Find out about our great Island
Growing up I remember the stark differences between our former home in Brooklyn and the openess of Staten Island. As a child who loved to roam and be free I had some great times exploring the woods of the south shore. My friends and I would take advantage of hiking, trails for bicycles and fishing ponds. Many of these still exist today.
Here are some good reads about Staten Island information and historial readings
South Shore Golf Course
On the South Shore of Staten Island is this course nestled among the trees. One of the more challanging courses on Staten Island because of the thick tree lines down the sides of each hole.
Course Stats Bring your golf clubs, shoes, golf balls and tees and hack away.
Driving Directions to South Shore Golf Club
At one point the City decided to make a shorter path from the Richmond Parkway to the Staten Island Expressway near the old College of Staten Island. As usual with NYC they either ran out of money or decided against it. There are now grounds that can be explored.
The same person who I linked about the abandoned ship yards explored this site and has done a wonderful job here.
Here is his Site
LA HISTORICA STATEN ISLAND (NY)
Mi estadia en Staten Island fue en casa de mi hija Maria Constanza. SI es una preciosa y muy grande isla de la ciudad de Nueva York. Tiene muchas atracciones turisticas como el fantastico Snug Harbor Museum, antiguos edificios, el National Recreation Area y varios parques. En el viaje por Ferry de SI a Manhattan, que es muy emocionante, se pasa cerca de la isla donde se encuentra la Estatua de la Libertad.
"Lugares de recreacion"
Blue Heron Pond Park.
Clove Lakes Park
Golf Course: (1) La Tourette; (2) Silver Lake; (3) South Shore.
SI Skating Pavilion.
Staten Island Zoo.
"Lugares de Interes Cultural"
Alice Austen House Museum.
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art.
National Lighthouse Center.
SI Botanical Gardens.
SI Institute of Arts & Sciences.
Warner College Planetarium.
St. Geoge Library Center.
Port Richmond Library.
Picturesque Mount Loretto Park
"Mount Loretto Church"
Can be seen from Hylan Blvd. A Classic style church.
"Entrance to the Park"
is on the SouthEastern side of Hylan Blvd. Walk down the car path towards the water and make a left at the fork in the road.
just after the fork, they'll be 20-30 foot cliffs looking off into Raritan Bay towards New Jersey. A Spetacular scene.
on Staten Island. Yes, you can see the the bottom of the water. In this pic you can see the sand and rocks below. This was taken from above the Cliffs.
as you make your way up the hill you'll see plenty of birds that nest in the tall grass and then the lighthouse on top of the hill.
Don't know who put these Rosary beads on almost all the pickets of the fence surrounding the lighthouse. This property was once owned by the Church, they used it as a orphanage. This is why there are so many rosary beads. It's almost like a religious shrine, very peaceful.
It kinda reminds me of Ireland. You can see a good distance, nothing but trees, bushes and landscape with the church in the distance. This picture was taken from atop the hill near the lighthouse. You can see cars running along Hylan Blvd. if you look close enough.
"Many ponds in the area"
if you explore enough you'll see plenty of ponds. Stay on the trails. There are small streams that run thru the grass and you might fall into one. Also, many birds nest in the tall grass and you'll disturb their habitat.