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Top 5 Off-the-Beaten Path Adventures Near Brooklyn


Brooklyn may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of wild outdoor adventures, but you’d be surprised – if you know where to look. Here are StorQuest’s top five off-the-beaten path adventures you should check out in Brooklyn.

Get Your Outdoor Fix at Floyd Bennett Field

As New York City’s first municipal airport, Floyd Bennett Field might not immediately strike you as an ideal spot for all things outdoors. Yet, this airfield turned park has much to offer and is an awesome place to get back in touch with nature. Camping. Hiking. Fishing. Archery. Yes, you can do it all in Brooklyn.

Check Out Unique Wildlife

Consisting of 530 acres of grassland and salt marsh, Marine Park is the biggest park in Brooklyn. Salt Marsh Nature Center is located within the grounds and has plenty of bike greenways for you to ride while you check out regional flora and fauna. The center also serves as a launch and landing site for canoes and kayaks at Gerritsen inlet.

Bird-Watch in the Concrete Jungle

You’ve never done bird-watching quite like this before. Originally from Argentina, monk parrots made their way to New York sometime in the 1960s and settled in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. Locals are said to be protective of exactly where these exotic birds nest year-round. Those hoping to catch a glimpse of the monk parrots can schedule a free Wild Parrots Safari tour with the Brooklyn Parrot Society.

Tour the Brooklyn Bridge on a Personal Watercraft

Sure, you could walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. You might bike over it if you’re feeling somewhat adventurous. But why not kick it up a notch and take in the views of this New York landmark on a personal watercraft? Whether you decide to book a tour or rent a craft and hit the water on your own, riding across the East River under your own power is an unforgettable experience.

Hang Glide Over the Big Apple

Looking for an aerial view of the city? Book an adventure with Xcelerated Adventures and take a tandem hang gliding trip. You’ll get to soar to heights over 2,500 feet above New York City. Whether you want your pilot to perform intense dives and 360s or you prefer more of the smooth sailing approach, you’ll always remember the breathtaking views way above the City of Dreams.

Enjoy Your Journey

Epic adventures make life interesting. That’s why StorQuest makes storing your adventure gear easy and convenient. Find a StorQuest location near you and see how simple storage should be.

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