Nissequogue River State Park

Nissequogue River State Park

The former estate of a psychiatric center, the Park ‘s terrain suits bicycles and horses as well as it does shoes and feet, and everyone can trek for hours without encountering another human.  The Park also has a soccer field, a canoe and kayak launch, fishing, bird watching, interpretive signs, guided tours and group tours by reservation.  St. Johnland Road, Kings Park. 153-acres/National Audubon Society Important Bird Area/hiking, fishing and canoeing. (631) 269-4927

Gov. Alfred E. Smith Sunken Meadow State Park

Gov. Alfred E. Smith Sunken Meadow State Park

Located on Long Island Sound, the Park has a wide range of topography that sustains a variety of flora and fauna. The three miles of beach meets tall, glacier-formed bluffs at the west end of the shoreline. A man-made dam separates the park’s brackish creek and marshes from the tidal flats. South of the flats are acres of undeveloped and heavily-wooded rolling hills. Rte. 25A, Kings Park. 1,266-acres with golf, boardwalk and L.I. Sound beach. (631) 269-4333

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve

Nestled in the heart of Smithtown, Caleb State Park Preserve is only one of two nature preserves on Long Island. Much of the Preserve’s 543 acres are undeveloped, allowing visitors to explore its many different habitats including freshwater wetlands, ponds, streams, fields and upland woods. Jericho Turnpike/Route 25, Smithtown. 543 acres/nature walks, hiking, fly fishing. (631) 265-1054

Caumsett State Historic Park

Caumsett State Historic Park

Lloyd Neck. 1,500 acres with bridle path, salt water fishing, hiking, cross country skiing. 631-423-1770

Originally purchased in 1921 by Marshall Field III, it became one of the largest estates of the Gold Coast Mansions.  The estate was  purchased by the State of NY in 1961 and designated a state park.

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Welwyn Nature Preserve

Welwyn Nature Preserve

A sprawling 204-acre preserve located at Crescent Beach and New Woods Roads, Welwyn is the former estate of Harold Irving Pratt, heir to an oil fortune. The densely wooded preserve has four marked nature trails that provide access to a magnificent wooded stream valley, fresh water ponds and swamps, a coastal salt marsh, and a stretch of Long Island Sound shoreline. More than 100 species of birds and a variety of small native mammals, reptiles and amphibians inhabit the preserve’s grounds. The preserve also plays host to the Holocaust Memorial & Educational Center, which offers exhibits and other educational programs. 531-572-0200

Cresent Beach Rd. Over 200 acres of nature trails.
Open daily, 9:30-4:30 p.m.

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