Racing model sailboats has been a tradition at Central Park’s Conservatory Water for more than century. Now, Sail the Park offers a way for adults and children to enjoy this pastime during the warm NYC months. The company rents out small sailboats that are completely powered by wind, and the user operates a remote control that allows you to control the trim of the sail and the direction of the rudder. Sailing novices and experts are welcome; 30 minutes of sailing costs $11. The boats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so expect a wait on weekends.
Photo: Brittany Petronella