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BEACHES

 

The Town of Huntington maintains and operates eight (8) bathing beaches and one public swimming pool, the Dix Hills Park Swimming Pool. Residents using the beaches or swimming pool may purchase a season permit or pay a daily fee.  Seasonal Beach Parking Permits, available to residents only, are on sale at Centerport, Crab Meadow, and West Neck beaches. Purchaser’s must present a valid vehicle registration and driver’s license and the Permit must be affixed on right side vehicle window by attendant at purchase.

 

Senior Citizen Seasonal Parking Beach Permit is issued FREE to senior residents (60 and over) at Centerport Beach. (Seniors must also present valid vehicle registration and driver’s license as proof of residency.)

Resident Daily beach parking passes may be purchased by Resident non-permit holders with proper identification at a cost of $20 (Twenty Dollars). Non-Residents Daily beach parking passes may be purchased by beach goers from outside of the Town of Huntington at a cost of $30 (Thirty Dollars).  For more information visit: 
HERE

 

In addition, there are many private beach clubs and beach associations, please ask your agent if you have specific interests.

MOORING

 

Town Residents: You have “mooring rights” in Town waters. To exercise that right, boaters must provide proof of residency and obtain a Mooring Permit from the Harbormaster, 53 North New York Avenue, Halesite, NY 11743. Phone: (631) 351-3255.  The Office is open weekdays (8:30 am - 4:30 pm) for Mooring Permit assistance.  For more information visit: HERE

WATER SPORTS

 

Sailing, water recreation, education and rentals...

 

For more information visit:  HERE

 

For stand up paddle visit: HERE

PARKS  /  TRAILS

 

There are several trails and parks.  Download a map of trails HERE.  Some of our personal favorites:

 

Caumsett State Park 

Caumsett State Park is the largest park in the Town of Huntington. The land was acquired by British Settlers from the Matinecock in 1654. Marshall Field III, grandson to the famous department store owner, came to own the land, and built a mansion and several cottages which still exist within the park today. New York State acquired the park in 1961, and has continued to expand the park by acquiring additional acreage. Caumsett State Park is part of an Important Bird Area (IBA), which includes Cold Spring Harbor, Lloyd Neck, Huntington Bay, Eaton’s Neck, Northport Bay, and Asharoken, as well as the adjacent offshore areas of Long Island Sound.  There is a three mile paved loop trail with fitness stations, as well as an extensive trails system for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The trails traverse many habitats, including salt water marshes, a freshwater pond, upland deciduous forest, and mowed and unmowed fields.

 

For more information visit:  HERE

 

Cold Spring Harbor State Park & Greenbelt Trail

The park is comprised of 40 acres of hilly terrain that offer scenic vistas of the Cold Spring Harbor. It features a mixed hardwood forest with notable large oak specimens that measure three feet in diameter, as well as thickets of wild mountain laurel. The area is ideal for observing spring and fall migrations of a variety of songbirds, and is home to great horned owls and red-tailed hawks. The park serves as the northern trailhead of the Nassau Suffolk Greenbelt Trail that extends to Bethpage State Park and eventually the south shore of Nassau County. 

 

For more information visit:  HERE

 

Hecksher Park

Heckscher Park is considered by many to be the "Central Park" of Huntington village.  The park is home to Huntington's annual Fall Festival, Summer Arts Festival, and Spring Tulip Festival. Its pond, playgrounds and beautiful gardens provide a tranquil rest spot in the midst of busy downtown Huntington, a few minutes’ walk away.

 

For more information visit:  HERE

 

Northport Park

This charming waterfront park has a nautical feel. It's small enough to be manageable, yet big enough to offer a playground and walking path along the water so the kids can enjoy the view of the boats. After a visit to the park, stroll Northport Village's quaint Main Street.

 

For more information visit:  HERE

 

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453 New York Avenue

Huntington, NY 11743

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