Walt Whitman Trail and Long Island Summit

Melville, New York 11775

Walt Whitman Trail and Long Island Summit

Walt Whitman Trail and Long Island Summit Professional Review and Guide

"Walk to the highest point on Long Island and see the view that inspired one of the most universally revered poets in American history. This popular hiking park near Huntington offers an easy walk with just enough change in elevation to prove that Long Island does have its share of hills.

The short Historical Background: In 1819, in a farmhouse in West Hills at what is now 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., poet Walter Whitman Jr. was born to house builder Walter Whitman and his wife, Louisa. The second of nine children, “Walt”—a nickname he received to differentiate him from his father—moved with his family to Brooklyn four years later."

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Trail Information

Melville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
0.6
Distance
126 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
30 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
West Hills County Park, Sweet Hollow Road, Melville 11747; (631) 8544423; suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks/Parks/WestHillsCountyPark.aspx
Local Contacts
Available online at mapmyhike.com/us/west-hills-ny
Local Maps

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Jul 2018