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Heckscher State Park

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Heckscher State Park is a beautiful park located in East Islip, New York. The park covers over 1,400 acres of land and offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors. It has several miles of scenic hiking and biking trails, a beach for swimming and fishing, and several picnic areas with grills and tables. The park also offers a marina with boat rentals and a fishing pier, as well as an 18-hole golf course. Heckscher State Park is a great destination for families, as it provides an opportunity for children to play and explore the outdoors. The park also has several sports fields, playgrounds, and courts for playing tennis, basketball, and handball. There is also a campground within the park for those who want to spend the night, as well as a visitor center with information about the park's history and wildlife. With so many activities and amenities available, Heckscher State Park is a great place for people of all ages to enjoy the beauty of New York's natural landscape.
Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park by Coachwood

Sunken Meadow State Park

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Sunken Meadow State Park is a large state park located in Kings Park, New York. The park is situated on the Long Island Sound and offers visitors a chance to enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island. The park features a large beach that is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing. Visitors can also take a walk along the boardwalk, which offers beautiful views of the ocean. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife and is a popular spot for birdwatching. Sunken Meadow State Park also offers a variety of recreational activities. The park has a playground and picnic areas, making it a perfect destination for families. Visitors can also take a hike on the nature trails, which offer beautiful views of the surrounding area. The park has a golf course, a fishing pier, and a boat launch, making it a popular spot for boating and fishing. The park also has a bike path, which is a great spot for biking and rollerblading. With its natural beauty and recreational opportunities, Sunken Meadow State Park is a great destination for visitors of all ages looking to enjoy the outdoors.
Southards Pond in Babylon by Coachwood

Southards Pond Park

Southards Pond Park is a beautiful park located in Babylon, New York. It features a large pond which is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and birdwatching. The pond is surrounded by walking paths and hiking trails that offer visitors a chance to explore the natural beauty of the area. The park also has a playground and picnic areas, making it a perfect destination for families. Southards Pond Park also offers visitors a chance to explore the rich history of the area. The park has a museum that features exhibits on the history of the park and the surrounding area. Visitors can also take a tour of the historic Southards Pond House, which is located on the park grounds. The park also offers various recreational activities such as biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. With its diverse recreational and educational opportunities, Southards Pond Park is a great destination for visitors of all ages.
Robert Moses State Park by Kirkikis

Robert Moses State Park

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Robert Moses State Park is a state park located on the western end of Fire Island, New York. The park is named after Robert Moses, a famous urban planner and public official who played a major role in the development of New York City's parks and parkways. The park features a 5-mile-long sandy beach, a large campground, and several nature trails. It is a popular destination for swimming, sunbathing, fishing, and other beach activities. Robert Moses State Park is also home to a number of historical and cultural attractions. The park is home to a number of World War II-era military structures, including a fire control tower and a gun battery. It is also home to the Fire Island Lighthouse, which was built in 1858 and is now a popular tourist attraction. The park is also home to a number of rare and endangered plant and animal species, including the threatened piping plover. Overall, Robert Moses State Park is a beautiful and diverse destination that offers something for everyone.
Montauk Point Lighthouse by Scott Heaney

Montauk Point Lighthouse

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Montauk Point Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse located at the easternmost point of Long Island, New York. It was the first lighthouse in New York state and is the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States. The lighthouse was commissioned by George Washington in 1792 and was completed in 1796. It stands at a height of 110 feet and its beacon can be seen for up to 20 miles out to sea. Over the years, the Montauk Point Lighthouse has undergone several renovations and upgrades to its structure and technology. It was originally lit with whale oil lamps and later upgraded to a fourth-order Fresnel lens powered by kerosene. Today, the beacon is powered by solar panels and is automated. The lighthouse is a popular tourist attraction and is open to the public for tours. It is also a popular spot for weddings and other special events.