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Heckscher State Park Campground is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near East Islip, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 6 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Beach

Forest

Partially paved

River

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Shannon Lauinger
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Road biking

This trail is smooth and incorporates both shady and sunny areas.

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Deanna Nelson
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Large space. Lots of bugs not clearly marked

Claire Doppman
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Hiking

Nice quiet trail. Easy and calm

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Sin Rodezno
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HikingOff trail
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Ruth Voisich
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Hiking

Loved it , very busy with hikers and bikers, beautiful by the water

Dennis Curry
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Off season at the State Park, no fee. Best to start this one from Field 1 within the park and walk north. Well taken care of.

Amy M.
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Hiking

Great paved trail. If you park at Field 1, it is the end of the trail, and you can either walk North to the trail on the map or walk South on the bike path to the Pavilion and the Ocean. Or do both and wind up with a nice, just short of 3 mile total walk. There are lots of trails off the paved road to explore.

Tamesha Miller
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Hiking

Amazing Trail . I didn’t see any ticks

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Angela Newland
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Hiking

Beautiful

Loord j. Martinez
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Road biking

Excelente muy limpio.señalizado contacto con la naturaleza,playa,aves, se pueden practicar soccer. Básquetbol,juegos para los niños. Y varias actividades mas. Lo recomiendo excelente lugar para disfrutar al aire libre.

John Espenas
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Hiking

Paved path 1.5 there and back makes it a comfortable 3mile hike on flat land, does weave thru the "campground" and playground but decent coverage and trail "feel" on the north end closer to the parkway. Cut across when you get to the end and explore the dirt paths on the east side of the park, large 10ft wide paths are easily navigated east towards the golf course or back south to link up with the paved path

James Brako-McComb
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Road biking

Great flat place to casually ride bikes without worrying too much about cars.

Jesse Werkheiser
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I have to disagree with the prior comments! This massive state park is one of the best on Long Island. There are wooded trails for miles as long as paved trails. Ticks are prevalent in wooded areas anywhere on Long Island so always be cautious and simply shower after hiking. Gorgeous views of the great South Bay and Fire Island. Beautiful wildlife year round. Great picnic area. Some areas are closed to vehicles due to storm damage from Sandy but still accessible by foot.

Bridgette Borland
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Camping

We have camp and hiked here since 2007. It is very flat, not very wooded, and much of the southern part is paved. Good for bikers but hikers beware of ticks. It also tends to be windy, which can be good or bad depending on the season.

Zander Katsalas
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Hiking

Be careful there are lots of ticks

Amy V
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Walking

Be VERY careful of the ticks here ( they carry Lyme's disease)- Field 5 is for the dogs. I parked in the lot, walked to the West and went into the trail along the reeds which leads up to a pretty area of pine trees and fields. I found ticks on my dog when we got back. There are many other parking areas of the park to walk, and beach areas, no dogs allowed there. Better to walk in winter or wear the right clothes and check yourself when you leave. Fee to get in- free with NY state park pass ($65/year).

Catherine Allen
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Hiking

I wrote hiking as the activity because this app doesn't allow you to put rollerblading in as your activity. We parked in field 4 and went through the little picnic area then to the right along the paved trail. It is a really nice trail for rollerblading but I would recommend going to the left when you're at field 4 because there is only about 1/2 a mile of trail left if you go to the right.

Linda Farley Fay
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Walking

Great Park to walk, cycle & run . Beautiful trails with deer sightings. It has the beach, fishing, just all over beauty. Go there to relax and take a load off, or go there to get the best of your bike and legs. Very clean. Just a great place to visit.

Steven Cohen
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Hiking

Easy and relaxing flat trail. Plenty of foliage with some deer. This is part of a state park that has picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms and biking trails.

Ravi Sharma
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Hiking
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Courtney Clark
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Jerry Cannarozzo
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Courtney Clark
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Ravi Sharma
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Jerry Cannarozzo
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William Vogel
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Linds Ayy
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