• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.


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Plan Your Visit

Light House at Sandy Hook, NJ

Light House at Sandy Hook, NJ in winter.

Photo by Robert B. Hillmann

Winter brings changes in the landscape, and can be a wonderful time to visit the park. Just make sure to dress appropriately, the temperature near the shore can be at least ten degrees colder than elsewhere, and the wind chill makes it seem even colder. You can check out our program guide for winter which includes walks, hikes and other things to do. And, oh, please don't swim until the lifeguards are back on Memorial Day Weekend.

Gateway Photo Contest 2014 Exhibit: Winners and Top Contenders Exhibit at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

The exhibit continues Wednesday through Sunday, 9-4 PM until April 15. Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, One Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel, Queens. 11693. 718-318-4340. Please click here to see an online version of the Gateway Photo Contest Exhibit.

Gateway Winter Program Guide for Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey

Please click here for the Jamaica Bay Winter Program Guide and cover story.

Please click here to see the Sandy Hook Winter Program Guide, to see the listings for New Jersey.

Sandy Hook Winter Program Guide Addenda is here. Please note that two events have been added for Sandy Hook: Saturday, January 17, noon to 4pm, and Saturday February 21, from noon to 4pm; please see addenda for complete details.

Click here for Staten Island Winter Program Guide for listings for Ft. Wadworth and Great Kills.

Gateway is a vast park, crossing two states and three New York City boroughs. A good map will help you plan your visit. Please carpool and use public transportation whenever possible!


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