With winter in full swing, now is the time to get out there and enjoy all the snow-capped action close to home. So whether you’re a winter sports veteran or you’re trying to discover some new and exciting winter activities in NYC, here are four winter sports spots you should try before spring arrives.
The Greenway at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Don’t let the chilly air stop you from enjoying outdoor jogs. The Greenway at Brooklyn Bridge Park is a well-maintained trail that runs throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park and along the East River, so you get some gorgeous views with your jogs. Fewer concession stands are open along the path during the winter months, but you’re sure to find the occasional vendor for some mid-run fuel or a post-jog snack.
Bethpage State Park
Cross-country skiing doesn’t get nearly as much love and recognition as its downhill counterpart, but when it comes to a fun, healthy winter activity you can do in NYC, it’s a must. During warmer months, Bethpage State Park is home to world-famous golf courses, but during the snowy season, you can enjoy cross-country skiing across acres of beautiful landscapes.
City Ice Pavilion
Ice skating and ice hockey are easily two of the most popular winter activities, with plenty of places in NYC to lace up and enjoy. One of the best spots in town is City Ice Pavilion. Open all year round, City Ice is a world-class skating facility with an NHL-size ice rink that offers public and private learn-to-skate classes for all ages, so you don’t have to worry about being the only adult in a class full of 8-year-olds.
Whether you’re throwing on snowshoes, skis, or ice skates, winter sports gear takes up a lot of space. If you’re living in the NYC area and looking for a home for your winter sports gear between adventures, CitiWide Self Storage has you covered. Our monthly rentals and an array of unit sizes and prices ensure that you only pay for what you need, for as long as you need.
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