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Bethpage State Park
Copyright: - New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Bethpage State Park
Description - As the site of the 2002 U.S. Open, Bethpage state park is best known for its five world-class golf courses. However, thousands of visitors flock to this park for more than golf. Visitors enjoy its picnic facilities, bridle paths, hiking and biking trails, play fields, tennis courts, cross-county skiing trails, sledding hills and even its polo field. Also available at Bethpage is a restaurant and catering facilities.

Attractions - Bethpage State Park is a remarkable park of resort quality. The grounds, facilities and amenities shine. Bethpage's splendor is exhibited in the fact that it was chosen as the site of the 2002 U.S. Open. Five world-class golf courses, multi-use trails, numerous play fields, tennis courts and even a polo field may be found at this state-owned jewel.

Recreation - Bethpage State Park offers world-class golf on 5 separate courses. The Black Course offers 7,295 yards and par 71. The other 4 courses have yardage of over 6,000. Each of the 5 courses has a clubhouse, club rental, pro shop and driving range. The Black and Green Courses do NOT offer power carts. Fees vary per course; call park for details: 516-249-0700.

Other pastimes at Bethpage include polo, biking, hiking, riding horses, numerous play fields, tennis courts, a children's playground, cross-country skiing, sledding, enjoying receptions and much more.

Climate - The Bethpage State Park area 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 - Located on Long Island, Bethpage State Park lies in Farmingdale. To reach the park travel Interstate 495 to Exit 44 South onto Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway / SR 135. Take Exit 8 and turn left onto Powell Avenue. Follow signs to park. OR take the Southern State Parkway to Exit 31, Bethpage Parkway. Turn north on Bethpage Parkway. Follow signs to park.

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Filed By: Chris Garvey
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Great singletrack offroad bicycling throughout the park. But greenbriar and Kudzu vines and thorns are infesting parts of the trail. I've tried trimming it back but it grows about 1 ft/day. We need a flock of sheep to graze it down and control it.

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Contact Information:
Bethpage State Park, Bethpage Parkway , Farmingdale, NY, 11735, Phone: 516-249-0701

Additional Information:
Long Island Travel Region - Millions of annual visitors find Long Island to be a recreation haven, particularly along the southern coast. Extending 118 miles, this urban stretch of land offers everything from historical sights to mammal observations.
New York State Golf Courses - The New York State Park system operates 27 full service golf courses with most offering club houses, power carts, pro shops, restaurants and more. Reservations may be made by calling the local state park golf course.
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.

New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation - Official agency Website


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