Hubbard County Park Trail

EASY 11 reviews
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Hubbard County Park Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hampton Bays, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

lake

When I loaded the directions in to my Google maps app, it said I was there but I wasn't. I parked across the street and was able to find the Hubbard County Park entrance. (gate was down and authorized vehicles only sign helped me find the starting point, along with the trail map on here). the first .6 miles were great. Some of the reviews on here complained about bugs but from the timeframes of the reviews it seems they went in the middle of the hot summer. I heard bugs in the trees but had no problem with any, it was a nice fall 65 degree day. After the .6 miles there was a big private residence. Got to see several deer staring at me from behind the residence in the woods, but just kept walking to get to the second leg of the trail. However when approaching it the residences 2 dogs were barking and howling at me and didn't let up. I got on to the trail again and walked another several hundred feet but then the trail became very grassy, I didn't want to risk any ticks and honestly the thought of passing the dogs again made me a little uneasy, so I turned around and was relieved to see their owner outside and the dogs were quiet. Definitely will be back again to complete the full 1.3 miles to the lake then back, but with a hiking partner. (I am not a dog person obviously). Anyway, nice easily marked trail and a good quick workout/nature fix.

walking
1 month ago

despite two other reviews mentioning mosquitoes... my husband, and I took our infant son and tried it anyway. It was a mistake! Even drenched in deet, there were swarms of mosquitoes .
If it weren't for that, it would have been perfect! the trail was actually a road/driveway which was nice, wide and flat. Once past the house there was beautiful dunes and Marsh. very interesting trees and plants. Couldn't stop for pictures or the bugs would get us. When we got to the water there was a nice beach. We went in the water and it was fairly shallow all the way out. The mosquitos didnt follow us to the beach, but were replaced by nasty biting horseflies.
In short, beautiful walk but only if you like being eaten alive.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Boring and extremely buggy. Not usually bothered by them but crazy bites

hiking
2 months ago

6 months ago

8 months ago

A lot of cut down trees but a beautiful stroll.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Nice views at the end but meh.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

hiking
Monday, December 28, 2015