One of the greatest urban parks anywhere in the world, Governor's Island is 172 acres of bucolic landscapes with a whopping 7 miles of car-free bike paths. Getting there is a commitment, but the payoff is well worth it: Bring your own bikes on the ferry, or rent one on the island (there are even three CitiBike docks), and enjoy what is surely the best family-friendly biking in NYC! Visit the Hammock Grove, check out the longest slide in New York, catch a free concert or simply explore one of the best public spaces in the city.
NYC offers plenty of opportunities for kids to get outside and stretch their legs. From amazing playgrounds to hiking trails for the whole family, the things to do outside with kids in NYC are endless. For those who like zipping around on two wheels, these kid-friendly bike trails in NYC are perfect for a family outing that lets you see the sights and burn some energy.
While there are some amazing bike paths around the city offering unmatched adventure and scenery, they may be a little difficult (like the steep Brooklyn Bridge bike trail) or overrun with speedy cyclists (Prospect Park) — not the best choice for the kiddos. But these kid-friendly bike paths, from the Bronx to Battery Park City, are well-maintained and comfortable for all ages and all levels of cycling ability.
After a day of biking around the city with the kids, there’s no shortage of options to reward a hard day of play. Stop by a top ice cream shop or a fun, kid-friendly restaurant that the whole family will enjoy.