Gateway National Recreation Area

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Gateway Information

Extending through New York City and New Jersey, opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, and bicycling are abundant at the Gateway National Recreation Area.

Gateway is a 26,000 acre recreation area located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area. The park extends through three New York City boroughs and into northern New Jersey. Gateway provides abundant recreational and learning opportunities, from swimming, boating, and fishing to team sports, bicycling, and nature study. The nation's oldest operating lighthouse, forts that defended America, and sites that trace aviation's early days tell significant stories. The living world can be explored in a wildlife refuge, holly forest, ocean dunes, and coastal uplands.

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Visiting Gateway

Map of the Park

Gateway National Recreation Area
210 New York Avenue
Staten Island , NY

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