Outdoors & Recreation

With remarkably diverse natural landscapes, from breathtaking beachfronts to lush forests to floral oases and wildlife preserves, Long Island is a playground for outdoor lovers.

Stroll through a picturesque lavender field or one of the many arboretums, gardens, or hiking trails for a moment of serenity. Head to the Massapequa or Mashomack Preserve for leaf peeping, bird watching, hiking, biking, and amazing views. 

If it's adventure you seek, Long Island has you covered. Set sail on a fishing charter or camp under the stars and alongside the dunes. Enjoy one of the many ice-skating rinks during the winter, horseback ride along the beach at the nation’s oldest cattle ranch, test your agility on a flying trapeze or the WildPlay zip-lining course at Jones Beach.

Experience championship golf on Long Island with over 60 world-class fairways and public golf courses, including Bethpage Black, home of U.S. Open Golf Championships, the 101st PGA Championship and 2024 Ryder Cup. You can also catch a game of polo at Meadow Brook Polo Club.