Connetquot River State Park Preserve


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Connetquot River State Park Preserve


Location:On the north side of Sunrise Highway, just west of Pond Road, in Oakdale.
Facilities:Multi-use trails (50 miles), museum/visitor center, gift shop.
Activities:Fishing (é), hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, nature programs.
Special Features:Preserve maintains land and water for the protection and propagation of game birds, fish, and animals. Rare nesting birds, including osprey, are found here, as well as rare plants such as trailing arbutus and pyxie moss in their native habitats.
Address:PO Box 505
Oakdale, NY 11769

Phone:631-581-1005
Web: nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/info.asp?parkId=69
Size: 3,473 acres.

See other parks in New York.
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While a majority of state parks do not charge this time of year the few parks that do such as Niagara Falls in Niagara County, Walkway Over the Hudson in Dutchess and Ulster counties, Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Westchester County, Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County, Connetquot River State Park Preserve and Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Suffolk County and others are waiving the standard vehicle entry fee for Black Friday, November 24.
On a rainy afternoon, Molly Hassett, DEC's Southern Pine Beetle Program Planner, and I arrived at Connetquot River State Park Preserve on Long Island to assess tree damage reported by staff.
The 3,473-acre Connetquot River State Park Preserve, once a hunting camp for the wealthy, has long been an icon on Long Island, and constitutes one of the largest green spaces in the region.
Anglers are lured by world-famous fly fishing in the same waters fished by presidents at Connetquot River State Park Preserve.