10 Places To Find Winter Fun on Long Island

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RHUM Igloos
Patrons can expect either one round of drinks or two carafes of rum
punch, margaritas, or sangria on the house for each reservation. $150 for a two-hour
reservation. Seats up to six people. 13 E. Main St., Patchogue, 631-569-5944, rhumpatchogue.com

Montauk Igloos
Choose from a host of themed igloos, from Santa’s Workshop to Roaring 20s and many more, all with themed cocktail menus exclusive to their respective igloo. All proceeds are donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. $25 per person for a two-hour reservation. Seats up to six people. Gurney’s, 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk, 631-668-2345, gurneysresorts.com/montauk

The Witches Brew
This cozy hideaway features some of the best hot cocoa on the island, in addition to a vast array of teas such as passion fruit papaya to blood-orange kiss. No cover. $3.75 for the signature hot cocoa. 311 Hempstead Tpke., West Hempstead, 516-489-9482, facebook.com/the-witches-brew

Sledding at Bald Hill
One of the highest points on Long Island, this park is geared toward the most thrill-seeking of sledders. Free. Patchogue-Mt. Sinai Rd., Farmingville.

Sledding at Bethpage State Park
With both steep slopes and rolling hills, there is fun to be had for riders of all skills and ages. Free. 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd., Farmingdale, 516-249-0700.

Long Beach Polar Plunge
Held annually on Super Bowl Sunday, the largest polar bear plunge on Long Island supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Donations encouraged. Long Beach oceanfront, longbeachpolarbears.org

Captain Lou Fleet
Warm drinks, a toasty cabin, and an onboard naturalist providing in-depth information on seals and other wildlife make this cruise a winter essential. $40 per person. Children three and under ride free. 31 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, 516-623-5823, captloufleet.com

Muttontown Preserve
Wide-open fields, dense woodlands, and historic estates comprise the 550 acres of Nassau County’s largest nature preserve. Free. 34 Muttontown Ln., East Norwich. 516-571- 8500, nassaucountyny.gov/2839/Muttontown-Preserve

Long Island Curling Club
Beginners are matched with more experienced curlers to keep every game competitive in this weekend league. $50 for 2 1/2-hour Learn to Curl Night. $75-$150+ for annual membership that turns over in May. 165 Eileen Way, Syosset, 516-900-2875, licurling.org

Long Island Aquarium
There’s more than just fish at this aquarium, with indoor and outdoor exhibits housing birds, reptiles, and all sorts of aquatic oddities. $24-$33 per person. 431 E Main St., Riverhead, 631-208-9200 ext. 426, longislandaquarium.com