2. Staten Island

Staten Island New York

Get the ferry to a green haven

Float past the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbour on the free ferry to Staten Island, before stepping off into the city’s greenest borough. The island is made up of 12,300 acres of protected parkland making it an idyllic place to while away a day. Go horse riding at Clay Pit Ponds State Park and discover the waterways from a kayak - Kayak Staten Island offers free trips with volunteers. From South Beach, hire a bicycle or play a round of golf. Life on the island is about the great outdoors, but there are also museums, forts and historic houses to explore.

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