Guide to Things to Do on the Weekends on Long Island

When the weekend arrives many families are left scrambling to find something exciting to do. We’ve compiled a guide to things to do on the weekends on Long Island that readers can bookmark and refer to whenever they’re searching for activities throughout the year.




The beach is one of the most popular things to do on the weekend during the warmer months. Living on Long Island, we are surrounded by beautiful beaches.  Be sure to visit these splendid beaches.

Where: Ocean Parkway, Babylon, NY
Contact info: 631-669-0449

Where: Bayville Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY
Contact info: 516-624-6124

Corey Beach
Where: Corey Avenue, Blue Point, NY
Contact info: 631-451-6100

Where: 1000 Long Beach Road, Sag Harbor, NY
Contact info: 631-728-8585
Where: 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantaugh, NY
Contact info: 516-785-1600
Where: 630 Lido Beach, Lido Beach, NY
Contact info: 516-431-6650

Sunken Meadow State Park
Where: Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Northport, NY
Contact info: 631-269-4333

Where: West Meadow Beach Road, Stony Brook, NY
Contact info: 631-451-6100 

For more Long Island Beaches check out these articles by Long Island Mamas:
Family Friendly Beaches on Long Island

Guide to Long Island Beaches: Four South Shore Hot Spots to Stay Cool

Once the weather gets warm, the bikes come out of the garage. Here are highlights of bike trails that are perfect for families to do for a nice weekend ride.

Bethpage State Park
Where: 99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale, NY
Contact info: 516-249-0701

Cathedral Pines County Park
Where: Yaphank-Middle Island Road, Middle Island, NY
Phone: 631 852-5500

Eisenhower Park
Where: 1899 Hempstead Tpke
, East Meadow
, NY
Contact info: 516-572-0348

Jones Beach
1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY
Contact info: 516-785-1600

Trail View State Park
Where: 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington, NY
Contact info: 631-423-1770

Check out our article on Great Places to Bike on Long Island for additional places to ride bikes.

Children love seeing animals, picking fresh fruits and vegetables and playing outdoors. Here are highlights of favorite farms on Long Island as well as a link to more farms with family activities.

Benners Farm
56 Gnarled Hollow Road, E. Setauket, NY
Contact info:

Hoyt Farm
200 New Highway Commack, NY
Contact info: 631-543-7804

Windy Acre Farm
Where: 3810 Middle Country Road, Calverton, NY
Contact info: 631-727-4554

Read our post about Long Island Farms with Family Activities.

Take advantage of all of the lakes and shores on Long Island by spending a weekend fishing with the family. Here are a few of Long Island Mamas favorite spots.

Blydenburgh County Park
Where: Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, NY
Contact info: 631 854-3713

Captain Fish of Port Jefferson
Where: 4 Constance Ct. East Setauket, NY
Contact info: 631-974-4933

Codfather Fishing
Where: Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, NY 11520
Contact info: 516-868-9073

Hempstead Lake State Park
Where: Eagle Ave and Lake Drive, West Hempstead, NY
Contact info: 516-766-1029

Read our post on More Family Friendly Fishing Spots on Long Island.


Now that the weather is warm, enjoy a hike with the family. There are several hiking trails on Long Island. Many are short enough that even the kids can finish without a problem.

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Where: Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY
Contact info: 631-265-1054

Prosser Pines Loop Trail
Where: 63 Yaphank Middle Island Rd., Middle Island, NY
Contact info: 631-854-4949

Sunken Meadow State Park
Where: Sunken Meadow State Parkway, Kings Park. NY
Contact info: 631-269-4333

Read our post on Where to Hike in Suffolk County. To find more trails on Long Island, please visit the Trails website.

Indoor play places are perfect for those cold or rainy weekends. Long Island offers plenty of places for kids to burn energy. Here are a few of the many available.

Boomers! Medford
Where: 655 Long Island Ave., Medford. NY
Contact info: 631-475-1771

Krazy Kidz
Where: 3235 Horseblock Road, Medford, NY
Contact info: 631-775-9909

Laser Bounce
Where: 2710 Hempstead Tpke, Levittown, NY
Contact info: 516-342-1330

Inline Skate
Where: 269 Route 25A, Mount Sinai, NY
Contact info: 888-476-3508

Read our post on 18 Great Indoor Play Spaces on Long Island.


Long Island offers endless parks for families to enjoy. Here are some are our favorites and make sure to see our link below on Pick-a-Park to find a park nearby.

Belmont Lake State Park
Southern State Parkway Exit 38 North Babylon, NY
Contact info: 631-667-5055

Diamond in the Pines
1850 Route 112, Coram, NY
Contact: 631-320-1003

Heckscher State Park
Where: Heckscher Parkway Field 1, East Islip, NY
Contact info: 631-581-2100

Heritage Park
633 Mt Sinai Coram Rd, Mt Sinai, NY
Contact info: 631-509-0882

Looking for a park close by? Read our post Find the Perfect Local Park with Pick-a-Park.


By Tara Arichabala





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