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Outdoor Activities for Kids in Rockland County in September

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Rockland County in September

Love the great outdoors? Enjoy nature with these family-friendly events and activities in and near Rockland in September.

Splash Zone
WHEN: Aug. 2 - Sep. 2, 10am-5pm, daily
WHERE: Darlington Park, 600 Darlington Ave., Mahwah, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Stay cool with ramps and slides and a trampoline, all sitting on the surface of the water.
WANT TO GO? $15 all day passes; $10 all day passes for residents. 201-336-6000. https://co.bergen.nj.us.

Sunset Hikes
WHEN: Aug. 6 - Oct. 22, Tuesdays, 7pm
WHERE: Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood, NJ
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: These hikes are great for beginners and an easy workout and a relaxing way to end your day. Adults and children 10 and older. Register online. 
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members. 201-567-1265. flatrockbrook.org.

Pick Your Own Apples
WHEN: Aug. 31 - Oct. 12, 9am-5pm, daily
WHERE: Masker Orchards, 45 Ball Road, Warwick, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: With 14 varieties of apples ripening throughout the season at Masker Orchards, you're sure to find all of your family's favorites.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free; $29.95 per bag of apples. 845-986-1058. http://maskers.com.

Apple Cider Making
WHEN: Sep. 8 - Oct. 27, Sundays, 2-3pm and 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson ave, Tenafly, New Jersey
AGES: All
WHAT: Use an apple press to help make cider and learn about the history of apple cultivation and cider making. Help by bringing three or more apples per person. Pre-registration is required.
WANT TO GO? $30 family max; $15 family max members; $10 per person; $5 per person members. 201-568-6093. tenaflynaturecenter.org/applecidermaking.

Parents Night Out
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 14, 5:30-9pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson ave, Tenafly, New Jersey
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Children will have a meal and participate in fun activities while parents enjoy some time to relax or have an adult evening out. Activities may include crafting, night hike, trail game, animal encounter, and a campfire with s'mores. Pre-registration required. 
WANT TO GO? $45; $35 members; sibling discount $10 . 201-568-6093. http://tenaflynaturecenter.org/seasonal-programs.

Hayrides
WHEN: Sep. 21 - Oct. 31, Monday-Friday 3-5pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm
WHERE: Secor Farms, 85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah, NJ
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a hayride to the farms corn maze and pumpkin patch. 
WANT TO GO? $4; free for children younger than 1 . 201-529-2595. http://secorfarms.com.

Biodiversity Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 21, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Trailside Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park, 55 Hessian Drive, Highland Falls, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take your Habitat Passport to different stations and earn stamps to win a prize, all while discovering ways you can help protect and provide habitat for wildlife.
WANT TO GO? $1. 845-786-2701. trailsidezoo.org.

Digging Up the Past FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28, 1pm
WHERE: Sterling Forest State Park, 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn about fossils and then dig for your very own to take home. Parental supervision is required. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 845-351-5907. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=74-24833.0.

National Public Lands Day FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28,
WHERE: Various Parks throughout New York State, Various Parks throughout New York State, , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The entrance fee-free days hosted by the National Park Service are special opportunities to invite visitors, volunteers, and veterans to celebrate some important moments for the parks and opportunities for service in those parks. Find your local National Park and enjoy the day!
WANT TO GO? https://nps.gov/state/ny/index.htm.

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