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NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« on: August 20, 2020, 04:47:31 PM »
There are day-trip/activities scattered in the Lakewood, Brooklyn, Monsey etc. threads. Being as they are usually doable day-trips from many different communities, I figured it would be helpful to have them all in one place:
If anyone can help, please do!
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Re: NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2020, 12:25:16 PM »
From the lakewood thread:

boating at Greenwood Lake
Crayola Experience in Easton, PA. Open 365 days a year (I think). Activities for kids 3 and up. Cost around $20 a kid.
Round Valley Recreation Area in Lebanon, NJ (grilling allowed)
Adventure Aquarium
six flags great adventure
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Re: NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2020, 12:29:59 PM »
Monsey Thread... Not much
 
 Bear Mountain...
 Stony Point
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Re: NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2020, 12:40:19 PM »
Mosey Thread... Not much
 
 
museum village
rockland lake
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Re: NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2020, 12:45:52 PM »
Ruach Hachaim in Monroe is a good trip, especially from Monsey.

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Re: NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2020, 12:48:54 PM »
NYC threads

Roosevelt house in hyde park
ellis island
statue of liberty from lower Manhattan
Empire state observatory
hop on/off bus
Museum of Jewish Heritage. Kids under 12 are free and we bought groupons for $9 a piece. It’s on the Hudson and New York Harbor
you park in Battery Park City I suggest you walk on the water for a nice walk.
 Bull, Bowling Green
Museum in the old Customs Building at one Bowling Green. The museum is free but nothing special. However, the actual architecture in the main Rotunda is stunning and a must see. There is also a kids exhibition on the first floor
Battery Park and Castle Clinton
nice hikes in harriman state park
rafting down the Delaware
Bucks county, PA
Many little towns with nice things to do.  Mercer house and  pottery museum, Washington's Crossing Park Bowmans wildflower reserve
Intrepid
Mystic and Groton, CT.
longwood gardens is very nice and nearby is the Dupont mansion
 Coco keys,
white post farms,
Bronx zoo
Old Westbury Gardens
Boscobel House and Gardens (although might be nicer in spring)
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Museum of Natural History
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Hall of Science in Queens
Liberty Science Center
Mini golf. Flushing Meadows Mini golf.
Richmond Restoration, Staten Island
Jewish Musem         
Guggenheim Museum         
Central Park Boating         
Central Park Ice Skating (Winter)         
Central Park Zoo         
Rockefeller Center Ice Skating (Winter)         
One World Observatory / Ground Zero               
30 Rock Observatory         
Mini Golf at Pier 25 (Summer)         
Bowlmor Lanes 42nd Street         
Dave & Busters         
Madame Toussad's         
Ripley's Believe it or Not         
National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey         
NFL Experience Times Square         
Hershey's and M&M Stores
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Re: NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2020, 04:05:58 PM »
Delaware water gap national recreation area. Beautiful scenery and some nice hiking. The bottom of it is on the I-80 at the border between NJ and PA

This thread has the potential to become the Chol Hamoed "where are we going today" go to thread.

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Re: NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2020, 11:15:23 PM »
Delaware water gap national recreation area. Beautiful scenery and some nice hiking. The bottom of it is on the I-80 at the border between NJ and PA

This thread has the potential to become the Chol Hamoed "where are we going today" go to thread.
Any specifics tips what to do there besides kayaking?

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Re: NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2020, 02:35:24 AM »
When they'll reopen, there's American dream mall, with indoor skiing, happens to be amazing, theme park, and water park.
They also have a skating rink.
But entire thing is closed until the unforseeable future.

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Re: NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2020, 07:09:39 AM »
When they'll reopen, there's American dream mall, with indoor skiing, happens to be amazing, theme park, and water park.
They also have a skating rink.
But entire thing is closed until the unforseeable future.

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/08/american-dreams-indoor-ski-park-announces-reopening.html

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Re: NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2020, 02:58:09 PM »

https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/08/american-dreams-indoor-ski-park-announces-reopening.html
yep, just got an email from them.
Looks like I have some power.

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Re: NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2020, 03:33:44 PM »
Any specifics tips what to do there besides kayaking?
Hiking, bike rental, I think there may be rafting

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Re: NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2020, 07:52:55 PM »
Went to Alstede Farm today. Great activity for all age kids. They have fruit & vegetable picking, small petting zoo, & pony rides
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Re: NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2020, 12:57:39 PM »
Does anybody have the link to the two bedroom bungalow rental in Pennsylvania

Was posted in one of the chol hamoed/vacation ideas thread and I can't find it
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Re: NY-NJ Day Trips Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2020, 09:27:13 AM »
Anybody have a suggestion where I can take my kids today, within an hour or so from Lakewood, that is not shut from Covid and won't be packed with vacationers? Keep my mind that I have to be back for hadlakah, so no night-only venues. Kids are young, 6 and under.