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Sun 01 May
Spring Seasonal Stroll
Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

On this short stroll (approx. 1.5 miles), one of a series to observe seasonal changes, we'll savor nature's spring rebirth, highlighting nesting birds.

Registration: Required
Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

Come join us at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day!

Project 1: Bittersweet Clipping: Volunteers will be clipping Bittersweet vines in the nearby woodlands. Long pants and sturdy hiking boots are recommended. Goggles will be provided if you do not have eye protection. Participants are encouraged to bring clippers if possible.

Project 2: Beach Clean-up: Volunteers will walk along beach front and gather shoreline litter. Participants should wear sunblock and a hat. Garden gloves will be provided if needed. Footwear should protect entire foot from debris on shoreline.

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Contact event coordiantor Julie Sullivan for more information: jsllvn766@gmail.com  

Registration: Required
Sun 08 May
Pot Luck- Just a Hike
Sunday, May 8, 2016 09:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this 6-mile, hilly, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity for uninterrupted relaxing and socializing. Participants will choose our route. For reasons of safety, no children under 18 years of age are permitted to attend.

Registration: Required
Sat 14 May
Salt Marsh Special
Saturday, May 14, 2016 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

Join us for a slow, walk through fields and forest, on our way to a leisurely study of salt marsh life. Because we will travel about 5 miles, we recommend that you bring drinking water. Old canvas shoes or comfortable waterproof boots are also suggested.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 May
Birds with Botany For Beginners
Sunday, May 22, 2016 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

During this program, geared for novice adult birders, we'll be searching for birds... no birds? We'll learn about plants! Bring binoculars. (approx. 2 miles)

Registration: Required
Sat 28 May
Beginning Orienteering
Saturday, May 28, 2016 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

After learning to use a compass, you will practice with it on a short course. You may need your reading glasses. Compasses will be provided. Not recommended for children. Approximately 1 mile.

Registration: Required
Sun 05 Jun
Map Hike
Sunday, June 5, 2016 09:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

Participants will use a map of the park to navigate to specific destinations. We will cover approximately 5 miles at a moderate pace. Some hills. Bring lunch and drinking water

Registration: Required
Sat 11 Jun
Seashore Circular
Saturday, June 11, 2016 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

During this hilly, moderately paced walk through fields and woods, on our way to leisurely exploration of Caumsett's shore, we'll discuss geological and social factors that have influenced nature on Long Island. Since we will walk approximately 4.5 miles, we suggest you bring drinking water.

Registration: Required
Sun 19 Jun
Intro to Wilderness Survival
Sunday, June 19, 2016 09:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

You can survive on your own at Caumsett. In this hands-on program, geared for the average adult, we'll teach you how to find food, start a fire and build shelter. Approximately 1 mile. For reasons of safety, no children under 16 will be permitted to attend. There will be some sitting on the grass.

Registration: Required
Sun 26 Jun
Traditional Nature Walk
Sunday, June 26, 2016 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

We'll take a slow walk (approx. 1 mile), exploring nature in the woods and tall grass meadows in the northwestern section of the park.

Registration: Required
Mon 25 Jul
Summer Run Series
Monday, July 25, 2016 07:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

Entry Fee for Tier 1 opens April 1st to the first 2,500 entrants and includes all 8 races - $70.00 individual registration. Tier 2 opens to the first 1,500 entrants when Tier 1 reaches capacity and includes 4 races only – individual registration is $55.00.

In person registration: Long Island State Park Headquarters 625 Belmont Ave, West Babylon, NY 11704

Online registration: Active.com or flrrt.com

Printable Application and Information

No Day of Race Registration

Locations, Dates and Distances – All races begin at 7:00PM

Heckscher – June 13th – 5 miles
Sunken Meadow – June 20th – 10K
Belmont Lake – June 27th – 5K
Bethpage – July 11th – 5K
Hempstead Lake – July 18th - 4K
Caumsett – July 25th – 5K
Robert Moses – August 1st – 5K
Jones Beach – August 8th – 5 miles

Registration: Required