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April Family Events in Suffolk for Kids who Love Animals
Come out and meet lots of animal friends, sure to enchant your kids. We found fun picks in Riverhead, Centerport, and more! (read the story...)

Arts and Crafts Fun for Kids in Suffolk
Got a budding artist on your hands? Any crafty kid will love these fun opportunities to get creative from Amityville to Holtsville to Water Mill. (read the story...)

Spring Holiday Fun for Kids in Suffolk County
Hang with the Easter Bunny and have some Earth Day fun with the kids in East Islip, Centerport, Bayshore, and more! (read the story...)

Family Day Trips and Destinations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, and PA
From museums and parks to festivals and beaches, this list has something for everyone, all within easy traveling distance from the New York City area, including Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania. (read the story...)

Queens County Farm Museum: A Rural Getaway Right in NYC
Visit the Queens County Farm Museum historic site in Floral Park to be transported back to a simpler time and enjoy country-style activities for the whole family. (read the story...)

Camping & Scout Inspired Summer Activities
From fly fishing to orienteering, the Great American Backyard Campout to stargazing as a family, summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and get in touch with nature. (read the story...)

Go Wild for National Park Week
Go wild for national parks during National Park Week, April 19-27. Celebrate with free admission and special events across the country. The theme encourages visitors to "go wild" for history, nature, culture, wildlife, and fun in America’s national parks. (read the story...)

Where to Go Sledding in the NYC Area
Wondering where to go sledding in the New York City area? Look no further. Be prepared for snow day fun with our roundup of local sledding hills in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, and Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

Expert Tips for Hiking with Children in the Fall
Hiking is a great outdoor activity for the whole family. Author Jeff Alt provides a kid-friendly guide with family hiking tips. (read the story...)

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Rockland County
We've put together a full schedule of the outdoor concerts happening this summer in parks throughout Rockland County, including Clarkstown, Congers, Haverstraw, Stony Point, Valley Cottage, and West Nyack. (read the story...)

Summer Activities in Rockland County, NY
UPDATED JUNE 2014: Searching for great summer activities for kids in Rockland County, NY? Use our guide to find kids classes, Rockland summer camps, summer programs, activities near Rockland County, and family excursions close by. Find all of your summer activities from Nyack to Suffern in Rockland County. (read the story...)

Nationwide Campout Kicks Off Summer
The National Wildlife Federation will sponsor The Great American Backyard Campout this June to encourage kids and families to connect with nature by camping in their own backyard. (read the story...)

Family Outing: The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum
The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT, is the first aerial adventure park in the New York City area. It features five acres of tree platforms, rope bridges, zip lines, and aerial trails for climbers as young as 5 years old. (read the story...)

Inclusive Activities and Events for Children with Special Needs on Long Island
Children with special needs can have fun and make friends with kids of all abilities with special programming, workshops, and kid-friendly events and activities on Long Island, including in Plainview, Great Neck, and East Meadow. (read the story...)

A Guide to Wheelchair Accessible Nature Trails on Long Island
Take a stroll through the nature trails on Long Island, including in Massapequa, Wantagh, and Smithtown, that have been approved as wheelchair accessible by the nonprofit Rails-To-Trails Conservancy. (read the story...)

A Guide to Wheelchair Accessible Nature Trails in NYC
Enjoy the fresh air and nature around you at these nature trails in New York City, including parks in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, that have been approved wheelchair accessible by the nonprofit Rails-To-Trails Conservancy. (read the story...)

A Guide to Wheelchair Accessible Nature Trails in the NYC Suburbs and Fairfield County in Connecticut
Get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and nature around you at these national parks in Fairfield, Westchester, and Rockland counties, including parks in Monroe, Nyack, and Yonkers, that have been approved wheelchair accessible by the nonprofit Rails-To-Trails Conservancy. (read the story...)

Where to Go Sledding on Long Island
Looking for places to go sledding on Long Island? Here's a list of 5 official locations that allow sledding, including state parks in East Meadow, Farmingdale, Hewlett, Sayville, and Seaford. (read the story...)

7 Sledding Spots in Queens
UPDATED DECEMBER 2013: A guide to sledding in Queens, including official sledding locations in parks across the borough. Find sledding hills in Astoria, Cypress Hills, Flushing, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens, Little Neck, Middle Village, and Woodhaven. (read the story...)

Sledding Spots in Brooklyn
UPDATED DECEMBER 2013: A guide to official sledding locations in Brooklyn, including NYC parks that allow sledding and snow tubing in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Heights, Brownsville, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills, Fort Greene, Prospect Park, and Sunset Park. (read the story...)

13 Free Admission Days at National Parks in 2013
There will be 13 dates in 2013 when more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands will be open with free admission. These fee-free days include The 13 Fee Free Days in 2013 include Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 28), and Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 9-11). (read the story...)

Where to Go Sledding in Manhattan
A list of the 6 best hills for sledding in Manhattan, including three on the Upper East Side, two on the Upper West Side, and one in Hamilton Heights, all of which are overseen by the New York City Parks Department. (read the story...)

Free Admission to All National Parks on Veterans Day Weekend
Almost 400 U.S. national parks will offer free admission to all visitors during Veterans Day weekend, and many will also host special events to commemorate the holiday. (read the story...)

Family Outing: Field Station: Dinosaurs
Travel back a few eons in Earth's history with a visit to Field Station: Dinosaurs, a remarkable dino park nestled in the New Jersey Meadowlands just outside NYC. (read the story...)

Family Camping in NYC Parks
Did you know many New York City parks host free Family Camping events in the summer? Get the details on those campouts here, including locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island; 2012 dates; and how to register your family. (read the story...)


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