Summer Fun Guide 2010: One if by Land

Amusement Parks and
Entertainment Centers

Adventureland, Farmingdale
(631) 694-6868,
Bayville Adventure Park, Bayville
(516) 624-7433
Boomer’s Family Fun Center, Medford
(631) 475-1771,
The Country Fair, Medford
(631) 732-0579,
Fun Station USA, Lynbrook
(516) 599-7757,
Fun Zone, Farmingdale
(631) 847-0100,
Splish Splash, Calverton
(631) 727-3600,
Tiki Action Park, Centereach
(631) 471-1267,

Bailey Arboretum, Lattingtown
(516) 571-8020,
Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River
(631) 581-1002,
Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury
(516) 333-0048,
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park Oyster Bay
(516) 922-9200,

Batting Ranges

Baseball Plus, Freeport
(516) 378-6570,
Batter Up Batting Range, Bethpage
(516) 731-2020
East Coast Sports Academy, Oceanside
(516) 208-7168,
Five Towns Batting Range, Lawrence
(516) 239-1743,
Fun Depot Batting and Go Karting, Selden
(631) 732-9144
Long Island Baseball Academy, Ronkonkoma

(631) 366-4899,
Long Island Batting Cage, New Hyde Park
(516) 742-8559
Matt Guiliano’s Play Like a Pro, Hauppauge
(631) 342-9033,
Paul Gibson’s All Pro Sports Academy, Bellport
(631) 286-5144,
Sportsplex, Bellmore
(516) 785-8855,

Bike Trails
Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park

(631) 269-4333
Belmont Lake State Park, Babylon
(631) 667-5055
Bethpage State Park Path, Bethpage
(516) 249-0701
Camp Hero, Montauk
(631) 668-3781
Cathedral Pines County Park, Middle Island

(631) 852-5502
Caumsett State Historic Park, Lloyd Neck
(631) 423-1770
Eastport Trail, Eastport
(631) 444-0273
Edgewood Oak Brush Plains
Preserve, Deer Park
(631) 444-0273
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
(516) 572-0348
Heckscher Park, East Islip
(631) 581-2100
Jones Beach Bike Path, Wantagh
(516) 785-1600
Long Beach Boardwalk, Long Beach
Sea Cliff, Glen Cove
Stillwell Woods, Syosset
Trail View State Park, Huntington

(631) 423-1770
Valley Stream State Park
(516) 825-4128

Bird Watching
Arshamomaque Preserve, Southold
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, Smithtown

(631) 265-1054
Cedar Beach, Southold
Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Oakdale
(631) 581-1005
Dam Pond Maritime Reserve, East Marion
Dune Road, Fire Island
Elizabeth Morton National Wildlife Refuge, Sag Harbor
(631) 286-0485
Fort Corchaug, Cutchogue
Hunter’s Garden, Eastport
Hussing Pond, Mattituck
Massapequa Preserve, North Massapequa
(516) 541-2461
Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island
(631) 749-1001
Merrill Lake Sanctuary, East Hampton
(631) 329-7689
Moore’s Woods, Greenport
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Quogue

(631) 653-4771
South Shore Nature Center, East Islip
(631) 224-5436
Stony Brook Harbor, Stony Brook
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Shirley
(631) 286-0485,

Battle Row Campground, Old Bethpage

(516) 572-8690
Blydenburgh County Park, Smithtown
(631) 854-3712
Cathedral Pines County Park, Middle Island
(631) 852-5502
Cedar Point County Park, East Hampton
(631) 244-7275
Cliff & Ed’s Campground,
Cutchogue (631) 298-4091
Eastern Long Island Kampgrounds, Greenport
(631) 477-0022
Heckscher State Park, East Islip
(631) 581-2100
Hither Hills State Park, Montauk
(631) 668-2554
Indian Island County Park, Riverhead
(631) 852-3232
Meschutt Beach County Park, Hampton Bays
(631) 852-8205
Nickerson Beach, Lido, Long Beach
(516) 571-7724
Sears Bellows County Park, Hampton Bays
(631) 852-8290
Shinnecock East County Park, Southampton
(631) 852-8899
Smith Point County Park, Shirley
(631) 852-1313
Southaven County Park, Brookhaven
(631) 854-1414
Wildwood State Park, Wading River
(631) 929-4314

Your dog is probably bored sniffing around the same yard every day. As the weather gets warmer, why not take your dog on an adventure to the nearest dog park. But first, a few ground rules: 1) SCOOP THE POOP; 2) Keep Fido on a leash at all times, except where indicated; 3) Don’t let your pooch greet another dog without prior clearance; 4) Basic obedience training is a plus; 5) Pay attention to what your dog is doing; 6) Posted park rules may vary, such as whether spaying or neutering is required to obtain a pass.

Dog Parks/Runs
Bay Park, East Rockaway

(516) 571-7245
Has separate dog runs for big and small dogs.

Belmont Lake State Park, Babylon
(631) 667-5055
No dogs allowed inside picnic areas, walkways or buildings, and they must be kept on leashes not more than 6 feet long.

Blydenburgh Dog Park, Smithtown

(631) 854-3713
There are trails for hiking, lakes, fields, and campgrounds. Also, a place where dogs can play off-leash.

Brookhaven Dog Park, Middle Island
(631) 451-9101
Features separate runs for big and small dogs. Pooch Pass required ($25 for Brookaven residents, $45 for non-residents).

Cedar Creek Park, Seaford

(516) 571-7470
An enclosed, no-leash dog run with separate sections for big and small dogs is available here, but owners are responsible for clean-up!

Christopher Morley Park, Roslyn
(516) 571-8113
A great dog run where Fido can run free, but s/he must be leashed from the car to the run.

Dog Park at Robinson Duck Farm, Brookhaven

In December 2009, a 2.6-acre unleashed dog run was opened to the public in Brookhaven Hamlet. It’s in the central northern part of what was once the working Robinson Duck Farm. Please remember to clean up after your dog.

Eastern Long Island Kampgrounds, Greenport

(631) 477-0022
Dogs must have proof of rabies shots, and some breeds are not allowed. There is a designated dog walk area.

East Northport Dog Park, East Northport
(631) 754-8722
Must be a Huntington Village resident to use this park and you will need a free permit from the Huntington Dog shelter located on the property. Pet must be neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, collared and leashed. Limit of 2 dogs per person.

Fire Island National Seashore Headquarters, Patchogue
(631) 687-4750
Dogs are permitted, but must be kept leashed and are not allowed in public buildings, on lifeguarded beaches or near areas closed for endangered species.

Gardiner County Park, West Bay Shore
(631) 854-4949
Great place to bring your dog down by the water. No park, but lots of trails to bring your leashed dog on.

Heckscher State Park, East Islip
(631) 581-2100
Dogs are only allowed in undeveloped areas of the park on a leash no more than 6 feet long.

Montauk Point State Park, Montauk

(631) 668-3781
Dogs only and they must be kept on a leash no more than 6 feet long.

Hither Hills State Park, Montauk
(631) 668-2554
Dogs are not allowed in camping, bathing, or picnic areas.

Brookhaven Wildlife & Ecology Center, Holtsville
(631) 758-9664,
Has over 100 wild and farm animals on view, most injured and non-releasable, including mountain lions and eagles. Also, food is available to feed the ducks and goats. Admission is free, but group tours have a suggested donation of $2 a child and advanced scheduling is necessary. Open 7 days a week from 9am-4pm.

Mud Creek County Dog Park, Patchogue
450 Roe Ave, Patchogue
Called Mud Creek County Park, for the creek that runs along the eastern border of the site, the off-leash area is the first new dog park created under the Five New Dog Parks initiative, which LI-DOG championed and was signed into law in May 2007. The beach is also the first new Natural Borders Dog Park created in Suffolk County. The new off-leash beach has no amenities—no trash receptacles, no poop bag stations, and no dog water fountains. The beach is considered “carry-in, carry-out” where people will have to pick up after their dogs and take away the waste themselves. It’s up to dog owners to take good care of this park and keep it clean.

Nickerson Beach Park, Lido Beach
(516) 571-7700
Has a protected dog run, but owners must clean up after their pets and a leash is required for transport.

Old Bethpage Restoration Dog Run, Old Bethpage
(516) 572-8400
On Oct 1st, 2009, Nassau County opened its 6th dog run at the Old Bethpage Restoration on Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage. The new dog run has two areas—one for small dogs and one for large dogs. It also features “green” water systems—collecting and filtering rain water for the dogs to drink. The Boy Scouts donated benches for dog owners to sit on. Hours are the same as for Old Bethpage Village Restoration—Wed—Sunday 10 am until 5 pm There is no fee for using the dog run.

Southaven County Park, Brookhaven

(631) 854-1414
Dog-friendly with lots of trails, but lacks a dedicated dog area.

Southold Town Recreation Center Dog Park, Peconic Lake
(631) 765-5182
A small dog park in the back of Southold Town Recreation Center on Peconic Lake, dogs can play off-leash. Small dogs have their own area away from the larger ones.

Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park
(631) 269-4333
Dogs are only allowed in undeveloped areas of the park.

Tanner Park Dog Park, Copiague

(631) 893-2100
This dog park is for use by Town of Babylon residents. Dog park is located behind the baseball fields at Tanner Park.

Wantagh Park, Wantagh
(516) 571-7460
Fenced-in dog run where dogs can roam freely. Bring a leash.

West Hills County Park, Huntington
(631) 854-4423
Dogs must be kept on leashes here while walked, but there is also a designated enclosed dog run where dogs can play without one.

Driving Ranges
Cherry Creek Golf Links, Riverhead

(631) 369-6500,
Family Golf Center, Commack
Indian Head Golf Park, Kings Park
(631) 269-4100,
Island’s End Golf & Country Club, Greenport
(631) 477-0777,
Island Green Selden
(631) 732-4442
North Woodmere Park Driving Range, Hicksville
(516) 571-7814
Oakdale Golf Center, Oakdale
(631) 244-8570
Poxabogue Golf Course, Bridgehampton
(631) 537-0025,
Rock Hill Golf & Country Club, Manorville
(631) 878-2250,
Sky Drive Golf Center, Farmingdale
(631) 694-4666
Smithtown Landing Golf Course, Smithtown
(631) 979-6534
Southampton Golf Range, Southampton
(631) 283-2158
Spring Rock Golf Center, New Hyde Park
(516) 739-0167,

Horseback Riding
Angels Horseback Riding Academy, Ridge

(516) 754-1385
Babylon Riding Center, West Babylon
(631) 587-7778
Bethpage Park Stables, Old Bethpage
(516) 756-7980
Deep Hollow Ranch, Montauk
(631) 668-2744
East End Stables, East Hampton
(631) 324-9568
Hillcrest Stable, Riverhead
(516) 768-5989,
HorseAbility, Melville
(631) 367-1646,
Islandia Farms, Islandia
(631) 348-1948,
Knoll Farm, Brentwood
(631) 435-1880,
Lakewood Stables, West Hempstead
(516) 486-9673
Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Islandia
(631) 348-1389,
Paard Hill Farms, Shelter Island
(631) 749-9462,
Rita’s Stables & Petting Farm, Montauk
(631) 668-5453
Saddle Rock Ranch, Middle Island
(631) 205-0432,
Sweet Hills Riding Center, Huntington
(631) 351-9168
Thomas School of Horsemanship, Melville
(631) 692-6840,

Fire Island Lighthouse, Fire Island

(631) 661-4876,

Huntington Harbor Lighthouse, Huntington Bay
(631) 421-1985,
Horton Point Lighthouse, Southold
(631) 765-5500
Long Beach Bar (Bug Light) Lighthouse, Orient Harbor
(631) 477-2100,
Montauk Point Lighthouse, Montauk
(631) 668-2544,
Old Field Point Lighthouse, East Setauket
(631) 941-9412

Nassau County Museum of Art

Roslyn Harbor
(516) 484-9337,
Situated on a sumptuous Gold Coast estate formerly owned by Frick family, the majority of this museum’s collection and exhibitions are 19th-20th century art. There is also a children’s museum on site. Admission: $10; seniors 62+: $8; students and children 4-12: $4; museum members: free. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11am-4:45pm. The museum offers guided tours and is available for birthday parties.

Nature Walks
Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, Glen Cove

(516) 571-8010,
John F. Kennedy Wildlife Sanctuary, Massapequa
(516) 797-4111
LI Pine Barrens Trail, Rocky Point to Shinnecock Canal
(631) 852-3449
Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside
(516) 766-1580
Shadmoor State Park, Montauk
(631) 668-3781
Theodore Roosevelt County Park, East Hampton
(631) 852-7879
West Hills County Park, Huntington
(631) 854-4423
Westhampton Management Area, Westhampton
(631) 444-0273

Cousin’s Paintball, Hauppauge & Coram

(800) 352-4007
High Velocity Paintball, Coram
(631) 242-2096,
Paintball Arena, West Babylon
(631) 694-2707,
Wild West Target
Shooting Range, Lawrence
(516) 239-1743,

Visual Arts
Artists’ Woods, Amagansett

(631) 267-7910,
The Crazy Monkey, Amagansett
(631) 267-3627
Gallery North, Setauket
(631) 751-2676,
Hillwood Art Museum, CW Post Campus, Brookville
(516) 299-4073,
Shelter Island Sculpture Park, Shelter Island
The Long Island Museum of American Art, Stony Brook
(631) 751-0066,

Animal Farm Petting Zoo, Manorville

(631) 878-1785,
Benner’s Farm, East Setauket
(631) 689-8172,
Brookhaven Ecology Site, Park & Animal Preserve, Holtsville
(631) 758-9664,
Long Island Game Farm, Manorville
(631) 878-6644,
Suffolk County Farm & Education Center, Yaphank
(631) 852-4600,
White Post Farms, Melville
(631) 351-9373,
Long Island Game Farm Manorville
(631) 878-6644,
The Game Farm houses hundreds of animals, most not native to LI, including a giraffe, buffalo, zebras and monkeys. There is also a petting zoo area, carnival and pony rides. Admission (through Sept 6 and plus tax): $17.45; senior citizens and children 3-11: $15.45; handicapped: $9.95. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10am-4:30pm, Sat.-Sun., 10am-5:30pm.