Your Road Trip: Close to Home adventure guide for Aug. 24

Forget Minecraft and Fortnite - we've got old-school arcade fun in Brooklyn and Asbury Park. Then, we ride bikes on the Mario Cuomo Bridge and enjoy a peaceful wildlife refuge on Long Island to soak in the remaining days of summer. Find some August fun - on a Road Trip: Close to Home.

Brian Heyman

Aug 24, 2023, 9:00 AM

Updated 239 days ago

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Your Road Trip: Close to Home adventure guide for Aug. 24
Forget Minecraft and Fortnite - we've got old-school arcade fun in Brooklyn and Asbury Park. Then, we ride bikes on the Mario Cuomo Bridge and enjoy a peaceful wildlife refuge on Long Island to soak in the remaining days of summer. Find some August fun - on a Road Trip: Close to Home.

  • 3 Old Country Road | Quogue, New York 11959
  • Nature center open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Website


Lyman Orchards started farming in 1741 and is known for its apples, peaches, small fruits and for its golf course. It's also known for its sunflower maze and delicious pies.
  • Apple Barrel Farm Store & Market: 32 Reeds Gap Road | Middlefield, Connecticut 06455
  • Pick-your-own orchards: 105 South St.| Middlefield, Connecticut 06455
  • Website

Food, fun and video games are on display at Bed-Stuy's new hangout 8-Bit Bites.
  • 967 Bedford Ave. | Brooklyn, New York 11205
  • Website

  • 1000 Ocean Ave. N | Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712
  • Open 10 a.m. to midnight.
  • Website

Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater started in the late 1990s as home to the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team. Now, it's a stage and venue where some of the biggest names in entertainment perform.
  • 500 Broad St. | Bridgeport, CT 06604
  • Website

  • 1 Bostwick Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605
  • Website

Interested in more adventures? Check out last week's destinations close to home.



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