Caleb State Park

Smithtown, New York 11787

Caleb State Park

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"Hike through a colonial-inspired Nissequogue River watershed with historic houses, pine barrens, swampy terrain, and views of a sparkling pond on 543 acres of mostly undeveloped terrain."

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City (Menasha Ridge Press)
Christopher & Catherine Brooks
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"You don’t have to be a big fan of the Colonial era to enjoy Caleb Smith State Park Preserve— but it doesn’t hurt. Wander beyond its historic house and first-rate nature center, though, and you’ll be on your own—on a really fun hike, that is, through successional fields, pine barrens, swampy hollows freckled with wildflowers and skunk cabbage, with birds all around. Caleb Smith is a tranquil oasis in the heart of suburbia, with trails suitable for even the littlest Bigfoot in your tribe."

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Nice trial. Has cross country skiing option and snow shoeing option in the winter when there is snow on the ground. There was a decent amount of foot traffic on the hike, park closes at 4pm. There seems to be a decent amount of wild life from the tracks we saw, but we didn't see many animals.

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Spring through Fall
USGS quad: Central Islip
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