5 Reasons We Love New York in Summer
The weather is getting warmer, the sun is getting brighter, and the days are getting longer – summer is finally upon us, and there is no better place to spend it than in New York. At Moloney Family Funeral Homes, our staff knows firsthand how to make the most of your summer in Lake Ronkonkoma, Holbrook, Central Islip, Port Jefferson Station, and the greater New York area. Here are our top five reasons why we love spending this sunny season in New York.
- The Nature
There is an abundance of parks and gardens to explore in New York. Visit Belmont Lake State Park to go paddle boating or fishing on the lake. Head to Montauk Point State Park to view the Montauk Point Lighthouse, constructed in 1796 and settled on over 5,000 acres of land. If you want to learn about history while exploring the great outdoors, go to the Old Westbury Gardens. You can tour the mansion built more than a century ago, and stroll through over 200 acres of botanical gardens.
- The History
Take a step into another world as you experience the rich history New York has to offer. Walk the same trail as George Washington did during the Revolutionary War or tour the old White House from Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency. There are countless museums ranging from aviation to art history.
- The Ocean
Did you know Long Island has over 100 miles of coastline? Walk along the beach and the boardwalks or step into the ocean to cool off. You’ll find fellow New Yorkers kayaking, boating, fishing, surfing, and paddle boarding – the options are endless. If you prefer staying dry, try going seal watching or whale watching on one of Long Island’s guided tours.
- The Food
Summer in New York wouldn’t be the same without the food! Long Island is known for its delicious Kaiser rolls, chowders, and fresh seafood. Check out the local blog Edible Long Island for more information on the best places to grab a bite in the area. Whatever your appetite, New York has something for you.
- The Traditions/Art/Festivals
Lastly, New York is full of age-old traditions that are fun for the whole family. SummerStage will be hosting free concerts all summer long, continuing an over 35-year tradition. Participate in one of New York’s most famous traditions and attend Shakespeare in the Park. You can also go to a variety of arts and cultural events as a part of the Summer on the Hudson festival, running all summer long at no cost to you or your family.
Summertime in New York is a wonderful experience, no matter how you choose to spend it. As you welcome this new season, remember our caring staff is here for you. We hope you and your family have a great summer in Suffolk County.