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Long Island Travel Region



Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge
Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
Belmont Lake State Park
Bethpage State Park
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Captree State Park
Caumsett State Historic Park
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Conscience Point National Wildlife Refuge
Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge
Fire Island National Seashore
Governor Alfred E. Smith / Sunken Meadow State Park
Heckscher State Park
Hempstead Lake State Park
Hither Hills State Park
Jones Beach State Park
Montauk Downs State Park
Montauk Point State Park
Orient Beach State Park
Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Robert Moses State Park - Fire Island
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge
Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge
Valley Stream State Park
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Wildwood State Park

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Jones Beach State Park
Copyright: - New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Jones Beach State Park
Description - Historically a fishing and farming region, this 118 mile stretch of urban land offers three State Historic Sights, over a dozen State Parks, the Fire Island National Seashore, wildlife refuges, championship golf courses, lush vineyards and fabulous sunbathing beaches. Visitors may be surprised to know that the snowy owl makes annual visitations to this region. Look for it along fence posts resting above the ocean's sandy beaches where it might be keeping an eye out for dead fish washed ashore. Outdoor enthusiasts will also find 50 miles of multi-use trails open year-round to hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and cross-country skiers. This region also houses many stunning palatial mansions, a national laboratory science museum and at the far east end of the island, a park where the visitor may be fortunate enough to see sights of harbor seals and whales.

Attractions - On a stretch of land that is 118 miles long, Long Island Travel Region is host to millions of visitors each year. Historically a fishing and farming area, this region offers three State Historic Sites, over a dozen State Parks, the Fire Island National Seashore, championship golf courses, lush vineyards, wildlife refuges, palatial North Shore mansions, a national laboratory science museum and miles of ocean shoreline and inland waterways.

Recreation - Visitors to Long Island Travel Region are treated to an assortment of outdoor recreation. There are historic sites where the visitor may view employees strolling about in period costumes, wonderful paddleboating in both salt and fresh water, golfing at championship courses, using over 50 miles of multi-use trails, picnicking oceanside and swimming in the Great North Atlantic. Wintertime visitors will find many miles of trail open for cross-country skiing.

Climate - The Long Island Travel Region experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. Typically Long Island has more than 200 days of frost-free growing season.

Location - Long Island is located east of New York City on a stretch of land 118 miles long.


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Contact Information:
East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, 79A Main Street , East Hampton, NY, 11937, Phone: 631-324-0362
, info@easthamptonchamber.com

Additional Information:
New York Travel Regions - The state of New York is divided into twelve travel regions. Over 170 State Parks are found throughout the state with numerous public land holdings in the Adirondacks and Catskills.

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