Outdoor Activities

Every season is time to get outside

All year long, Gateway's three units offer a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities. Check out our calendar of events or follow us on Facebook to find out what's coming up.


Outdoor Activities

  • Archery Range at Floyd Bennett Field

    Gateway has an archery range located in Floyd Bennett Field. Equipment is not provided, you must bring your own.

  • Two bicyclists on the Sandy Hook Multi Use Path

    Bicycling is a great way to explore all three units of Gateway

  • Group of people at watching birds at the Jamaica Bay shorebird festival
    Bird Watching

    More than 300 species of birds have been found at Gateway, a prime birding site.

  • Kayaks ready to leave on a ranger guided excursion in Jamaica Bay

    Boats (large and small) can be used in all three units of Gateway.

  • Tents at Fort Wadsworth's Camp Hudson
    Camping at Gateway

    Camping is available at Gateway.

  • Fishermen through the leaves at Great Kills Park

    Cast your line and get hooked! You can fish at many places in all three units of Gateway.

  • Park Rangers Erin and Corey with students
    Guided Programs

    There are a variety of guided programs available at Gateway. Visit the calendar to find out more.

  • Two people walking on the West Pond loop at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
    Running and Walking

    Get your steps in at Gateway. There are many miles to run or walk throughout the park.

  • On the beach at Sandy Hook

    Gateway has three lifeguarded beaches: Great Kills Beach, Jacob Riis Park and Sandy Hook. Please swim at our lifeguarded beaches.

  • Kids playing soccer on a historic airfield in Gateway National Recreation Area.
    Team Sports

    There are multiple sports fields in the New York units of Gateway National Recreation Area.

  • A snowy day at Floyd Bennett Field
    Winter Sports

    Snow day? Come out and sled, cross country ski or snowshoe.

Last updated: May 24, 2022

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