Caumsett State Park, Huntington

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Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve is a state park on Lloyd Neck, a peninsula extending into the Long Island Sound, in the Village of Lloyd Harbor, New York. It is operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
The 1520acre park covers the former Marshall Field III estate that was developed in the 1920s, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Much of the park is today managed as a nature preserve, with a focus on protecting high-quality bird habitat.
Marshall Field III bought the property in 1921 and had an estate house built in 1925, one of the largest estates of the Gold Coast mansions. Field named the property "Caumsett", after the Matinecock tribe's original name for the peninsula meaning "place by a sharp rock".
The 1426acre Marshall Field III estate was purchased by New York State for $4 million on February 3, 1961 and became a state park. The former estate was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
In May 1961, plans were made to create Caumsett State Parkway, a northern extension of Bethpage State Parkway, to provide access to the park. Although right-of-way was acquired, the parkway was never built. A portion of this land was later used to create Cold Spring Harbor State Park and Trail View State Park.
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  • Great trails (both paved and unpaved) that are ideal for walking, running and cycling. Lots of different paths to take depending on your activity level and how long you’d like to spend at the park...  more »
  • Really beautiful preserve and park. Great amount of walks and trails. The stables are cool. The area is just beautiful. Parking gets full early so plan ahead.  more »
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  • Haven’t explored many parks on the island (yet) but this was gorgeous! The walking trail was really nice and flat for the most part. We took a detour path back towards the water and it was SO worth it! The little beach back there is gorgeous. Next time we’re going to pack a light lunch to hang on the beach a bit. There is an $8 entrance/parking fee.
  • It was a nice surprise. I brought my fat bike and enjoyed the ride through the trails, beach and paved paths. It was a bit "buggy". It is a peaceful place. It cost 8 bucks. I will return to explore it further.
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