Jamaica Bay's parks, beaches and trails offer outdoor adventures, great events and views right here in NYC.

Jamaica Bay at a Glance

This far-reaching expanse of parks, beaches and trails in Brooklyn and Queens offers an abundance of activities on or near the water.

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Biking

Experience the waterfront on two wheels thanks to endless paths, learn-to-ride programs and bike-themed celebrations all summer long.

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Canoeing and Kayaking

Paddle around while taking in breathtaking views, plus check out basic and intermediate lessons at area parks.

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Camping and Hiking

Spend a night in the wilderness without leaving New York City, then hit the trails for some outdoor exercise.

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Arts and Entertainment

Check out cultural offerings including the annual Rockstock and Barrels surf and skate fest and family movies on the beach.

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Wildlife and Birding

Get acquainted with area creatures during bird walks, cruises, tours and animal information sessions.

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Golfing

Spend a quiet day on the green with pitch-and-putt, complimentary lessons for kids and a full 18-hole course.

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Fishing

Cast a line—or a net—throughout the neighborhood's parks and beaches.

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Beaches and Surfing

Feel the sand between your toes or hit the waves at some of the best beaches in the City, then refuel with a lineup of top-notch boardwalk concessions.

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History

See restored planes and aviation artifacts at a former naval air station and tour batteries and bunkers at Fort Tilden.

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Dining

Stay fueled all day long with pizza, burgers, lobster, drinks and other area edibles.

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