Outdoors with Kids New York City: 100 Fun Places to Explore In and Around the City

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Ensuring that children spend time active and outside is more important than ever, and this guide is exactly the resource busy parents need. With 100 outdoor destinations to choose from, Outdoors with Kids New York City offers parents all the information they need to plan and enjoy successful day trips and outings, from knowing whether a location is stroller-friendly or if swimming or camping is allowed, to driving directions, parking information, fees, snacks, bathrooms, and more. Including maps and photographs, ...

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Overview

Ensuring that children spend time active and outside is more important than ever, and this guide is exactly the resource busy parents need. With 100 outdoor destinations to choose from, Outdoors with Kids New York City offers parents all the information they need to plan and enjoy successful day trips and outings, from knowing whether a location is stroller-friendly or if swimming or camping is allowed, to driving directions, parking information, fees, snacks, bathrooms, and more. Including maps and photographs, and packed with information in an accessible format, this book is a must-have for city dwellers and visitors alike. 

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"A marvelous resource for families living in or visiting New York. Every city should have a guide like this."

- Richard Louv, Author, The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods

“Throw this wonderful book in your backpack, grab the kids and explore all that New York City has to offer adults and kids of all ages who love the natural world. Packed with detailed trips throughout the parks and islands of the city’s five boroughs, Long Island, the Catskill Mountains, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, including how to get there, the history of the area, where to eat, where to find water fountains and restrooms, and what you’ll see during each season, whether it be hawks, seals, playgrounds, or areas for skateboarding, this book is a treasure for families who live in or visit New York City and its surrounding areas.”

- Leslie Day, Author, Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City.

 

 

“This book beckons you to get outside with your kids and discover the surprising green spaces of the city and beyond. Accessible and informative, it’s an indispensable guide for New York nature explorers.”

- Betsy McCully, Author of City at the Water’s Edge: A Natural History of New York

Richard Louv, author, The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods
”A marvelous resource for families living in or visiting New York. Every city should have a guide like this.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934028599
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
  • Publication date: 4/3/2012
  • Series: AMC Outdoors with Kids
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,395,685
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl and William de Jong-Lambert live with their two young children in Morningside Heights in New York City. Cheryl is the editorial director at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and a longtime freelance writer. William is an associate professor of History at Bronx Community College, City University of New York, and affiliate faculty at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

MANHATTAN

1.      Central Park (West)

2.      Central Park (South)

3.      Central Park (East)

4.      Central Park (North)

5.      Central Park (Central)

6.      Hudson River Greenway 1 (125th Street to 181st Street)

7.      Hudson River Greenway 2 (86th Street to 27th Street)

8.      Fort Tryon Park

9.      Inwood Hill Park

10.  Riverbank State Park

11.  Morningside Park

12.  Highbridge Park

13.  Swindler Cove Park

14.  East River Esplanade (67th to 125th)

15.  Carl Schurz Park (Gracie Mansion)

16.  Grant’s Tomb

17.  Riverside Park 1 (northern)

18.  Riverside Park 2 (southern)

19.  Pier 84 Play Area

20.  High Line

21.  Playground at Pier 51

22.  Pier 96: New York City Downtown Boathouse

23.  Battery Park

24.  Robert F. Wagner Park and Esplanade

25.  Bryant Park

26.  Times Square to Union Square

27.  Washington Square Park

28.  Tompkins Square Park

29.  East River Park

30.  Clearwater Hudson River Sloop

BROOKLYN

31.  Brooklyn Bridge Park

32.  Prospect Park

33.  Ring of seven playgrounds

34.  Audubon Center and Boathouse

35.  Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

36.  Green-Wood Cemetery

37.  Fort Greene Park

38.  Owl’s Head Park

39.  Shore Parkway Greenway

40.  Floyd Bennett Field

41.  Marine Park (Salt Marsh Nature Center)

QUEENS

42.  Alley Pond Adventure Center

43.  Forest Park

44.  Fort Totten Park

45.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park

46.  Meadow Lake

47.  Queens Botanical Garden

48.  Green Meadows Farm

49.  Queens County Farm Museum

50.  Long Island City Community Boathouse

51.  Astoria Park

52.  Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

STATEN ISLAND

53.  Willowbrook Park (Greenbelt)

54.  Blue Heron Park (Greenbelt)

55.  High Rock Park (Greenbelt)

56.  LaTourette Park (Greenbelt)

57.  Great Kills Park (Gateway)

58.  Historic Richmond Town

59.  South Beach Park

60.  Wolfe’s Pond Park

61.  William T. Davis Wildlife Preserve

BRONX

62.  Bronx Park

63.  The New York Botanical Garden

64.  Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary (Pelham Bay Park)

65.  Orchard Beach Nature Center (Pelham Bay Park)

66.  Kazimiroff Nature Trail (Pelham Bay Park)

67.  Van Cortlandt Park Greenway

68.  John Kiernan Nature Trail (Van Cortlandt)

69.  Croton Woods (Van Cortlandt)

THE ISLANDS OF NEW YORK CITY

70.  Liberty Island

71.  Governors Island (mention biking)

72.  Ellis Island

73.  Roosevelt Island

74.  Randall’s & Ward’s Island

HEADING NORTH

75.  Harriman State Park

76.  Clarence Fahenstock Memorial State Park (and Winter Park)

77.  Lake Taghkanic State Park

78.  Olana State Historic Site

79.  Walkway Over the Hudson and associated bike paths

80.  Rudd Pond (Taconic State Park)

81.  Copake Falls (Taconic State Park)

HEADING WEST

82.  Bear Mountain

83.  Bear Spring Mountain State Park (Catskills 1)

84.  North-South Lake (Catskills 2)

85.  Minnewaska State Park and Preserve

86.  New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site

87.  Mohican Outdoor Center

88.  Stokes State Forest

89.  High Point State Park

HEADING EAST

90.        Jones Beach State Park

91.        Fire Island

92.        Heckscher State Park

93.        Governor Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow State Park

94.        Planting Fields Arboretum

HEADING SOUTH

95.  Double Trouble State Park

96.  Island Beach State Park

97.  Allaire State Park

98.  Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park

99.  Washington Crossing State Park

100.    Grounds for Sculpture

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