While the majority of the objects comprising the permanent collection were the result of the efforts of the Hydes, the collection continues to grow through donations and acquisitions.
For more information, directions or hours of operation, call 792-1761 or go to www.hydecollection.org.
Of course, it's easy to relax knowing your belongings are safe at home. Mahoney Alarms of Glens Falls offer security systems for all needs. For a free security consultation, call 523-1600 or go on-line at www.mahaoneyalarms.com
For the creative-minded who would rather spend an afternoon making a beautiful piece of jewelry than peddling or paddling, be sure and visit Bay Street Bead Works at 88 Bay St. in Queensbury.
Located at the foothills of the Adirondacks in Glens Falls, and minutes between Lake George and Saratoga Springs, Bay Street Bead Works is upstate New York's premier bead shop!
The shop specializes in bringing its customers the highest quality beads, including semi-precious gemstone beads, focal beads, genuine freshwater pearl beads and Czech glass beads at the best possible prices.
The shop is the region's largest direct buyer of beads and findings, including sterling silver and unique glass from the Czech Republic. They have a large selection of hard-to-find sterling and gemstone pendants, rings and jewelry at wholesale pricing.
For more information call 798-BEAD or go to www.baystreetbeadworks.com.
If you're looking for some entertainment of the two-wheeled variety, than check out Rick's Bike Shop at 368 Ridge Road in Queensbury.
Rick's Bike Shop is a full-service, owner-operated shop that features bikes by Trek, Specialized and Electra Bike, plus trainers, joggers, parts, tools, clothing and accessories from all the top brands.
Rick's is the greater Lake George area's most complete repair shop with three full-time mechanics with a total of more than 60 years of experience. They build wheels and even make studded tires for hard winter riding. They also buy and sell antique bikes.