Adirondack Balloon Flights
P.O. Box 65, Glens Falls, NY 12801, www.adirondackballoonflights.com
793-6342. What better way to view the scenic Adirondack mountains
than from above? Gift certificates available.
Indoor Rockgym and Caving Gymnasium
4C Vatrano Road, Albany, 459-7625. When the going gets tough,
the tough climb the walls. Private and group instruction offered
as well as birthday parties for the willing and the brave.
Albany chapter: P.O. Box 2116, Albany, NY 12220, www.adk.org
899-2725. Just an hour from the Capital Region, the Adirondacks
boast some of the best views in the state—perfect when you
need a break from the grind of city life. The ADK hosts hikes
and outings, meetings and seminars for the outdoorsy set.
57 Fuller Road, Colonie, 482-8881. An art supply store that
meets the needs of the creative soul.
Arts Center of
the Capital Region
265 River St., Troy, 273-0552. The center features changing
art exhibits, performances and state-of-the-art studios where
a multitude of classes in the arts are taught. Drawing, painting,
weaving, ceramics, woodworking, dance, jewelry making and
much more are regularly featured.
147 Cherry Ave., Delmar, www.ascentsofadventure.com, 475-7519.
A school and guide service for rock climbing, ice climbing,
hiking and wilderness skills. Right now Ascents of Adventure
is located in Delmar, but they may be moving in the near future.
Check the Web site for address changes and updates!
Plaza, 446-0870. A hands-on, paint-your-own pottery studio.
42 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2030. Choose, design and
fire your own piece of pottery at this hands-on studio.
Routes 7 and 20, Duanesburg, 895-8140. Take a flying leap
and come in for a safe landing with the club’s expert skydivers
and parachute instructors. Take a friend along—group rates
537 Central Ave., Albany, 459-2400. Albany’s largest comic
store—get your fix with tons of back issues, underground comics
City Comics & Magazines
1704 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 377-1500. The area’s best
selection of back issues; also new issues and magazines.
110 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa. Got comics? Excellent Adventures
does. Check out the fine selection of both new books and back
23 Truck Plaza (Port of Albany), Albany, 449-2255. Check out
the adult version of hide-and-seek. Private play, open play,
tournaments and more. Birthday parties for adventurers of
all ages, 14 to 104! Pro shop located at 1219 Central Ave.
River Rafting Company
1 Main St., North Creek, www.hudsonriverrafting.com, (800)
888-RAFT. Escape to adventure on a “wild river” excursion.
Student and group discounts available. Choose from five different
George Kayak Co.
Main Street, Bolton Landing, (across from the Grand Union),
www.lakegeorgekayak.com, 644-9366. Offering sales, rentals,
lessons and tours in kayaking, rafting, cycling and hiking.
Route 5, Glenville, www.mohawkvalleyskydiving.com, 370-JUMP
(5867). All you Fear Factor addicts out there can live
out your reality-TV dreams at Mohawk Valley Skydiving. They
offer tandem and accelerated freefall jumps, videos, photos
and skydiving instruction. What are you waiting for? Jump!
589 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, 477-2651. The big daddy
of miniature golf courses around here. Batting cages and bank-shot
basketball, go-carts and bumper boats, too.
82 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs, 587-8243. Laser tag
in a two-story arena with music and special targets. Birthday
175 Guideboard Road, Halfmoon, 373-8438. Featuring 18-hole
miniature golf through October.
80 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, 584-7733. Design and make
your own jewelry from the more than 3,000 different beads
available at this shop.
Science Fiction & Mystery
219 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-2699. A specialties store
offering games and hobbies.
1035 Route 9, Queensbury, 792-8989. Featuring roller skating,
Laser Tron, go-karts and a water slide.
454 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-7760. Offering new and
old comics, anime videos, graphic novels.
Metroland's Dining Guide 2001