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Abby Goes to Great Warm Weather Park, Bowdoin Park



Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls NY

Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls NY

Bowdoin park is the best now that the weather is warm. There is enough to do that you could be busy for hours. It also feels sort of centrally located with a lot to do around the park.

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The playground is awesome. There are plenty of swings and a random rock to climb up. There are also two separate play areas and a cute little area for tiny ones. You can sit on the hill and pretty much see your child everywhere besides the swings or splash pad.

There is a network of trails throughout the park. You can wander all over and none of the trails are too difficult. We love all the birds we have seen there. You can go through wooded trails or skirt closer to the Hudson and go through fields. You might even see a train whizzing by as you hike.bowdoin park

There are plenty of places to picnic too. Parking is close to many picnic spots so you don’t have to carry your stuff too far. Some spots are out of the sun.

Lastly, they have a splash pad. It's small, but the children love it.

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I recommend water shoes as I've seen it become very slippery. My child has slipped before. She also stepped on a piece of plastic and cut her foot. So shoes would be a good option.

Tip: Bring extra clothes.

There is a bathroom right there to change.  I came unprepared the other day and luckily, was able to piece together an outfit back at the car.

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Watch for bees. I haven't seen any yet this year. However, in the years before, the bees got really bad. I was walking barefoot and got stung. In addition, bring sunscreen as there isn't much protection unless you are at one of the shaded picnic spots.

Also watch for poison ivy and ticks on the trail. I think the abundance of rain has made it worse this year. We always wear bug and tick repellent.

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There are also free community events and you can rent pavilions at the park too for your own events.

So go take advantage of all that Bowdoin Park has to offer and perhaps me and Abby Girl will see you there!

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