Adventure Tours

Tour cultural, historical and recreational attractions! Share special sites and memorable moments with friends and fellow “adventurers.” Tours leave from the Merrick Road Park Golf Course in Merrick, located one traffic light east of the Meadowbrook Parkway. For tour information contact  at 292-9000, ext. 7211.

 Registration: MAIL IN ONLY. First-come, first-served. Buses are filled in the order we receive payments. Sorry, we cannot reserve bus seats. Enclose a separate check or money order for each trip, payable to the Town of Hempstead and send along with self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Department of Parks and Recreation, 200 North Franklin Street, Hempstead, NY 11550, Attn: Adventure Tours. Please include phone number, address and name of each guest. No more than two reservations per request. Sorry, NO REFUNDS! Tours are held rain or shine, and listed return times are approximate. Please wear comfortable shoes on all trips, there will be a lot of walking. Bring a camera to capture those incredible sights. Trips are open to TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD residents only!

Mother’s Day /Tribute Day to LI Women

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Time: 8:30 AM – 7:15 PM (approx.)

“Nothing will work unless you do” said Maya Angelou. Together, with our LI Tour Guide, we “do” venture out on the South Shore to the Montauk Lighthouse, which was saved from falling into the ocean by a woman. On the way out we stop in Babylon to hear about a Babylon suffragette, move on to Islip to hear about women who conquered, continue on to stop on Main Street Patchogue where you can enjoy lunch on you own.  Meet the Town Historian for onboard special talk.

 Then relax on the motor coach as we take a ride out to “the end” of South Fork, where you will get to visit the renovated Montauk Lighthouse. Remember to Visit the tribute room dedicated to Georgina Reid before heading home.


Father’s Day/ Flag Day and LI Courage

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Time: 8:45 AM – 7:00 PM (approx)

“We are makers of History” and this adventure takes us back in time on the North Fork. With our LI tour guide we make our first stop at the Museum in Riverhead to view LI ‘s past. View the flag that might have influenced the design of the first American flag.  See the permanent exhibit. "Long Island in Conflict," It offers uniforms, weapons and contributions to our country's defense.”

We make a stop at a cute hidden park, a little treasure.  Then we pay “Tribute to the People Who Took Aviation from the Flight Deck of a Navy Carrier to Man's First Steps on the Moon”. 

Our historian,  gives us a bus eye view of more of the history of Riverhead/Southold along the North Fork with a quick stop to view the Einstein Mural.

 Then it’s off to Greenport, where you can spend some free time to explore and enjoy lunch on your own.   Leave a little room because we will be making a stop at a brewery for “a pint and a pretzel” before we head home.



Meander Main and “On your Feet”

Wed. July 27, 2022

Timing: 9:00 AM – 6:15 PM approx.

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Today we give and receive as we learn more about LI.  With our LI tour guide on board narrating, we ride along 25A passing through the beautiful villages of Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington and Northport.

Our first stop is at the incredible Northport Village to enjoy some free time, with lunch on your own.  Then we head to the theater for the musical “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan”.  See their story come to life! From their humble beginnings in Cuba, to their rise to America, broke through all barriers and became a crossover sensation”. 

The Rhythm is Gonna Get you” all the way home.




Wed. Aug. 31, 2022

Timing: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM approx.

With our local tour guide we head east to Bridgehampton. 

Top equestrians compete for over $800,000 in prizes. Watch the hunter jumpers in main rings and smaller rings with outdoor seating. Remember as you walk around that “horses have the right of way”.  Wear comfortable walking shoes so you can walk the amazing 60 acres.  Or take your time and stroll among 70 upscale vendors in the shopping arcade. Don’t miss seeing the livery sites where the riders rest. You might see a blacksmith shoeing a loose horseshoe. With dozens of food trucks around the area you can select from lunch or delectable snacks at the food trucks. 

We re-board the coach and take a scenic drive through Southampton Village, passing tons of shops as we head to see the homes built along the shore.  Enjoy some free time along Main Street before heading home. (We hope to stop at a local farm if time permitting)

 PRICE PER PERSON: $ 65.00 per person