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Connetquot River State Park Preserve

3525 Sunrise Highway

Connetquot River State Park Preserve maintains 3,473 acres of land and water for the protection and propagation of game birds, fish and animals. Deer and waterfowl are numerous, rare nesting birds, including the osprey, are present and there are numerous rare plants, and other interesting flora, such as trailing arbutus and pink lady's slipper in their natural habitats. The preserve also has 50 miles of hiking, horseback riding, cross-country ski and nature trails, as well as fishing (by permit only) on the Connetquot River. 


Michael Feinstein

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
Hidden oasis in the middle of Suffolk County featuring miles of trails for walking, running, or horseback riding. When I run here I can sometimes run for an hour or more without encountering another human. I have seen deer, quail, snakes and turtles, large and small. The fish hatchery is a one mile walk from the parking lot. Fun to feed the trout. There is also a small museum and gift shop in the old Sportsman's lodge.

Ramees Ts

Sunday, May 20, 2018
It was a relaxing nature walk. It was peaceful, quiet and so natural. The kids enjoyed the fish hatchery. Walking by the pond is a great way to relax. It's not a picnic spot so you are not allowed to take in food. We did have fun walking through the trails and listening to the sounds of birds.

Greg Galano

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Nice park. The trails around the lake and by the river are great. Beautiful views and a great feeling of being in nature. There are also long hiking trails here also but they are very wide and flat. They're great for horse back riding but a little boring after a while for hiking. This park is a preserve so you will be limited to hiking and horseback riding only. No bicycles. No pets. No picnics. No camping. Great place for trail running. Nice for a few hours of hiking. Lots of wildlife. Great photography opportunities.

Lorna Christian

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Wonderful place to walk and clear your head of everyday worries. Enjoy ba the stream on your way to the Dish Hatchery. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a snack and water. Some trails can be challenging because they are Sandy. For beginners, stick to the Red or Yellow trail. There are restrooms in the main house. Be sure to "go" before to hit the trails.

Jay Best

Monday, May 21, 2018
Beautiful park. Many winding trails. The entrance from Vets highway is inadequate, but that just means less people there. Trails are flat and easy but not well marked. No facilities from Vets hwy.

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