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Your Road Trip: Close to Home adventure guide for Aug. 17

Walk amongst dinosaurs on Long Island and hunt for fossils in New Jersey, then relax in the charmingly quintessential New England town of Madison, Connecticut - all on a Road Trip: Close to Home.

Brian Heyman

Aug 17, 2023, 9:00 AM

Updated 305 days ago

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Your Road Trip: Close to Home adventure guide for Aug. 17
Walk amongst dinosaurs on Long Island and hunt for fossils in New Jersey, then relax in the charmingly quintessential New England town of Madison, Connecticut - all on a Road Trip: Close to Home.

  • 160 Walt Whitman Road | Huntington Station, New York 11746
  • Open 4-10 p.m. through Sept. 4.
  • Website

  • 521 Route 520 | Marlboro, NJ 07746
  • Park opens at 7 a.m. year round. Closing time is 9 p.m. through Aug. 13; 8:30 p.m. Aug.14-Sept. 3; and 8 p.m. Sept. 4-17.
  • Website

Madison, Connecticut, has over 2 miles of sandy beach and a downtown filled with shopping and dining.
Hammonasset Beach State Park
  • 1288 Boston Post Road
  • Park open 8 a.m. to sunset.
  • Website
Meigs Point Nature Center
  • 1288 Boston Post Road
  • Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday from April to October. Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday from November to March.
  • Website
Scranton Library
  • 801 Boston Post Road
  • Open 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • Website

  • Entrances at 150 Eastern Parkway, 455 Flatbush Ave. and 990 Washington Ave. | Brooklyn, New York 11225
  • Visit website for hours and exhibit details.

Escape the buzz of the world at the largest park in Westchester, where you can also stay the night and camp in the elements! (Photo: Brian Heyman)
  • Route 35 and 121 South | Cross River, New York 10576
  • Open 8 a.m. to dusk year-round.
  • Website

Fortino’s Tavern has become a classic summer spot for locals and tourists on Long Island's East End.
  • 102 Main St. | Greenport, New York 11944
  • Open seven days a week at 5 p.m.
  • Website

ShakesBeer Festival
  • Shakespeare Park at 1850 Elm St. | Stratford, Connecticut 06615
  • 1-4 p.m., Aug. 19
  • Website

  • 9 N Main St. | Marlboro, New Jersey 07746
  • Visit website for schedule and classes

Interested in more adventures? Check out last week's destinations close to home.



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