Summer Fun

What’s New at Valley Water Parks This Summer

Both families and Fido can splish splash at local water parks this summer


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SplashDown Beach in Fishkill

Cool off at the Valley’s fun and exciting waterparks:

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SplashDown Beach Fishkill
Escape the heat by plunging down the thrilling Humunga Half-Pipe, or sit back and relax on the Croc Creek Wavy Lazy River. Then refuel with lunch or a snack at one of SplashDown’s eateries, like Cosimo’s Pizza at the Boardwalk, Nathan’s Famous, or the Frosty Shack. New this year: Build-your-own rice or nacho bowl at Iggy’s Fresh Mex; or head over to the Waffle Hut for classic Belgian waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. $35, $30 guests under 42 inches tall. 845-897-9600; www.splashdownbeach.com

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Kids beat the heat at Zoom Flume Water Park in East Durham

Zoom Flume East Durham
Start the summer off right at the Schools Out Bash (June 24), which offers discounted rates at this popular Catskills water park. Attractions include the Wild River raft ride, and the Canyon Plunge and Mighty Anaconda body slides. Unique to Zoom Flume is Gravity Gorge, a 700-foot-long dual zipline — the largest waterpark zipline in the world — that glides high over the park at heights of up to 80 feet. New this year: The CannonBowl 30, which shoots a pair of riders through a twisty, turvy water vortex. $30.99, $24.99 children seven and under. 800-888-3586; www.zoomflume.com

Splash N Play Doggy Water Park Newburgh
Who says we humans are the only ones who can enjoy a little water fun? Just in time for summer, Pet N Play pet resort’s new Splash N Play Doggy Water Park features artificial turf specifically designed for doggy play yards — no more muddy paws. Plus, the park is construction of indestructible materials, so your pups won’t be able to chew through a thing! Dogs get a kick out of the fire hydrant that shoots water and the various sprinklers throughout the yard. Call for prices. 845-632-0306; www.petnplayresort.com

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