Heckscher State Park Campground

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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.

1.5 miles
6 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

road biking





road biking
6 months ago

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

Thursday, November 03, 2016

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.

Monday, August 26, 2013

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.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Be careful there are lots of ticks

Monday, December 31, 2012

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).

Sunday, August 26, 2012

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.

Monday, May 07, 2012

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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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.

7 days ago

trail running
2 months ago

nature trips
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road biking
9 months ago

mountain biking
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