Connetquot River State Park Preserve

Connetquot River State Park Preserve

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Connetquot River State Park Preserve

New York

(631) 581-1005

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Overview

Connetquot River State Park Preserve maintains 3,473 acres of land and water for the protection and propagation of game birds, fish and animals. Deer and waterfowl are numerous, rare nesting birds, including the osprey, are present and there are numerous rare plants, and other interesting flora, such as trailing arbutus and pink lady's slipper in their natural habitats. The preserve also has 50 miles of hiking, horseback riding, cross-country ski and nature trails, as well as fishing (by permit only) on the Connetquot River.

Summer 2014 Programs & Events

Map of Connetquot River Preserve (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.748135, -73.152435

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Activities

  • Fishing

    Fly fishing season runs from early February until mid-October. Trout Fishing Permits required in addition to valid NYS freshwater fishing license. Group fly fishing programs are available February through December (dates and times vary according to the month). Request forms are available at park office or upon request. A valid NYS fishing license is required required to participate in all fly fishing and boat fishing sessions. Boats are permitted for fishing use only. No boats are allowed in February and March due to inclement weather

  • Hiking

    With over 50 miles of hiking trails available for public use, the Connetquot River State Park Preserve is a perfect place for birders to spot rare nesting birds, including the osprey, as well as identify a variety of plant life. Pets are not allowed on hiking trails.

  • Historic Sites

    At the visitor center, you will find information about the different education and cultural programs that are available wtihin the Connetquot River State Park Preserve.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is is available year-round from 7am until 4:30pm. There is a yearly permit to access the bridal path within the Connetquot River State Park Preserve.

  • Winter Sports

    Over 50 miles of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails meander through the preserve, making the Connetquot River State Park Preserve a popular location for winter activities.

Seasonality/Weather

For information about local area weather, please visit: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/11769.

Park Partners

Friends of Connetquot

The Friends of Connetquot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, conservation and continuation for future generations of the Connetquot River State Park Preserve. In order to maintain the environmental, ecological, cultural and historical integrity of the 3,473 acre preserve, the group's initiatives are: to help preserve the pristine environment; to lend support to the management; to help support the fishing habitat, woodlands, flora and fauna, hiking and bridle trail facilities and the educational programs; to help protect and restore historic buildings. The Friends of Connetquot believe that the act of preservation is best accomplished by keeping an eye on the past, a foothold in the present, and arms outstretched for the future.

Directions

Driving

From western Long Island: Southern State Parkway east to exit 44 (Sunrise Highway), east to the Preserve. From eastern Long Island: Sunrise Highway west to Oakdale. The Preserve is located on the north side of Sunrise Highway, just west of Pond Road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(631) 581-1005

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