Day trips—whether you go with a friend, by yourself or the entire family—are a great way to blow off some steam and allow for the fresh air to soothe the soul. Whether you’re looking for places that can relax your mind or just give you a change of scenery, these options bring all the fun.
Spending the day on the trails is a great way to keep your body moving while at the same time relaxing. On Long Island, there are a variety of trails and preserves that allow to not only roam, but also gives them the ability to observe the history and unique makeup that Long Island has to offer.
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center. 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay
The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center was created in 1923. The center has a mix of trails and gardens that are open every day—from sunrise to sunset. This is a great time to take advantage of the opportunities to walk around and be one with nature. To learn more about the sanctuary and center, visit www.ny.audubon.org/TRSAC
Gardening spots are great for anyone to roam. Whether you are a pro planter or someone who wants to learn, this is an option that allows for growth in knowledge. You can observe the beauty of colorful flowers, seeds and potting plants while also learning what is best to grow each season.
Hicks Nurseries. 100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury
Whether you are looking for something new in the plant department or just want to take a look, Hicks Nurseries has a lot to offer. Established in 1853, Hicks has been a staple on Long Island and a favorite. There is so much to look at—the variety of colors in the greenhouse to the gardening supplies and even various shapes of pots and planters. If you’re looking for something intriguing and interactive, then this is the place to go. For more information about Hicks Nurseries and what services they provide, visit www.hicksnurseries.com.
Wineries are a great day trip that bring together friends and family. Having a glass of wine mixed with a delectable appetizer or entrée can make anyone’s day better than the last.
Wölffer Estate Vineyard. 139 Sagg Rd., Sagaponack and 3312 Montauk Hwy., Sagaponack
Since 1988, Wölffer Estate Vineyard has been serving up quality wines and beverages for customers to enjoy. Wölffer Estate Vineyard has both a winery and a wine stand as part of their brand, which makes for more opportunities to enjoy wine and hangout with those you care about. To learn more about Wölffer Estate Vineyard and the services they provide, visit www.wolffer.com/locations/