Talk about great places for a play date. The Kensico Dam Plaza is a 98-acre marvel. It’s not only beautiful to look at—the dam is 300 feet high and more than 1,800 feet long—it’s also a national treasure; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Come for a picnic and stay for the many activities: biking, fishing, hiking, in-line skating, and, of course, the great playground. There are swings galore, a great jungle gym, and a beautiful walking path.