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Best Things To Do In Nanuet, New York - Updated 2020

things to do in nanuet new york
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Nanuet, New York is where it’s at when you’re looking for the perfectly positioned hamlet to settle into. It’s not too far, yet not too close to the big city lights either. Only 54 kilometers (34 miles), a mere 41-minute commute away from the hustle and bustle of New York City, this is where you’ll get the quiet and safety yearned for when starting a family, as well as a close hop to the liveliest city of them all: New York, New York! Here are some great attractions that are less than 32 kilometers (20 miles) away from Nanuet:

1. Soak up the sun at Lake Nanuet Park and Swimming Pool

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Save the day and suggest a family trip to Lake Nanuet Park and Swimming Pool. For a day that memories are made of, whisk your family off to the lake and watch as the worries literally slip, slide away. At Lake Nanuet Park and Swimming Pool, you’ll be able to have a whale of a time swimming in the lake itself or you can opt to get your swimming on in the public swimming pool enclosed within the park’s surrounds. Lake Nanuet also comes complete with water slides to boot.

For those not keen on trying their aquatic skills out, there is a vast expanse of the 13 hectares (33.5 acres) of ground, including ballfields, wherein visitors can explore and get sporty, all day long. Lake Nanuet Park and Swimming Pool is, of course, best explored on a hot summer’s day, for the aquatic experience, and with friends and family in-tow. This makes for an all-around pleasant day. Go for it.

Lake Nanuet Park and Swimming Pool

Address: Lake Nanuet Drive & Blauvelt Rd., 10954 Nanuet, NY

Facebook page: Lake Nanuet Park and Swimming Pool

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2. Bounce into action and visit BounceU in Nanuet, NY

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Bounce right on over to BounceU Nanuet, as this is where ‘jumping right in’ is encouraged as well as applauded. For hours of absolute active, inflatable fun, BounceU is where you’ve got to be. If you’re into the Tee Ball challenge, the basketball hoops game, or the Sports Arena, either way, you’ll surely find your fun quickly. All it takes is a bit of bouncing, to get those fun-juices flowing.

BounceU is truly a kiddie-centric experience that caters for a variety of activities, besides bouncing. Kids are able to enjoy open bounce sessions, spin art, sand art, bingo and kids yoga, all to be topped off with a delicious kid’s meal. No jumping to conclusions here, it’s pretty safe to say that fun times is yours in the making, at BounceU Nanuet.

BounceU Nanuet

Address: 422 Market St, Nanuet, NY

Website: BounceU Nanuet

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3. Get baked at the Rockland Bakery

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Satisfy your taste buds, go taste-testing into the heart of Rockland County and stop by the famous Rockland Bakery. Established 40 years ago, Rockland Bakery is a well-known premium bakery that delivers the highest in quality of baked goods. Promising daily delivery of fresh produce, Rockland Bakery sports 100 trucks that whizz to and fro between the four distributing centers, to ensure the reputation that Rockland Bakery holds (of being ‘Always Fresh’) remains intact.

The great thing about Rockland Bakery in Nanuet is the down-to-earth deli style that you’ll find. Don’t be caught off guard by the giant bagel and bread factory that awaits you. This is what makes Rockland Bakery the proud institution that it is today. Feel free to grab yourself a bagel or two or six straight off the conveyor belt. Should you be wanting to savor some sweeter delectables, you may have to wait in line to get your hands (and lips) on the cakes and cupcakes on offer too.

Rockland Bakery

Address: 94 Demarest Mill Road, 10954 Nanuet, NY

Website: Rockland Bakery

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4. Get your historian mode on at the American Museum of Natural History

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Find yourself on the upper west side of Manhattan in New York City, and spend some time discovering many a wonder at the American Museum of Natural History. In this museum complex, one of the largest in the world, you’ll be able to explore the 28 interconnected buildings, which house over 45 permanent exhibition halls, including a library and a planetarium. The American Museum of Natural History (also known as AMNH) is home to over 33 million specimens of all sorts; from cultural artifacts to plants, fossils, meteorites, minerals, animals, and rock.

The fact that AMNH was established well over 140 years ago, in 1869, means that many footprints have traversed the halls of the museum. With a full-time scientific staff of 225, as well as 120 special field expeditions, and an approximate 5 million visitors to the museum annually, this particular museum is indeed a well-oiled machine of showcasing and educating the public about our natural history. Get a taste of yesterday, as well as a glimpse into eons passed, while experiencing the magnitude of the wonder that is life. Do all this and more at the American Museum of Natural History.

American Museum of Natural History

Address: Central Park West at 79th Street, 10024-5192 New York, NY

Website: American Museum of Natural History

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5. Hit a hole in one at Monsters Mini Golf

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You may be excused if taken aback a bit, when you first check out Monsters Mini Golf in Nanuet, NY. This particular genre of mini golf is made popular throughout the United States of America, as there are quite a number of Monster Mini Golf depots all around the US. Monster Mini Golf is an indoor monster-themed 18-hole miniature golf course, which showcases an entire glow-in-the-dark atmosphere in all its branches nationwide.

The great thing about the Monster Mini Golf locations is the fact that not only do all the Monster Mini Golf depots have a great glow-in-the-dark monster and animated props to entertain the kids for hours, but each depot also comes complete with a state-of-the-art custom arcade gaming arena. This is a great way to spend your day, making sure the kiddies relinquish their maximum energy outputs and making way for some peace and quiet for mom and dad on the journey back home.

Nanuet Monster Mini Golf

Address: 33 Route 304 (West Nyack Rd.), 10954 Nanuet, NY

Website: Nanuet Monster Mini Golf

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6. Explore and check out the Historic Hudson Valley

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Take a trip down memory lane, decor, fashion and drawl and all. Be sure to check out the Historic Hudson Valley, where actors take on the role of pioneers and historical figures, as they reenact days gone by and bring to our modern-day eyes a depiction of how things went down way back then. Be sure to take in the historic sites that remain in immaculate condition; from Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate to Washington Irving’s Sunnyside to Phillipsburg Manor to the Union Church of Pocantico Hills and the Van Cortlandt Manor. You will be treated to a grand tour of the sites, as well as given any tidbit information along the way.

Be sure to check in with the Historic Hudson Valley staff as to which tours will be taken place on the day you would like to attend the tours. If needed check with them to ensure which tours and Historic sites have wheel check access, as there are a few tours which do not cater for wheelchairs. The terrain is quite tricky, having been kept as far as possible in their original state.

Historic Hudson Valley

Address: 639 Bedford Rd, 10591 Tarrytown, NY

Website: Historic Hudson Valley

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7. A winter wonderland awaits at Mount Peter Ski Area

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Don your favorite woolies, your ski pants and don’t forget those gloves, as you head on up to Mount Peter’s Ski Area, also known as ‘The Friendly One.’ Established in 1936, this (still) family-owned ski resort is the oldest ski area that is still in operation in New York State. Fun fact: Did you know that Mount Peter’s Ski Area was started by the Macy’s Department Store chain, in 1936, to draw attention to and show off their ski fashion? Truth be told, Mount Peter’s still holds it’s fashionable allure, as it is quite the popular place to be during the colder months of the year.

Programs offered to visitors include a mountain school, trained according to PSIA and AASI guidelines and standards, racing programs and development groups. The area includes 14 trails, two ski lodges, and skiing available Monday through Saturday night. A visit to Mount Peter’s Ski Area should surely be a top pick when visiting in and around Nanuet, NY during the bitter cold Winter.

Mount Peter's Ski Area

Address: 51 Old Mt. Peter Road, 10990 Warwick, NY

Website: Mount Peter’s Ski Area

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Nanuet, New York is calling

Nanuet, NY, train station
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No matter the weather, Nanuet NY is the place to be. Take your family and go exploring. You’ll find many a perfect place to get lasting memories made. Be sure to try out the wealth of restaurants and odd tidbits here and there.

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