We had a lot of family fun at Kelder's Farm on Route 209 in Kerhonkson today! There are great farm U-pick stands along Route 209, but Kelder's Farm appealed to me because I heard it had a petting zoo and a bouncing area for kids. This "Jumping Pillow" turned out to be such a big hit for my kids that we didn't even get around to the hayride or the milking of the cow for $2. We bounced for an hour! There is no time limit. You pay $5 per person for a wristband, but you can bounce all day if you like.
It is a really beautiful place so if you go, don't forget your camera! You can also pick your own fruits and vegetables in season at Kelder's Farm. Due to the flooding from Irene though, there are no raspberries to be picked there now. You can pick apples and flowers though. I would definitely recommend Kelder's Farm for any child who loves to jump and bounce. There is also a small edible mini-golf course. The hardest part will be getting them off the jumping pillow! Also, just FYI, the restrooms are porto-potties so if you have a porto potty phobia, best to go somewhere else before you start the jump-a-thon.
There is also a nice gift shop with locally made goodies and ice pops. For more info visit Kelder's Farm. We ended up having slices of yummy organic pizza at Pizza Barn in Accord later. (Blog post to follow).
How could I forget to mention, they also have the world's largest garden gnome at the entrance! Makes for a great Hudson Valley photo opportunity!