Three road trips that will have you there before you know it.Cold Spring, New York: 1 hour, 20 minutesDon’t miss: Chow down on brick-oven pizzas at Riverview Restaurant (45 Fair Street; 845-265-4778) before taking the Cold Spring Trolley (Friday-Sunday, from the Visitor’s Center, Main Street) to Boscobel House & Gardens (1601 Route 9d, Garrison; 845-265-3638), a sprawling Federal-style mansion.Why it sparkles: Boscobel’s Twilight Tours (November 13, 20, 27; 5 & 6 p.m. Adults, $18; children 6-14, $8; under 6, free) are candlelit and led by docents in full 19th-century costume.Stay the night: Hunker down at Hudson House River Inn (2 Main Street; 845-265-9355), where the Half-Moon Tavern’s irresistible popovers are complemented by the River Room’s stunning views.Litchfield, Connecticut: 2 hoursDon’t miss: Drive over the quaint, one-lane West Cornwall covered bridge before heading to The Institute for American Indian Studies (38 Curtis Road, Washington; 860-868-0518), a museum with an Algonkian village and the Children’s Discovery Room, where they can experience Native American life as it was 600 years ago.Why it’s sweet: Indulge in everything from kid-friendly gummies to mom-pleasing artisanal chocolate at Sweeets (13 East Shore Road, New Preston; 860-868-3388) before a stop at The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm (44 Upland Road, New Milford; 860-355-0300), a wonderful mix of farmland, galleries, and a cooking school.Stay the night: Make a historic night of it at Tollgate Hill (571 Torrington Road; 860-567-1233), a refurbished schoolhouse turned inn and restaurant.Lenox, Massachusetts: 3 hoursDon’t miss: At Hancock Shaker Village (1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield; 413-443-0188) farm animals, weaving on a loom, a round barn tour, and a live beehive are all on offer. Why it’s inspired: Just up the road, check out the very manageable Williams College Museum of Art (15 Lawrence Hall Drive, suite 2, Williamstown; 413-597-2429). The first Friday of every month, story time in the galleries integrates picture books with the art on the walls. Stay the night: More than just a place to rest your head, the Cranwell Resort (55 Lee Road; 413-637-1364) is known for golf, swimming, and nature walks on the property. The secrets to a meltdown-free vacation revealed here.SEEWhitney Wees: Hopper’s New York CityWhat: Families with kids ages 4 and 5 tour the blockbuster show Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time.Why: Big-time art in small-people speak.When: Sat., 10:30-11:30 a.m.Where: Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave., at 75th St. (212-570-3600). Register online at whitney.org. Families, $10.HEARThe Deedle Deedle Dees Family Variety ShowWhat: Brooklyn’s finest family band hosts a rock ’n’ roll extravaganza.Why: Tunes about history (“Underground Railroad”) and science (“Rancher Ants”) are a real education.When: Sat., 11 a.m.Where: Knitting Factory Brooklyn, 361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn (347-529-6696). Tickets online at ticketfly.com. Individual tickets, $10; family pass, $20.DANCENational Dance Institute’s Celebration TeamWhat: Enjoy an afternoon of music and movement by 70 of the city’s most talented kids.Why: They like to move it.When: Sat., 2 p.m.Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th St. Tickets at 212-864-5400 or online at symphonyspace.org. Adults, $25; children, $15.Photo: Courtesy of Hancock Shaker VillageUp to 50% off MatisseHaving a hard time finding boots actually made for walking? Matisse is a master at crafting them. Snag cowboys, booties, and even clogs for up to 50% off today on Swirl.