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BICYCLING
 
Bicycling has become on increasingly popular leisure time pursuite. Bicycles can be ridden on existing paved or dirt roads (not hiking or horseback trails) in all our active and passive parks. The Parks Department invites cyclists, out for long excursions, to
spend a night at one of the bike hostels located in several County parks. Sanitary facilities are located near to hostel areas and
include showers, restrooms, and bike racks. Hostel areas are available for one-night stays only. All cyclists must abide by park
camping and vehicular regulations. Hostel areas are provided at: West Hills, Blydenburgh, Cathedral Pines, Southaven, Sears
Bellows, Indian Island, Cedar Point, and Theodore RooseveltCounty Parks.
 
CANOEING
 
Suffolk County Park waterways offer a wide diversity of opportunities from the scenic Carmans River in 5outhhaven County
Park to Big Reed Pond In Theodore Roosevelt County Park. Privately owned canoes may be launched at Southhaven and Theodore Roosevelt County Parks, and at certain points along the Peconic andNissequogue Rivers.
 
CAMPING
 
 
Camping is an immensely popular activity available at several County Parks. Large tracts of scenic woods and fields have been developed into camping areas, providing picturesque settings for our camping enthusiasts. Combine that with a variety of recreational opportunities available at all our campgrounds and you're set for a rewarding camping experience. Several kinds of camping opportunities exist at our campgrounds. West Hills County Park Is exclusively designed for youth group camping. Blydenburgh, Cathedral Pines, Southaven, Indian Island, Sears Bellows and Cedar Point campgrounds offer trailer, tent, youth
groups (with the exception of Southaven), and club camping areas. The Smith Point campground offers tent and trailer camping year round and outer beach camping for self-contained vehicles only. Shinneock East has outer beach camping for 100 self-contained vehicles and Theodore Roosevelt, currently offers self-contained camping on the outer beach. At Cupsogue, up to twenty-five self contained campers my utilize sites adjacent to the outer beach. At Meschutt Beach there is limited camping for self-contained campers and trailers in the west parking lot. The camping season generally runs from April to October, with some exceptions. Check with each park for specific opening and closing dates. Reservations for camping at most campgrounds can be made with your valid green key card. Refer to the section on the Green Key Reservation System. A portion of the campsites remain unreserved and are available on a first come first served basis at all campgrounds except Smith
Point.
 
FISHING
 
Fishing is a popular leisure time activity enjoyed by many Suffolk County residents. Thanks to careful acquisition of lands and astute conservation efforts by the parks department, some of the best fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities on Long Island are available in your Suffolk County Parks. Ranging from the fighting bluefish to the delicate rainbow trout, an assortment of fish reside in ponds, rivers, and ocean waters in several County Parks. Freshwater fishing is available at Blydenburgh, Sears Bellows, Southaven, and Theodore Roosevelt County Parks. While visiting these Parks look for bass, perch, bluegills, pickerel and trout. Surfcasters and other saltwater fisherman can try their luck at Smith Point, Theodore Roosevelt, Cedar Point, Indian Island, Cupsogue, and Shinnecock East County Parks. At these parks try "luring" in a bluefish, weakfish, striped bass,
flounder or blowfish. Freshwater fisherman are reminded that in addition to New York State required fishing licenses, a daily fishing permit for Southaven must also be obtained.
 
BOATING, BEACHES, FISHING &SAIUNG
 
Rowboating on the many ponds, lakes and streams within the County Parks is a popular activity for all ages. Four parks provide rowboat rental facilities for the enjoyment of park visitors. Learn to sail - Port -A- Call
 
HIKING
 
The Suffolk County Parks Department offers opportunities for hiking in numerous parks and preserves from the Nassau/Suffolk border to the eastern most points of Long Island. Many of the properties open for hiking have been acquired by
5uffolk County under innovative land acquisition programs designed to protect undeveloped open space and natural resource areas. There is no charge for hiking in Suffolk County Parks. However, hikers must carry a valid Suffolk County parks green key card while on Suffolk County parkland. Hikers are required to stay on marked trails only. Plant or animal life may
not be disturbed.
 
HORSEBACK RIDING
 
You don't need to own your own horse to go horseback riding.  Riding stables in Suffolk County Parks offer reliable and
friendly trail horses for your convenience. Each of the County owned stables provide a variety of equestrian services, and are
open year round, weather permitting. A Suffolk County Park's green key card and horseback riding permit are required.
 
PICNICKING
 
There's no belter place to picnic with friends ond family than at one of your favorite County parks. One of the great American pastimes, picnicking con be enjoyed at several County parks: Blydenburgh, West Hills, Southaven, Sears Bellows, Indian Island, Theodore Roosevelt, Cedar Point, and Cathedral Pines. The Parks Department supplies the tables, grills, recreational opportunities and picturesque settings, but the rest is up to you. All groups wishing to have catered picnics must use an approved Suffolk County caterer. Group permits are required for all groups of ten or more persons. Call the Parks Administration
Office at (631)854-4951 for permit and fees.
 
VINEYARDS
 
Loughlin Vineyards is located at P.O. Box 385, South Main Street, Sayville, NY 11782 Phone/Fax: 631-589- 0027. They have tastings on Sat & Sun - 1 2PM- 6PM

 


Getting To and From Long Island
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BY LAND
 
Seven bridges and two funnels within the City of New York connect to the boroughs; of Brooklyn and Queens in the western
end of Long. Island. From there it's a short drive east to Nassau and Suffolk counties. Three major express routes run east and
west through Long Island. The Long Island Expressway (interstate Route 495) runs from Manhattan to Riverhead, Northern StateParkway From Queens to Hauppauge and Southern State Parkway from Brooklyn and Queens (called the Belt Parkway in thosetwo boroughs) to Oakdale. Other local but major, east-west routes include Northern Boulevard [Route 25a}, Jericho Turnpike (Route 25) on the north shore and Sunrise Highway {Route 27} and Merrick Road- Montauk Highway (Route 27A) on the south shore. One alternative to driving is to take the train. The Lonq Island Railroad, the nation's largest commuter railroad, operates 740 passenger trains daily on three major east-west routes from New York City along the entire length of the Nassau County region. With over 1,100 passenger cars and 701 miles or track, the LIRR services 124 stations in communities throughout Long Island and carries over a quarter million passengers daily. For schedules and rates call (516) 822-LIRR or visit their website at www.lirr.org. Another alternative is to fake a bus. Several motor-coach companies offer scheduled service and tours from New York City to various communities, such as Hampton Jitney offering service to Long Island's South Fork area and Sunrise Coach Lines with service to Long Island's North Fork. Long Island is also served by an extensive network of mass transportation bus routes carrying over 3.5 million passengers annually. Over 430 buses offer continuous service on 1 18 routes throughout the Nassau-Suffolk region. Buses serve most of the island's communities and stop at many of the Island's railroad siations, shopping malls, corporate centers, airports, colleges and even beaches. For bus routes, system maps and schedules, call (516) 228-4000 (TTY: 516 228-4002).
 
BY AIR
 
Three major airports serve Long Island. Long Island Islip MacArthur Airport, located in Ronkonkoma in the ceniral portion of Long Island, offers scheduled flights though several airlines. Over a million passengers pass through the 1,400-
acre airport annually. Just over the Nassau border in adjacent Queens County are JFK Internationally and LaGuardia Airports. JFK, one of the world's major airports handles 21 million passenger. Four additional airports Icoafed on Long Island
feature full service operators and executive and privately owned planes. Tney are Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, Brookhaven Calabro Airport in Shirley and East Hampon Airport.
 
BY SEA
 
In a world of trains, planes and automobiles, taking the ferry can present a welcome break from the routine. And if you are going to Fire Island NY where no cars are allowed ferries represent the only means of getting from here to there. Listed below are the various ferry services available to Long Islanders and for those of you who are just passing through. The ferries to Fire Island leave from Bay Shore, Patchogue and Sayvilie New York. The ferries that leave from Orient Point and Port Jefferson go to New London CT and Bridgeport, CT respectively. You can also take a ferry from Montauk to Block Island, Newport, Rnode Island and New London and Mystic, CT. You can even do the Fork to Fork thing, taking a ferry from Montauk on the South Fork of Long Island to Shelter Island and then to Orient Point on the North Fork of Long Island or vice versa.
 
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