Preschool nature walks at the Leon Levy Preserve celebrate the harvest season as Thanksgiving approaches. Photo courtesy of the Lewisboro Land Trust
Preschool nature walks at the Leon Levy Preserve celebrate the harvest season as Thanksgiving approaches. Photo courtesy of the Lewisboro Land Trust

Best Things To Do in Westchester in November With Kids: Polar Plunge, Nature Fun, & More

November is a month of transition as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the December holiday celebrations merge. While this November is unlike previous years, Westchester and Hudson Valley families still have much to be thankful for.

For starters, the Northeast is beautiful in autumn, and a family fall foliage drive or hike among the changing trees are both lovely ways to while a day away. There's still time to squeeze in a visit to the local Halloween attractions that continue into November or enjoy an alfresco beverage at these cider houses and vineyards that welcome families. Though the temperature is dipping, the weather remains mild enough to spend time outdoors. Many nature centers and other outdoor venues are taking advantage, while some indoor venues are getting creative with limited capacity. 

Below are our picks for the best things to do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley this November, but remember, our Event Calendar is constantly updated upcoming activities. We've also got seasonal picks in our Fall Fun Guide, and if you're looking to get a jump-start on the holidays, take a peek at our Holiday Fun Guide, too. Don't worry; we won't tell Santa.

While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate social distancing. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do. 

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Westchester Children's Museum
upcoming events

Clermont State Historic Site

Westchester Country Club-Beach Club
Fairy House Hunt in the Garden
Locust Grove Estate - 10:30 AM Pick
Juneteenth Celebration in Haverstraw
Haverstraw African-American Memorial Park - various times Pick
Music in the Streets of Ridge Hill
Ridge Hill Shopping Center - 6:00 PM
Tunes and Brews
Jefferson Valley Mall - 7:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides