Rondout-on-the-Hudson is full of activities for the entire family and has some nice shopping and restaurants to patronize in between its weekend events. Take a Hudson River boat cruise, visit the lighthouse, tour the Hudson River Maritime Museum, visit Pete Seeger's Clearwater Sloop when it is docked there.
The world's largest kaleidoscope, a Guiness World Record-Holder, presents an awesome image show set to music as you stand inside it with your head tilted toward the ceiling. Browse the Kaleidoscope shop afterwards for some interesting souvenirs and fascinating kaleidoscopes.
Exciting fun tubing down the rapids, eddies, and whirlpools of the Esopus as it flows down the mountain creek. Cool off on a hot summer day experiencing the whitewater as you drift down the Esopus. Hitch a ride on the open air railroad car with your tube to get to the top.