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Hallock State Park Preserve

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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.


Digital Maps

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

Wed 27 Oct
Walk with a Biologist
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve

Take an hour-long hike with Atlantic Marine Conservation Society's Education Coordinator, Lindsey Reisz through Hallock State Park Preserve. The guided walk will explore the various habitats in the Preserve, search for wildlife, and discuss the current environmental issues and what we can do to help. 

Please email  to register. Sponsored by Parks and Trails New York.

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Oct
Autumn Bird Walk
Saturday, October 30, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 315-5475

Autumn Bird Walk - some southbound birds are still migrating through Long Island while winter birds in as well as the typical year-round birds. Sparrows, hawks, and waterfowl should be found about the waters and forest trails of the Preserve! Bring binoculars for a 2.5-mile walk through trails of the Preserve.

All programs meet in the Upper Parking Lot, unless noted! Rain cancels, $8 parking fee, call (631) 315-5475 for info and reservations.

Sat 30 Oct
Beach Walk and Clean Up
Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve

In honor of International Coastal Cleanup Day, join the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and the Group for the East End for a walk and clean-up along the Preserve's beach on Long Island Sound.  Along the way, we will look for signs of local wildlife and pick up debris before it can harm marine life.  Beach clean-up supplies will be provided, but it is recommended to bring your own gloves. 

Please email to register.   Sponsored by Parks and Trails New York.

Registration: Required
Sat 06 Nov
Tree Identification Walk
Saturday, November 6, 2021 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve

A look at the Park's trees and how to identify them by using bark, seeds, leaves and buds! Learn differences between hickories, oaks, cedars and many more.

All programs meet in Upper Parking Lot, unless noted! Rain cancels, $8 parking fee, call (631) 315-5475 for info and reservations.

Sat 13 Nov
Passport to Parks
Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Join us as we hike on trails less traveled! At the hike, you will receive a "passport" booklet. For every Passport to Parks program attended, earn a sticker specific to each park for your booklet. Reservations for this hiking series are taken two weeks prior to program date.

Reservations are required for all programs. Space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel so others may have the opportunity to attend.

To register, please visit and search for #NatureEdventures.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Hiking