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Planting Fields Arboretum

Planting Fields Arboretum is a beautiful park located in Oyster Bay, New York. The park covers over 400 acres of land and is home to a diverse collection of plants and gardens, including rose gardens, a Japanese Garden, and a Children's Garden. Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, picnicking, and bird watching. The park also has several miles of scenic walking trails, which wind through the lush gardens and provide opportunities for visitors to take in the beauty of the arboretum's diverse plant life. In addition to its botanical beauty, Planting Fields Arboretum is also known for its rich cultural history. The park was once the estate of William Robertson Coe and Mai Rogers Coe, and their impressive mansion, Coe Hall, is open to the public for tours. The mansion, which is considered one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in the country, is filled with beautiful furnishings, works of art, and antiques. Visitors can also explore the park's Greenhouse Complex, which houses a collection of exotic plants, including orchids, bromeliads, and cacti. With its combination of botanical beauty and cultural significance, Planting Fields Arboretum is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the history and beauty of Oyster Bay.
Castle Gould at Sands Point Preserve by Elisa

Sands Point Preserve

The Sands Point Preserve on the original Guggenheim Estate embodies the grandeur and elegance that define the Gold Coast period of the early 20th century, when prominent American families built great mansions on large estates as summer retreats along the Long Island Sound. The Sands Point peninsula was the famed “East Egg” in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” Today, the magnificent 216-acre park, including its historic mansions and the Phil Dejana Learning Center, is owned by Nassau County, NY, and is maintained and operated by the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Conservancy provides year-round educational and cultural programs, seasonal celebrations, mansion tours, fitness activities as well as private/corporate event services and film/TV location facilities.