With the cold weather upon us, any outdoor activities might seem like an impossible feat. But when the mercury hasn't dipped too low, you and the kids can work off some stir-craziness and winter blues with an outdoor exploration. Long Island is home to several parks, preserves and historic grounds that provide hiking trails, serene nature and breathtaking views--even in the middle of winter. So grab your warmest coats and boots and head for the hills (so to speak).
And don't forget to check out our calendar for more Long Island activities to get you through the winter months.