The Start of Summer
September 18, 2020
We all know that Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season for most people. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we get a little over three months of warm weather and the opportunity for leisure. This year has come with its own challenges as quarantine affects us all in different ways. Memorial Day was no different and the rest of the summer will not be either.
We are only starting to return to normal, rather a new normal, as phase one of business reopenings began May 27th, showing signs of our recovery. This was preceded by the opening of the beaches to residents at half capacity in order to take precautions. It is important to acknowledge and be patient with the gradual process of acclimating to the season in light of the circumstances.
Below you can find information on what is available to the public for summer activities in the area:
Town of Babylon Parks and Recreation
Suffolk County Parks
New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historical Preservation
Be sure to check for updates on openings and restrictions for certain activities.
Some of the activities you can find include visiting town, county, and state parks and beaches, boating from one of the marinas, virtual concerts, golfing, and even limited camping.
What plans do you have? Some of them may have to be adjusted in the current climate, but the summer season has officially started and we can still enjoy ourselves.
Some books to check out for summer activities:
Weber’s New American Barbecue: A Modern Spin on the Classics by Jamie Purviance
Great Golf by Danny Peary
Camping New York: A Comprehensive Guide to Public Tent and RV Campgrounds by Ben Keene
Boating Skills and Seamanship by Incorporated U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Association
Best Easy Day Hikes Long Island by Susan Finch
Fishing Tips & Tricks: More Than 500 Guide-tested Tips for Freshwater and Saltwater Tactics by C. Boyd Pfieffer
Whether you are going to one of the beaches or just sitting around with friends, you still should take the necessary precautions and follow official social distancing guidelines. Stay safe and happy summer!