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Stony Point State Park Stony Point Lighthouse © Greg Nichols
Taughannock Falls State Park Taughannock Falls 005 © Tom Weber
Circa 1988
Kring Point State Park © Doug Holland
Watkins Glen State Park 1988-05-09 Watkins Glen 001 © Tom Weber
Taughannock Falls State Park © Donna Davis
Trail leading to Taughannock Falls
Fillmore Glen State Park © Doug Holland
Bluebird © stateparks.com
Small Boy Fishing © stateparks.com
Gone fishin.
Campfire and Hotdogs © stateparks.com
Roasting hot dogs over an open fire.
Cool Swim © stateparks.com
Keep On Leash © stateparks.com
New York's City / Long Island Region Parks

14
State Parks
3
National Monuments
1
National Recreation Area
3
National Wildlife Refuges
1
National Historic Site
1
National Seashore
Parks in this region are near these New York Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
CORONA
BROOKLYN
ELMHURST
RIDGEWOOD
NEW YORK
WOODSIDE
FLUSHING
STATEN ISLAND
FOREST HILLS
HUNTINGTON STATION
JACKSON HEIGHTS
BAY SHORE
JAMAICA
BRENTWOOD
FAR ROCKAWAY
HEMPSTEAD
African Burial Ground National Monument
African Burial Ground is the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in North America for both free and enslaved Africans. It protects the historic role slavery played in building New York........more >
Belmont Lake State Park
Belmont Lake State Park is a full service park and the headquarters of the Long Island State Park Region. Activities include boating, fishing, picnicking, biking, horseback riding, hiking and cross-country skiing. The park also has playing fields, horseshoe and basketball courts and playgrounds.........more >
Bethpage State Park
Bethpage State Park is best known for its five world-class golf courses, but visitors flock to the park to use its picnic facilities, bridle paths, hiking and biking trails, playing fields, tennis courts and cross-county skiing trails. In addition to these attractions, Bethpage State Park has a Golf ........more >
Captree State Park
Captree State Park lies at the eastern tip of Jones Beach Island in the heart of the fishing grounds. Captree is a fisherman's haven and a picnicker's delight. The park features a boat basin with open and charter boats available for fishing, as well as scuba diving, sightseeing and excursion boats.........more >
Castle Clinton National Monument
Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, Castle Clinton stands where New York City began, and represents not only the citys growth, but the growth of a nation. Initially intended to prevent a British invasion in 1812, the fortification has transformed over the years to welcome theatergoers, ........more >
Caumsett State Park
Caumsett State Historic Park, 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 ........more >
Ellis Island
How far would you travel to find a better life What if the journey took weeks under difficult conditions If you answered Whatever it takes, you echo the feelings of the 12 million immigrants who passed through these now quiet halls from 1892 to 1954. Ellis Island afforded them the opportunity to attain ........more >
Fire Island National Seashore
Pristine ocean shores, an ancient maritime forest, legacies of lighthouse keepers, and the historic estate of William Floyd are just a few of the recreational, natural, and cultural resources of Fire Island National Seashore. Located only one hour east of New York City, this park offers visitors many ........more >
Gateway National Recreation Area
Gateway NRA is a 26,000 acre recreation area located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area. The park extends through three New York City boroughs and into northern New Jersey. Park sites offer a variety of recreation opportunities, along with a chance to explore many significant cultural ........more >
Heckscher State Park
Heckscher State Park has more than a million visitors a year. Twenty miles of trails attract hikers, bicycle and cross-country skiers. Swimmers can use the Great South Bay or the swimming pool complex. There are picnic areas, a boat launch ramp, playing fields, playground and 69 camp sites. Only vehicles ........more >
Hempstead Lake State Park
Hempstead Lake State Park is a multi use facility. Included are 20 tennis courts, children's playgrounds, basketball courts, bridle trails for horse back riding, biking and hiking trails, shaded picnic areas and a historic hand carved wooden carousel. There is a picnic pavilion available for large parties.........more >
Hither Hills State Park
Hither Hills State Park offers visitors scenic picnic areas and fireplaces, sport fishing, a sandy ocean beach, playing fields, a playground and a 168-site campground on the ocean. Anglers can fish year-round and obtain permits to fish at night. The unique walking dunes of Napeague Harbor are located ........more >
Jones Beach State Park
Jones Beach State Park's top attraction has always been swimming. The park offers fine surf bathing along 6.5 miles of ocean beach, one-half mile of bay beach for stillwater bathing, and two swimming pools.........more >
Morton National Wildlife Refuge
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Orient Beach State Park
Orient Beach State Park has 45,000 feet of frontage on Gardiner's Bay and a rare maritime forest with red cedar, black-jack oak trees and prickly-pear cactus. A beautiful wood deck lets you overlook Gardiner's Bay. Visitors can swim in the bay, fish, picnic, play ball, go hiking or biking, or walk a ........more >
Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
The Oyster Bay NWR on the north shore of Long Island consists of high quality marine habitats that support a variety of aquatic-dependent wildlife. The refuge's waters and marshes surround Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, home of Theodore Roosevelt - father of the National Wildlife Refuge System. ........more >
Robert Moses State Park
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Sagamore Hill National Historical Site
Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919. From 1902 to 1908 his Summer White House was the focus of international attention. Otherwise, it was the home of a most remarkable fellow. Theodore Roosevelt, a family-centered ........more >
Valley Stream State Park
Valley Stream State Park is a day-use picnic facility next to a highly-developed residential area. The park offers picnic areas with tables, fireplaces and grills children's play areas horseshoe, volleyball, basketball, bocce ball courts ball fields nature trails, and cross-country ski trails. The Squirrel ........more >
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
The Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge on the south shore of Long Island is one of the last undeveloped estuary systems remaining on Long Island. Approximately half of the refuge consists of aquatic habitats including bay with marine seagrass beds, intertidal saltmarsh, high saltmarsh, freshwater marsh, ........more >
Wildwood State Park
Wildwood State Park comprises 600 acres of undeveloped hardwood forest terminating on the high bluff overlooking Long Island Sound. Trailer and tent sites are available for campers. Swimmers can take advantage of the cool waters of the Sound, and picnickers can relax at shaded picnic tables as their ........more >
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