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Family Fun in Suffolk County: 25 Things to Do Indoors and Out!

Suffolk County is gorgeous in the summer, but even when the weather is less than ideal, there are many indoor spots to visit. And in Fall and Spring months, or even those unseasonably warm Winter days, plenty of parks and places of interest are still open. Check their sites for individual hours and rates. Here are 25 great things to do in Suffolk County for some family fun in Suffolk County -indoors and out! (and of course, there are many more so make sure to get out and  explore the Island as much as you can!)

1.Visit the Montauk Point Lighthouse and take in the expansive view.

2.In the Winter months, try ice skating at the rink in Port Jeff on Harborfront Park then visit the beautiful town’s many eateries and unique stores.

3.Take a whirl with he kids on the antique carousel in Greenport and have  clams at Claudio’s clam bar on the water

4.Walk the beautiful grounds of the Bayard Cutting Museum in Great River

Hiking on Long Island

5.Visit Cold Spring Harbor and step into the past at the Fire House Museum and Whaling Museum

6.On Saturday evenings, you can stargaze at the Custer Institute and Observatory in Southold

7.Take a gander at over 40,000 items at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages.

8.Visit Avalon Park in Stony Brook for scenic views of the duck pond and trails to walk, then head over to the  historic village center where there’s shopping and dining and many events year round

9.The galleries at the Hecksher Museum of Art in Huntington can be a wonderful way to spend a chilly afternoon

10.Visit the animals at the Holtsville Park and Ecology Center

11.Take a class at your local library

12.Visit the East End Children’s Museum in Bridgehampton for some hands-on fun

13.The shopping is always great at the Tanger outlets in Riverhead or Deer Park or the outlets in Bellport

14.Spend an afternoon at the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead ,weather permitting

15. Ride the Safari train and pet small animals at The Animal Farm Petting Zoo

16. Explore the saltwater marshes and wildlife at the Elizabeth Morton Wildlife Refuge

17. Visit the Long Island Science Center for hands-on exploring and learning in Riverhead

18. Explore interactive exhibits at the South Fork Natural History Museum

19. Pet a stingray, learn about penguins and have butterflies land on you at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center

Butterfly at the Long Island aquarium exhibit

20. Catch a puppet show at Goat On a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor

21. Go hiking at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge

22. Visit an eclectic, unique, and very fun Wharf Shop toy store in Sag Harbor

23. See a family show at the Staller Center in Stony Brook

24. Visit the historic West Sayville waterfront and check out the Long Island Maritime Museum while there

25. See a planetarium show, take a peek at a mummy and tour the ground of the mansion at Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium in Centerport

 

 

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