The Suffolk County Legislature has finally approved the $73 million funding that is required for the Smith Point Bridge, the bridge connects Smith Point County Beach and the eastern portion of the Fire Island National Seashore to Long Islands William Floyd Parkway. The bridge carries an estimated 1 million visitors a year, making it one […]

  State officials may want to turn part of Camp Hero State Park in Montauk into a camping destination, with its sweeping panoramic views from atop the bluffs just west of Montauk Lighthouse, but several groups think that’s just one terrible idea. New York State is considering allowing camping to occur on 3.3 acres, which […]

Governor Cuomo today announced free admission to all New York State parks this Black Friday, November 24 to encourage New Yorkers and their families to take advantage of the more than 335,000 acres of state-owned land next weekend. During Thanksgiving weekend, State Parks offers various family friendly events and programs at locations across the state. […]

News Release Date: July 27, 2017 Contact: Elizabeth Rogers, 631-687-4766 Contact: Dennis Mott, 631-687-4763 Patchogue, NY – The National Park Service announced today that the $1.2 million project to rehabilitate the southwest corner of the Fire Island Lighthouse terrace, undermined during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, has been completed. “About 4,000 bricks were removed from the […]

Kaler Pond, once a grist mill turned park has had little changes since it was donated over several decades ago. This year marks a change in that as the Town of Brookhaven has completed a $500,000 renovation that clears views from Montauk Highway, adds handicap accessibility, replaces intrusive vegetation with native ones and fixes storm […]