boy smiling as he paddles, canoe, Peconic River, Long Island, New York

Canoeing the Peconic, Long Island’s Longest River

Fall is a great time of year to enjoy a leisurely paddle down one of Long Island’s unknown rivers. Yes, you heard me, Long Island has rivers! The Peconic is the longest river on Long Island and it is almost entirely within the Central Long Island Pine Barrens (LI’s largest natural area and its last remaining wilderness).

Photo by Mad0879 on Flickr link ; https://flic.kr/p/MaCd3

Gold Coast Mansions-Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve

Caumsett State Park is a local favorite hidden on the North Shore of Long Island in Lloyd Neck. This 1,520 acre park is the former estate of Marshall Field III developed in the 1920’s. As one of the largest estates of the Gold Coast mansions it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today the estate is managed as a nature preserve with terrific family trails, amazing views, and historic architecture.