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Hallock State Park Preserve

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Address
6062 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11947
Latitude 40.983138
Longitude -72.588944

Fall Nature Programs

Hallock State Park Preserve offers a total of 225 acres. Hallock State Park Preserve is a shorefront park preserve that offers nearly one mile of pristine beachfront on the North Shore of Long Island along the Long Island Sound.

Hiking, nature walks, and bird watching are available. Development of the remainder of the preserve is in the planning stages and may include formal trails, environmental education, and activities appropriate for a park preserve.

Trail Guide
Print and fold to create a guide for an individual or family walk at Hallock State Preserve. If you cannot print 2-sided, the two sheets can be printed and stabled together, back-to-back, before folding. The markers follow the Yellow Trail, which starts in the northwest corner of the upper parking lot. A park map is also available on this site. 

Pet Policy: No pets allowed

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 623 Laurel, NY 11948

Hours of Operation

  • April - October hours are 10:00am - 6:00pm
    November - March hours are 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Open Holidays: New Year's Day, MLK Day (January18), Washington's Birthday (February 15), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Fees & Rates

  • Entrance/Use
  • Parking fee is $8 per car.

    Empire Passport and Golden Park Program accepted.

Maps

Digital Maps

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

Sat 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Saturday, January 1, 2022 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Join biologists from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society for the 5th Annual Hallock State Park Preserve First Day Beach Hike, Cold-Stun Sea Turtle Monitoring and Beach Clean-up. Meet at the Visitor Center for a brief presentation on the four species of sea turtles that frequent Long Island waters and discussion of how we can help them when they become cold-stunned and stranded on local beaches. We will then proceed to the Upper parking lot for a 2-mile beach hike on the Preserve's beach front, where we will look for turtles and pick up any trash we find before it can wash back into Long Island Sound and cause harm to marine life. Refreshments will be available. Families are welcome. Please bring a face covering and be prepared to follow CDC recommended precautions for current COVID transmission levels in Suffolk County.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended as group size is limited. Please call 631-315-5475 or email hallocksp@parks.ny.gov for more information and to register.

Sat 15 Jan
A Winter’s Day Nature Walk
Saturday, January 15, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Dress warmly for this 2 mile nature walk through the winters woods of Hallock State Park Preserve. Whatever we find-birds, plants, tracks will all be observed and discussed.

All programs meet in the upper parking lot unless noted. Programs led by MaryLaura Lamont. Call for details, reservations at (631) 315-5475. Snow/rain cancels programs.

Sat 29 Jan
Winter Bird Walk
Saturday, January 29, 2022 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Dress warm again for this mid winter 2.5 mile walk finding seabirds on the Long Island Sound, raptors in the fields and woods, and songbirds in the thickets.

All programs meet in the upper parking lot unless noted. Programs led by MaryLaura Lamont. Call for details, reservations at (631) 315-5475. Snow/rain cancels programs.

Sat 12 Feb
Cultural Landscape Walking Tour-west side
Saturday, February 12, 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Cultural/human history of this park is long, varied and interesting. See historic hedgerows, find where the old Camp Carey was located, and stand on land that witnessed Long Island's only battle of the War of 1812!

All programs meet in the upper parking lot unless noted. Programs led by MaryLaura Lamont. Call for details, reservations at (631) 315-5475. Snow/rain cancels programs.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Hiking