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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
Thu 28 Jul
Secrets of the Sound
Thursday, July 28, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Did you know the Long Island Sound is actually an Estuary? Join us on a hike to Caumsett's beautiful beach where we will learn about the seashore and all the creatures that call it home. Parking will be available at the main house.

$3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating 

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Jul
Children's Yoga in the Walled Garden
Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

Our wonderful yoga instructor, Erica Settino, will teach two children's yoga classes in the beautiful Walled Garden.  A class for ages 5 to 7 will be conducted at 10:00 AM, followed by a class for children ages 8 to 10 at 11:00 AM.  Experienced in working with young people, Erica gently leads the children through simple poses,designed to increase flexibility and promote calmness. There is still much joy and laughter as she makes it really fun! No registration required.

Each event has the standard $8.00 per vehicle use fee in effect.  

Sun 31 Jul
Native American Legends
Sunday, July 31, 2016 03:00 PM - 04:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

Legends helped Native Americans to understand their enviornment. During this all-outdoor presentation of readings, geared for the avergae adult, you too will learn about nature, even as you are entertained. Short walk; much sitting on the grass. (Not recommended for children).

$4.00 per adult

Registration: Required
Sun 07 Aug
History Hike
Sunday, August 7, 2016 09:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

While the main purpose of this hilly, moderatly paced 6 mile walk is to relax and socialize, we will make stops to discuss some spots of historic interest. Bring a lunch and drinking water.

$4.00 per adult

Registration: Required
Sat 13 Aug
Fresh Water Pond Family Hike: The Caumsett Foundation's Family Nature Hike Series - Part 2
Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:30 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 692-8488

Enjoy a family friendly hike to the magnificent freshwater pond at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve. We will be led by the Caumsett Foundation's expert naturalist as we hike paved road and dirt trails to the large fresh water pond just south of the beach along the Long Island Sound.  Home to Large Mouth Bass, Painted and Snapping Turtles and a key water source for animals in the Park, the pond is also a stopping place for migrating and local bird life. We will have the opportunity to collect samples and search for invertebrates, and our naturalist will lead us around the entire pond, with a stop at the beach to expand on the differences between the fresh and salt water habitats. This hike will cover approximately 4 miles in 2 1/2 to 3 hours and is appropriate for families with children ages 7 and older.

Please wear appropriate shoes for hiking, bring water and snacks, and dress appropriately for off-road hiking(no shorts) and weather appropriate clothing. We meet at the information kiosk at 10:30 am.

Reservations are required, nowalk-ins. Contact Anne at 631-692-8488 or e-mail to kconeys@optonline.net by August 11th. 

Each event has the standard $8.00 per vehicle use fee in effect

 

Registration: Required
Sun 14 Aug
Plants, etc.
Sunday, August 14, 2016 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

On this very leisurely, hilly eclectic saunter in the southwestern section of the park, we'll focus on the botany history and usage of plants. Some walking in long grass.

$4.00 per adult

Registration: Required
Sat 20 Aug
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Nature hides things in plain sight every day. Take a short walk, guided by a member of the Environmental Education Team, and discover nature's hidden gems. Can you find the items on the list to complete the scavenger hunt?

$3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating

Registration: Required
Sun 21 Aug
Literary Walk (Eastern Section)
Sunday, August 21, 2016 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

This program is a quiet, leisurely ramble, generously interspersed with readings seleted to enhance your appreciation of the beauty, wonder, and tranquility of nature. Approximately 2 miles.

$4.00 per adult

Registration: Required
Tue 23 Aug
Yoga in Walled Garden with Erica Settino
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 06:30 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

Please join us for an extraordinary experience as instructor Erica Settino leads us through a rejuvenating hour of peaceful yoga and meditation in the lovely Walled Garden.  This program is appropriate for all levels, including beginners.Come experience the healing power of yoga practiced in nature.  Please bring your own mat and water, and wear comfortable clothing.

In the event of rain, event is cancelled.

Each event has the standard $8.00 per vehicle use fee in effect.  

Sat 27 Aug
Cliff Hike
Saturday, August 27, 2016 09:45 AM - 12:45 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this new 6 mile, very hilly, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity for uninterrupted relaxing and socializing. For safety reasons, no one under 18 will be permitted to attend. Bring drinking water.

$4.00 per adult

Registration: Required
Sat 27 Aug
Family Hike to the Seashore: The Caumsett Foundation's Family Nature Hike Series - Part 3
Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:30 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 692-8488

The third and last family hike in our summer series will be the longest of all, and perhaps the most exciting!  Our naturalist will lead you down the west side of Caumsett to the magnificent shoreline along Long Island Sound.  Hiking the beach, you will explore the marine biology and glacial geology that makes our Park so special. Investigate the 90-acre salt marsh, our nursery to the sea, and learn the environmental importance of these sensitive habitats.  This hike will cover approximately 5 mile in 3 hours, and is appropriate for families with children ages 7 and up.

Please wear appropriate shoes for hiking, bring water and snacks, and dress appropriately for off-road hiking(no shorts) and weather appropriate clothing. We meet at the information kiosk at 10:30 am. Reservations are required, no walk-ins. Contact Anne at 631-692-8488 or e-mail to kconeys@optonline.net by August 11th.

Each event has the standard $8.00 per vehicle use fee in effect.  

Registration: Required
Fri 02 Sep
Bike, History & Nature Tour
Friday, September 2, 2016 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Combine 3 Caumsett favorites. We'll bike the mansion loop (3 miles). Along the way, we'll stop at noteworthy historic and natural areas. Bring your bike and helmet and join in!

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating.

Registration: Required
Sun 04 Sep
Late Summer Seasonal Stroll
Sunday, September 4, 2016 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

On this short stroll (approx. 1.5 miles), one of a series designed to observe seasonal changes, we will witness summer's slow, subtle change, as she withers and goes to seed.

$4.00 per adult

Registration: Required
Sat 10 Sep
Birds with Botany For Beginners (Western Section)
Saturday, September 10, 2016 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

During this program, geared for novice adult birders, we'll be searching for birds...no birds? -we'll learn about plants! Bring binoculars.

$4.00 per adult

Registration: Required
Sun 18 Sep
Traditional Nature Walk
Sunday, September 18, 2016 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

We'll take a slow walk (approx. 3 miles), exploring nature in the woods and tall grass meadows of the southeastern section of the park.

$4.00 per adult

Registration: Required
Sat 24 Sep
Caumsett Sampler
Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:00 AM - 01:45 PM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

On this leisurely but hilly 5-mile saunter, you will learn about nature in the field, forest, seashore and pond. Bring drinking water.

$4.00 per adult

Registration: Required