Outdoor Activities on Long Island this month

Outdoor Activities on Long Island this month

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

Saturday Nature Explorers
WHEN: May. 4 - Jun. 29, Saturday, 3-4pm
WHERE: South Shore Nature Center, 130 Bayview Ave., East Islip , NY
AGES: All
WHAT:  Register online. 
WANT TO GO? $4; free for members. 631-581-6908. seatuck.org.

Seatuck's Saturday Nature Explorers
WHEN: May. 4 - Jun. 29, Saturday, 1-2pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Environmental Center, 550 S. Bay Ave., Islip, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Get outside and enjoy a nature fix after a long week.
WANT TO GO? $4; free for members. 631-581-6908. seatuck.org.

Family Nature Walk with Middle Country Public Library FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 1, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY
AGES: 5-12, Adult
WHAT: Wander the trails and meet some resident animals.
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us.

Teen Nature Walk with Middle Country Public Library FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 1, 12:30-2pm
WHERE: Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Wander through Sweetbriar Nature Center to discover how things work in nature.
WANT TO GO? 631-585-9393. mcpac.mcpl.lib.ny.us.

Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries: Beak-A-Boo FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Jun. 4, 10-11am
WHERE: Connetquot River State Park, 3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Children and their parents connect with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts.
WANT TO GO? 631-581-1072. nysparks.com/parks.

Stargazers
WHEN: Thursday, Jun. 6, 8:30-10pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Check out this nighttime skywatching session.
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors 62 and older and students with ID; $7 children 7-17; free for members and children 6 and younger. 516-252-3392. oldwestburygardens.org.

Campout Under the Stars
WHEN: Jun. 7 - 8, Friday, 4:30pm; Saturday, 9am
WHERE: Sunken Meadow State Park, 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: There will be activities to explore the night followed by fire building and leave-no-trace skills.
WANT TO GO? $4 per person. 888-451-4948. parks.ny.gov.

Adventure Pack
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 8, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY
AGES: 5-12, Adult
WHAT: Discover what lives under the leaves, break open some rocks to see what's inside, and learn to use a compass.
WANT TO GO? $4 per person. 631-265-1054. parks.ny.gov/events.

Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries FREE
WHEN: Jun. 11 - 25, second and fourth Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Jones Beach Nature Center, 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Connect with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts.
WANT TO GO? 516-780-3295. parks.ny.gov.

Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Moths and Butterflies, Oh My! FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jun. 13, 10-11am
WHERE: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Connect to nature with short walks, animal visitors, and crafts.
WANT TO GO? 631-265-1054. parks.ny.gov.

Star Gazing
WHEN: Friday, Jun. 14, 8-9:30pm
WHERE: Jones Beach Nature Center, 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Examine the night sky with telescopes. 
WANT TO GO? $4. 516-780-3295. parks.ny.gov.

Guided Labyrinth Walks: Full Moon Walk FREE
WHEN: Monday, Jun. 17, 7:30pm
WHERE: The Common Ground at Rotary Park, Gillette Avenue and Montauk Highway, Sayville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a meditative walk guided by Barbara Fitzpatrick of Infinite Fountain Institute.
WANT TO GO? 631-256-8458. thecommonground.com.

Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Awesome Amphibians FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Jun. 18, 10-11am
WHERE: Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Sunrise Highway, Bohemia, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: This program will connect children and their parents with nature.
WANT TO GO? 631-581-1072. parks.ny.gov/events.

Guided Labyrinth Walks: Summer Solstice FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jun. 21, 7:30pm
WHERE: The Common Ground at Rotary Park, Gillette Avenue and Montauk Highway, Sayville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a guided, meditative walk.
WANT TO GO? 631-256-8458. thecommonground.com.

Looking for Animals and their Tracks FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 22, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Hallock State Park Preserve, 6062 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: As you wander through the park, look for animals and their footprints, nests, burrows, egg masses, and scrapings.
WANT TO GO? 631-315-5475. parks.ny.gov.

Exploring Nature Bike Ride FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 22, 9-11am
WHERE: Jones Beach Nature Center, 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: The West End of Jones Beach is a great area for viewing nature by bicycle.
WANT TO GO? 516-780-3295. parks.ny.gov.

Fins & Scales FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 23, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Jones Beach Nature Center, 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Explore the internal and external anatomy of fish.
WANT TO GO? 516-780-3295. parks.ny.gov.

Sand Castle Contest FREE
WHEN: Jun. 27 - Aug. 29, Thursday, 9:30-10:30am
WHERE: Hither Hills State park, 164 Old Montauk Highway , Montauk, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Each week prizes will be awarded for the best sculptors and castles. 
WANT TO GO? 631-668-2554. parks.ny.gov.

Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Batty Bats FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Jun. 27, 10-11am
WHERE: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Learn about bats through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts.
WANT TO GO? 631-265-1054. parks.ny.gov.

Nature by Bike FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jun. 28, 5:30-7pm
WHERE: Heckscher State Park, 1 Heckscher State Parkway, East Islip, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Nature, history, exercise—this program has it all!
WANT TO GO? 631-581-1072. parks.ny.gov.

International Mud Day
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 29, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Farm, 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This day of muddy fun includes wagon rides, a visit to the Butterfly House, puddle jumping, and barnyard visits.
WANT TO GO? $5; $3 animal feed. 631-852-4610. ccesuffolk.org.

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