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Your Road Trip: Close to Home adventure guide for Aug. 10

We've got beauty, cuteness and thrills for you this week. First, we enjoy the great outdoors for some birdwatching, boating and hiking at the Manasquan Reservoir. Then, giddy up - because we're going horseback riding at Parkview Riding Center.

Brian Heyman

Aug 10, 2023, 9:00 AM

Updated 317 days ago

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Your Road Trip: Close to Home adventure guide for Aug. 10
We've got beauty, cuteness and thrills for you this week. First, we enjoy the great outdoors for some birdwatching, boating and hiking at the Manasquan Reservoir. Then, giddy up - because we're going horseback riding at Parkview Riding Center.

  • Visitor center address: 311 Windeler Road | Howell, New Jersey 07731
  • Summer hours: Park open daily at 6 a.m. Park closes at 9 p.m. through Aug. 13, then at 8:30 p.m. through Sept. 3 and then at 8 p.m. through Sept. 17.
  • Website
  • 1875 Noble Ave. | Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610
  • Zoo open daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Website

The Tennis Club of Hastings is a destination to play tennis for all ages all levels, says managing director Alex Stoler.
Tennis Club of Hastings
  • 100 River St.
  • Open 6 - 12 a.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Website
Taiim Falafel Shack
  • 598 Warburton Ave. #1504
  • Open 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
  • Website

Parkview Riding Center is located inside Connequot State Park and provides services for those who are beginners to experienced.
  • 989 Connetquot Ave. | Central Islip, New York 11722
  • Open 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday.
  • Website

  • 1220 5th Ave. | New York, New York 10029
  • Open 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
  • This Is New York 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture - exhibit open through July 21, 2024.
  • Website

  • 1559 Peck Lane
  • Cheshire, Connecticut 06410
  • Open by appointment only, closed on Fridays. One-hour farm tours available, though hours vary.

Floyd’s
  • 156 Bayview Walk
  • Open daily at 7 a.m.
  • Sand Castle
  • 106 Lewis Walk
  • Open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. for lunch and 6-10 p.m. for dinner every day except Wedneday. Restaurant closed Wednesday but bar is open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Website
Cherry Grove Pizza
  • 179 Ocean Walk
  • Open 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Sunday.
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Sweet Licks
  • 181 Bayview Walk
  • Open 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, open 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Friday and 11 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

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



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