With the dog days of summer behind us, autumn offers a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the crisp breeze that comes with the changing seasons. The city offers plenty of free (or almost free) outdoor activities, so get outside and make the most of it with some of these ideas!
Free Bike Rental
Take the Free Ferry from
Battery Maritime Building
10 South Street
New York New York 10005
Free one hour bike rentals are available every Friday through October 8. Take advantage of exploring this car-free island filled with open land, amazing views of downtown Manhattan, art exhibits and miniature golf.
Amazing Maize Maze
Queen’s Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
New York, New York 11426
Do you know that there’s a working farm in Queens? After exploring the grounds of the Queens Farm where admission is free, get yourself lost in the Maize Maze. With a small charge for the fun, the childhood feeling you’ll get will certainly be worth it. Afterwards, make sure to feed the animals, take a hayride and enjoy the approach of Fall.
Central Park offers free tours and other outdoor activities. If you’re looking for some quick fun, stop by one of the park’s visitors centers – you can pick up a free activity kit, including things like wiffle balls or bats and Frisbees.
Guided Walking Tour of the High Line
Corner of Gansevoort and Washington Street
New York, NY 10011
Since the vegetation on the High Line changes with the weather, explore this elevated park before it changes for the season. To get the most information about the parks history, design and plant life, take this free guided tour with a High Line docent. It is only open to 20 people on a first-come, first-serve basis, so make sure to arrive before the 10:45 meeting time.