Spend a day away exploring the Connetquot River State Park Preserve

There’s a river to explore, and so much more - at Connetquot River State Park Preserve.
There’s so much to see on the 3,500-acre nature preserve. You can learn a lot of history when you make a reservation to take a tour of the original Southside Sportsman Club.
“Wealthy businessmen would come here to spend the weekend shooting and fishing, and enjoying what Long Island has to offer,” says Susanne Wuehler, of the New York State Office of Parks.
You can tour the restored rooms, locker rooms and the kitchen.
And make a reservation to go inside the Nichol Grist Mill constructed in 1750. See what local farmers once used to grind wheat and corn.
Connetquot means Great River and what a great river it is to walk along. A visit to fish hatchery is a highlight.
There are also many beautiful spots and surprises along the 50 miles of hiking trails.
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