When we arrived, we parked in the first parking lot and got out to explore.  We decided to walk a bit around the property before heading to the section that had the majority of the nature trails.  We came across the property’s rose garden, well what remained of it, as it is fall in New York.  There was a path that lead down to the beach, adjacent to the garden, but we chose not to wander down as the “time in jail” sign didn’t quite sound like something we wanted to test out. 

We headed back over to the side that had the nature trails entrance.  We took trail #4 which ended up being a fitness trail.  Did we complete any of the suggested fitness?  One. The monkey bars.  On the #4 trail you also have the ability to check out an amazing overlook of the Long Island Sound.  

The views included the bluff and the teeny tiny people walking on the beach below.  As we completed trail #4, we took trail #5 down to the water.  Since it wasn’t absolutely freezing outside, we sat on the large rocks and just took in the sights and sounds.

Thanks to daylight savings, the sun was beginning to creep behind the bluffs and tree line earlier than we would have hoped. We decided to call it a day and made our way back to the lot where we parked our car. I am thankful that we live close to the ocean, because even when the weather is cold, it is still one of my top places to go an unwind.

Hike Facts:

Duration: ~2hrs

Distance: ~1-2miles

Difficulty: 1

Fee: $10 per car / $4 walk in

Path Taken: Trail #3 / #4 / & #5 found adjacent to the large building


127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NY 11050

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