In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb: 10 Things to Look Forward to on LI by the End of March

Now that March is officially here, we can all start anticipating warm weather.

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Although it feels like winter will drag on forever, March is finally here - meaning we can all start looking forward to the beginning of spring and summer.
 
We may still have a few weeks left, but it doesn't hurt to start planning out our summers. Here are just a few of the things Long Islanders can look forward to once the warm weather hits.
 
Beaches
You can’t mention summer on Long Island without mentioning the beaches. Long Islanders are lucky enough to have access to some of the best beach on the east coast. 
 
Ralph’s Italian Ices
Ralph’s is one of the more prominent businesses you will find on Long Island. It seems you can find one in just about every town - which you will appreciate once you are looking to cool down this summer.
 
Hiking Trails
There are so many different hiking trails throughout Long Island, offering great views of the Atlantic and diverse wildlife. You definitely don’t have to wait until summer to go hiking, but this is a perfect activity on a hot summer day.
 
Montauk
This beach community is easily accessible by train and offers some of the best surfing and beach spots on Long Island. Seafood lovers should be sure to grab a bite to eat, as there are many great restaurants serving up fresh-caught fish.
 
Boating Season
Whether you’re looking forward to fishing, water-skiing, or just hanging out on the water with some friends, Long Island is a great place to be for all boating enthusiasts.
 
Fire Island
Fire Isalnd offers great night life, beaches, hiking trails, and more, making it the perfect summer hangout.
 
Jones Beach Concerts
Check out this summer’s concert schedule and don’t miss the annual air show at this famous waterfront venue.
 
East End Vineyards
It’s surprising how much open country you can find on Long Island. Wine lovers can enjoy great tasting events and wine tours on the east end.
 
Splish Splash
No child’s summer is complete without a visit to Splish Splash. This is Long Island’s most well-known water park, featuring Cliff Diver - an extreme body slide dropping you eight stories in three seconds.
 
Golfing
Although Long Island is most famous for its Bethpage courses, there are many other beautiful and challenging courses for golfers to enjoy as well.

 

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