Now that winter is finally over, it's time to go outdoors and enjoy all the wonderful activities and venues that Long Island has to offer. From outdoor gardens filled with colorful blossoms to beautiful beaches boasting boardwalks and much more, read about some of the great things to do with your family and friends on Long island in the springtime.
It's still too cold to swim, but you can walk on sugar-fine sands and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Or spend some time exploring boardwalks, like the ones at Long Beach or Jones Beach.
With its gently rolling hills and sprawling, flat landscapes, Long Island is a great place to play golf. There are many private and public courses throughout the Island. Here is a sampling of ten public golf courses on Long Island.
Bird watching is a popular hobby on Long Island. With over 400 species of birds, including shorebirds and winter waterfowl, Long Island is home or haven to majestic ospreys, plovers, egrets, double-crested cormorants, a variety of songbirds, hawks, falcons, red cardinals and more. Read about some of the places where you can observe a variety of these feathered flyers.
6. The Big Duck
Spring is a wonderful time to tie the knot. From wonderful Long Island wedding venues including mansions and even an aquarium, to Long Island Wine Country Weddings, the island offers many romantic as well as unique places to celebrate your wedding.
You can also read about real weddings shared by our readers at My Long Island Wedding.
Are you a great fan of the East End? Now's a good time to start thinking about that summer rental in the Hamptons. Take the advice of a seasoned real estate agent who offers tips for scoring a good place to spend the summer at How To Find Summer Rentals in the Hamptons.
Long Island, NY features many historic lighthouses, including one commissioned by George Washington. In fact, Suffolk County boasts the most lighthouses of any county in the United States. Read about some of these impressive, soaring structures that grace the shores of the island and are open to the public.
10. Take A Walking Tour of Long Island's Neighborhoods
From Oyster Bay, once home to Teddy Roosevelt's "Summer White House," to Lloyd Neck where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie once rented a luxurious estate, Long Island's neighborhoods offer great scenery and attractions. Read about walking and driving tours at: