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Family Camping with NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers

  The other day we had the chance to participate in family camping with the Urban Park Rangers in Van Cortlandt Park. This lottery based program gives families from NYC the chance to camp at different parks around the 5 boroughs. Families enjoy a campfire and other fun activities with the rangers, and tents are provided. We have tried a few times to win a spot and were finally chosen,

5 Places to Enjoy a Spring or Summer Picnic in the Bronx

When it comes to dining outdoors, good views can come at a price. Unless you think outside of the box. So order a cute picnic basket and check out our favorite places in the Bronx to enjoy an impromptu picnic- just don’t forget the bubbly!     Ferry Point Park This is one of my favorite places to bring my hammock, our grill, and enjoy dinner on the water. With

Best Places for Sledding in the Bronx

  If you’re looking for some good spots to head to the next time it snows, we’ve rounded up a list of some recommended hills in the Bronx. We’ll continue to add to this list as more are suggested or we discover new places- so be sure to bookmark this post. Crotona Park -Fulton Avenue and Crotona Park North This is actually the Bronx location for NYC Park’s Snow Days- which

8 Places to Enjoy Fall Foliage in the Bronx

While we love taking road trips upstate to catch a glimpse of the changing leaves, the Bronx certainly has no shortage of fall foliage. So we’ve rounded up our list of favorite places in the borough to enjoy the beauty of fall- including some suggestions from our favorite Bronxites.   Wave Hill Photo: Wave Hill   Overlooking the Hudson Valley, Wave Hill is breathtaking in all seasons. Head over on

Cooling off at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx

  Looking for a fun pool to cool off before summer ends? Head over to Roberto Clemente State Park right here in the Bronx. Located along the Harlem River, the pool at Roberto Clemente consists of a fun sprinkler feature, a splash pad, an Olympic size pool, and a diving pool. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.   The splash pad is perfect for little swimmers to

A Day in Soundview Park

  Located on Clason Point in the Bronx, Soundview Park boasts 205 acres of parkland. With bike trails, playgrounds, a butterfly garden, amphitheater, and more- it’s a great place to spend a summer afternoon.     Start off near the Bronx River in the Meditation Butterfly Garden. You may even find some painted rocks hidden as part of the #thebronxrocks rock hunting group.     Bring your bikes or scooters

Treetop Adventure at the Bronx Zoo

  By Pope Jackson Anyone who knows me, knows I love outdoor sports.  As a member of the Bronx River Alliance I paddle the river as much as possible.  Nothing gets me excited like amazing experiences right in my backyard.  NYC has never had a shortage of these, but the outdoor adventures were limited.  Well the wait is finally over. Two new attractions featuring three exciting experiences have been completed

Nature Trek at the Bronx Zoo

  Earlier last week we had the fun opportunity to check out the new Nature Trek at the Bronx  Zoo. With an awesome structure to trek and climb and some pretty cool stations to explore and play- be sure to plan out some time to spend here on your next trip to the zoo.     Nature Trek is included in your Total Experience ticket and no food or drink

Sign Up for This Free Nature Club at the Bronx Zoo

If you’ve followed along on our social media pages, then you know that we’ve been a part of an amazing program at the Bronx Zoo for the past few years. Through a grant, the Bronx Zoo’s Education department was able to start the Bronx Zoo Nature Club- a group that meets once a month right outside of the zoo for exploring, playing, and learning about nature and animals. It’s been

Best Places in the Bronx for Sledding

Photo: NYC Parks   According to NYC Parks, here are the best places in the Bronx to go sledding:   Park Name Location Claremont Park Interior of the park at 172nd Street between Teller Avenue and Clay Avenue Crotona Park Slope behind ballfield #3 at Fulton Avenue and Cross Bronx Expressway. Ewen Park West 232 Street, between Johnson and Riverdale avenues Franz Sigel Park Interior of the park at 160th