There's nothing like a little quality time with the kiddos at one of the best spots for fishing NY families love the most. Our list includes all of the Big Apple's family-friendly spots, from catch-and-release freshwater ponds and lakes in city parks, to the waterfront piers that draw serious anglers from all five boroughs.
Many are in the best parks for kids in NYC, which means you're a short walk away from the best kids' playgrounds NYC families need to visit!
Fishing is a great way to spend time outdoors with the fam. Along with exploring the best hiking trails for NYC families and the best bike trails for families in NYC. Note that Fishing is regulated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and anybody 16 and older must have a fishing license—even in Central Park or Prospect Park. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules at I FISH NY before heading out!