(Photo: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve)
With more than 70 parks and recreation facilities, comprising 600 acres, Nassau County is literally full of places to play. Many of the parks have pools--both indoor and outdoor, great playgrounds and winter skating. Others, which we've chosen to feature here, offer some of Long Island's most unique opportunities for recreation. For example, you can visit a
re-creation of a 19th century at the Bethpage Village Restoration where you can purchase a birch beer at an old-time inn, then sit back and enjoy a game of baseball being played 1860's style. Then, travel even further back to a Native American Village at Garvies Point Museum in Glen Cove. You can meet hobbyists from around the world at the tether racetrack or aerodome field at Cedar Creek Park or enjoy what is considered by many to be Long Island's best playground. Families can get fit together at Christopher Morley Parks fitness trail and indulge in some fresh local produce at the farmer's market on Wednesdays. Finally, Nickerson Beach offers visitors .5 mile of oceanfront parkland with plenty of activities for families at the funzone.