With a unique blend of natural scenery, history, art, and recreation, the parks of Long Island offer endless entertainment for local residents. The many walk-worthy parks of Long Island are ideal for enjoying some natural beauty as winter turns to spring and learning about the history of local communities in the process. From inspiring one of the most popular novels in history to hosting major golf tournaments, Long Island's parks have done it all. Our real estate agents have the exciting details on five of the best walk-worthy parks to explore around Long Island.
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy – 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY 11050
Ever wonder what it would be like to live in the world of F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel The Great Gatsby? Then a walk at Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, located on Long Island's Gold Coast near Sands Point homes for sale, is sure to get the imagination flowing. Experience a walk on any of six marked hiking trails that stretch over 200 acres, amble through a rose garden that features more than 1,500 roses, and stick around to enjoy a sunset with stunning waterfront views.
Planting Fields Arboretum State Park – 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, NY 11771
You'll find no shortage of scenic outdoor spaces to explore around Oyster Bay homes for sale, thanks to local gems like Planting Fields Arboretum State Park. Enjoy a walk through expansive outdoor gardens with an exceptional variety of flowers, take a tour of the historic Coe Hall, and be sure to make a trip to the unique sensory garden where you can experience a collection of gorgeous flowers using all five senses.
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve – 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Huntington, NY 11743
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve was once an expansive estate belonging to a wealthy resident. Today it's a public park and equestrian destination that's perfect for a springtime walk close to Huntington homes for sale. If you're in the mood for a nature walk, there are trails winding throughout the 1,750-acre park that are popular for walks, hikes, and horseback riding. This is also a great place to spot birds while you walk, with more than 200 species of birds that visit the park.
Bethpage State Park – 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd., Farmingdale, NY 11735
The same characteristics that make the golf courses at Bethpage State Park a popular place to host major golf tournaments like the U.S. Open also make the park itself a beautiful destination for a walk near Farmingdale homes for sale. There are hiking trails that allow you to visit every corner of this large park, along with plenty of places to stop for a scenic rest and great photos along the way.
Sunken Meadow State Park – Rt. 25A & Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park, NY 11754
Situated on the water with gorgeous views that stretch all the way to Connecticut, Sunken Meadow State Park is the perfect place for a walk and a picnic near Kings Park homes for sale. Take a walk along the beach with Long Island Sound as your backdrop, enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk or head to the Long Island Greenbelt trail for a longer walk.
The Long Island area is known for having some of the most beautiful, historic parks in the country, and our list is just the tip of the iceberg of what's waiting for you when you live in the area. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Long Island, NY area.