Balloon Flights P.O. Box 65, Glens Falls, NY 12801, www.adirondack
balloonflights.com, 793-6342. What better way to view the
scenic Adirondack mountains than from above? Gift certificates
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.
Mountain Club 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.
Artist Materials 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
Me Mine, Stuyvesant Plaza, 446-0870. A hands-on, paint-your-own
Sparks, 42 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2030. Choose,
design and fire your own piece of pottery at this hands-on
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.
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.
City Comics & Magazines 1704 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady,
377-1500. The area’s best selection of back issues; also new
issues and magazines.
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
Spot, 1035 Route 9, Queensbury, 792-8989. Featuring roller
skating, Laser Tron, go-karts and a water slide.
George Kayak Co. Main Street, Bolton Landing, www.lakegeorgekayak.com,
644-9366. Offering sales, rentals, lessons and tours in kayaking
Valley Skydiving Route 5, Glenville, www.mohawkvalleysky
diving.com, 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
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
Zone 82 Congress St., Saratoga Springs, 587-8243. Laser
tag in a two-story arena with music and special targets. Birthday
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.
City Comics, 454 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-7760.
Offering new and old comics, anime videos, graphic novels.
Metroland's Dining Guide 2001