There is something special about wintertime and the chill in the air. It can make for new activities or experiencing old favorites. Wintertime on Long Island has no shortage of fun things to do as a family, with friends or by yourself. Take a look at what is available for wintertime fun on Long Island, including many activities you can do for free.

Outdoor Winter Fun on Long Island

One of the perks of living on Long Island is that there is plenty to do at all times of the year. Wintertime, in particular, offers activities to make special memories to last forever. At Lynx Mortgage Bank, LLC, we have some insight into some of the best winter activities on Long Island that you might not know about.

Ice Skating

Long Islanders love to ice skate. Outdoor skating is especially fun for all ages and skill levels, all bundled up in mittens and scarves. Buckskill Winter Club and Christopher Morley Park both offer outdoor ice skating. There are also several other outdoor rinks throughout LI.

Ice skating does not have to be an outside activity to be fun. LI has indoor skating rinks for those who want to stay a little warmer or when the weather is too cold to be outside.


Most kids want to head for a snowy hill the minute the first snowflake falls. There is still snow to enjoy before winter is over. Wildwood State Park in Wading River, Cedar Creek Park in Seaford and The Grange in Sayville are some of the most popular sledding areas.

Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center: Come to experience nature all times of the year. Guided walks along the beach allow you to learn about all types of animals and sea creatures. See the link above for more information about hours and prices.

Indoor Winter Fun on Long Island

There are indoor activities galore for wintertime fun on LI. Most of these adventures can be done all year long, but they are especially great for taking a toasty break from the cold.

Cereal and Ice Cream

Who can resist this combination, even when the temperatures dip? Kids of all ages will love Milky Way’s Ice Cream Bar! An endless selection of breakfast cereals is at your fingertips to be combined with your favorite ice cream. We have two outlets at Huntington and Coram, LI—both of which will make a great location for a family outing or a birthday party.

Long Island Aquarium

The LI Aquarium is one of the coolest places ever, whatever time of year you go. You can watch underwater goings-on of clownfish and discus fish and see the beauty of the coral reefs. Out of the water, you can learn about a variety of bird habitats. Though primarily indoors, there are events at the aquarium that are outdoors, weather permitting.

Call us today at Lynx Mortgage Bank, LLC, for information on finding the right loan products for your dream home on Long Island. All of the adventures that this winter wonderland offers can be yours.

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