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.

Ice Skating at Tanger Outlets Deer Park
WHEN: Nov. 17 - Mar. 31, Monday-Thursday, 3-9pm; Friday, 3-10pm; Saturday, 11am-10pm; Sunday, 11am-9pm
WHERE: Tanger Outlets Deer Park, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy ice-skating for the entire family or your special group. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $4 skate rentals; free for children younger than 5. 631-667-0600. tangeroutlet.com/deerpark.

Public Skating Sessions
WHEN: Nov. 23 - Mar. 10, Monday-Thursday, 12-8pm; Friday, 12-10pm; Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-7:30pm
WHERE: The Rinx at Harborfront Park, 101-A E. Broadway , Port Jefferson , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Head to the beautiful Village of Port Jefferson for ice-skating right on the Harbor.
WANT TO GO? See website for rates and packages.. 631-473-1414. therinx.com.

Public Skating
WHEN: Dec. 1 - Mar. 3, Monday-Friday, 4-8pm; Saturday, 12-8pm; Sunday, 12-6pm
WHERE: The Rinx at Wyandanch Village, 40 Station Drive, Wyandanch, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a skate around the new ice rink in the beautiful Wyandanch Village.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 seniors; $5 children 17 and younger. 631-643-2050. therinx.com.

Birding with Frank: Shinnecock Specialties
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 2, 10am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Join Frank on this birding expedition at Shinnecock, one of SOFO’s most popular birding walks.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 children ages 3-12. 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

Seatuck's Saturday Nature Explorers
WHEN: Feb. 2 - 23, Saturday 1pm-2pm
WHERE: Seatuck Environmental Center, 550 S. Bay Ave., Islip, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Topics can include winter birds, tremendous trees, and Winter Wonders.
WANT TO GO? $4 non-members; free for members. 631-581-6908. seatuck.org.

Seal Walks
WHEN: Feb. 2 - Mar. 31, See Website for Schedule
WHERE: Montauk Point State Park, 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. See many winter birds and explore marine geology as well.
WANT TO GO? $4. 631-668-5000. parks.ny.gov.

Play on the Farm
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 2, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: The Green School , 287 Merchants Path, Sagaponack, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Children can enjoy free play on the farm, visiting the animals, and occasionally groom a horse or snuggle the bunnies.
WANT TO GO? $30. 631-237-1148. The-green-school.org.

Bayberry Candles
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 3, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Jones Beach Nature Center, 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn all about the bayberry candle and each family will make their own decorative candle.
WANT TO GO? $4. 516-780-3295.

Seatucks Family Nature Club
WHEN: Feb. 3 - 17, Sundays, 1-2pm
WHERE: Suffolk County Environmental Center, 550 S. Bay Ave., Islip , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Here’s your family’s chance to get outside together and enjoy nature.
WANT TO GO? $4 non-members; free for members. 631-581-6908. seatuck.org.

Farmer's Helper
WHEN: Feb. 3 - 17, Sundays, 10am-12pm
WHERE: The Green School , 287 Merchants Path, Sagaponack, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Explore this eco-friendly farm and learn how to care for animals big and small including horses, pigs, chickens, and sheep.
WANT TO GO? $50. 631-237-1148. The-green-school.org.

Tiny Tots Nature Discoveries- Heart 2 Heart
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Jones Beach Nature Center, 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts.
WANT TO GO? $4. 516-780-3295.

Searching for Seals & Winter Walk
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9, 3pm
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Join us on a walk toward the ocean where at low tide you can expect to see seals sunning themselves.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 children ages 3-12; free for members. 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

Saturday Nature Explorers at the South Shore Nature Center
WHEN: Feb. 9 - 23, Saturdays, 3-4pm
WHERE: South Shore Nature Center, 130 Bayview Ave., East Islip , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Gear up for informative nature programs centered around what’s happening in nature that week.
WANT TO GO? $4 non-members; free for members. 631-581-6908. seatuck.org.

Winter Hike FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Arthur Kunz County Park, Landing Road and Landing Avenue, Smithtown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy magnificent views of the Nissequogue River as you hike.
WANT TO GO? 631-581-6908. seatuck.org.

Winter Hike!
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Center, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a walk through the trails to learn about what wild animals are up to in the winter.
WANT TO GO? $9. 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

SOFO Young Birders Club with Miles Todaro FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 10am
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: The Young Birders Club will focus on birding in local areas.
WANT TO GO? 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

Geology Rocks
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Jones Beach Nature Center, 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Dig into some rock and minerals experiments and explore geology.
WANT TO GO? $4. 516-780-3295.

Full Snow Moon Hike at SOFO with Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6:30pm
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join this leisurely paced, one-hour hike through open-field trails and stay for light refreshments and conversation.
WANT TO GO? 631-537-9735. sofo.org.

Tiny Tots Nature Discoveries- Counting Critters
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Jones Beach Nature Center, 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Explore the natural world through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts.
WANT TO GO? $4. 516-780-3295.

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