Great Outdoors at Patchogue
Nestled in the natural riverfront, only about 60 miles away from the bustle of Manhattan, the village of Patchogue is a sight to behold. The town has utilized the riverfront and harbor’s resources to become a small, self-contained community. Rich in nature and wildlife, the town is full of things to do and see. If you’re planning a trip out that way, here are some outdoor activities you can enjoy during your stay.
Part of the parks and recreation department of Patchogue, Shorefront Park has a beautiful view of the lake and was created to host a wide array of outdoor events. In the spring and summer, you can enjoy concerts and plays, as well as bayside events such as boat racing. There are also a plethora of sporting events and an Independence Day fireworks display.
Shorefront Park also hosts large music festivals as well as other outdoor events throughout the year. Directly across from Shorefront Park, you can find Rider Avenue Park, which hosts local sporting events and has basketball and baseball courts. There are also hiking trails to explore.
Fire Island National Seashore
Fire Island offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for camping, hiking, boating, or some entertainment for the children, Fire Island offers it all. Fire Island also offers some lodging communities and several small snack bars along the island. The island is rounded out by beautiful beaches and lot of wilderness to explore.
Although the island does offer lodging, Patchogue also offers lovely accommodations on the mainland. Be sure to check out some of the hotels they have to offer, which still having access to everything but at a much lower price point.
Found in Blue Point on the Great South Bay, Corey Beach is a beach with lot to offer. In addition to lifeguard services, the kids can enjoy the swing set and playground area, as well as the concessions and gazebo area. Nearby, there’s a large pier for fishing and a boat ramp at Blue Point Marina, which is also lots of fun. They also offer swimming lessons and parking. The beach is open from Memorial Day and closes after Labor Day.
Swan Lake Park
This beautiful park and conservation flows into the Swan River and is home to various breeds of swans, ducks, fish, and birds. There are built-in areas where you can feed and commune with the inhabitants of the lake. The wetlands surrounding the park are perfect for a walk, as well a beautiful place for fishing. Swan Lake offers year-long trout habitat and is one of the few locations to do so, making it an excellent location to cast your line. The locals also swear by Swan Lake as the ideal spot to relax and de-stress.
Patchogue is in many ways the ideal getaway spot. With plenty of nature and outdoor activities, the town lends itself well to being a favorite vacation spot. No matter where you go in this lovely bayside village, you really can’t go wrong.
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