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Fun Stuff

Adirondack Balloon Flights P.O. Box 65, Glens Falls, NY 12801, www.adirondack, 793-6342. What better way to view the scenic Adirondack mountains than from above? Gift certificates available.

Albany’s 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.

Adirondack Mountain Club Albany chapter: P.O. Box 2116, Albany, NY 12220,, 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.

Arlene’s Artist Materials 57 Fuller Road, Colonie, 482-8881. An art supply store that meets the needs of the creative soul.

The 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.

Color Me Mine, Stuyvesant Plaza, 446-0870. A hands-on, paint-your-own pottery studio.

Creative Sparks, 42 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2030. Choose, design and fire your own piece of pottery at this hands-on studio.

Duanesburg Skydiving Club 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 available.

Earthworld 537 Central Ave., Albany, 459-2400. Albany’s largest (and quite possibly, only) comic store—get your fix with tons of back issues, underground comics and toys.

Electric City Comics & Magazines 1704 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady, 377-1500. The area’s best selection of back issues; also new issues and magazines.

First Prize Paintball 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.

Fun Spot, 1035 Route 9, Queensbury, 792-8989. Featuring roller skating, Laser Tron, go-karts and a water slide.

Lake George Kayak Co. Main Street, Bolton Landing,, 644-9366. Offering sales, rentals, lessons and tours in kayaking and hiking.

Mohawk Valley Skydiving Route 5, Glenville, www.mohawkvalleysky, 37-CHUTE (24883). 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!

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Mystic Lagoon Funplex 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.

Outer Zone 82 Congress St., Saratoga Springs, 587-8243. Laser tag in a two-story arena with music and special targets. Birthday parties.

Saratoga Beads, 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.

Spa City Comics, 454 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-7760. Offering new and old comics, anime videos, graphic novels.

Metroland's Dining Guide 2001


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