Outdoor Activities on Long Island this month

Outdoor Activities on Long Island this month

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This month, take the kids outside to explore tons of outdoor activities on Long Island, in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

Early Morning Tower Tour
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 1, 5:45am
WHERE: Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Moses State Park parking field 5, Fire Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy the scenery from the top of the tower as the sun rises on Easter morning. Tour includes a “light” breakfast. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $25. 631-661-4876. fireislandlighthouse.com.

Spring Break: Nature's Gardeners
WHEN: Tuesday, Apr. 3, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about nature's true gardeners with an up close look at earthworms and how bees pollinate plants. Find out which seeds are edible and take some home to plant in your backyard garden.
WANT TO GO? $6; $4 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3. 516-692-6768. cshfha.org.

Pond Exploration
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 14, 10am and 12pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: We’ll get our hands dirty as we explore our freshwater pond with nets, buckets, and magnifying lenses.
WANT TO GO? $20 per car. 516-571-7901. sandspointpreserve.org.

History Hike
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 14, 8am
WHERE: Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Moses State Park parking field 5, Fire Island, NY
AGES:
WHAT: Meet at the eastern end in Field #5 for a guided walk around the historic surrounding area of the Fire Island Lighthouse. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $15. 631-661-4876. fireislandlighthouse.com.

Light Keepers Behind the Scenes Tour
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 14, 9am
WHERE: Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Moses State Park parking field 5, Fire Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This tour takes you from the auxiliary generator and the Light Keepers workshop in the basement of the Keeper’s Quarters to the beacon in the lantern room of the lighthouse tower. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $20. 631-661-4876. fireislandlighthouse.com.

Spring Fling: Discovery Backyard Annual Opening Event FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 14, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: East Islip Public Library, 381 E. Main St., East Islip, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: There will be nature activities for the entire family to enjoy and a visit with the animals of Green Meadows Farm.
WANT TO GO? 631-581-9200. eipl.org.

Dog Exhibitors and Vendors
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 21, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit with rescue groups, animal welfare organizations, and vendors selling dog-related merchandise.
WANT TO GO? $12; $7 children ages 7-17; free for children 6 and younger. 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org.

Spring Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 28, 10am-4:30pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the change of seasons with environmental exhibitions, live animal encounters, kids' fishing, food refreshments, music, petting zoo, castle bouncer, and games.
WANT TO GO? $6; $4 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3. 516-692-6768. cshfha.org.

Samuel Field Y Day Camps Open House at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 29, 12-3pm
WHERE: Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, 75 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: The Samuel Field Y offers customizable summer camp options for children ages 5-15.
WANT TO GO? 718-225-6750. sfysummercamps.org.

What Doesn’t Belong? Nature Hike
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 29, 2-4pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching & Learning, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Look for anything in the preserve that doesn’t belong there in this Nature Hike Scavenger Hunt, from litter and trash to plants and animals.
WANT TO GO? $10. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Evening Tower Tour
WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 29, 5:30pm
WHERE: Fire Island Lighthouse, Robert Moses State Park parking field 5, Fire Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: View the sunset and moon from the top of the lighthouse. Bring a flashlight for your walk back to the parking field. Reservations required. 
WANT TO GO? $20. 631-661-4876. fireislandlighthouse.com.

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