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Nestled in the Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook is a barrier island on the shores of New Jersey. This destination offers splendid views and is perfect for individuals of all ages. History buffs can explore Fort Hancock and the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, while adventure seekers can indulge in water sports; there are trails, forests and hiking areas for nature lovers too.
MCU Park (formerly known as Keyspan Park) is home to the Brooklyn Cyclones. The ballpark is built on the same template as most others. However, it deftly makes use of the surrounding attractions. A few blocks away from here is Astroland Amusement Park at Coney Island; it makes for a wonderful view over the left field fence. Towards the right field wall are the endless blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It's a spectacular place to watch a game and the unmistakable energy of the Brooklyn fans just adds to the excitement.
Brooklyn's Coney Island became one of the city's leisure hotspots in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, following the introduction of the Coney Island & Brooklyn Railroad streetcar line. Since then, the area has been swamped by resorts and attractions. Following the decline of World War II and the years of neglect the park endured after, the area has burst back into life and is home to Luna Park, the Aquarium and of course, the beach. A three-mile-long boardwalk runs the length of Coney Island into Brighton Beach. There is sometimes a circus, but always something strange to see. Also, don't let the non-holiday cooler months deter you from visiting; it is much less crowded, and the stores remain open.
Considering themselves as not just a particular activity park, but a complete recreational park, the Gateway National Recreational Park is historic and lies in a condensed urban environment and still manages to offer a variety of activities like boating, hiking, swimming, bird watching and camping.This beauty was built to preserve the exclusivity of nature and culture and the recreational resources.
Skyline Mini-Golf opened to a grand reception in 2012. It is located in the Woodbridge Community Center in the company of a host of entertainment alternatives including an ice skating rink. The synthetic turf winding through artificial waterfalls and manicured lawns boasts a 18-hole golf course and provides panoramic views of New York City. The establishment is family-oriented and plays host to private parties and corporate events. A sanctuary away from the city hustle, this is a great place to spend a day with your family or to finalize that impending business deal.
WWII Veterans War Memorial Ice Skating Rink is an outdoor ice rink in the Staten Island borough of New York. The rink provides some much needed outdoor recreation to the local community, and is one of few such rinks in the locality. Admission prices and rental rates are affordable as well, and the lack of crowds will mean that you have more space to yourself.
Clove Lakes Park is famous for its serpentine rock effects, lakes, ponds and woodlands. This protected site was built in the 1930s though plans were considered way back in 1897. Spread across nearly 200 acres (80.94 hectares), it has fish ponds, three lakes, trails, restrooms, the Staten Island War Memorial Skating Rink, athletic fields such as baseball, soccer and football, a basketball court, playgrounds, picnic spots. Boating opportunities are also available here. Its famous resident is the "Clove Lake Colossus", a massive, 300 years old tulip tree. Some of the fish species that you will see are the carp, pumpkinseed, brown bullhead, largemouth bass and bluegill. Bird-watchers can spot Canada geese, kingfishers, red tailed hawks and mallards. It is a dog-friendly park, so unleash your pets and let they them have a gala time.
This is a great place to go with younger children. It is a small zoo with a large variety of animals and one of the largest reptile collections around. It also has a petting zoo that young children will love. The Staten Island Zoo is cash only.
Lace up your skates for a day on the ice at this 17,000 square-foot pavilion. Let your hair down at this huge skating rink as you practice your moves. Abe Stark Rink gets a good crowd, but there is plenty of room for anyone who wants to join in the fun. Don't worry if you don't have the required equipment, it can always be hired on-site.
This historic ocean beach called the Jacob Riis Park is a great recreational area that is well known by the people and most visited during the summers. Featuring activities like surfing, swimming, and all the activities that occur at the beach, the Art Decor bathhouse is said to be the most famous destination for the people. Known as the architectural landmark, the beauty of the sand and refreshing environment welcomes one and all to the most enthusiastic beach park .
This lovely 180 acre garden is filled to the brim with lush green grass, perennials, shrubs, and exotic flowers. Open every day of the year, Rutgers Gardens is one of the few of its kind that still maintains its free admission for the public. However, if you'd like a more in-depth tour of the garden, knowledgeable docents operate Monday through Friday for a nominal fee.
Built in 1889, the Knickerbocker Field Club was a historic tennis clubhouse designed in Colonial style architecture. The club happened to be the only building premise where the development of the tennis court had started. Sadly enough, it was in 1988 when the court was partially destroyed by fire. Subsequently, it was demolished in 1992 since there were shortage of funds for restoration. However, today it is functional and hosts several championships. The Knickerbocker Field Club got listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1982.