There are many perks to life on Long Island, including a variety of parks and natural areas to explore. During the spring and summer, our Long Island personal injury lawyers love taking family outings to the parks in the Woodbury area. It’s a great way to bond with the family while exploring trails, playing sports, or enjoying a nice picnic outdoors. Some of our favorite parks near Woodbury include:
Stillwell Woods Park
Stillwell Woods Park is one of our favorite places to exercise in the outdoors. There are gorgeous bike trails here and it’s one of the best mountain biking locations in all of Long Island. They have trails for all skill levels, with various difficulties and lengths. No matter the skill level of yourself or the people you’re with, you’re sure to find a trail to suit you well. You can also just take a casual stroll along these trails if you’re not much of a mountain biker – just watch out for the bikers. Finally, they also have soccer and baseball fields which are great for intermural adult or youth sports leagues and casual games as well.
Syosset-Woodbury Community Park
Syosset-Woodbury Community Park is always bustling during the summertime. This is one of our favorite places to visit as a family and enjoy the nice weather with our neighbors, friends, and fellow community members. This well-rounded park offers a wide array of outdoor activities, including:
- Children’s play area
- Picnic area with barbeque grills
- Basketball court
- Bocce court
- 4 handball courts
- Shuffleboard courts
- 5 tennis courts
- Swimming pool with a diving area
- Kiddie wading pool
- An outdoor ice skating rink
- 1 softball field
- 1 Little League field
- 1 multi-use turf field (baseball, softball, football, lacrosse, soccer)
- Nature trail
This park is even worth a visit during the winter, as you can go ice-skating or sledding on the massive hills they have here. You also can take a break from the ice while sitting around the fire and enjoying a rich hot chocolate. Syosset-Woodbury Community Park is a true gem that can be enjoyed year-round.
Cold Spring Harbor State Park
Cold Spring Harbor State Park is a must-see for hiking enthusiasts. There is a wooded hiking trail here which is fairly steep and of moderate difficulty. It runs about one mile, so walking from one end to the other and back is a decent workout. You can enjoy some beautiful views of the woods and the harbor during your hike. If you’re a dog owner, you’re free to bring your pet along for the hike as well.
Caumsett State Historic Park
Caumsett State Historical Park is one of the most naturally beautiful and scenic parks on Long Island. It’s located on a peninsula which extends into Long Island Sound and features miles of bridle paths, nature trails, woodlands, meadows, rock shoreline, gardens, and salt marsh. This is one of our favorite places to go walking, jogging, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, fishing, and scuba diving.
Unofficially known as “the Central Park of Huntington village”, Heckscher Park was a gift to the Huntington community by financier and philanthropist August Heckscher and his wife Nannie A. Hecksher. This picturesque green space spans 18 acres and also includes the Heckscher Museum of Art. It features a pond, play areas, gorgeous gardens, benches, tables, and more. There are also festivals held here throughout the year, including Huntington’s Annual Fall Festival, Summer Arts Festival, and Spring Tulip Festival.