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. 

Mount Holly Preserve
1 Mt Holly Road East
Katonah, NY

Van Cortlandt Manor
525 South Riverside Ave.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Leon Levy Preserve
2-50 Smith Ridge Road
South Salem, NY 10590

Westchester Children's Museum
100 Playland Parkway
Rye, NY 10580

Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536

Cliffdale Farm
Teatown Road
Ossining, NY 10562

Clermont State Historic Site
1 Clermont Avenue
Germantown, NY 12526

Westchester Country Club-Beach Club
199 Manursing Way
Rye, NY 10580

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
Muser Drive across from 174 Angola Road
Cornwall, NY 12520

Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY 10573

Kensico Dam Plaza
1 Bronx River Parkway
Valhalla, NY 10595

Kingsland Point Park
Palmer Ave
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Perkins Memorial Tower
Perkins Memorial Drive
Ft Montgomery , NY 10922

Croton Gorge Park
Rt 129
Cortlandt, NY 10567

Mount Beacon
Route 9D
Beacon , NY 12508

Rockefeller State Park Preserve
125 Phelps Way
Plesantville, NY 10570

Trinity Cruise Company
Riverfront Green Park 30 Hudson Ave
Peekskill, NY 10566

Angry Orchard
2241 Albany Post Rd
Walden, NY 12586

Apple Dave's Distillery
82 4 Corners Rd
Warwick, NY 10990

Dressel Farms
271 State Route 208
New Paltz, NY

Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard
130 Hardscrabble Road
North Salem, NY 10560

Magnanini Farm Winery and Restaurant
172 Strawridge Road
Wallkill, NY 12589

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
26 Wing Rd
Millbrook, NY

Stone Ridge Orchards
3012 Route 213
Stone Ridge, NY 12484

Thompson’s Cider Mill and Orchard
335 Blinn Road
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Warwick Valley Winery
114 Little York Road

Wilken’s Fruit and Fir Farm
1335 White Hill Rd
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

MInnewaska State Park Preserve
5281 Route 44-55
Kerhonkson, NY 12446

Kensico Dam Plaza
1 Bronx River Parkway
Valhalla, NY 10595

Adventure Park at Long Island
75 Colonial Springs Rd
Wheatley Heights, NY 11798

Mountain Creek
123 Route 24
Venron , NJ 07462

The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Camelback Mountain Adventures
243 Resort Dr,
Tannersville, PA 18372

Pocono TreeVentures & Pocono Zip Racer
1575 Fairway Blvd
East Stroudsburg, PA 18302

Turtle Back Zoo Treetop Adventure Course
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052

Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern blvd
Bronx, NY 10460

Governors Island

Alley Pond Park
228-06 Northern Blvd Queens
NY, NY 11363

The Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
250 Kalahari Blvd
Pocono Manor, PA 18349
Holiday Small Gift Show
Howland Cultural Center - 1:00 PM Pick
Holiday Lights In Bloom
Orange County Arboretum, Thomas Bull Memorial Park (Grove St. entrance) - 5:00 PM Pick
Peace, Love & Lights
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - 5:00 PM Pick
Orange County Fair's Holiday Light Spectacular
Orange County Fair - 5:00 PM Pick
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