Monthly Archives: December 2016

The New York State Regional Economic Development Council has awarded Suffolk County with a total of $2.2 million to help with restoration efforts at the Mud Creek County Park in East Patchogue. Suffolk County’s Mud Creek County Park was once occupied by several duck farms, one being the Gallo Duck Farm. The lands and waters […]

  Nearly four years of long and careful consideration’s, Suffolk County officials have voted to move forward with a plan to acquire land in Mastic Beach. The counties resolution involves a list of 58 parcels in the Mastics and Shirley area slated for conservation.   The resolution set by Suffolk County is a response to Super […]

While looking for places to hike around Long Island, I have stumbled upon Wildwood State Park. The park boasts an amazing 767 acres where people come from all over to hike, fish and even camp. This post though is not about the park’s amenities or the activities that can be done at the state park, […]

Two New York State Parks on the Island are slated to get Cabins and Cottages as Camping on Long Island surges in popularity. Construction on 10 Cabins to be located at the Wildwood State Park will begin in Spring of 2010, with the estimated completion date to be ready for the 2018 season. The cabins […]

If you were looking to visit any of the Suffolk County Parks, expect to pay even more in 2017. The county legislature has approved the 10% increase in fee’s, and is scheduled to go into effect starting January 1st. Green Key passes, which provide residents discounted admission to county parks and beaches, will be rising […]

The New York State Office of Parks, recreation and Historic preservation has formally announced that Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see seals from January all the way through March. A State Park naturalist will be leading visitors on an hour and a half long beach walk to the […]

  New York has agree’d to close all of it’s remaining illegal cesspools that are located in our parks by 2019, 36 of which exists in Long Island Parks.  A total of 14 years past a deadline was put in place by the federal government. Newsday has reported that the state has incurred a total […]

From 1985 to 2012, Greenport was home to one of Long Island’s miniature railroad’s. Tucked behind the home of Frank Field ran a small track called the Peconic County Miniature Railroad. Today, talks of the miniature railroad returning has surfaced. Greenport Mayor, George Hubbard, has been cited stating that it “is in the works” According […]

In 2013, Suffolk County finalized the complete purchase of 314 acres in Northville to create one of the counties newest “premier” parks. The park, which sits on Sound Avenue, was supposed to include at least 100 campsites, a possible equestrian center, a clubhouse, courts for volleyball, tennis and basketball, a camp store and the only […]