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Theodore Roosevelt Island


Theodore Roosevelt Island was transformed in the 1930’s from neglected farmland into the thriving woodlands it is today. This park is named after the 26th President of the United States who was avid outdoorsman and naturalist. Filled with miles of trail through woods and swampy bottomlands, this island is a fun visit for nature-loving families! The park is free and open year-round from 6 am-10 pm, but remember to check the website before your visit for any special alerts. Check the calendar to learn about different events including Ranger-led programs or just spend an afternoon exploring the trails, viewing wildlife, or canoeing and Kayaking. The National Park Service has designed several kids programs to keep the youngest family members entertained and educated, including Become a Junior Ranger, TRACK Trails, and Become a Webranger.

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For the Become a Junior Ranger program kids can fill out the Junior Ranger book to earn a Junior Ranger badge. This book will take them through a variety of activities designed to help them discover all the island has to offer. TRACK Trails is designed to teach children to become a bird watcher or completed a scavenger hunt with adventures. They can also keep track of the miles they hike and earn prizes. The Become a Webranger program allows your child to get excited about your trip to US National Parks by exploring online. Learn more about these programs here.

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