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Ultimate Guide to Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve

What is it?

Caumsett Park is a large, elegant park that's great for outdoor enthusiasts who love gorgeous landscapes. This relaxing area has horses, a walled garden and nice views of Huntington Bay from a beach. Many people use this park for a photography backdrop for their Caumsett State Park wedding, though you'll need a permit to do so. The park is clean and well-maintained.

According to New York State, the park was named "after its Matinecock Indian name, Caumsett, which means ‘place by a sharp rock.'"   

What can I do at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve?
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Marshall Field III Main House
  • Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center
  • Henry Lloyd Manor House
  • Walled garden
  • Get married or host an event


These Caumsett State Park trails are easy to do, so people of various hiking experience levels can do them. Bring a bike to go riding on the trails, too. Some of the plants you'll be able to see could include Minnesota wildflowers, conifer trees, fern trees and annual sea-blite.  
  • Caumsett State Historic Park Perimeter Loop - 5.2 miles
  • Dinham Cottage trail - .4 miles
  • East West Trail - .6 miles
  • Equestrian Loop Trail 3 - 1.3 miles
  • Pedestrian Loop Trail 1 - 2.7 miles

Caumsett State Park Fishing
The types of fish you can catch in Huntington Bay include summer flounder, striped bass and bluefish. If you need a general fishing license, check out the New York State's website here. However, for this state park, a 2021 Caumsett Annual Fishing Access Permit has already sold out. You may only access the Fisherman's Road if you have an annual permit.
Marshall Field III Main House
Originally owned by Marshall Field III, the main house overlooks the bay and is stunning to look at. Touring the Caumsett mansion and its servant quarters and various rooms may have a fee.
Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center
The Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center is a quiet and peaceful place to visit and get a view of the area. You can also stop by to get polo lessons and other equestrian services.
Henry Lloyd Manor House
More of a barn than a manor, the Henry Lloyd Manor House is a wonderful place to host an event like a wedding or family reunion. The beautiful lighting of the barn is best enjoyed at night.
Walled Garden
Sit under a shaded tree at the preserve's walled garden and watch butterflies and bees visit different flowers. Bring food and make it a picnic!
When is it open?
The preserve is open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The preserve is typically open from May to Oct.
Where is it?
You'll find the state park in Lloyd Harbor, New York.
Where do I park there?
You can park your vehicle in the main parking lot at the state park.
How much does it cost to go there?
You'll need to pay $10 per car when heading into the park.
Is the park dog-friendly?
No, Caumsett State Park dogs and other pets aren't allowed on this preserve.
For sure one of my favorite parks ever. Proposed to my fiancée here. Lot’s of volunteer opportunities. So many things to do. Great balance of paved paths, dirt paths, horses, beaches, flowers, everything
Ray Williams from Google Reviews
Our favorite state park in all of Long Island. Elegant, expansive, well maintained, safe. Most people do the mansion and back - a 4 mile round trip all on paved, wide roads. Perfect for bikes, strollers, a relaxing long stroll.
Kundan Sen from Google Reviews
Really beautiful preserve and park. Great amount of walks and trails. The stables are cool. The area is just beautiful. Parking gets full early so plan ahead.
James C from TripAdvisor
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