Great Pumpkin Blaze, Sleepy Hollow

We could not resist a trip to the infamous Sleepy Hollow at the spookiest time of the year! This event is coined the “tri-state’s biggest, most electrifying fall event” and we would definitely agree. There’s an entire world built around the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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Pisgah National Forest, NC

When you’re a family out looking for adventure, Pisgah National Forest is a win. We visited Pisgah in early July during our two week East coast road trip. We were not disappointed. In fact, we’d love to visit again and explore more!

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Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve

Caumsett State Park is a local favorite hidden on the North Shore of Long Island in Lloyd Neck. This 1,520 acre park is the former estate of Marshall Field III developed in the 1920’s. As one of the largest estates of the Gold Coast mansions it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today the estate is managed as a nature preserve with terrific family trails, amazing views, and historic architecture.

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Robert Moses, Fire Island

Robert Moses State Park is home to an oceanfront beach of white quartz sand that extends for nearly five miles along the Atlantic Ocean. Living on Long Island includes numerous trips to this haven improving the quality of life during hot summer months.

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Coney Island

Coney Island is a bucket list item whether it’s tied to your family history, curiosity for its notoriety or just a cool place to see where your favorite films/shows shot a scene or two.

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Exploring Inwood

I have decades of exploring New York City and I had never even thought Manhattan went this far until my daughter moved here. Yes, on the map we all see that there’s more to the island, but when you’re in the city and exploring, the trail tends to get cold around Harlem (go another 100 blocks to arrive at Inwood). This tiny island of Manhattan is enormous!

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The Bronx Zoo

There’s no better way to celebrate spring than to spend the day at the Bronx Zoo! This family favorite has been around since 1899 and it is the largest metropolitan zoo in the U.S., among the largest in the world.

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New York Botanical Gardens

The Bronx is a treasure trove of family adventure and the New York Botanical Gardens is one of the biggest gems with its own 250 acres of diverse landscape. (Yes, the Bronx has one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world.)

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Sagamore Hill

Our favorite President is a native New Yorker and his home, Sagamore Hill, is right here on Long Island!

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