If your child thinks corn originates at Stop n’ Shop, eggs derive from cartons, and doesn’t know if bacon, ham, or both can come from the same pig, it’s time to visit a Living History Farm! These farms offer a glimpse into life on a farm in simpler times, and give kids the chance to try their hand at everything from bottle-feeding lambs and gathering honey, to collecting sap and harvesting ice.
Although the majority of events and activities take place Spring through Fall, some farms stay open year-round, and since the chores change with the seasons, there’s reason to return again and again. So gather up the family (but leave Fido at home–dogs aren’t allowed) and head to the countryside for some farm fun.
When you think of National Parks you probably think of places like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and other parklands out west. But did you know . there are actually 10 National Parks in New York City and Northern NJ, and over 30 historic sites, parks, monuments, trails, memorials, and heritage areas right here in New York State?
This week (to April 25) is National Park Week, and all 392 National Parks offer free admission in celebration of "America's Best Idea" so it's a perfect opportunity to check out some of these awesome destinations with your kids. (Tours and other fees may still apply).
Read on for everything you need to know for a family-friendly, historic, and beautiful visit to these local gems.
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