(518) 828-7695. This Hudson-based museum has 83 engines on display
and over 3000 pieces of related firefighting memorabilia. Open year
Greene County Council on the Arts: (518) 734-3104 offers galleries,
arts and crafts, shops, and information on cultural activities.
Main Street Windham offers many gallery experiences starting with
the Susumu Sato Photo and Fine Art Gallery located at the Inn.
(519) 731-6490. This Dutch Colonial dwelling complex includes the
oldest surviving Dutch house in the Hudson Valley, the other houses,
from 1663 and 1739, are furnished with art, furniture, textiles,
ceramics and silver. Open May through October.
Heritage Museum: (518) 432-6598. Exhibits, films, lectures,
and special educational programs chronicle the history and culture
of the Irish in America. Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day.
Cultural Sports Centre: The Michael J. Quill Centre (518) 634-2286
or (800) 434-3378 offers educational programs in language, music,
and literature, as well as festivals, theater, music and dance.
A Gaelic sports field features traditional Irish sporting events.
Open May through October.
Historic Site: (518) 828-0135 or www.olana.org On Rte 9G south
of Hudson, the Persian-style home of Hudson River School artist
Frederic Church is located on his farm. Grounds are open year-round,
dawn to dusk, with panoramic views of the Hudson River and the mountains
in which nestle Windham and this Inn. Check for house tours and
Piano Museum: (518) 263-3333. At the Doctorow Center for the
Arts in Hunter, houses a unique collection of early and modern keyboard
instruments, famous pianos, and musicological research materials.
House: (518) 943-7465. The Residence and studio of the founder
of the Hudson River School of Painting contains galleries of oil
paintings and prints as well as rooms with Cole artifacts and period
furnishings. Open May through October.
Ukrainian Church: (518) 734-5330. Built in the traditional
way, without nails, the Ukrainian Church and Grazhda is worthy of
a visit or attend a concert, Ukrainian craft workshop, view the
lovely hand-craved interior and works of art.
Museum: (518) 299-3396. Located on the homestead of Zadock Pratt,
circa 1828, the museum has displays featuring Pratts life
as the areas most prominent tanner. There are period furniture,
artifacts from his life and a tannery exhibit. Open Memorial Day
through Columbus Day.
Family Fun Activities
Hall of Fame: (888) 425-5633. This museum that houses one of
Americas favorite sports is located one hour and fifteen minutes
in Cooperstown, NY. Open year round.
Festivals: (800) 365-2287 or (518) 943-3223. You can also visit
the Greene County Promotion Department website for the countys
calendar of events.
Roller Rink: (518) 622-3224. Traditional 1950s era roller
rink. Open weekends in Cairo 10 miles down the mountain from Windham.
(845) 688-5300. Catskill Corners is home to the worlds
largest kaleidoscope built out of an historical barn.
(518) 943-4980. In Catskill, 30 miles from Windham, bowling, video
arcade, snack bar, sports pub is available year around. Groups are
(518) 296-8900. Discovered in 1842, the caverns are 156 feet below
ground. The tours are one-and-a half hour of fun and information,
great for all ages. The caverns are an hour from Windham.
Golf: Windhams mini miniature golf course is between the
movie house and Bataviakill Creek.
Bear Creek Landing (518) 263-3839 has a beautiful million-dollar
miniature golf course featuring wonderful landscaping, waterfalls
and a river.
or Rent Videos: Windham has three movie theaters available,
in the large building behind Key Bank on Main Street with weekend
matinee and night shows.