Things to Do in Long Island During the Spring Season

Our previous article on Long Island culture identified a number of fun places to go year around. Now let’s point out some places to go to specifically for spring.

Long Island offers a variety of activities and attractions during the spring season. Here are some popular things to do in Long Island during spring:

  1. Visit the Beaches: Long Island is known for its beautiful beaches. Take a stroll along Jones Beach, Robert Moses State Park, or Long Beach and enjoy the fresh air and scenic views.
  2. Explore the Wineries: Long Island’s wine country, particularly the North Fork, is home to several vineyards and wineries. Take a wine tour, sample local wines, and enjoy the picturesque vineyards.
  3. Visit the Hamptons: Spring is a great time to explore the charming towns and villages of the Hamptons. Discover the upscale shops, art galleries, and restaurants in East Hampton, Southampton, or Sag Harbor.
  4. Take a Walk in the Parks: Long Island has numerous parks and nature preserves where you can enjoy outdoor activities. Visit Belmont Lake State Park, Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, or Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park for hiking, picnicking, and bird-watching.
  5. Explore Fire Island: Take a ferry to Fire Island, a barrier island off the southern coast of Long Island. Enjoy the beautiful beaches, go for a bike ride, or explore the Fire Island Lighthouse and the Sunken Forest.
  6. Visit Long Island Museums: Long Island has several museums that are worth visiting. Explore the Nassau County Museum of Art, Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, or the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.
  7. Go Fishing: Spring is a great time for fishing on Long Island. Whether you prefer freshwater fishing in one of the island’s lakes or saltwater fishing in the ocean, there are plenty of options for anglers of all levels.

    Captree state park fishing store
    Photo: iStock. Captree state park
  8. Attend Festivals and Events: Check out the local events and festivals happening during the spring season. Long Island hosts a variety of cultural, food, and music festivals, including the Long Island Winterfest, the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, and the Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay.
  9. Explore Montauk: Head to the easternmost tip of Long Island and explore the town of Montauk. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, surfing, or fishing, and visit the Montauk Point Lighthouse, known as the “End of the World.”
  10. Go Shopping: Long Island has excellent shopping opportunities. Explore the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, Tanger Outlets in Riverhead, or the Americana Manhasset, an upscale outdoor shopping center.
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