3 Outdoor Family Adventures in Upper Manhattan: Dyckman Farmhouse, the Little Red Lighthouse & the George Washington Bridge
We finish up our month-long focus on Washington Heights and Inwood with a roundup of three great outdoor adventures in the area. Upper Manhattan is famous for its many hilly green spaces, like Fort Tryon Park and Inwood Hill Park, both great for city hiking. But there are three specific destinations where kids can learn a bit about NYC's past while enjoying a stroll through urban nature.
For this guest post, we turned to local parents Cheryl and William de Jong-Lambert, who regularly blog about their excursions at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Kids Outdoors New York City. Kids Outdoors is a FREE online community for families filled with ideas on alfresco activities in the NYC area and expert advice on how to get started. The Jong-Lamberts and their children, ages 7 and 10, explored a trio of neighborhood attractions: a Colonial-era farmhouse, a famous red lighthouse and a great grey bridge, all enriching summer staycation destinations in Washington Heights and Inwood.