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

    Gateway

    National Recreation Area NY,NJ

Things To Know Before You Come

goats at Fort Wadsworth

The goats you see at Gateway in the summer aren't just cute-- they help us maintain our landscape by eating the weeds. But those weeds include poison ivy, so please don't pet them!

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Welcome to Gateway National Recreation Area!

There are a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities available at the park, such as history tours, living history demonstrations, hiking, birding, kayaking, camping, swimming, and biking.

With any of these activities, planning is critical. Explore these pages to discover the essential things you need to know before you leave home. If you have a question about the park or its resources or planning a visit, you can email us or check out our Facebook page. We thank you for your interest and look forward to seeing you at the park.

 
Stay fit in America's Great Outdoors. Go biking at Jacob Riis Park, Queens.
Stay fit in America's Great Outdoors! Go biking at Jacob Riis Park, Queens or at one of our Multi-Use Paths throughout Gateway.
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Did You Know?

Cyclists on Floyd Bennett Field.

Before they built the first airplane, the Wright Brothers were bicycle manufacturers. Today, the historic runways of Gateway's Floyd Bennett Field are used by cyclists throughout the year. More...