"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?" Top 5 Page for this destination Brooklyn Favorite Tip by PA2AKgirl
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Favorite thing: It sure does! Lots of trees grow there...the neighborhoods are lined with them, there are open spaces with nothing but trees...but that's not what this tip is about...
There are LOTS of recreational opportunties in Brooklyn, especially along the water...off the Belt Parkway there are lots of places to park your car and walk along the beach. Maybe people use these paths and areas to run, walk and fly kites. There's a great bicycle path (also for running and rollerblading) that runs along the belt parkway, and off of exit 11S. There are trails at Gerritsen Creek Salt Marsh and Nature Center and at Gateway National Recreation Area and Prospect Park is also a great place to enjoy some outdoor time. People hang out at Canarsie Pier to fish, play checkers and chess, open up the hydrants and cool off...
You can even kayak in Brooklyn--I led tours in Jamaica Bay, leaving Paerdegat Basin and heading out toward Canarsie Pol.
There's Jamaica Bay Riding Academy, where you can ride horses on the beach (http://www.horsebackride.com/jbra.htm), golf courses, a place where school groups can camp, Coney Island, of course...honesty, this tip could go on forever...
But these are all things that you really don't associate with Brooklyn, are they?
Fondest memory: There are an abundance of recreational opportunities in Brooklyn!
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