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Found in Brooklyn, Marine Park is made up of 798 acres, making it the perfect location to view wildlife in its natural habitat. See blue herons stalk fiddler crabs in the marsh at low tide as you admire the splendor of Gerritsen Creek. Or pedal along Marine Park Greenway Loop on a bike to see nesting osprey or migrating monarch butterflies that visit the marsh on their migration.

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The 8 Best Water Activities in NYC


Boys in yellow pedal boat

Warm (if not particularly dry) weather is finally here, blessing New Yorkers with lots of time for beach trips and outdoor sports. Warm weather also offers up the opportunity to combine those two activities, and thanks to the city’s long list of available watersports, you have quite a few aquatic choices in the summer months, from kayaking to sailing, to surfing in the Rockaways. Ahead, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites.

Pedal Boating at Wheel Fun Rentals

You can rent pedal bikes and pedal boats from Wheel Fun Rentals locations all over the country; in New York, boats are available in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, with the rental site located on the north side of Meadow Lake. A double pedal boat runs $23-an-hour, or you can splurge for a quad for $33-an-hour, with available hours varying depending on the season. Note that of the boats even have cup holders, should you prefer to pedal with a cool beverage on hand in the summer…. Read the Full Article on 6SQFT >

Written by Rebecca Fishbein