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What's Your Favorite Outdoor Spot in Queens?

By July 27, 2008

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Keep cool at Unisphere Did you change your vacation plans this summer and keep them closer to home? Gas prices have kept my family from a long car trip this summer, and so we've been trying to visit more places in the borough.

The Queens County Farm Museum is a huge hit with our young kids. They love the farm animals pecking the grounds, and events like the Queens County Fair in September.

Parks and beaches in Queens are almost always a great choice for a weekend morning or late afternoon. Here's my list of the best parks in Queens. New park Fort Totten really should get added to that list. It's weekend events are many and varied.

And if you can make it to the Rockaways, the beaches -- especially at Fort Tilden and Breezy Point -- are great fun. Though you can sometimes see Manhattan from the peninsula, the Rockaways are almost a continent away in the summer.

Got more suggestions for outdoors in Queens? Please share in the comments.

Photo (c) John Roleke - Kids keeping cool at the Unisphere

Comments

July 28, 2008 at 3:58 pm
(1) Michelle says:

I love Dry Harbor Play Ground in Glendale Queens

July 29, 2008 at 6:29 am
(2) Dave says:

I love the fountain area / green at Atlas Park in Glendale.

July 29, 2008 at 9:06 am
(3) Chris says:

I really enjoy buying a piece of bread and cheese and enjoying it while I sit on one of the benches that surround the water fountain at Atlas Park. The sound of the water is very serene and it is a great way to relax and unwind after a long day.

July 31, 2008 at 10:56 am
(4) Krissy says:

Your photo is right on! Flushing Meadows Corona Park. I love to walk around the fields past the soccer and cricket games, stroll along the dock at Meadow Lake, bring the kids to the dinosaur playground, and sit on the wall of the Unisphere to eat lunch (or ice cream from Mr. Softee). And then escape the heat and head inside the QMA to see the Panorama of NYC. Nice day!

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