Fun Activities To Do in Winter on Long Island

With colder temperatures and daylight becoming more condensed, it can be tempting to stay cooped inside your homes. But—for those who have children at home—cabin fever can settle in quickly. Fortunately, there are many things to do on Long Island that let you spend quality time with your family this winter. 

Go Skating

Is there anything more refreshing than crisp, winter air? We did not think so. Dust off your skates, and check out one of the many indoor or outdoor skating rinks on Long Island, ranging from East End to Nassau County, and the north shore of Suffolk. Do not forget to bundle up, and enjoy a warm mug of hot cocoa afterward!

Check Out the East End Wineries

Long Island is known for a vast selection of family-owned and operated vineyards, offering a unique experience for visitors of all ages! In addition to wine, many of these local vineyards offer non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks, served in designated picnic areas. Bedell Cedars, Duck Walks Vineyard, Jamesport Vineyards, and the Harbes Family Farm and Vineyard are just some of the must-try wineries here in Long Island.

Go For a Stroll in Central Park

Central Park is not just for tourists! For decades, it has been Long Island’s go-to destination for several winter events such as theater performances and the annual Winter Jam festival. The 800-acre park offers endless entertainment options for every age, from going on a walk through the snow, visiting the Central Park Zoo, or watching a show at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. 

Enjoy an Outdoor Restaurant

Just because it is winter doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up inside! Long Island Restaurant Week is the perfect time to get out of the house and try some of the best restaurants in the city. Each participating restaurant will serve a three-course meal at a set price, so you can enjoy a classic favorite or try something new! 

At Lynx Mortgage Bank, we know how important it is for homeowners to feel connected with their community. Thinking of moving to Long Island? We’re here for you every step of the way. Visit our website for more information or get in touch with us to get started. We hope you and your family enjoy a warm, cozy winter on Long Island!




Lynx Mortgage Bank was founded by a small group of mortgage and financial professionals in Long Island, New York, seeking to offer customers a simple “no surprises” approach to the mortgage process. They offer a full range of products, from mortgages to home equity lines of credit.

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