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Merritt Parkway

Phone: (860)-256-2800 Distance: 2.36 miles

Set in natural surroundings, Merritt Parkway's significant design brilliantly integrates the craft of the engineer and the artist. The bridges along the route are excellent examples of Art Deco, or Art Moderne, styles of the 1920s and 1930s. Magnificent foliage abounds in both spring and fall.

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Weir Farm National Historic Site

Rank: 315 4 Activites Email: wefa_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 10.04 miles

In June of 1882, painter Julian Alden Weir boarded a train from New York for his farm among the hills of Branchville, Connecticut. Once here, Weir and his family transformed their summer retreat into a creative refuge for friends and fellow artists. After Weir, artists Mahonri Young and Sperry Andrews lived and worked here, continuing the legacy of artistic expression that still inspires today.

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Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (631)-286-0485 Email: longislandrefuges@fws.gov Distance: 15.32 miles

The Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge is located on the north shore of Long Island, 25 miles east of New York City. This 80-acre refuge is composed of mature oak-hickory forest, a half-mile rocky beach, a brackish pond, and several vernal ponds. The land and waters support a variety of songbirds (particularly warblers during spring migration), mammals, shorebirds, fish, reptiles and amphib...

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Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Rank: 339 3 Activites Email: sahi_information@nps.gov Distance: 19.15 miles

Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919. During Roosevelt's time in office, his "Summer White House" was the focus of international attention. Explore the natural surroundings and become inspired by the legacy of one of America's most popular presidents.

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Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (631)-286-0485 Email: longislandrefuges@fws.gov Distance: 19.45 miles

The Oyster Bay NWR on the north shore of Long Island consists of high quality marine habitats that support a variety of aquatic-dependent wildlife. The refuge's waters and marshes surround Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, home of Theodore Roosevelt - father of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Subtidal (underwater up to mean high tide line) habitats are abundant with marine invertebrates, ...

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Hop Brook Lake National Park

4 Activites Phone: (203)-729-8840 Distance: 29.76 miles

Hop Brook Lake is a popular day use park with swimming and picnicking facilities, athletic fields, picnic shelters and over 7 miles of hiking trails winding through the woods and fields. Canoes, sailboards and rowboats are welcome on the 21-acre lake. The lake and its feeder streams are stocked with trout by the State. Cross-country skiing is popular during winter. For up-to-date information, ...

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Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site

Rank: 341 Email: dho59stpaul@yahoo.com Distance: 30.26 miles

Saint Paul's Church helps to tell the story of the development of colonial society and the road to the American Revolution. It consists of an 18th-century church that was used as a Revolutionary War hospital, a historic cemetery with burial stones dating to 1704 and the remnant of a Village Green that was the site of the Election of 1733 which raised issues of Freedom of Religion and Press.

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Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (631)-286-0485 Email: longislandrefuges@fws.gov Distance: 30.52 miles

Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge is located on the south shore of Long Island and is managed as part of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The refuge consists of 196 acres bordering the Great South Bay, separated from the Atlantic Ocean only by Fire Island. Situated in a heavily developed urban area, the refuge is an oasis for many species of migratory birds and waterfowl. Appr...

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Fire Island National Seashore Park

Rank: 149 7 Activites Email: Paula_Valentine@nps.gov Distance: 31.49 miles

Immerse yourself in an enchanting collage of coastal life and history. Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks and glimpses of wildlife, Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals and people for centuries. Far from the pressure of nearby big-city life, dynamic barrier island beaches offer both solitude and camaraderie, and spiritual renewal.

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Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (631)-286-0485 Email: longislandrefuges@fws.gov Distance: 33.82 miles

The Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge on the south shore of Long Island is one of the last undeveloped estuary systems remaining on Long Island. Approximately half of the refuge consists of aquatic habitats including bay with marine seagrass beds, intertidal saltmarsh, high saltmarsh, freshwater marsh, shrub swamp, and red maple swamp. The refuge's saltmarshes, combined with the adjacent New York ...

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Hunt Hill Farm National Park

2 Activites Phone: (860)-355-0300 Distance: 35.12 miles

The Henderson Americana Center for Culture & the Creative Arts is located on Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford, Connecticut. Hunt Hill Farm, the heart of the historic Anderson and Bostwick farms, has been continuously farmed since 1707 and has been lovingly preserved by Ruth & Skitch Henderson.It has housed The Silo Store ? Gallery ? Cooking School for 31 years and is completing the first phase of it...

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Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 36.58 miles

The Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness now contains a total of 1,380 acres and is managed by the National Park Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New York. In 1980 the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordina...

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Hancock Brook Lake National Park

1 Activites Phone: (203)-729-8840 Distance: 36.99 miles

This shallow 40-acre lake and streamside environment provides excellent hiking, hunting, canoeing and fishing opportunities. The feeder streams and lake are stocked with brown, brook and rainbow trout by the State. Local anglers also enjoy fishing for bass, perch, bullhead, and pickerel and panfish are also popular. For up-to-date information, call (203) 729-8840.

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Black Rock Lake National Park

3 Activites Phone: (860)-283-5540 Distance: 37.92 miles

Black Rock Lake is located next to Black Rock State Park. A portion of the 35-mile-long Mattatuck Blue Trail System crosses through the reservoir. The 21-acre lake is open seasonally for fishing and non-motorized boating. The lake and brook are stocked with brown, rainbow and brook trout by the State. Opportunities abound for wildlife viewing. For up-to-date information, call (860) 283-4900.

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General Grant National Memorial Park

Rank: 237 Distance: 39.31 miles

The final resting place of President Ulysses Simpson Grant and his wife, Julia, is the largest mausoleum in North America. It testifies to a people's gratitude for the man who ended the bloodiest conflict in American history as Commanding General of the Union Army and then, as President of the United States, strove to heal a nation after a civil war and make rights for all citizens a reality.

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Northfield Brook Lake National Park

3 Activites Phone: (860)-283-5540 Distance: 39.78 miles

Northfield Brook Lake is a scenic day use park with a swim beach, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters, tables and fire grills located throughout the park. The 1.7-mile-long self-guided hiking trail winds throughout the park. The 8-acre lake is stocked with trout by the State and supports warmwater fish species. Reservations for group picnic shelters are accepted at (203) 758-1723. For up-to-date info...

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Thomaston Dam National Park

4 Activites Phone: (860)-283-5540 Distance: 41.18 miles

The Vista picnic area offers visitors excellent views of the dam and portions of the Naugatuck River Valley. The streamside environment is popular for fishing and upland game hunting. Riding trails are provided for seasonal trailbikes and snowmobiles. A radio-controlled model aircraft field, open to the public, is maintained by volunteers. For up-to-date information, call (860) 283-5540.

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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Rank: 328 Distance: 43.52 miles

Only one U.S. president was born in New York City. Raised in a townhouse at 28 E. 20th St., Theodore Roosevelt would grow up to be our 26th President and become immortalized on Mount Rushmore. However, he started life as a sickly yet bright boy who exercised to improve his health and began a lifelong passion for the "strenuous life."

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Nara's Northeast Region - New York City National Park

1 Activites Phone: (212)-401-1620 Email: newyork.archives@nara.gov Distance: 44.44 miles

Nara's Northeast Region - New York City

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Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site

Email: LESTM@tenement.org Distance: 44.58 miles

The heart of the museum is a historic tenement, home to an estimated 7,000 people from over 20 nations between 1863 and 1935. The tenement's cramped living spaces, the lives of past residents and the history of the Lower East Side, contribute to its representation of the immigrant experience. Throughout the year, programs such as walking tours and readings are offered.

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African Burial Ground National Monument Park

Rank: 230 Email: african_burial_ground@nps.gov Distance: 45.21 miles

From about the 1690s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan, outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, later known as New York. Lost to history due to landfill and development, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991 as a consequence of the planned construction of a Federal office building.

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Great Lakes Seaway Trail - New York National Park

Phone: (315)-646-1000 Email: info@seawaytrail.com Distance: 45.35 miles

Drive or boat along the shores of the St. Lawrence River and eastern Great Lakes. Historic sites include 26 lighthouses, the St. Lawrence Seaway, War of 1812 installations, and great museums. Enjoy welcoming harbors, agricultural landscapes, quaint villages, world-class sportfishing, Niagara Falls, 127 nature sites, and entry points to/from Canada.

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Lakes To Locks Passage National Park

Phone: (518)-597-9660 Email: info@lakestolocks.com Distance: 45.35 miles

Midway between Manhattan and Montreal, the Lakes to Locks Passage lets you experience the interconnected waterway that shaped the destiny of North America. By bike, foot, boat, train, or car, you will discover charming small cities, rural landscapes and Adirondack hamlets with diverse historic, natural, cultural, and recreational sites.

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Federal Hall National Memorial Park

Rank: 198 Email: migdalia_figueroa-pinedo@nps.gov Distance: 45.77 miles

Here on Wall Street, George Washington took the oath of office as our first President, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. The current structure, a Customs House, later served as part of the US Sub-Treasury. Now, the building serves as a museum and memorial to our first President and the beginnings of the United States of America.

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Manhattan Sites

2 Activites Distance: 45.78 miles

You can discover some of the most fascinating people in American history at the Manhattan Sites.  Visit the homes of Alexander Hamilton and Theodore Roosevelt, the tomb of Ulysses Grant, a Revolutionary War church, a fort from the War of 1812, and the place where George Washington became President.

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