Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Oakdale, New York 11769

Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Connetquot River State Park Preserve Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Spend some time in New York States first preserve, formerly the South Side Sportsmens Club. Learn about the three trout hatcheries established along the Connetquot (Great River in the native Secatogue tongue) in the late nineteenth century and the three types of trout that inhabit the waterway to this day. Go on a wildlife safari in any season and test your knowledge of the flora and fauna native to Long Island."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"Named for the Connetquot River, Long Island’s largest state park boasts 3,473 acres of land and water and houses bird sanctuaries and an educational fishing hatchery. Stop at the old Grist Mill, walk by a pond full of wood duck and geese, and get to know the resident white-tailed deer nosing for a meal just off the trails." Read more
AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Daniel Case
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"Follow the roads and paths of an old outdoorsmen’s club that is now one of the largest protected areas in suburban Long Island. Most of western Long Island’s remaining open space has taken the form of small slivers of land here and there. Often they were preserved by accident, left over after other land around it was developed, or just in private hands so long as to have remained undeveloped when a large enough amount of public money was available to purchase it. A hundred acres of an old estate here or five hundred along a riverfront there are almost all we have to remind us of what western Long Island looked like even as recently as a century ago." Read more

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5 to 3 hours
Connetquot River State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Central Islip, NY. Black-and-white maps of the preserve are available at the park entrance and in the museum.
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Dec 2018