” SplashDown Beach is located about 20 miles east of Pawnee in Fishkill, New York. With a host of slides (including the Pirate’s Plunge Slide), pools (including the popular wave pool), and other attractions like a carousel and an arcade, SplashDown Beach also offers a restaurant and pizza place on-site for your dining convenience. Other kid-focused attractions include body painting, a candy shop and a stage for musical and theatrical performances. Birthday party packages are available, and the park will host special events such as family reunions. Several hotels are in the area to accommodate family vacations.

SplashDown Beach

16 Old Route 9 West

Fishkill, NY 12524

845-897-9600

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