With nearly a foot of snow on the ground and more on the way for Valentine's Day, we thought we'd share some ideas on what to do.
While the Quogue Wildlife Refuge is a popular spot in the for hiking and visiting with resident creatures, in the winter, the 305-acre preserve transforms into a winter wonderland with trails for cross-country skiers.
According to the wildlife refuge, both snowshoes and skis are available for free for members of the refuge and non-members can rent them for $5.
Rentals are available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the refuge at 631-653-4771.
Sledding in Westhampton-Hampton Bays
There are a number of spots across the area where parents take their kids sledding though some may have restrictions.
According to Westhampton-HamptonBays Patch Facebook users sledding spots include:
- Spinney Hills in East Quogue
- The East Quogue Sump off Kennedy Ave
- East Coast Mines, East Quogue
- Westhampton Beach Elementary School
- The Shinnecock Golf Course
- The power lines off Pleasure Drive
- The 'Hill' in East Quogue
Bundle up and take the kids outside to build a one-of-a-kind snowman, but be sure to take lots of photos and share them with your neighbors on Patch. Upload your snowman photos here.
Make Maple Snow Cones
This idea comes from Patch blogger Monique Singh-roy, who wrote this week, if you have snow, you can make a maple snow cone — all you need is snow and some maple syrup. Get the recipe here.
Now it's your turn: What do you like to do in the snow? Share in the comment section below.
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