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Melville
The White Post Animal Farm provides year round fun for the whole family. The animal farm features many animals of all different species from around the world! The park also features Farmland Express Train Ride and The Animatronic Singing Chicken Sho...
Fairmont
Once the site of a lumber and grist mill community, the scenic treasure of Valley Falls State Park is located only a short drive from Fairmont and Grafton. This 1,145 acre day use park hosts a variety of outdoor recreation including fishing, picnicki...
Riverside Park
(20 Miles)
Manhattan
Riverside Park Fund nurtures Riverside Park’s well-being, helps preserve its historic nature and leads the community in developing active stewardship. Founded in 1986 by a small group of community activists, today Riverside Park Fund is a strong no...
Yonkers
The Park’s 278-acres include a swimming pool complex, arboretum and 2 picnic areas. The remainder of the park is heavily wooded with a variety of hiking and mountain bike trails fairly well spread for all ability levels.
Scarsdale
33-acre nature preserve bursting with wildlife featuring trails, a pond and gardens, plus outdoor live animal display and indoor environmental education centre with public exhibit and program spaces.
New Canaan
The New Canaan Nature Center is a not-for-profit environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.
Manalapan
Offers miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas, adventure playground, a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse and an interactive visitor center.
Ringwood
Stunning gardens intersected with marked and multi use trails. Swimming, boating, canoeing and fishing are all permitted with boat rentals available.
Bear Mountain
(49 Miles)
Tomkins Cove
Hike, bike and ski trails; zoo and museum; fishing and boat rentals; swimming and ice skating plus the famous Merry-Go-Round.
Hewitt
A wonderland in winter and a restful backdrop for canoeists, boaters and fisherman year round, you may also swim, picnic and hike to your heart's content.
Ansonia
Boasting an outstanding adventure playscape for younger children, they also have a butterfly and hummingbird garden, plus two and one-half miles of nature trails and plenty more besides.
Long Valley
Over a hundred bird species and wildlife such as black bear, woodchuck, deer and fox live in the park, which is a favorite place for wildlife spotters, anglers, hikers and picnickers. Even in the heat of midsummer, the temperature of Black River gorg...
Pennington
Enjoy the more than 10 miles of hiking trails, the wonder of the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House, and the exhibits and animals of the Buttinger Nature Center - plus get on mission with the science of water and understand what we can do to help!
Lebanon
Welcomes swimmers, boaters, fishermen, picnickers and campers to its scenic shore. Camping opportunities accessible by hike or boat. There are two playgrounds and volleyball nets on the beachfront.
Hamden
The entire family can enjoy of all sorts of outdoor adventures. Playground & Swings, hiking, sledding, Softball Fields, and an animal petting zoo.
Stillwater Township
With a series of short trails ideal for young children featuring duck ponds and bird blinds, also suitable for walking, biking, roller blading and skate boarding. A playground and open playing fields are located near the picnic area.
Woodbury
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust promotes the understanding and appreciation of nature, and supports the conservation, preservation and management of the natural resources. We offer a broad range of recreational and educational programs for the c...
Modena
Plenty of features to keep under 10s happy from Tots' Trike Track and giant slide to mazes, apple launchers and sand mountain. Plus lots more.
Portland
Activities include Swimming, Wakeboarding, Cliff Jumping, Zip Lines, Rock Climbing, Land-based Obstacle Courses, Scuba Diving and Kayaking.
North Easton
Activities on offer in this historically significant park include walking and horseback riding on woodland trails, fishing and canoeing in the ponds, or, in winter, ice-skating and sledding. Home to many kinds of dragonflies and damselflies in summer...
Tuckerton
A swimming lake also suitable for for boating and canoeing, wide open spaces for exploration and wildlife spotting and the Absegami trail is just the right size for families.
Hammonton
Throughout Wharton are rivers and streams for canoeing, hiking trails, miles of unpaved roads for mountain biking and horseback riding and numerous lakes, ponds and fields ideal for wildlife observation and a family exploration.
Canton
We offer a year-round schedule of educational programs for all ages. These programs range from week-long summer experiences to our school-year Discovery Days series for students.
Andover
Hunting, hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, birding, and horseback riding are popular activities here, plus cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing seasonally.
Mystic
We are a combination wildlife sanctuary, visitor attraction and educational facility. The Center features all-new exhibits highlighting the habitats and wildlife of southeastern Connecticut, as well as eight miles of trails that wind through a beauti...
Westerly
One of the state\'s most popular beaches with over a half mile of beach front. There are also many local attractions for children. This modern pavilion includes many new concepts including rails, outside showers, tower and composting toilets.
Asford
The Orchard offers Guided Orchard Walking Tours and Adopt-A-Tree by Appointment.Pick Your Own apples, peaches and blueberries. See the bee hive, sheep, chickens and horses on your way for a family hike. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy by the pond!
Ocean City
Extremely popular with families for for hiking, fishing, crabbing, boating and sunbathing, the park offers outstanding scenic beauty and endless opportunities for observing a multitude of migratory and residential wildlife.
Pittsgrove
Fishing, boating and swimming in Parvin Lake, camping, hunting and Nature Interpretive Programs.
Charlestown
This very popular state recreation area offers 50 fireplaces, toilets, drinking water, a swimming beach and a nearby DEM boat launch for boating and fishing.
Wilmington
Although each of the parks in the Delaware State Park system has its own unique features, Fox Point State Park deserves something more than "unique" in its description. Perhaps the best word is "extraordinary."
Narragansett
acilities and Activities include: Restrooms, Restrooms for the Disabled, Parking, Beach, Pavilion with Coin Operated Hot Showers, Playground, Picnic Tables, Concession and Swimming.
Cape May
The County Park area has picnic tables, kids playgrounds, biking paths and fishing areas. The Zoo has about 550 different types of birds, reptiles and mammals.
Glocester
Located within the 4000 acre George Washington Management Area, the 100 acre Pulaski Memorial Recreation Area is a "day use" facility offering users a multitude of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
Jamestown
Beavertail State Park, located in Jamestown, Rhode Island, is known for offering some of the most beautiful vistas along the New England coastline.
Jamestown
Fort Wetherill State Park, situated upon 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park, is a former coastal defense battery and training camp.
Newark
The Nature Center at the park hosts fun and interesting public programs, and visitors can enjoy summer outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, birdwatching, disc golf or a family barbecue. Sledding and cross-country skiing are among the many wint...
Newark
The lush greenery and sparkling streams of White Clay Creek State Park offer a refreshing change of pace from the encroaching urban development of New Castle County.
Newport
Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, Fort Adams State Park offers an exceptional panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay.
Warwick
Goddard Park attracts thousands of visitors each year as Rhode Island's most popular Metropolitan Park.
Bear
Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park features excellent fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails and more on its 1790 acres on the north side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
Johnston
The 1000 acre undeveloped property boasts self-guided walking trails, beautiful trees, flowers and plants and also a working farm. In the fall, the foliage at Snake Den is something to behold. Facilities and Activities include: Walking Trails, Scener...
Middletown
Norman Bird Sanctuary constitutes the largest area of preserved open space in Newport County. A wildlife refuge, NBS encompasses over 300 acres and 7 miles of trails that wind through a diversity of habitats.
East Providence
features a handicap accessible boat ramp, restrooms, and game fields which are available for rent.
Colt State Park
(141 Miles)
Bristol
Colt State Park in Bristol is often referred to as the 'gem' of the State Parks System. The entire western border of the park is an open panorama onto Narragansett Bay.
Lincoln
Lincoln Woods State Park is one of Blackstone Valley\'s great treasures. A short ride from Providence, Pawtucket, and Cumberland, it is a popular get away for northeastern Rhode Islanders.
North Adams
A former railroad yard, this urban park uses historical artifacts and exhibits to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century.
North Adams
Discover a geologic wonder at this 48 acre park. Examine the only naturally formed white marble arch and man-made white marble dam in North America, and tour an abandoned marble quarry.
Woonsocket
Facilities and Activities include: Pavilion, Picnic Tables, Tennis courts, Horseshoe Courts, Shuffleboard Court, Playground, Volleyball Courts, Bandstand, Picnicking, Tennis, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Shuffleboard and Concerts.
Benton
Take the Falls Trail and explore the Glens, which boasts a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside. A classic family hike with a fairytale edge!

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