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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Get an Adrenaline Fix at the Gunks


5. An Oddball Day

The Trapeze Club at Stone Mountain Farm  

You haven’t really seen the Gunks until you’ve viewed them upside down, in mid-air. At the Trapeze Club at Stone Mountain Farm, you’ll learn the tricks of a circus acrobat, including how to fall without breaking your neck. The farm’s owners bought the 23-foot-tall trapeze in 1999 (their children are aerial artists) and now offer two-hour classes ($40) from May through October.

While your head’s still spinning, check out the Rivendell Winery’s new tasting room on Albany Post Road (opening in late spring). The craggy panorama and the award-winning dry Riesling make this a prime picnic stop. Wind down with a walk through eighteenth-century stone Huguenot homes scattered along the banks of the Wallkill River in a sleepy corner of New Paltz.

Published on Apr 25, 2007 as a web exclusive.

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