Orient Beach State Park has 45,000 feet of frontage on Gardiner's Bay and a rare maritime forest with red cedar, black-jack oak trees and prickly-pear cactus. A beautiful wood deck lets you overlook Gardiner's Bay. Visitors can swim in the bay, fish, picnic, play ball, go hiking or biking, or walk a nature trail. Pavilions available for private parties with catering available by concessionaire. Also Available: Environmental Tours; Bike Rentals and kayak rentals (April-October, weather permitting). A kayak launch site also permits patrons to bring in and launch their own kayaks.
This is not a hike. It's a bike or car ride, or a walk or run. There's a 5 mile in and out road. A pavilion, grills, beach. Lots of waterfowl, deer, turtles, osprey... I whole lot of stuff with easy access for families. Unfortunately the park got hit hard by Sandy. It just opened up again today. Lots of cedar trees and pine got burned up as well as lots of flood damage that has been cleaned up. Great spot for easy access fun