Where to hang out before it gets too cold

Head to these outdoor spots before the temperature drops.

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  • Photograph: Lee Magill

    Jane's Carousel

  • Photograph: Lee Magill

    Jane's Carousel

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    The High Line

    The High Line

  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Photograph: Michael Ratliff

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Photograph: Courtesy Hudson River Park Minigolf

    Hudson River Park Minigolf

    Hudson River Park Minigolf

Photograph: Lee Magill

Jane's Carousel

Empire--Fulton Ferry State Park
Wedged between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, this park—which reopened in September after a year-and-a-half-long renovation—is home to the refurbished Jane's Carousel. A glass pavilion encases the retro ride, dating to 1922. After taking a spin, walk along the shore for serene views of lower Manhattan. 26 New Dock St at the East River, Dumbo, Brooklyn (brooklynbridgeparknyc.org). Daily 6am--1am. * Jane's Carousel: Through Nov 5: Mon, Wed--Sun 11am--7pm. Nov 6--Apr 4: Thu--Sun 11am--6pm. $2.

The High Line
At the southern end of the park's second section (which opened in June), you'll find the Chelsea Thicket, an area populated with American holly trees—look for their orange leaves. Farther south, photographer Darren Almond's billboard Fullmoon@TheNorthSea is on display near the 18th Street entrance. The piece features a 25-by-75-foot shot of China's Huangshan mountain range (through Mon 31). From Washington St at Gansevoort St to Tenth Ave at 30th St (thehighline.org). Daily 7am--10pm.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
With 50-plus acres of greenery, this is a perfect setting for quiet, brisk-weather walks. Stroll through the Native Flora Garden to see American buckeye trees popping with yellow and orange leaves, or relax on a bench in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Enter on Eastern Pkwy between Underhill and Washington Aves, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (bbg.org). Through Nov 6: Tue--Fri 8am--6pm; Sat, Sun 10am--6pm. Nov 8--Mar 11: Tue--Fri 8am--4:30pm; Sat, Sun 10am--4:30pm. $5--$10.

Pelham Bay Park
More than three times the size of Central Park, this green space in the Bronx boasts almost 3,000 acres that are ripe for exploring. The massive Kazimiroff Nature Trail circles Hunter Island, and walkers travel through marshes and forests on treks along the path. If you'd rather get one last picnic in, there are grassy spots at the southern tip of Orchard Beach, which overlooks Long Island Sound. Bruckner Blvd at Middletown Rd, Bronx (nyc.gov/parks). Daily sunrise--sunset.

Hudson River Park
Your first stop in this waterfront space should be Pier 40 at West Houston Street, where you can pick up fresh produce at the Harvest Homes Farmers' Market. Then, saunter to Pier 25 to play a round of minigolf in the park's recently opened 18-hole course (manhattanyouth.org), featuring obstacles like waterfalls and footbridges. It should be less crowded now that temps have dropped. Battery Pl to W 59th St at West Side Hwy (hudsonriverpark.org). Daily 6am--1am. * Mini Golf on Pier 25, Hudson River at North Moore St (hudsonriverpark.org). Mon--Fri 3--10pm; Sat, Sun 10am--8pm. $4--$5. Visit the park's Facebook page for details on closing date.

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