Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve

Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve

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Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve

New York

(631) 423-1770

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Overview

Summer 2014 Programs & Events

Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, situated on a scenic peninsula extending into Long Island Sound, offers miles of bridle paths, walking, jogging, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and nature trails over acres of woodland, meadows, rock shoreline and salt marsh. The park has beautiful gardens, excellent fishing and scuba diving by permit. In 1921 Marshall Field III purchased 1750 acres of Lloyd Neck to create one large estate. He named the land after its Matinecock Indian name, Caumsett, which means "place by a sharp rock."

Field created a self-sufficient English-style estate as a combination country club, hunting preserve, and home, complete with its own water and electrical supply. When the estate was finished, it had facilities for every sport except golf. Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve was acquired by New York State in 1961. The park is diverse; fishing, hiking, bird watching, nature photography, and nature study are among the many activities visitors may pursue. The polo pony barn provides lessons, boarding & equestrian services as part of the Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center. The summer cottage houses the Nassau BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education Program. The historic Henry Lloyd Manor house built in 1711 is leased to the Lloyd Harbor Historical Society. The Historical Society provides historic interpretation of life during the colonial period.

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Map of Caumsett (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.921555, -73.468666

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Activities

  • Bird Watching

    The Caumsett Bird Conservation Area is within Caumsett State Historic Park and is part of Audubon's Huntington and Northport Bays Important Bird Area. It is located on Lloyd Neck, a peninsula on the north shore of Long Island that extends out into Long Island Sound. About two-thirds of the 1,255 acre Caumsett BCA is predominately oak-tulip tree forest. Other habitats include successional old field, low salt marsh, marine eelgrass meadow, maritime beach, successional shrubland and salt shrub. This site supports a high diversity of migratory birds, including several species listed as endangered, threatened or of special concern in New York State. For details visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/31830.html

  • Bicycling

    Biking is permitted on the trails.

  • Fishing

    Excellent fishing is available at the park by permit.

  • Hiking

    Nature trails over acres of woodland, meadows, rock shoreline and salt marsh provide great opportunities for hiking.

  • Historic Sites

    In 1921 Marshall Field III purchased 1750 acres of Lloyd Neck to create one large estate. He named the land after its Matinecock Indian name, Caumsett, which means "place by a sharp rock."

  • Horseback Riding

    The polo pony barn provides lessons, boarding & equestrian services as part of the Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center.

  • Winter Sports

    Cross country skiing is available during the winter- call for conditions.

Seasonality/Weather

For information about local area weather, please visit: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/11743.

The park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset.>

Park Partners

The Caumsett Foundation

Foundation Mission: To support and enhance Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve as a unique and historic environment on Long Island's north shore. The Foundation is dedicated to education, low-impact recreation, historic and environmental preservation and conservation of the scenic value, natural heritage and cultural history of the site.

(631) 423-1770

Directions

Driving

Rte. 495, east to Rte. 110, north to Rte. 25A, west to West Neck Road, north to park. For driving instructions more specific to your present location, please visit: http://nysparks.com/parks/23/getting-there.aspx.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(631) 423-1770

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