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Family-Friendly Ski Mountains and Resorts in the Northeast - 2011 Where To Guide
We've compiled a comprehensive guide to the family-friendly mountains within easy traveling distance of New York City and the New York metro area. Many of these locations feature kids' lesson programs and child care for the littlest ones in your brood. You'll also find up-to-date information on the best way to get from here to there — without breaking the bank. (read the story...)

Where to: Find Fall Fun in Dutchess
North of Westchester, Dutchess County is rich with activities and scenic beauty, especially in October with all its apples, pumpkins, crisp air and spooky delights. (read the story...)

Where to: Botanical Gardens in NY, NJ & CT
Spring has sprung, & botanical gardens across the area are in full bloom with flowers, exotic plants, & trees. Stroll through floral gardens, see amazing landscapes, & your family can experience the world’s most beautiful forests — all in our own backyard. (read the story...)

Where to: Pumpkin Picking in New York & Connecticut
Whether you plan on carving a jack-o-lantern or baking pumpkin pie, now is the time to hit the pumpkin patch and pick the biggest, roundest, most orange pumpkin you can find in Connecticut, Westchester, Rockland County and other surrounding areas in NY. (read the story...)

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Guide for NY, NJ, and CT - 2009
Whether choosing and cutting your own Christmas tree is a decades-old ritual in your family or a new addition to your holiday tradition, consult our guide for a location near you. (read the story...)

Winter Vacation Activities: Where to Ski and Snowboard with the Family in Southeast New York - 2010 Guide
Whether you’re looking for a conveniently close bunny hill or a well-worth-it trip out to real snow country, have a look at our 2010 where-to guide to find the best fit for you and your crew. (read the story...)

Where to: Amusement Parks In & Around NY
From the newest coasters that dangle you from high above the track to the latest water slides that keep you completely in the dark, the region’s amusement parks offer ways to cool off, face your fears, and experience plain old fun with the whole family. (read the story...)

Where to: Beaches in the NY Area
Take some time to enjoy the miles of coastline in the NY area and have some fun in the sun. So pack the car, hit the road, and don’t forget the sunscreen. (read the story...)

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in NY, NJ, and CT
UPDATED FALL 2014: With Halloween on the horizon, October is the perfect month to take an adventure to the farms and fields for a little pick-your-own family fun. Spend a day in the pumpkin patch and bring home gourds small and large for painting, carving, and cooking. Many of the locations listed here also offer corn mazes, hayrides, and tons of other fall activities. Please note: Dates and availability are subject to change due to weather and demand. We recommend calling ahead before visiting these farms. (read the story...)

WHERE TO CATCH THE MUSIC - Brooklyn
If you’re looking to introduce your young child to the wonders of musical education, here are some options throughout the borough: (read the story...)

Where to: Donate in NYC...Our Annual Donation Guide
The holiday season is a wonderful time to demonstrate family values to our children. As well as giving them items on their wish list, another more lasting gift is the chance to experience the joys of giving back. (read the story...)

Where to: Zoos and Nature Centers in the NY Area
Celebrating Earth and its creatures all around the New York area... (read the story...)

Where to: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree - New York, New Jersey, Long Island
A Christmas tree is special during the holidays, but a Christmas tree you choose and cut down as a family is even more special. Visit one of these tree farms in the New York, Long Island, and New Jersey. (read the story...)

Where to: Hot Chocolate and Teas for Holiday Cheer - 2009 Guide
Take a break from holiday shopping to find a warm mug of cocoa or tea to wrap your hands around and recharge your holiday cheer. Here's our 2009 guide for New York, Long Island, and Connecticut. (read the story...)

Where to: Ski and Skate with the Family
Your guide for where to ski and skate with your kids in the NYC area. (read the story...)

Where to: Go Apple Picking in NY, NJ & CT
What better way to celebrate this colorful time of year than by heading to the apple orchards, where you can steal some September sunshine while handpicking a bushel-ful of the season’s signature fruit. (read the story...)

Where to: Nature Centers
Check out our compilation of area zoos and nature centers! (read the story...)

Where to: Pick-Your-Own Berries in the New York Area
It's berry-picking season! See where you & your kids can pick-your-own in & around Rockland County, Upstate NY, Connecticut and Long Island! (read the story...)

Where to: Ice Skate in Manhattan - 2011 Guide
There's nothing like ice skating amid the hustle and bustle of the city, so bundle up and head to one of these classic outdoor rinks. (read the story...)

Where to: Find New York Area Museums
Every museum -- for kids and others -- you thought you knew about and many more can be found in a new guide book. (read the story...)

Where To: Basketball in Your Backyard - NY, CT, and Long Island
Once all of the baseball and football gear is put away for the season, gyms across the region begin filling up with competitive basketball games in family-friendly settings. If you can't make it to a pro game, check out these other opportunities to catch quality basketball for a fraction of the price and hassle. (read the story...)

Where to: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in New York Area
Find best places to cut your Christmas tree in New York! (read the story...)

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Fairfield County, CT
UPDATED MARCH 2014: Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Fairfield, CT, that need your help, including non-profit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and many more. Volunteer opportunities are available for children and adults alike. And remember - big or small, everyone has the power to make a difference! (read the story...)

Zoos, Nature Centers, and Botanical Gardens in New York City, Long Island, NJ, and CT
UPDATED MAY 2014: Celebrate the great outdoors with a family day trip to one of these seasonally splendid spots in the New York metro area, including New York City; Long Island; New Jersey; Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY; and Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

Where to: Ski in New York Area
The family that skis together often stays together, and ski resorts near and far offer a variety of ways that ‘hook’ the entire family. (read the story...)


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