It doesn’t get much better, or more picturesque, than springtime on Long Island! With winter behind us and summer just a few months away, the weather is perfectly balanced to accommodate a ton of fun events and festivities. Make the most of this season by checking out these spring activities with your family.
Enjoyable Spring Activities for the Whole Family
Sandwiched between Old Country Road and Hempstead Turnpike, Eisenhower Park, a namesake of our 34th president, occupies over 930 acres of sprawling green in the heart of East Meadow.
Since 1944, it has been one of Long Island’s go-to hotspots for family time, leisure and activity. It’s not hard to see why. Eisenhower Park features so many great amenities, including:
- Tennis courts
- Athletic fields
- Twin Rinks Ice Center
- Nassau County Aquatic Center
- Three 18-hole golf courses, including a driving range
- Miniature golf
- Henry Chapin Lakeside Theater
- Veterans Memorial and Wall of Honor
- 9/11 Memorial honoring Nassau County residents
It’s also the home of Carltun on the Park, a former country club turned restaurant. It has a full bar, banquet hall and even a meeting room. Now, that’s something you wouldn’t find in any average park, right?
Nassau County Strawberry Festival
From Thursday, June 1 to Sunday, June 4, the Nassau County Strawberry Festival will take place at the Bellmore BOCES. Sponsored by the Bellmore Lions Club and the Bellmore Kiwanis, the festival will feature carnival rides, games, live entertainment and endless succulent strawberry snacks!
You’ll be able to try tasty treats like:
- Strawberry shortcake
- Strawberry cheesecake
- Chocolate-covered strawberries
- Strawberry daiquiris
Pay one price bracelets will be available so you can enjoy all your favorite rides as many times as you’d like! You can even find a coupon here.
The Nautical Mile
On the south shore of Freeport, the Nautical Mile takes up all of Woodcleft Avenue, just west of the Woodclift Canal. This stretch of waterfront real estate is home to some of Long Island’ best, most authentic seafood restaurants, including:
- Jeremy’s Ale House
- Hudson’s on the Mile
- EB Elliot’s
- Bracco’s Clam and Oyster
On just about any night of the week, you’ll be more than likely to find live musical entertainment for you to enjoy during your meal. But restaurants aren’t the only thing the Nautical Mile has to offer; there are also plenty of unique, quaint boutique shops and bars, too.
Finish the night off with a round at The Crow’s Nest Mini Golf course and a few scoops from the old-fashioned ice cream shop next door for a delicious dessert.
Can You Escape? LI
In a small parking lot, behind a strip of businesses off of Jericho Turnpike in Mineola, the Can You Escape? LI trailer attracts thrill seekers of all kinds. This unique adventure game gives you an hour to escape one of their many themed, locked rooms.
Along with your group, you need to investigate and brainstorm a way to escape the locked room. It’s ideal for dates, family bonding, birthday parties and team building! The different rooms even have varying skills levels so you can choose the setup that works best for your team.
Don’t let this spring pass you by- make yours count by taking part in these excellent spring activities!